Michael Andretti To Call Indy 500 for Fernando Alonso

INDIANAPOLIS – It was revealed today that McLaren and Fernando Alonso would be coming to the Verizon IndyCar Series for the May 28 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. That news sent shockwaves throughout the racing world, as a global iconic driver like Alonso is now going to race in the biggest race in the world. Later on in the day, it was revealed that Michael Andretti will serve as Alonso’s strategist while Eric Bretzman will be his engineer. Alonso and McLaren will team with Andretti Autosport, hence the technical moves…

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Fernando Alonso News Sends Shockwaves Through the Racing World, Boosts Indy 500 Prestige

INDIANAPOLIS – A few days ago, there was a report that next month’s Indianapolis 500 should see crowds exceed where they were for the 2015 race. That was always the benchmark for the 101st Running, because Doug Boles and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway knew that there’d big a huge uptick in fans for the 100th Running in 2016. With that being said, their main goal was to keep as many of those fans coming back for 2017 and knew there’d be a bit of a dropoff. Boles said that tickets so…

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Andretti Autosport Bringing Huge Partnerships to the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series is seeing a ton of positive news. From the deep fields, to close racing to intense thrilling finishes, the series is on a huge high. Mix in the new car for next year, and the buzz around the series is growing by the day. Then, Wednesday happened. The Fernando Alonso news is a huge get for the series, but if you look deeper, an even bigger storyline is brewing – new teams. Andretti Autosport will have six cars under their umbrella next month, but three…

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IMS Announces Big Plans for Community Engagement Leading Up to the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today a new collaborative community effort, 500 Forward, to elevate and extend celebrations surrounding the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and the Month of May. 500 Forward consists of 13 partner organizations paired with IMS to execute programming and events that celebrate the Greatest Month in Racing and support worthy civic initiatives through the legacy and appeal of the Indianapolis 500. “Indiana’s reputation for hosting world-class sporting events is fueled entirely by our unique ability to build diverse community coalitions in support…

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28 Drivers Confirmed for 101st Indy 500, Why Honda Will Have to Provide Over 60-Percent of Entries

INDIANAPOLIS – Pippa Mann’s signing with Dale Coyne Racing for May’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 last week was the 26th driver revealed for this year’s field. Now, this weekend in Long Beach, we have a 27th and 28th entry reveaed. Zach Veach announced on Friday that he’s signed a deal with the third A.J. Foyt Racing entry and will become the 27th driver in the field. Then on Sunday, Andretti Autosport and Jack Harvey announced that they will team up as well bringing the 28th car/driver combination. With it being…

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For 5th Straight Year, Pippa Mann to Drive in Indianapolis 500 for Dale Coyne Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – Dale Coyne Racing announced on Tuesday that for a fifth consecutive year, Pippa Mann will pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann, will be back behind the wheel of the No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, as she looks to make her sixth start at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway. The British driver will once again be paired with engineer Rob Ridgely. He was Mann’s engineer when she scored her best IndyCar Series finish in 2015 (13th), as well as her best Indy…

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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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