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Ride Along With Montoya And See What It Looks Like To Win The Indy 500

There’s something surreal about the onboards from cars that travel over 220 mph lap after lap around an oval. Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks huge in all other respects, yet the onboards make it almost feel like you’re in your cousin’s Camaro, doin’ donuts on the lawn. Everything feels much, much smaller.
» 5/29/15 3:05pm 5/29/15 3:05pm

Montoya Drove From The Back To Win A Four-Way Battle For The Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
» 5/24/15 4:13pm 5/24/15 4:13pm

Racers Crash On First Lap Of Indianapolis 500, Then Crash Under Yellow

It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
» 5/24/15 1:52pm 5/24/15 1:52pm

Drivers Playing Musical Chairs At The Back Of The Indianapolis 500 Grid

What’s up with the last row of the Indianapolis 500’s starting grid, and why isn’t it the Hawksworth/Coletti/Clauson trio who actually qualified last? Well, it’s IndyCar’s reminder that driver changes are for Le Mans, not the 500. Here’s who swapped seats with who, and why. » 5/23/15 3:58pm 5/23/15 3:58pm

IndyCar Responds To Flips By Mandating Race Aero For Qualifying

Three incidents with three different Chevrolet IndyCars forced the series to put a stop to teams removing or swapping aerodynamic pieces to get a good, low-drag package for qualifying. They mandated that teams qualify in full-race trim and lowered the boost cars can run to slow down the cars in qualifying. » 5/17/15 3:06pm 5/17/15 3:06pm

Katherine Legge And Her All-Female Team Hope To Win The 2016 Indy 500

Grace Autosport hopes to break new ground for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next year: they’re the first all-female team. Not only is Katherine Legge driving the car itself, but the entire team behind her will be female as well. No one team in professional motorsport has ever done anything like this before.
» 5/15/15 6:30pm 5/15/15 6:30pm

Simona de Silvestro Escapes Unharmed After Her IndyCar Ignites On Fire

Simona de Silvestro’s cars have an unfortunate history of catching fire at the Indianapolis 500, it seems. Today’s practice session fire was her third fire in five visits to the famous race. Fortunately, she was able to hop out of the car before flames caught up to her seat inside.
» 5/13/15 10:38am 5/13/15 10:38am

This Is Honda's Leaner, Meaner Aero Kit For The Indianapolis 500

If you thought Honda’s usual aero kit for IndyCar this year was too complicated, busy and silly, perhaps you’ll like the more classic look of their superspeedway version. Honda optimized their aerodynamics for big oval races like the Indianapolis 500, foregoing a few wings for straight =-line speed.
» 5/01/15 2:48pm 5/01/15 2:48pm

Jeff Gordon To Drive Indianapolis 500 Pace Car (And Taunt Travis' Face)

Our esteemed Editor-In-Chief Travis Okulski will be going to the Indianapolis 500 as usual this year. Good news! Travis’ personal nightmare and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will be driving the pace car, haunting Travis’ every thought from inside a beautiful white Corvette.
» 4/30/15 3:06pm 4/30/15 3:06pm

Simona de Silvestro Will Be Back In An IndyCar For The Indianapolis 500

If you've been following along in our worldwide game of "Where's Simona?," one of the most talented women in racing has been sadly semi-seatless for a while. Her deal to be a test driver for Sauber fell through when the funding package went kaput. She got a seat for the IndyCar St. Petersburg Grand Prix, but it was a… » 4/03/15 8:10pm 4/03/15 8:10pm

Race Fans Disapprove Of ESPN's Botching Of The Indy 500 Finish

ESPN on ABC's coverage of the thrilling final laps of yesterday's Indy 500 left many viewers upset, as Bristol's repeated coverage of the race leaders' significant others battled that of the actual racing. Here's a comparison of what ESPN aired versus video from the international feed. » 5/26/14 12:23pm 5/26/14 12:23pm

This Innocent-Looking Race Car Caged The Last Innovative Beast Of Indy

There's been a bit of consternation recently about how to make the Indy 500 popular again. Not that it doesn't have any friends, but it's not the absurdly massive spectacle that it used to be. One of the reasons is that much of the innovation is gone. And a lot of that is thanks to the monster hidden in this race car. » 5/17/14 2:34pm 5/17/14 2:34pm

Could The Loss of Long Beach Mean The End of IndyCar?

Rumours have turned into more or less believable financial figures recently how F1 could take Long Beach back. These mills include some investors you might have thought of or you had wished you have. From the race fan's perspective that doesn't really matter. What matters is whether the so-fragile organisation of… » 3/22/14 9:30am 3/22/14 9:30am