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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell Lose Indy 500 Bids For Andretti in Pit Road Tangle

(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Andretti Autosport’s top two chances at winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 were both erased in a flash courtesy an unfortunate pit road incident. Following a caution for the crashed Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Townsend Bell were among the many teams that headed to pit road for a routine …

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Ryan-Hunter Reay Leads Wednesday Practice at IMS

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Andretti Autosport teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Muñoz paced Wednesday’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two quick laps early in the day’s session. Hunter-Reay’s 228.202mph lap during the first half hour of the session lasted as the quickest lap among all 33 competitors to set a time. Muñoz, who was running …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

Ryan Hunter-Reay enjoying the win at Pocono in the IndyCar series (credit: Chris Jones)

Photo Credit: Chris Jones, INDYCAR

In a Nutshell: A competitive race ended under somber circumstances as a late-race accident involving Justin Wilson and Sage Karam cast a pall over Pocono Raceway. The incident resulted in both drivers sustaining injuries, with Wilson’s condition being largely unknown at the time of writing. Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second victory of the season, but that …

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Rapid Reaction: 2015 IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa

At the rate Ryan Hunter-Reay is going right now, the staff at Iowa Speedway may have to eventually rename the Newton, Iowa short track in his honor. Hunter-Reay inherited the lead following a caution on lap 262 and held off a hard-charging Josef Newgarden over the final 22 laps in a battle reminiscent of their …

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IndyCar Drivers Debate Pack Racing at Texas

(Photo: INDYCAR Media)

What makes a good race? For the IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway, there are as many opinions as there are drivers, teams and pundits. On one hand of the spectrum, Eddie Gossage, President and promoter of Texas Motor Speedway, wants to see much closer action, even suggesting that the league should entertain the idea …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Crashes in 2015 Firestone 600 Practice at Texas

(Photo: Matt Weaver, Frontstretch)

Until Friday, Ryan Hunter-Reay says he had never crashed a DW12 into the wall on a high speed oval. But that’s exactly what happened as the 2012 IndyCar Series champion suddenly and inexplicably lost control of his Andretti Autosport Honda during the final 10 minutes of practice for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. …

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2015 Indianapolis 500 Viewer’s Guide

Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sunday represents a significant turning point in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In many ways, the 2015 Indianapolis 500 is the beginning of the end for veterans like Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya. Waiting in the wings is the next generation of potential superstar in the form of Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, …

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Indy 500: To Lead or Not to Lead?

Want to win the Indianapolis 500? The best strategy may be to lead as few laps as possible. While that might sound unconventional from the accepted norms of racing, staying in the draft and conserving fuel might be the key to winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing on Sunday afternoon. Those who lead laps and …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

(Photo: Pippa Mann)

The series returns to race at its most storied home, but this weekend it races on the other circuit for just the second time.  The race was meant to add to the fun of the month of May at Indianapolis and it looks like it does just that. The one question that might arise is …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: American Pride a Shot in the Arm for IndyCar

(Photo: Chris Jones)

American driver Josef Newgarden drove to his first career victory at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend with fellow American Graham Rahal in hot pursuit in second. It was a stellar closing segment as Rahal dashed furiously through the field, getting by Scott Dixon on the final lap and set to reeling in Newgarden, who was …

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