From US Nationals Through The Brickyard 400, Indianapolis To Be Motorsports Capital Of The World

When the Brickyard 400 was moved from it’s July date to the early portions of September it garnered a lot of attention. But, I think motosports fans are really discounting just how much action that the Indianapolis area is going to be treated to. Now, with the most recent announcement for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host a two-day USAC Midget race on its property as well, the entire Circle City becomes the motorsports Capital of the World for nearly two straight weeks in September. 

Read More

USAC Midget Race At IMS To Be Similar To Chili Bowl, All The Details You Need To Know

INDIANAPOLIS – The official unveiling of the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 was made official on Tuesday afternoon as the historic event will take place as a two-day show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the week of the Brickyard 400. The dates are Sept. 5 and Sept. 6. With that press conference, most of the details for the race are now known. At the moment, the event is planning on having all the way up to a “G-Main” which included cars 87th or higher in points. For those new to the “Main”…

Read More

IMS To Host USAC Midget Race Honoring The Late Bryan Clauson During Brickyard 400 Week

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will add to its luster as the Racing Capital of the World with the construction of a quarter-mile dirt track inside its famous oval, hosting a United States Auto Club Midget National Championship event during Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line race week in early September. Race week for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line will feature an even wider variety of thrilling action with the USAC P1 Insurance Midget National Championship…

Read More

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…

Read More

5 Storylines For Sunday’s 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – The biggest race in the entire world will contest on Sunday, as thousands of spectators and millions of viewers on TV will witness the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). For 11 months, we anxiously await the arrival of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Now, the day is upon us. Here are the top five storylines to keep an eye out on for Sunday’s 200 Lap race. 

Read More

Honda vs. Chevy, Who Has The Advantage For The 102nd Running Of The Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

INDIANAPOLIS – As we stare down the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network), there was a lot of uncertainty with this new car and how it would race in 2018. The goal was improvement. So far, it’s exceeded expectations. We’ve seen over 1,200 passes in five races already. That’s well over a 110-percent increase from 2017. What happens now that we’re heading to a race that’s produced 34 or more lead changes in six straight years? At the start of the month, some drivers said that…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Andretti Autosport Looking For 4th Indianapolis 500 Win (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) 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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More