Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 To Be The Official Pace Car For 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag Sunday, May 27 for the 102nd Running of the legendary race. It marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 29th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.

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We Have Our 35th Indy 500 Entry, Davison With Byrd Racing and Belardi Racing Backing To Merge With 3rd AJ Foyt Racing Car

LONG BEACH, Calif – We have a second Indianapolis 500 entry in as many days, as yesterday, JR Hildebrand and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that they formed a second car with the team and became the 34th entry for the 102nd Running of the big race next month. Now, we have our 35th official entry. On Friday from Long Beach, AJ Foyt Racing announced that they have formed an alliance with Byrd Racing and Belardi Racing and will field a third car for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” The three teams…

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Why No. 66 For Hildebrand In The Indianapolis 500? He Explains

LONG BEACH, Calif – We may be gearing up for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) this weekend, but it’s never too early to start talking about the Indianapolis 500. On Thursday, another driver confirmation took place, as JR Hildebrand and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing confirmed the 34th entry for this year’s race. Hildebrand, 30, will pilot the No. 66 Chevrolet for DRR in the Verizon IndyCar Series race, joining Sage Karam with the team. Hildebrand To Join DRR For 2018 Indianapolis 500 But, most…

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Hildebrand Joins Dreyer & Reinbold Racing For Indianapolis 500

For the first time since 2011, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will field more than one car in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. DRR announced on Thursday that JR Hildebrand will drive for the team in next month’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. That comes after the team announced a month ago that Sage Karam will pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet for them too. See, at the time, team owner Dennis Reinbold said that they will indeed have two cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Month of May.…

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Danica Patrick’s Indy 500 Car Unveiled

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in November, Danica Patrick sent shockwaves throughout the racing world when she announced at the Homestead-Miami Speedway that she would be stepping away from the sport in 2018. But, she had two goals before she went. She was going to do a “Danica Double.” First up, a Daytona 500 ride. Next, end her career with a return to the Indianapolis 500. When she made that announcement, she didn’t have the funding or rides set up just yet. It was a spontaneous unveiling that had to be done because…

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34th Indy 500 Entry Confirmed, Jay Howard Joins SPM For Month of May Run

INDIANAPOLIS – Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that INDYCAR veteran Jay Howard will return to the team to compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500. The effort will be, for the second year, in partnership with One Cure, an organization deriving from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University which brings awareness to comparative oncology – the researching and studying of cancer and treatments across different species. The partnership was made possible with great thanks to a benefactor who believes in One Cure. The No.…

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A Bunch of Testing To Occur at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Over The Next Week, Details On All The Tests

INDIANAPOLIS – While the weather outside may not seem ideal, spring is now officially here. That means May is just around the corner right? Well, we will get a May appetizer over the next week or so, as several Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers will take to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for testing. The first test will take place on Friday and will be a Honda test on the road course. But, here’s the kicker, Chevrolet teams can test too. 

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We Officially Have 33 Indy 500 Entries And It’s Only March

INDIANAPOLIS – The last several years, getting to 33 entries for the Indianapolis 500 was at times difficult. Sometimes, it would even push to May before we’d actually get to that 32nd or 33rd entrant. But now, it’s March 20 and we have already arrived at 33 cars for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Thank the new car for that. Pippa Mann officially unveiled her Indy 500 plans from the Indiana State Museum on Tuesday as her entry will take the car count for the May 27 race up…

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Pippa Mann To Join Dale Coyne Racing For Indy 500, Brings New Sponsorship

INDIANAPOLIS – The 33rd Indianapolis 500 entry, has been unveiled as Pippa Mann will drive a fourth Dale Coyne Racing entry in the 102nd Running of the event. Mann, announced the ride at the Indiana State Museum on Tuesday morning. Unlike in the year’s past, Mann won’t have the white and pink Susan G. Komen colors on her Honda. Instead, the sponsorship with will see her with gray and pink colors on her No. 63 Honda. 

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IMS Adds a New Premium Viewing Area In Turn 3

INDIANAPOLIS – A new premium viewing area will be constructed outside Turn 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, offering an all-inclusive Race Day experience for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The Turn 3 Club is being offered in response to increased demand for premium seating and hospitality at IMS. Suites are sold out for Indianapolis 500 Race Day, while limited availability remains in the Hulman Terrace Club. Hospitality and premium sales are well ahead of the pace from 2017, with demand mirroring that from the landmark 100th…

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