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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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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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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Sebastien Bourdais Fastest in Fast Friday at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Fast Friday earned up to it’s billing today, as the quickest laps of the month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were turned this afternoon. 22 drivers eclipsed the 230 mph barrier on the 2.5-mile track on Friday with Sebastien Bourdais leading the charge with a fastest lap of 233.116 mph in his No. 18 Honda. On Thursday, Bourdais blew his engine on his Dale Coyne Racing entry but 24 hours later, the new Honda engine they installed overnight led the way on the overall speed chart. Three Andretti Autosport…

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Indy 500 Battle Could Be Fight Between Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing

INDIANAPOLIS – It looks like it’s shaping up to be another Honda dominated Indianapolis 500. Last year, Honda drivers led 129 of the 200 laps in the 100th Running of the event, and with an aerokit freeze in the offseason, there wasn’t much Chevrolet could do to close the gap between the two manufacturers on superspeedways since. Also in 2016, Honda drivers won two poles and three of the 16 races. Both feats were on superspeedways. They led only 110 total laps away from Indy, Pocono and Texas last year. Obviously, how…

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Top 5 Sleepers to Watch for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s no secret here, the five Team Penske drivers are going to be the favorites for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Penske, has won the last two races here and have won the last two races on the season as well. Furthermore, Penske drivers have combined to lead 326 of the last 340 laps in those last two races. Who in their right mind would pick against them?

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