Important Day of Learning for IndyCar Drivers in Friday’s Test Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Originally, today’s Verizon IndyCar Series test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was supposed to occur on Saturday. But, a bleak weather forecast with rain moving in tomorrow and staying for most of next week, prompted INDYCAR and IMS officials to move the seven-hour test up 24-hours to get it in before wet weather moved into Central Indiana. The skies may have been clear and sunny, but the winds wrecked havoc for drivers and teams around the famed 2.5-mile track. Overall, 11 drivers took to the track on Friday, with…

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Test Days Like Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Beneficial for a Small Team Like Graham Rahal’s

INDIANAPOLIS – The calendar may say March 24, but there were Verizon IndyCar Series machines on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday. All four Chip Ganassi Racing cars, both Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entries as well as Graham Rahal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing took part in the Honda team test at the famed 2.5-mile track today. The four car Team Penske organization joined them as well making 11 different car/driver combinations hitting the yard of bricks on a beautiful sun drenched afternoon at IMS. But, windy conditions made things treacherous for drivers today,…

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PrimeSport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch of Official IMS Ticket Exchange

INDIANAPOLIS – PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sports and entertainment events, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today announced the launch of the Official Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Exchange. PrimeSport will host and manage the only official resale marketplace where race fans can buy and sell 100-percent guaranteed tickets to the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 28 at IMS.

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IndyCar Test at IMS Moved From Saturday to Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to some wet weather that’s forecasted to move into the Indy area this upcoming weekend and through next week, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series has worked together this week and were able to move this weekend’s test that was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, up a day, and will now run on Friday of this week instead. 11 cars will be taking part in the test around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday, as the session will be broken up…

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NASCAR to Use Restrictor Plates In July’s XFINITY Race at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – NASCAR has confirmed reports that they will use restrictor plates for July’s XFINITY Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series announced the move on Thursday mornig. Also among those reports, are that if things go well enough for the XFINITY Series’ Lilly Diabetes 250 this year, that they will use the restrictor plates at the Brickyard 400 in 2018. 

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Brickyard 400 Schedule Scaled Back to 2-Days

INDIANAPOLIS – An exciting new schedule, race format and fan activities will deliver more NASCAR action and thrills than ever to the Brickyard 400 race weekend July 21-23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All on-track action for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will take place over a condensed two-day schedule, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. Practice and qualifying are set for Saturday, with the 24th annual Brickyard 400 at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday. A full schedule of speed Saturday also will include qualifying and the race for…

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Run Both Indy 500 As Well as IndyCar Grand Prix in May

St. Petersburg, Fla – Juan Pablo Montoya was told last summer that Team Penske was going to be getting younger for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. They told the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion that they were going after Josef Newgarden as his replacement for next year. With the other three drivers locked in to contracts, Montoya would be the odd man out. But, Penske did offer Montoya a ride in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. At the time, the Colombian told the team that he was appreciative…

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