Team Penske Drivers Say They’d Tip Toe Final Few Laps If Battling for the Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske has won a Verizon IndyCar Series record 190 races during the course of their storied career. 16 of those 190 wins though have come in the prestigious Indianapolis 500, another record. With them winning the last three straight races on the IndyCar season, there’s a good chance  that at least a few of the Penske drivers will be battling for the win in next Sunday’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). If that’s the case, just as it was in 2015, what…

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Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports Pole Contenders for the Indy 500 Again This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports saw James Hinchcliffe win the pole in dramatic fashion for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. It was a phenomenal story, but, if you dig deeper into it, it was an overall great qualifying weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year overall for the entire SPM organization. Hinchcliffe’s teammates at Indy in 2016 of Mikhail Aleshin and Oriol Servia also joined him in the top 10 of last year’s starting lineup. Now, the last two days have shown that SPM will once again…

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Can Penske Win 18th Indy 500 Pole This Weekend? Will Power Only Shot Left

INDIANAPOLIS – Honda appears to have the aerokit to beat for the pole for this year’s 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). They dominated the front of the starting lineup a year ago, and a week of practice this year, Honda drivers have been stellar. Before Fast Friday, Chevy had just three drivers in the top 12 of the speed charts. Penske themselves were 5-13-16-17-25. Then, on Fast Friday itself, Penske was 5-13-16-23-24. On the pivotal no tow list, they were 7-13-20-21-22. 

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Honda Looks Like the Manufacturer to Beat for This Year’s Indy 500 Pole

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that Honda had the preferred aerokit to win on the superspeedways this year. Last season, they led all but 110 of their overall laps on the three superspeedway tracks (Indianapolis, Pocono, Texas). Combine that with an aerokit freeze, and there wasn’t a whole lot Chevrolet could do to close the gap. With that being said, they’re showing that they’re going to be the ones to beat for the pole for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Entering today’s practice session,…

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Andretti Autosport Flexes Muscle on Fast Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Like last year, Andretti Autosport has been strong all week in practice for the Indianapolis 500. This year, they’ve been flexing their muscle even more the last two days. Entering today’s Fast Friday practice session, Andretti drivers had three of the top four speeds this month. Then, when the boost was turned up for qualifying trim today, they flexed their muscles even more. Andretti, had three cars in the top four on the speed charts on Friday afternoon from the 2.5-mile track, with Ryan Hunter-Reay being second fastest at…

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Can Fernando Alonso Earn Indy 500 Pole?

INDIANAPOLIS – Just 16 days ago, Fernando Alonso had never driven a lap in his entire life on an oval. Now, just over two weeks later, he’s going to be qualifying for his first ever Indianapolis 500. But, can he realistically win the pole? I honestly think so. 

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Spencer Pigot Crashes In Turn 2 on Fast Friday, Zach Veach in Turn 1

INDIANAPOLIS – If there’s any team outside of Buddy Lazier’s that can’t afford to have a crashed race car, it’s Juncos Racing. They recently purchased both KVSH Racing cars in the offseason, so with two drivers here this month, they can’t afford to see one of those cars wadded up. Unfortunately, towards the end of Fast Friday, they saw a car wrecked. Spencer Pigot lost control of his No. 11 Chevrolet in the apex of the second turn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and crashed hard right side first into the…

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