Rossi Charges From 32nd To Finish 4th In Sunday’s Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite starting 32nd, Vegas had Alexander Rossi as the favorite to win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. No one has started this race past 28th and crossed the yard of bricks first, and even with that happened, it was all the way back in 1911. But, Vegas must have knew more than anyone else. Rossi, charged from his last row starting spot to finish fourth in Sunday’s near record setting heat at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport driver was making daring moves all day and…

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Drivers Say More Downforce Needed For Future Indy 500’s

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into this year’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, passing was happening at a record pace. After five races, we had well over 1,300 on track passes. That was an over 110-percent increase from 2017. That was a direct correlation to the new 2018 universal race car. Well, after Sunday’s 200 Lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers are blaming the car for the lack of action too. There were 633 on track passes on Sunday, very few of them were for the lead. In fact, we…

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Carpenter Says His 2nd Place Finish Will Feel Good In A Couple Of Days, Will Come Back Stronger Next Year

INDIANAPOLIS – The loudest cheers in driver intros for Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 were for the hometown hero Ed Carpenter. That wasn’t surprising though. Carpenter, put the crowd to their feet on his qualifying run last Sunday too. In the ‘500 mile race on a sun filled hot afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Carpenter led a race-high 65 laps. That kept the Indiana faithful engaged all afternoon. This was by far his best race at his home track ever. The Butler University grad would bring his No.…

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Dixon Rising Up Record Books, Earns 3rd Place Finish In 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Dixon has had a very quiet start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Through six races into the year, he and his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Ed Jones have yet to lead a single lap of action. 812 laps down and neither Ganassi driver has led a circuit. But, despite that, here Dixon is sitting fourth in the INDYCAR points standings leaving Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Think about that. Dixon, has had an off year and he’s well within striking distance of his fifth…

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Danica Patrick Crashes Out On Lap 67 Of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – The Danica Double didn’t end the way that she thought it would. Patrick, started the double back in February in the Daytona 500 where she started 28th and finished 35th after being collected in the Lap 102 “big one” in Turn 3. In Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, her final start ever, she crashed out on Lap 67 in Turn 2. The single car incident would cause her to finish 30th in the 500-mile race, leaving her with two sub 30th place finishes and two crashes in…

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Castroneves Crashes On Lap 145 Restart While Running 4th

INDIANAPOLIS – First it was Danica Patrick, then it was Helio Castroneves. Neither driver had ever found the SAFER barriers during the Indianapolis 500. Really, other than a bizarre practice crash a few years ago, Castroneves had never wrecked at Indy in general. But, after 145 laps, both had found the wall on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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2018 Indy 500 Not Kind To 2017 Indy 500 Top Finishers

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Takuma Sato narrowly beat Helio Castroneves by 0.2011-seconds in a thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Jones had a phenomenal ride in coming home third with Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five. Well, the 2018 edition of the historic race wasn’t kind to those drivers. Two of the first three cars out of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 finished in the top three in 2017. Furthermore, none of the five finished inside the top 20…

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For 10th Straight Year Novo Nordisk Backing Charlie Kimball, A Look At The Last Decade Of Their Relationship

INDIANAPOLIS – Novo Nordisk has done a great job of telling Charlie Kimball’s story within the Verizon IndyCar Series. It’s widely known that Kimball has Type 1 diabetes. But, what’s not known is, how Kimball and Novo Nordisk’s relationship first got started. This season is actually the 10th consecutive year for the two sides to come together. In this day and age of racing, it’s hard enough to find a sponsor to support a driver for even half the season, let alone a full year of branding. Most drivers and teams…

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102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Preview and Predictions

INDIANAPOLIS – Slow down Month of May. The time has already come this weekend for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). It seems like we were just toasting to a great 101st Running that saw Takuma Sato outduel Helio Castroneves for the popular victory. Now, here we are again for the 102nd time. Will we see a new winner put his or her face on the Borg Warner Trophy or will one of our previous winners take the crown? Here are my preview and predictions. 

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Outside Of 2016, Sunday’s Indy 500 Crowd Expected To Be Largest In Decades

INDIANAPOLIS – There are three important facts to remember for every fan attending the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – plan ahead, arrive early and hydrate. One of the largest crowds in decades is expected for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the largest single-day spectator sporting event on Earth, so fans can best ensure a stress-free day at the track by arriving by the time all public gates open at 6 a.m. (ET).

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