There’s something incredibly satisfying about flying past a race track in an airplane and actually being able to sneak a picture. But I think astronaut Drew Feustel just one-upped all of us.
Before 2011, the Brickyard 400 race was just that—the Brickyard 400. NASCAR made it into an iconic name, its annual trip to Indianapolis’ famous yard of bricks, to go along with the often boring show by stock cars on a track made for open-wheel racing. But for nearly a decade now, the race name has been a mouthful.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most historic tracks in America and as such, it’s seen a lot of major repaves over the years. It was once paved in all bricks, but taking a core sample of the track surface shows off all the years of work that’s been done to the track, layer by fascinating layer.
NASCAR wants its races to end under full-speed green flag conditions so badly that they instituted the overtime system to restart races after
big wrecks. Tonight’s Brickyard 400 took two overtime attempts before it
was ended with a crash, but it sure took officials a while to throw the last yellow flag.
NASCAR’s top Cup Series was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 today, where Kurt Busch’s race came to a halt with a hard hit with only 10 laps let in the race. Holy crap, the view from Busch’s helmet is intense.
One of the greatest traditions of the Indianapolis 500 isn’t on track at all. Take the vast cross-section of racing ultra-fans and loopy midwesterners, add enough alcohol to drown the entire German state of Bavaria, and you’ve got yourself the best people-watching on the planet.
Colton Herta was running close to the front of the pack as the Indy Lights field went into Turn 2 of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Key word: was. Then he demonstrated how you can lose a race after only two turns. Oops.
The bird is the word at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today. Canadian IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe seems kind of unhappy with the fact that Spencer Pigot passed him, eh?
It’s here! It’s finally here! The moment of truth. The moment that all hot take artists have been waiting for. Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is finally going to go drive an IndyCar, and you can watch Alonso’s first IndyCar test online tomorrow.
If there’s one thing we know about modern NASCAR, it’s that the sanctioning body often takes the most complicated route in order to solve a problem. Look at the points system. But there was a painfully obvious way to go in its most recent “fix” to make a parade of a race more interesting, and NASCAR didn’t do it.
If the name on the windshield didn’t make it obvious, this is not the car Jeff Gordon originally signed up to drive this weekend. According to ESPN, Gordon was going to drive the pace car until he got an opportunity to jump back into the race itself by filling in for his former teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
My camera and I have been to the best races on the planet. We’ve had full accreditation for Formula One, MotoGP, the World Endurance Championship and many others. But there was one photo that had a prominent place on my bucket list—the “milk shot,” the photograph of the Indy 500 winner drenched in milk after taking…
America’s big hope in Formula One wins America’s greatest spectacle in racing on his first attempt, for America? Yeah, there’s going to be a party. Something tells me there was going to be a party regardless of the outcome with the Indianapolis 500's sold-out crowd, anyway.
It’s one of the biggest days in motorsports each year, and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will roll off in just a few hours. It’s not hard to sense the excitement surrounding the whole spectacle, and we’ve got a few folks out there to bring it all to you—from a whole lot closer than your TV will probably…
Indianapolis Motor Speedway certainly knows how to wake everybody up in the morning. “Legends Day” started off with historic race car laps, and my goodness, these things are fantastic. IMS may be known for its museum, but nothing beats seeing and hearing historic cars in action.
This weekend marks a huge milestone in American motorsports: it’s the 100th running of this country’s greatest spectacle of speed, the Indy 500. And when it’s over, you’re going to see a lot of milk-chugging from the winner.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that MotoGP will not be returning there for 2016. Per IMS, it was a mutual decision with MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports. Changes to the series schedule and sanctioning fees essentially priced IMS out of hosting the race.
A memorial forms outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway following the news of IndyCar racer Justin Wilson’s death. Wilson was 37 when he succumbed to head injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway.
There are approximately a billionty people throwing their names it the hat for president in ‘16, but a Spaniard who can’t even run beats them all on one important record: American wins, dude. Marquez has never lost a MotoGP race on American soil, which now includes three wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway alone.
In news that’s only just a tiny bit more surprising than IndyCar’s Road America announcement (read: not at all), Marc Marquez claimed yet another pole position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a time of 1:31.884. This is the third year in a row that Marquez has been on pole at IMS.