Making a Case for Fernando Alonso to Win the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Fernando Alonso first announced in April that he’d race in this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) it turned a ton of heads around the world. A current Formula One driver, a world champion at that, is skipping F1’s biggest race and driving in IndyCar’s biggest race. Now that we have reached race week here in Indy, I don’t think any of us could have scripted a much better month for the Spaniard. 

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Bold Prediction, Ed Jones Will Win Indy 500 Rookie of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – We already know almost one guarantee, Ed Jones will win the Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year award for the 2017 season. Barring an unforeseen disaster, Jones, the only full-time rookie in the field, will basically win the award by default. But, as we head into the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) on Sunday, everyone is pretty much assuming Fernando Alonso will be the Rookie of the Year for the race. 

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Max Chilton Turns Fastest Speed in Busy Monday of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s only a matter of time before the Monday afternoon practice session on race week becomes another big staple of the Month of May. The fourth year of this new added practice session, has grown rave reviews. The crowds are steadily growing in large numbers, as fans witnessed today 2,705 laps turned by the 33 starters in this Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They ran those laps in just three in-a-half hours. 

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Scott Dixon, His Wife Emma and Dario Franchitti Robbed at Gun Point on Sunday Night in a Taco Bell Drive Thru

INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s a story from the strange but true archive, but just hours after Scott Dixon won the pole for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500, he, his wife Emma and former teammate Dario Franchitti made a Taco Bell run around 10 p.m. ET. While in the drive thru, two juveniles, aged 15 and 14, held a gun at Dixon’s head demanding his wallet and phone. The news was first reported by local news FOX 59 and later confirmed through a team spokesman. The Taco Bell is located on…

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Defending Indy 500 Champion Alexander Rossi to Start on the Front Row for the 101st Running

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Alexander Rossi had no idea what to expect when he came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a wide eyed rookie. He was disappointed in his qualifying result, as he narrowly missed out on the Firestone Fast Nine. He’d start 11th. But, he never thought that even starting towards the front that he’d end up in victory lane when it was all said and done. Now that he’s done that, he doesn’t want to ever let anyone take that feeling away. He…

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Scott Dixon Turns Fastest 4-Lap Average in 21 Years En Route to Indianapolis 500 Pole

INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Brayton/Tony Stewart, Robert Guerrero, Scott Dixon. Those are the fastest three drivers to win the pole in the 101 year history of the Indianapolis 500. Stewart, went 233.100 mph in 1996, but only started on the pole due to Scott Brayton’s tragic death. Brayton, had a four-lap average of 233.718 mph. Robert Guerrero had a four-lap average of 232.482 mph in 1992. Dixon?

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Team Penske Lacks Speed in Qualifying, Says They Have Great Race Pace Still Though

INDIANAPOLIS – Luckily for the entire Team Penske group, the Indianapolis 500 has shown everyone lately that starting position doesn’t matter anymore. The cars get such a big tow on the straights, that if you have a good handling car, you can easily move up. Penske is hoping that rings true again this year. For some reason, the Penske cars lacked speed all week at Indy. I think we all thought though that maybe they were holding something back. After all, Penske is always a pole contender at Indy. They’ve won…

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