Helio Castroneves Fastest in Final IndyCar Practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske wasn’t happy with their qualifying effort last weekend for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Will Power was the only one to qualify in the top nine, with the rest coming from 18th on back. On Friday though, they showed that their race pace may prove to be the ones to beat. 

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The 5 Favorites to Win Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, as it seems like I was just writing this story last year, but here are the five favorites to drink the milk in Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). I have three previous winners on this list. Also, if you’re a fan of Andretti or Ganassi, you”ll enjoy this too.

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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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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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Ed Carpenter Racing Duo With a Good Shot of Indy 500 Victory

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, the Ed Carpenter Racing duo excelled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway despite very windy conditions. Ed Carpenter said it wasn’t necessarily fun to practice in those conditions that day, but it was beneficial for the learning experience. To me, it looked like they found something on race trim. Then, they later found something on qualifying trim. 

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Takuma Sato a Big Sleeper Factor to Win This Year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – No Japanese driver has ever won the Indianapolis 500. That could change this year. Japan native Takuma Sato has quietly been stellar this month, and now I wouldn’t count out his No. 26 Honda to reach victory lane in Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). First off, in order to win at Indy now, you have to be daring enough to make crazy moves in the end. Sato, is that type of driver. He went for it in 2012, crashing for the lead…

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Provisional 101st Running of the Indy 500 Field Set, Ed Carpenter Fastest on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately for the fans, the rich drama that we normally see on the first day of qualifying was taken out today by virtue of mother nature. The original schedule for Saturday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was supposed to start at 11 and see drivers make multiple attempts at making their way into the Firestone Fast Nine Shootout. Instead, rain began falling just 10 minutes before the scheduled qualifying round was supposed to start, as heavy storms hit the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway…

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