This weekend’s Indianapolis 500 marks the 20th anniversary of a victory by a driver who would later complete a little-remembered Supercars test with Dick Johnson Racing. Kenny Brack won on US open-wheel racing’s biggest day in 1999, but his Indycar career effectively came to an end four years later. That was the result of a […]

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Simon Pagenaud edged Ed Carpenter for the pole position; Kyle Kaiser captured the hearts of underdogs everywhere; and Fernando Alonso got bumped out of the 103rd Indianapolis 500. Those were the major storylines of Sunday’s emotionally charged qualifying session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy pole with a 229.992 […]

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Despite some drastic setup changes, Fernando Alonso fell short of making the grid for the Indy 500. After an incredibly difficult week of running, Alonso’s chance to make the grid boiled down to a single run on unfamiliar settings. The five other drivers fighting him for a spot in the race were all in a […]

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It was a wild, emotional and sadistic day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. Or, as we’ve come to know it, qualifying. You think it wasn’t crazy? Pippa Mann and her little USAC team is safely in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and Fernando Alonso and McLaren are still outside looking in going into Sunday’s […]

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If Fernando Alonso can’t find some speed and misses the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, he’ll join a distinguished group of big names that missed the show. Alonso, who made five attempts to get into the top 30 qualifiers and was knocked out three times, is one of six drivers who will be trying to make […]

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What figures to be one of the most interesting qualifying weekends at Indianapolis in recent memory didn’t really come into focus on Friday. Make no mistake, it was good for Conor Daly, who turned in the fastest lap of the week at 231.704 mph in the Air Force Honda; and it remained good for Ed […]

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Ed Jones delivered the daily double Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ed Carpenter Racing had another impressive practice period for the 103rd Indianapolis 500, but it was tough sledding for rookie Pato O’Ward. Jones turned the fastest lap of Day 3 of practice at 227.843 mph in the ECR Scuderia Corsa Chevy, and […]

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It was a gorgeous day for going fast Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but it was also an expensive one. For the second straight session, Team Penske topped the speed chart as Josef Newgarden led the way with a lap of 228.856 mph in the Shell Chevrolet, and Alexander Rossi was fastest with no […]

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Fernando Alonso became the first driver to hit the wall during practice for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard’s No. 66 McLaren Racing Chevy had completed a lap of 224.269 mph while running close to Graham Rahal and understeered into the Turn 3 wall. Striking with the right-front wheel first, the two-time Formula […]

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Chip Ganassi Racing rookie Felix Rosenqvist spun and clouted the walls exiting Turn 2 late in Wednesday’s practice session for the Indianapolis 500. The Swedish driver was following in close proximity to Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta entering Turn 2 and appeared to place his left-front tire too close to the grass and spun the […]

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