3 Seats Still to be Filled for the Indy 500, Who Will They Be?

A few weeks ago, we saw three drivers named for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 in a five day span. That gave us 30 drivers for the 33 car field. With that being said, that left three spots open. Now that we’re a little over a month away, where are those three seats coming from? If you paid attention to the Fernando Alonso announcement, you would have seen that Stefan Wilson’s bold move meant that Honda had no more cars/engines available. They are maxed out at 18 entries…

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Chicago Blackhawks Performer Jim Cornelison to Sing Back Home Again in Indiana for Indy 500

Jim Cornelison, renowned for his stirring rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Chicago Blackhawks’ home games, will sing “Back Home Again In Indiana” before the start of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Cornelison, a 1992 graduate of the Master of Music program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, has been the popular, exclusive singer of the national anthem before all Blackhawks’ home games at the United Center in Chicago since the…

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Stefan Wilson Deserves Most of the Credit for Fernando Alonso Coming to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Stefan Wilson has good reason to hold a grudge against IndyCar racing. His brother, Justin Wilson, was tragically killed in a crash at Pocono in August of 2015 when a piece of a wrecked race car bounced off the track and hit Wilson in his helmet. Everything the younger Wilson had ever strived for, was gone in an instant. It was always Wilson’s goal to race in the Indy 500 alongside his big brother. That dream was dashed on that August day in 2015. He did get to race…

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We May Not Have Any Bumping In May, But This Indy 500 Field May Be Among the Deepest Ever

INDIANAPOLIS – Lets face it, with the lack of cars available and everyone gearing up towards the new 2018 car, it doesn’t look like we’re going to get more than 33 cars for next months’ 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. That’s okay though, because I do think we get to 33 cars, and those 33 drivers may make this year the deepest Indy 500 field ever. This year’s field will rival any field in the past. The star power is back and it’s as good as ever. Don’t believe me?…

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Fernando Alonso to Compete in This Year’s Indy 500 With McLaren/Andretti Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis 500 has attracted another world champion to its driver field. McLaren announced today that Fernando Alonso, Formula One’s two-time champion and three-time runner-up, will compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 28. Alonso will drive for Andretti Autosport, which has won four Indianapolis 500s, including last year’s race with Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Alexander Rossi at the wheel of the Honda-powered Dallara. Honda also powers Alonso’s car on McLaren’s grand prix team.

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Indy Lights Drivers Getting Chance at Indy 500, Finally

Long Beach, Calif – No offense to the elder statesmen of the Verizon IndyCar Series, but allow me to say this, it’s about time. This weekend, two former Indy Lights Series drivers announced deals of their lives, with Zach Veach signing to be the third entrant for A.J. Foyt Racing in next month’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday and Jack Harvey revealing he’s the fifth entrant in the Andretti Autosport camp today. They up the car count up to 28 of next month’s big race, but a very…

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Jack Harvey Joins Andretti Autosport for 5th Indy 500 Entry

Long Beach Calif – For the second time in three days, an Indy 500 driver announcement occurred during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend. On Friday, A.J. Foyt Racing announced that Zach Veach will drive the No. 40 Honda for the team in next month’s race. Today, Andretti Autosport revealed that they’ve signed Jack Harvey to drive their fifth entry for the 101st Running of the race. Harvey, 23, will drive the No. 50 Honda for the team, which is the same fifth entry that Townsend Bell drove…

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