Indy Car Press Releases

DREYER - Carb Day Notes

WARMER TRACK CONDITIONS ON CARB DAY AT IMS FRIDAY FOR HILDEBRAND & KARAM AND REST OF INDY 500 FIELD

Both DRR Drivers Show Strength in Hotter Temps, Coach Allen Visits

 

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 5:24 PM, 05.24.2019

FOYT - Indy Qualifying Notes

Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 can be the most terrifying or rewarding four laps in racing—and sometimes it can be both in the same day.

For Tony Kanaan, the 2005 pole winner who will start his 18th Indianapolis 500 in 16th inside the sixth row, the tricky conditions were ones he had faced before.

“That makes it worse because you know what to expect and how difficult it is,” he said laughing.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 4:17 PM, 05.24.2019

HONDA - Indy Carb Day Notes

Rookie Ferrucci Heads Honda Drivers on “Carb Day” at Indianapolis

  • Santino Ferrucci posts second-fastest speed in final practice prior to the “500”
  • Takuma Sato, Jordan King and James Davison round out top five for Honda
  • 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday
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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:34 PM, 05.24.2019

COYNE - Eneos Lubricant Supplier

Dale Coyne Racing is pleased to announce that ENEOS, Japan’s leading oil company, has joined its family of partners by becoming the team’s Official Lubricant Supplier.
 
ENEOS is the brand name for products manufactured by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. – the largest oil company in Japan and sixth largest in the world. ENEOS products are among the highest quality lubricants available in the marketplace today.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 2:56 PM, 05.24.2019

RAHAL - Carb Day Notes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500
NTT IndyCar Series
CARB DAY NOTES/QUOTES – May 24, 2019

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 2:55 PM, 05.24.2019

RAHAL - Hendrickson Joins RLL

 HENDRICKSON JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AS MULTI-YEAR ASSOCIATE SPONSOR; TEAM DEBUTS HENDERSON ENGINEERING SUPPORT VEHICLE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:02 PM, 05.24.2019

DREYER - Dennis Reinbold History at Indy

DENNIS REINBOLD & HIS FAMILY HISTORY AT IMS

STILL CARRIES INDY 500 PASSION TO WIN THE GREATEST RACE

Dreyer & Reinbold Families & Indy 500 Connection Traces Back to 1927

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 12:42 PM, 05.24.2019

DREYER - Post-Qualifying Practice Notes

COOLER CONDITIONS HIT IMS MONDAY WITH INDY 500 PRACTICE

AS HILDEBRAND, KARAM PREPARED 103RD INDY CAR

JR completes 59 Laps in traffic, Sage runs 53 circuits

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 12:25 PM, 05.24.2019

RAHAL - Post-Qualifying Practice Quotes

103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500
NTT IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 20, 2019

FINAL PRACTICE CONCLUDES AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY; RACE PREPARATION CONTINUES UNTIL CARB DAY ON FRIDAY

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 12:19 PM, 05.24.2019

CARPENTER - Indy 500 Qualifying Notes

ALL THREE ED CARPENTER RACING CARS ADVANCE TO FAST NINE SHOOTOUT

Spencer Pigot Sets Fastest Time in Day 1 Qualifying; Pigot, Ed Jones and Ed Carpenter Will Each Compete for the Indianapolis 500 Pole Position During Tomorrow’s Qualifications

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:10 PM, 05.19.2019

RAHAL - Indy 500 Qualifying Notes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500
NTT IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, May 18, 2019
 

SATO, RAHAL AND KING QUALIFIED FOR THE INDY 500; WILL START 14TH, 17TH AND 26TH RESPECTIVELY AFTER A DAY FULL OF EXCITEMENT
 
14th:       Takuma Sato     4-lap avg. of 228.300 mph    (L1: 228.779, L2: 228.257, L3: 227.866, L4: 228.299)  
17th:       Graham Rahal   4-lap avg. of 228.104 mph    (L1: 228.565, L2: 228.333, L3: 228.254, L4: 227.270)  
26th:       Jordan King       4-lap avg. of 227.502 mph    (L1: 227.789, L2: 227.702, L3: 227.444, L4: 227.075)  

 

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.19.2019

HONDA - Indy 500 Qualifying Notes

Herta Heads Honda First-Round Qualifiers at Indianapolis

  • Colton Herta, Alexander Rossi and Sebastien Bourdais all advance to “Fast Nine” pole qualifying Sunday
  • Six drivers will battle for final three starting positions in “Bump Day” session
  • Starting positions 10-30 locked in during today’s first-round qualifying
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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 3:05 PM, 05.19.2019

HONDA - Qualifying Press Conference Transcript

An interview with: Ted Klaus

MODERATOR [T.E. McHale]:  Thanks for being here today. Our guest is the president of Honda Performance Development, now in his second formal month on the job, Ted Klaus.  Ted, thanks for making time to join us for this.

TED KLAUS:  Good morning, everyone.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 2:56 PM, 05.19.2019

RAHAL - Nissin Foods Sponsorship

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Nissin Foods USA, the inventor of instant ramen, will be an associate sponsor of the team’s Indianapolis 500 entry for Takuma Sato, winner of the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 5:15 PM, 05.16.2019

DREYER & REINBOLD - May 14 Practice Notes

HILDEBRAND, KARAM RETURN TO FAMED IMS OVAL TUESDAY

For Dreyer & Reinbold Racing drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Sage Karam, the opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice can be anxious, exciting and even nervous when the green flag drops at the world’s greatest racetrack, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:59 PM, 05.15.2019

RAHAL - Indy 500 Practice Day One

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500
NTT IndyCar Series
OPENING DAY NOTES/QUOTES – May 14, 2019

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 1:49 PM, 05.15.2019

RAHAL - Jordan King on His First 500

ROOKIE JORDAN KING WILL ATTEMPT TO QUALIFY FOR HIS FIRST INDY 500
Jordan King made 11 starts for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2018 with a best finish of 11th at Toronto but all of those were on road or street courses.  He participated in a 2018 pre-season test at the Phoenix International Raceway oval before the season-opener at St. Petersburg but that was his only oval experience.  The 103rd Indianapolis 500 would be his first oval race. He shared some insight on his preparation what he has been doing since the announcement was made in November 2018 that he would attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indy 500.

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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 11:37 AM, 05.15.2019

HONDA - Herta Has Hottest Honda at Indy

Herta Leads Honda Qualifiers for Indianapolis 500

  • Rookie Colton Herta will start fifth in closest field in ‘500’ history
  • Sebastien Bourdais qualifies seventh, Alexander Rossi ninth in “Fast Nine” session
  • James Hinchcliffe makes the field in last row “Bump Day” qualifying
  • All 18 Honda entries qualify for next weekend’s Indianapolis 500
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Volume 2019, Issue 5, Posted 8:02 PM, 05.19.2019

PR - ST PETE GP TICKETS

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 7, 2018) - Public sales for three-day tickets to the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg begin tomorrow (Thursday, October 8) at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets may be purchased for the 15th annual event online at gpstpete.com or by calling 1-877-725-8849.

The three-day festival in downtown St. Petersburg opens the IndyCar Series season for the ninth straight year, March 8-10, 2019. Weekend general admission tickets are $55 for adults and a junior ticket for ages 12 and under is available for $30. 3-Day Grandstand seats start at $105 and $70 for juniors. Pit Access and Firestone Paddock Passes can also be purchased now. Single-day tickets will be released for sale closer to the event.

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 10:57 AM, 11.07.2018

Scott Dixon Earns Fifth INDYCAR Championship

SONOMA, CA- RIS - Hunter-Reay knew what he had to do to win the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma. Scott Dixon knew what was needed to wrap up a fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Mission accomplished on both fronts.

Hunter-Reay led 80 of 85 laps at Sonoma Raceway in a commanding performance to win the 2018 season finale from the pole position. Dixon started second and finished there, which was more than enough to secure the season crown.

"Man, this is so awesome!" said Dixon, whose five championships leave him behind only another legend, A.J. Foyt with seven, in Indy car annals. "I can't believe that it's actually happened. I can't thank everybody enough for this, it's so cool!"

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Volume 2018, Issue 9, Posted 2:30 PM, 09.17.2018

ANDRETTI - Indy 500 Race Notes

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT OF NOTE:

  • When the green flag waved and Carlos Munoz crossed the starting line, Andretti Autosport earned its 1,000th Verizon IndyCar Series start.
  • When Zach Veach drove his Relay / Group 1001 machine across the starting line, the team had recorded its 75th start at the Indianapolis 500-mile race.
  • Four Andretti drivers (Hunter-Reay, Munoz, Rossi, Wilson) led at least one lap during the 200-lap event. Since 2003, Andretti Autosport has led laps at 15 of 16 Indy 500 race events, for a total of 808 laps led but the team.
  • For the first time in team history, Andretti Autosport saw six cars running at the finish of the 500-mile race.
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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:09 PM, 05.28.2018

COYNE - Indy 500 Race Notes

Rookie Claman De Melo Completes First
Indy 500 with Strong Run


- Daly picks up best Indy 500 Finish -

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:08 PM, 05.28.2018

RAHAL - Indy 500 Race Notes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

Verizon IndyCar Series

RACE DAY NOTES/QUOTES – May 27, 2018

RAHAL AND SERVIA LED THE INDY 500 AT VARIOUS TIMES, WITH SERVIA LEADING WITH LESS THAN 10 LAPS TO GO BUT BOTH CAME UP SHORT; CONTACT WITH A SLOW LAPPED CAR ENDED SATO’S RACE

 

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:03 PM, 05.28.2018

HONDA - Indianapolis 500 Race Report

Dixon Runs Third for Honda at Indianapolis 500

Fuel gambles from Stefan Wilson, Jack Harvey and Oriol Servia come up short 

  • Come-from-behind efforts from Alexander Rossi, Graham Rahal

  • Robert Wickens paces rookie field, finishes ninth

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 10:02 AM, 05.28.2018