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Christian Koelle

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle returns to Fronstretch in 2019 in a little different form. After a year and a half of being a news writer, Koelle will contribute ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards content and photography in multiple different series over the course of the season. His favorite tracks include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

From the Paddock: Predictions for the 102nd Indianapolis 500

Our INDYCAR contributors sat down and discussed different things about today’s Indianapolis 500. John Haverlin and Christian Koelle talked about who was some drivers who were surprises the last few weeks, rookies winning and ultimately their prediction for the winner. Here is a discussion From the Paddock. From the Paddock: …

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Four Rookie Drivers Earn Berth in their First Indianapolis 500

Following Saturday’s opening qualifying session for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, four rookie drivers will officially make their first attempt at winning the Indy 500. The dreams of Matheus Leist, Robert Wickens, Kyle Kaiser, and Zachary Claman De Melo will come true, at least part of it will. The rest of …

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Castroneves Fastest on First Day of Qualifying for Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves put his No. 3 Pennzoil Chevrolet on the top of the speed charts Saturday during the first qualifying session for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Castroneves’ 228.919 mph lap put the Team Penske driver ahead of owner-driver Ed Carpenter who put his No. 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet in second. …

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INDYCAR Announces Changes to Engine Configuration Starting in 2021

INDYCAR engines will produce more power starting in 2021 as they will have a new engine configuration. The move, announced Saturday is the latest in a series of long-term moves for the racing series. The 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines are projected to generate roughly 100 more horsepower than the current …

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IndyCar: Marco Andretti Leads “Fast Friday” Practice for Indy 500

After posting the fastest time during Wednesday’s practice session, Marco Andretti continued his strong week of practice by posting the fastest time of “Fast Friday,” the penultimate practice session before Saturday’s qualification begins. “The car is close in race trim; I don’t know how much better we can get it,” …

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Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

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 …

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Simon Pagenaud Leads Opening Day Of Indy 500 Practice

The first practices for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 were dominated by one organization: Team Penske. Both ends of the Indy 500 spectrum were represented here: a full-time driver seeking to redeem himself after an awful start and a part-time legend who’s seeking to make racing history. 2016 INDYCAR series champion Simon …

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