Race Weekend Central

Takuma Sato Leads Way in Indianapolis 500 Open Test, Colton Herta Leads Rookie/Refresher Test

Takuma Sato 2019 Indianapolis 500 Open Test

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Despite rain causing issues all day long, the NTT Data IndyCar Series completed its first test for next month’s Indianapolis 500 on April 24. Just 11 minutes into the session, rain showed interfered. Four hours later, the track had dried and cars went back on track. Drivers like defending Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power, Takuma …

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JR Hildebrand Entering Indianpolis 500 With Dan Gurney-Honoring No. 48

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Jr Hildebrand

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will drive a second Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reibold Racing in the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Monday (April 22). Hildebrand, who will be trying to race his ninth Indy 500, will be driving the No. 48 car to honor racing legend Dan Gurney.  TODAY…. @DRRIndyCar announced its 2nd #INDY500 entry with veteran …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

2019 Long Beach Indycar Alexander Rossi Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as champion in Long Beach since …

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Alexander Rossi Wins Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

2019 Long Beach Indycar Alexander Rossi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was able to put down a lap of 106.569 mph in the closing seconds of the Firestone Fast 6 Saturday afternoon (April 13) to win the pole for Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Rossi’s second consecutive pole at Long Beach and he comes into Sunday’s 85-lap race …

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Scott Dixon Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

2019 Long Beach Indycar Scott Dixon Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon put down a flyer in the final minutes of Practice No. 2 to top the speed charts for Friday (April 13) in Long Beach.  Dixon’s quick lap was at an average of 104.505 mph.  This lap was roughly one second off of the current track record. Practice No. 1 Early …

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Santino Ferrucci Hoping Helpful Test Translates to Success at Barber

Santino Ferrucci 2019 Indycar Classic

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Santino Ferrucci will make his seventh start in the NTT Data IndyCar Series Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. The Dale Coyne Racing driver was one of the drivers to test at Barber in March and the driver from Woodbury, Connecticut feels like it will help him be successful during Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of …

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Dan Wheldon, Bob Jenkins Elected to IMS Hall of Fame

2011 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Indianapolis Nigel Kinrade Autostock

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame will be adding two more legendary figures to its hallowed halls, announcing on Wednesday that two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and long-time motorsports journalist and broadcaster Bob Jenkins will be inducted into the shrine later this year. Chosen from a ballot of 14 nominees, Wheldon and Jenkins …

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Danica Patrick Joining NBC’s Indianapolis 500 Coverage

2018 Indianapolis Indycar Zach Catanzareti Danica Patrick

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NBC Sports confirmed their commitment to promoting one of their newest properties on Wednesday morning (March 20), announcing the addition of Danica Patrick to their 103rd Indianapolis 500 coverage team. The 2005 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year will serve as studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico, providing pre-race, post-race and in-race commentary during the …

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Fernando Alonso to Test Indy Car at Texas

2018 Fernando Alonso Indycar Chris Owens

Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

In preparation for his second appearance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be taking to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway next month. First reported by Motorsport, it was revealed that Alonso will shake down his McLaren Indy car, equipped with the series’ universal aerokit, for …

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Ed Jones Suffers Broken Bone in Hand in Accident in St. Petersburg Season Opener

Ed Jones 2019 Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

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Per Motorsport.com, Ed Jones suffered a broken bone in his hand during Sunday’s (March 11th) NTT Data IndyCar season opener in St. Petersburg. Jones brushed the wall in Turn 9 resulting in the No. 20 hitting the outside wall nose first. Matheus Leist then made contact with the car ending both drivers afternoon. “It was …

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James Davison Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for 103rd Indianapolis 500

James Davison

Australian James Davison announced his return to the Indianapolis 500 on Friday (March 9), as he will team up with Dale Coyne Racing once again.  The entry will be fielded in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison will attempt to make his fifth start in the ‘Greatest Spectacle …

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Clauson-Marshall Racing, Pippa Mann Entering 2019 Indianapolis 500

Pippa Mann Pink Indy 500

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USAC sprint car team Clauson-Marshall Racing is making its first foray into the NTT IndyCar Series with an attempt at the 2019 Indianapolis 500, the team announced Wednesday (Feb. 27). Sponsorship will come from Driven2SaveLives, and Pippa Mann will pilot the No. 39 Chevrolet. Clauson-Marshall Racing was founded in 2016 after the death of Hall of …

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