Did The Andretti Autosport Group Find Something In Monday’s Race Practice?

INDIANAPOLIS – Monday’s Indianapolis 500 practice session from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway lived up to its annual billing. It’s always one of the most thrilling sessions of the year. 2,526 laps were turned, but among those laps, it appears that the Andretti Autosport organization may very well have found something. See, Chevrolet had the clear advantage in qualifying. They were well represented in the Firestone Fast Nine with taking seven of the nine spots. Overall, seven of the top eight starting spots are Chevy’s and nine of the top 11. But,…

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Andretti Autosport Looking For 4th Indianapolis 500 Win (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Media Site) In Last 5 Years

INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) the easy group of favorites to pick would be the Andretti Autosport. Over the last several years, they’ve been bar none the top Verizon IndyCar Series team to beat in the prestigious race. This weekend, Andretti will look to win their fourth Indy 500 in the last five years. Ryan Hunter-Reay got it all started when he narrowly beat Helio Castroneves in 2014. Alexander Rossi clutch and coasted to a win in the 100th Running…

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Kanaan, Leist Looking To Bring AJ Foyt Racing Back To Indy Prominence

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s no secret, AJ Foyt Racing has been searching the last several years to get back to their glory days in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Over the last three seasons, six different drivers have been behind the wheel of their two full-time cars. They’ve revamped the engineering department. They’ve spent the money to succeed but the results weren’t happening. That’s where the signing of Tony Kanaan came in play. The popular Brazilian was supposed to find and help fix the problem. Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis…

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Dixon, Jones Eyeing To End Chip Ganassi Racing’s Drought In Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, but as we head to Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) neither of the two Chip Ganassi Racing drivers have led a lap through the first five races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. But, here Scott Dixon is fourth in the standings and well within striking distance. That should be scary for the rest of the field. Chip Ganassi said on Fast Friday that he’s happy with where they are right now and they haven’t even entered their normal…

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Power Turning Into Quite The Oval Racer, Eyeing Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS – Forgive those who overlook Will Power as a favorite to win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For some reason he’s never been known as an oval driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Rightfully so though, as 27 out of Power’s 33 career INDYCAR victories have come on road/street courses. He’s arguably one of the best drivers ever on those circuits. AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti and Al Unser Sr. have 29 combined road course wins. Michael Andretti has…

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Castroneves’ Drive To No. 4 Similar To That Of Al Unser’s

INDIANAPOLIS – This year’s Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) one-off list is as impressive as they’ve ever had. Among that talented list is a three-time ‘500 champion in Helio Castroneves. Yes, Castroneves raced in the INDYCAR Grand Prix two weeks ago, but this is basically a combined one-off entry for the month. This car wasn’t on track before the Month of May and won’t be on track after May 27. See, Castroneves made 340 career open wheel starts before being told at the end of last season that he won’t…

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Team Penske/Ed Carpenter Racing Dominates Bump Day Qualifying For 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – It should really come to no surprise that Team Penske dominated opening day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Saturday. Penske has 17 Indy 500 victories and 16 poles to their credit on the famed 2.5-mile track. Plus, on the no tow list on Fast Friday, Penske had the top three speeds of the day and all four in the top 11. In Time Trials, they didn’t have to sweat it out much, as Helio Castroneves put out a quick four-lap average of 228.919 mph in his No. 3 Chevrolet.…

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Andretti Fastest On Fast Friday, Davison Crashes In Turn 2

INDIANAPOLIS – It should come to no surprise that Marco Andretti was the fastest man standing on Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andretti, turned out a blazing hot lap of 231.802 mph in his No. 98 Honda a little past lunch time to earn his fifth top five finish on the speed charts in as many sessions this week. But, like all his previous practice sessions, that lap was laid with a tow. On the no tow list, Andretti came in 12th. 

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Chevrolet Appears To Be Favorites For Indianapolis 500 Pole This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – The overall speed charts may tell one story, but the no tow charts tell a completely different one this week. Four of the top six drivers on the Fast Friday speed chart belonged to Honda drivers. That’s all good and well for the Japanese manufacturer, but this weekend is about single lap speed without a tow, not with it. The Honda laps were turned with a tow involved, as just three Honda drivers were found in the top 10 of the no tow list in Friday’s seven hour practice…

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Why Qualifying Speeds For 102nd Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) Will Be Down A Bit

INDIANAPOLIS – It seems like the Verizon IndyCar Series fan base is a little confused on why the lap times in practice this week have been slower than in the last few years. Currently, heading into qualifying weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the quickest lap of the month was turned by Marco Andretti at 231.802 mph but that lap was done with a tow. While everyone was assuming that the new power provided by a higher boost level will make the speeds closer to the 230 mph mark, the drivers…

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