What a Difference a Year Makes, 1 Year Ago to Date Rossi Flew to Indy, Now He’s On ‘500 Ticket for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – It was February 16, 2016 and a young Alexander Rossi was boarding a plane in London bound for Indianapolis. Rossi, hasn’t been to the state in nearly a decade as he spent most of his driving career in Europe with Formula One aspirations as his ultimate goal. Unfortunately, the funding dried up, and his seat with Manor went with it. That left him high and dry for the 2017 racing season. Until Michael Andretti called. Andretti, had to scale back from four full-time cars to three and his buddy Bryan…

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Alexander Rossi’s Appreciation of the Indy 500 Grew to Where He Doesn’t Want Anyone to Win It Other Than Him Anymore

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in June and even the months after, if you thought Alexander Rossi was the wrong guy to win the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 due to what seemed like his lack of appreciation of the event, you weren’t alone. Heck I may have even been in your corner. Myself, many race fans and even other drivers questioned if Rossi fully understood just what he did on May 29. By him being a winner of the biggest race in likely the 100 race history of the event, he…

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After Indy 500 Win, Will Alexander Rossi Stay in IndyCar Now?

INDIANAPOLIS – You hate to bring this up, especially just hours after he won the biggest race of his racing career, but after his history and his intentions, we do have to ask the legitimate question, will Alexander Rossi stay in the Verizon IndyCar Series moving forward past this year? It’s not a secret, Rossi has had lifelong dreams of racing in Formula One. He moved to Europe as a teenage in pursuit of being the next great American F1 driver. That was his goal as he never had IndyCar racing…

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100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Everything as Advertised

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t think there’s ever been a sporting event that has ever been more hyped up than the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The countdown started when the checkered flag flew on last year’s race, and now that the checkered flag has already flown on the 100th Running, it’s a safe bet to say that the race was everything it was advertised to be and more. A record setting crowd filled the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon as a crowd in excess of 350,000 packed the 2.5-mile track. What they…

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Rough Indy 500, Caps of Disappointing Month for Team Penske at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Entering the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske had all the momentum. Them plus Chip Ganassi Racing had combined to lead 93-percent of the laps in 2016 as that comes after leading 97-percent of the laps in last year’s Indy 500 as well. Mix that with them winning every pole this year and 20 of the last 23 poles, and you would see why this was likely their race to lose. Furthermore, Simon Pagenaud had a wide points lead as he won the last three straight IndyCar races…

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Pit Road Incident Ruins Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell’s Indy 500 Hopes

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay was as dominant as anyone could really be in the opening stages of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Despite the second most lead changes in the 100 year history of the race, Hunter-Reay was the one up front changing hands for the top spot, as he led 52 of the first 110 Laps. His Andretti Autosport teammate Townsend Bell was right there up front with him, as Bell led 12 laps of his own giving the duo over half the laps led by the midway…

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Alexander Rossi Shocks the World With 100th Running of the Indianapolis Victory

INDIANAPOLIS – Ray Harroun, Alexander Rossi. Those two names will forever go down in Indianapolis 500 lore, as Harroun won the first Indy 500 in 1911 and now Rossi reaches victory lane in the 100th Running on Sunday. Rossi, was as shocking as a winner as ever though in the 100 year history of this event. Prior to March, the youngster had never raced in a Verizon IndyCar Series machine before, as he lost his Formula One ride at the end of February. Michael Andretti then called Bryan Herta after both decided they couldn’t run additional entries…

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Defending Indy 500 Champion Juan Pablo Montoya’s Race Ends Short

INDIANAPOLIS – It doesn’t happen very often, in fact, it’s only happened a handful of times in the history of the Indianapolis 500, but Juan Pablo Montoya will do the rare feat of winning last year’s race and finishing last in this year’s event. Montoya, got by his Team Penske teammate Will Power late in the closing stages of last year’s race en route to his second ‘500 victory in three tries. But, today, his race was short lived on Sunday afternoon from the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Montoya, lost…

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THE ONE HUNDREDTH INDIANAPOLIS 500

INDIANAPOLIS – On May 29, 2016 the 100th Indianapolis 500 will take place at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The history of motor racing at the Speedway has a place in history unrivaled by any other race track in the world. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known world wide and that day will be recognized as a true historical event around the world. The radio coverage will be broadcast around the world as it has been for many years. The television coverage will also be world wide and journalists from around…

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Don’t Count Out Chip Ganassi Racing for Indy 500 Victory Just Yet

INDIANAPOLIS – If you counted out Chip Ganassi Racing after their qualifying disappointment for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 last weekend, Tony Kanaan thinks you’re crazy. Yes, none of the four Ganassi drivers qualified up front, as Scott Dixon will start 13th, Charlie Kimball 16th, Tony Kanaan 18th and Max Chilton 22nd. But, don’t expect them to stay there long. This week, this is the time that practice matters. Not last week. Yes, qualifying matters for the race, and practice matters for that, but race trim is what matters…

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