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Dan Wheldon, Bob Jenkins Elected to IMS Hall of Fame

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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


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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


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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Josef Newgarden Wins in St. Petersburg; Rookies Impress in Season Opener


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The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series opened on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg much the way it began last year — with a stellar performance from a rookie driver that ultimately went unrewarded on the unforgiving street circuit. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist came firing out of the gate in his inaugural …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019


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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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

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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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