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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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Getting Back in the Indianapolis 500 Saddle

JR Hildebrand Practicing at Indianapolis

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Some drivers competing in the 105th Indianapolis 500 do so as their only NTT IndyCar Series race of the year. While many competitors race the full season, there are challenges to racing only once or twice a year. Full-time drivers in the series have complete acclimation to the forces that the cars exert on their …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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JR Hildebrand Running AJ Foyt Tribute in Indy 500

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AJ Foyt Racing announced April 8. He will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet with sponsorship from ABC Supply. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Foyt’s triumph in the Indianapolis 500, the No. 1 will feature a throwback paint scheme. “This livery …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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NTe Sport Announces Rolex 24 Effort With Audi

2020 Sebring IMPC Jaden Conwright Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

NTe Sport officially announced Friday (Jan. 15) that they will enter the Rolex 24 at Daytona in a couple of weeks with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GT Daytona class.  It will be their first-ever start in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team has revealed their driver lineup as well.  Part-time INDYCAR …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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JR Hildebrand Entering Indianpolis 500 With Dan Gurney-Honoring No. 48

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will drive a second Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reibold Racing in the Indianapolis 500, the team announced Monday (April 22). Hildebrand, who will be trying to race his ninth Indy 500, will be driving the No. 48 car to honor racing legend Dan Gurney.  TODAY…. @DRRIndyCar announced its 2nd #INDY500 entry with veteran …

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Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

Graham Rahal INDY

(Photo: Brandon Wright)

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 was at the end of …

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JR Hildebrand Will Have Another Shot at the Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will start his eighth Indianapolis 500 in May with the team he made his IndyCar Series debut with in 2010, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Hildebrand, 30, competed full-time with Ed Carpenter Racing last year, but the team replaced him with Spencer Pigot, who ran a partial schedule and shared seat time with owner-driver …

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