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Inside IndyCar: Frontstretch’s Favorite Indy 500s, Pt. 1

Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

There is nothing in sports quite like the Indianapolis 500, with its 106-year history of glory, tragedy, spectacle and speed. Four Frontstretch writers were asked to share the story of their favorite 500.

IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022: What We Learned

Romain Grosjean IndyCar Long Beach

Romain Grosjean at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Just a few months after the 2021 IndyCar season ended in Long Beach, the 2022 IndyCar season returned to the California streets for another race that didn’t disappoint. Sunday’s (April 10) event seemed to be a track position race that had some people heading for the exits within the first 30 laps—but then it got …

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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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Getting Back in the Indianapolis 500 Saddle

JR Hildebrand Practicing at Indianapolis

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Some drivers competing in the 105th Indianapolis 500 do so as their only NTT IndyCar Series race of the year. While many competitors race the full season, there are challenges to racing only once or twice a year. Full-time drivers in the series have complete acclimation to the forces that the cars exert on their …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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JR Hildebrand Running AJ Foyt Tribute in Indy 500

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Jr Hildebrand

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AJ Foyt Racing announced April 8. He will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet with sponsorship from ABC Supply. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Foyt’s triumph in the Indianapolis 500, the No. 1 will feature a throwback paint scheme. “This livery …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona Iwsc Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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NTe Sport Announces Rolex 24 Effort With Audi

2020 Sebring Impc Jaden Conwright Car Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

NTe Sport officially announced Friday (Jan. 15) that they will enter the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a couple of weeks with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GT Daytona class.  It will be their first-ever start in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team has revealed their driver lineup as well.  Part-time INDYCAR …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

Helio Castroneves During Indy 500 Practice

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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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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Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

Graham Rahal Indy 500 Practice Day 1

(Photo: Brandon Wright)

Graham Rahal led the way in Thursday’s Indianapolis 500 practice, the fourth of the week. Rahal’s quickest lap during the session was a mock-qualifying run Rahal admitted following the session. However, Rahal still was in tow behind Stefan Wilson. “Stefan Wilson came out in front of me,” said Rahal. “He was at the end of …

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