Test Days Like Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Beneficial for a Small Team Like Graham Rahal’s

INDIANAPOLIS – The calendar may say March 24, but there were Verizon IndyCar Series machines on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday. All four Chip Ganassi Racing cars, both Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entries as well as Graham Rahal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing took part in the Honda team test at the famed 2.5-mile track today. The four car Team Penske organization joined them as well making 11 different car/driver combinations hitting the yard of bricks on a beautiful sun drenched afternoon at IMS. But, windy conditions made things treacherous for drivers today,…

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Current Indy 500 Car Count Projections

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday morning, Juncos Racing announced that they would enter a recently purchased car in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. By Tuesday night, team owner Ricardo Juncos confirmed the rumors that his intent is to actually bring two cars to Indy in May. With that being said, if he does bring two cars, which I fully believe he will, how many cars are we looking at right now on the entry-list for May? To my count, we have 27 cars so far. Chevrolet has 10 confirmed entries currently…

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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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101st Running of the Indy 500 Ticket Revealed on Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS – A new piece of racing history came to life today as reigning race winner Alexander Rossi and officials unveiled the colorful, coveted ticket for the 101st Indianapolis 500. Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles joined 100th Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi of Andretti Autosport during ceremonies at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony started a day of activities to mark 101 days from Race Day for this year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May…

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2017 Indy 500 Ticket Design, New Milk Bottle, 101 Days Until Indy 500 Countdown On Tap for Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS – Like last year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be celebrating the upcoming Indy 500 with a countdown starting with the numbers of days for the number of years for the event.  The countdown to the 101st Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil begins at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 with the official unveiling of the 2017 ticket design at the new Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The event will feature Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom…

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Tony Stewart Foundation to Sponsor 3rd SPM Entry for 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart will be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May. No, the recent NASCAR retiree won’t be coming out of retirement to run his sixth Indianapolis 500, but rather his foundation will sponsor a car for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. TEAM ONE CURE, a project to benefit the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center will sponsor the No. 77 Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Honda in May with a driver TBA right now. The news also adds a car to the entry-list for the race as…

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Sage Karam To Return to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Sage Karam will be back in the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold entry in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, as the team announced on Thursday morning that they will bring the young American driver to Indy for the third time in four years. marking the third time in four years. As a 19-year-old rookie competing in his first Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2014, Karam drove the Dreyer & Reinbold car from 31st on the Indy 500 starting grid to finish ninth. In last…

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