Indy Car News

INDYCAR - Kanaan Sets the Pace in Carb Day Practice

Past winner Kanaan sets pace in final Indy 500 practice before race

The final practice for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge gave the 33 drivers and teams a last chance to dial in their cars for race. Afterward, some felt better prepared for Sunday's "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," while others aren't so sure.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 5:26 PM, 05.24.2019

The Rookie Class of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500

This year's Indianapolis 500 field will include six rookies in the field of 33, most of them coming from European road racing series. The most-promising of all of them is an American - Colton Herta, son of former Indy car driver and Indy 500-winning team owner, Bryan Herta.

Two Americans, two Swedes, two Brits - all of whom hope to possess the Right Stuff to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 5:16 PM, 05.24.2019

Indy MotoGator Pit Stop Challenge Results

Drag racing in Indianapolis is usually relegated to O'Reilly Raceway Park (nee Indianapolis Raceway Park), but on Miller Lite Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a much shorter series of drag races take place.

The MotoGator Pit Stop Challenge pits the nine teams with the fastest accumulated pit stop times thus far this season in a double elimination to determine the best-of-the-best. Since 1977, this prize rewards the over-the-wall team itself - the fuelers, tire changers and ventmen.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 4:03 PM, 05.24.2019

Indianapolis 500 Teams and Drivers

The teams and drivers participating in the 2019 running of the Indianapolis 500, by team. Cars in multiple-car teams are listed in qualifying order.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:29 PM, 05.24.2019

INDYCAR - Aeroscreen Press Conferene

NTT IndyCar Series News Conference

Friday May 24, 2019

Press Conference

Jay Frye - President, INDYCAR

Andy Damerum - Red Bull Racing business Development Engineer

Ed Collings - Head of Composites and Structures, Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Scott Dixon - NTT IndyCar Series Champion, Chip Ganassi Racing

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:48 PM, 05.24.2019

INDYCAR - The Aeroscreen

INDYCAR has formed a partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to design an Aeroscreen for enhanced driver cockpit protection that will be implemented for the outset of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the two organizations announced in a joint news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Aeroscreen is being developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies to reduce the risk of driver injury from debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. The driver safety innovation that will encompass the cockpit consists of a ballistic Aeroscreen anchored by titanium framework.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:38 PM, 05.24.2019

Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the IndyCar Aeroscreen

Red Bull Advanced Technologies has developed an innovative Aeroscreen cockpit protection system to be introduced to the top level of US single-seater racing at the start of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series.

 

The enhanced driver safety technology is designed to reduce the risk of injury from flying debris or other objects striking the cockpit area. It consists of a wraparound ballistic screen anchored to the car’s cockpit by a titanium framework. When fitted, the device’s load-bearing capability is expected to be 150 kiloNewtons, equivalent to that of the Halo device currently used in Formula One.
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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:33 PM, 05.24.2019

Welcome to Carb Day 2019

On my way into the track today, a fellow in a truck pulled up beside me at a traffic light.

"How do I get to the Indianapolis Speedway?" he asked.

"Just follow me," I replied, but the punchline to the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall passed through my mind - "Practice, practice, practice..."

And that's what's happening here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today - the final practice for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, presented by Gainbridge.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 12:01 PM, 05.24.2019

INDYCAR - 2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

Indianapolis 500 qualifying results

Click HERE to view and download the official qualifying results of the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Results of qualifying Sunday for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge NTT IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses:

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 8:10 PM, 05.19.2019

A Day of Rain, of Tears of Joy and Sorrow, and Curse Words - Indy Qualifying Ends

The day started with the promise of a washout, and it ended with the most dramatic moments of the entire month. Drama, loss, redemption, contrition…

The winners: Team Penske, Simon Pagenaud, Kyle Kaiser, Juncos Racing
The losers: Team McLaren and Fernando Alonso, and to a much lesser extent, Ed Carpenter Racing.

The fans that braved today’s light rains saw the NTT IndyCar Series officials decide late in the afternoon that the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval could be dried quickly enough to accommodate both the Last Row Shootout, between the six slowest qualifiers, and the Fast Nine Shootout (so many “shootouts”, you’d think this was Dodge City), between the nine fastest qualifiers.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 7:44 PM, 05.19.2019

INDYCAR - Indy 500 Qualifying Quotes

'What They're Saying' from Indianapolis 500 Day 1 qualifying

JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 2 Shell V-Power Nitro Plus Team Penske Chevrolet): "Our run was solid. The Shell V-Power car has been great the whole week. Chevy has done a phenomenal job for us as you can see, they have a lot of fast race cars here. Of course, I would have liked to have gone earlier. I think all of us would like to go out first or up front, but you have to work with what you've got. We had a fast run. Hopefully, it doesn't rain tomorrow and we can have a Fast Nine Shootout."

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:08 PM, 05.19.2019

INDYCAR - Fast Friday Practice Notes

Daly goes fastest in Indy 500 'Fast Friday' practice

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 17, 2019) - It's dubbed "Fast Friday" and the final full day of practice before qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge was just that.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 2:54 PM, 05.19.2019

INDYCAR - Tuesday May 15 Practice Notes

Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi are content following the second day of practice for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Fernando Alonso, Felix Rosenqvist and their respective crews have work to do after separate incidents Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.16.2019

INDY 500 - Day Three at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - May 16, 2019 - Day three of practice for the 103 running of the 500 Mile Race is under way on another lovely day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We have a blue sky and 74 degrees, with a very slight wind out of the south. 

 Things on the cars are a little different here from last year. The aero package changed in an effort to make passing in the race easier. Aero downforce has been removed over all and the front wing design has been tweaked significantly. 

 

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:18 PM, 05.16.2019

2019 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Results

Here are the Pole Day results of qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, to be run on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

Polesitter is France's Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 7:59 PM, 05.19.2019

Indy Dries Out, IndyCar Tries To Run

From the weather forecast and the rain we've had all day, it looked like today's activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be washed out.

But the IndyCar Race Control Team showed the patience of Job, and the National Weather Service played along. At 3:30 p.m. local time, IndyCar announced that the Last Row Shootout, to determine the final three qualifiers, and the Fast Nine Shootout, to determine the starting order of yesterday's fastest nine qualifiers, will take place starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 4:30 PM, 05.19.2019