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Ed Carpenter Wins 3rd Career Indianapolis 500 Pole

Winning the pole for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is hard enough to accomplish once. On Sunday, driver-owner Ed Carpenter did it for the third time in six years. Carpenter, in the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet, put up a blistering four-lap run that beat all four Team Penske cars, which have …

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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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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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Zachary Claman De Melo Tapped to Drive Dale Coyne’s No. 19 in Indianapolis 500

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced Tuesday (May 15) that rookie Zachary Claman De Melo will remain in the No. 19 Paysafe-sponsored Honda-Dallara and compete in his first Indianapolis 500. The move was announced just hours before De Melo was scheduled to go through rookie orientation. “I’m very much looking …

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Teamwork Equals Fifth-Place Finish for Alexander Rossi in IndyCar Grand Prix

The more teammates you have in racing, the better off you are when you have a car that is struggling. That teamwork made the difference Saturday (May 12) for Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi in the IndyCar Grand Prix. Rossi had speed in Friday’s INDYCAR practice but failed to move …

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Robert Wickens Continues Veteran Showing in IndyCar Grand Prix

Robert Wickens continued his impressive IndyCar rookie season Saturday (May 12) in Indianapolis. For the second time in 2018, Wickens started on the front row for a race. But unlike St. Petersburg, where he failed to finish the rookie made the most of his IndyCar Grand Prix appearance. Throughout the …

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Josef Newgarden’s Spin Relegates Him to 11th in IndyCar Grand Prix

Josef Newgarden entered Saturday’s (May 12) IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as the championship leader. He held a 13-point edge over Alexander Rossi entering the race. Not anymore. While Newgarden won two of the first four INDYCAR races this season, a successful start to his title …

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