Gabby Chaves Crashes Early in IndyCar Practice at Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – Gabby Chaves was the sleeper to watch this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The 2014 Indy Lights champion had a solid Month of May in Indianapolis last month, where his No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda entry was fast during most of the Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions in preparation for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. So, we already knew his Honda would be fast this weekend as well. Plus, Chaves finished 10th here a year ago, as he had a ton of confidence heading into…

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Top 5 Sleepers to Watch for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone loves a good Cinderella story. This year, with it being the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, an underdog winning the big race would get the same amount of pub as a No. 16 seed winning over a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Now, don’t get me wrong, all of these 33 drivers are better than a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament as they all have a great amount of talent and deserve to be here. But, to the outside world, if you’re…

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Gabby Chaves Turning Heads During Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – Two weeks ago, Gabby Chaves didn’t have a ride for the Indianapolis 500. In fact, Chaves hadn’t had a ride all year, as the only time the youngster had been behind the wheel of a Verizon IndyCar Series entry ,was at the Phoenix test in February then at Sebring a week later. Other than that, he’s been on the sidelines working hard at finding the correct amount of funding that it takes to get a ride. Lucky for him, the opportunity came. Although, it couldn’t have come any…

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Dale Coyne Racing Strong on Thursday for Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – All week long, it’s been the dominance of Andretti Autosport at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway stealing the headlines. Entering today, there’s been two days of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, and the five Andretti drivers have dominated both days. But on Thursday, they got some company. No it wasn’t Chip Ganassi Racing nor Team Penske, but rather Dale Coyne Racing making their mark known up front today.

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Gabby Chaves Fastest in Day 4 of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – It was another Honda dominated day on Thursday, as this time, Gabby Chaves led the way on the speed charts in Day 4 of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Chaves, turned a lap of 227.961 on his 16th lap today, as that time stood as the quickest lap around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit on Thursday afternoon. The Dale Coyne Racing driver was fifth quickest on Wednesday, as we now have to start taking notice that last year’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year…

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Leads Day 3 of Indy 500 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS – Technically, today is listed as Day 3 of Indianapolis 500 practice, but Day 2 was a complete washout. Right now though, the Andretti Autosport drivers don’t care what number is listed by the word “Day” as they’re out to prove a point. On Monday, Andretti had the four fastest speeds of the four hour session, including all five cars in the top six. Today, they picked up right where they left off, as Ryan Hunter-Reay led the way on Wednesday afternoon with a top speed of 228.202 mph in…

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Gabby Chaves Replaces Luca Filippi for Both Indy Races

INDIANAPOLIS – We’re one day away from the Verizon IndyCar Series taking to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and we already have our first bizarre driver switch. Dale Coyne Racing announced on Wednesday afternoon that last year’s Rookie of the Year Gabby Chaves will replace Luca Filippi in the No. 19 Honda in not just the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, but the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as well. This news comes to a bit of a shock, as Filippi was on the initial entry list…

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Michael Shank’s Chances Appear to Be “Slim” for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – We were all hopeful that Michael Shank was going to be able to utilize the Honda equipment that Bryan Herta was going to loan his good friend for May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Herta said a few weeks ago that he had extra equipment that he would give to Shank, as he wanted to see his friend be able to put together a team for next month’s big race. Unfortunately, Shank spoke to several media members on Friday as those chances appear to now be “slim.”

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There Will Definitely Be Bumping Now for 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – For most of the last 11 months, we weren’t sure if there would be a true “Bump Day” for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. We were on a roller coaster of emotions for nearly the last year, as it once looked like 35-36 entries, then down to 33, back up to extra entrants, then most recently to us being lucky to field 33 cars for the big race. But now, we definitely will have “bumping” in May, as Sebastian Saavedra and AFS Racing make 34 entrants going…

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With Bell Signing, What’s the Updated Indy 500 Car Count

AVONDALE, AZ – On Friday, Townsend Bell and Andretti Autosport made the announcement that Bell would run for the team in their fifth entry for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 next month. That’s the third ‘500 driver announcement for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” over the last couple weeks as Alex Tagliani and J.R. Hildebrand have also inked rides for the Month of May in the last two weeks as well. With that being said, where does this leave us as far as the car counts go? Bell…

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