Open Wheelin’: Reflections From the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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Running out of gas and momentum, Alexander Rossi stepped out of his Indianapolis 500-winning car in turn four to salute the fans, then headed straight for victory lane with no time to let his monumental upset sink in en route to stardom.

INDYCAR: The Mayor of Hinchtown Is Back; Hinchcliffe Scores Pole for 100th Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Joe Skibinski/IndyCar photo — Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance. Armed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life at the same track a year ago in a …

INDYCAR: Dale Coyne Racing Adds Gabby Chaves for Month of May at Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Dale Coyne Racing has signed Gabby Chaves to pilot its No. 19 Boy Scouts of America entry for both this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. Chaves, who raced for Bryan Herta Autosport last season, won the 2015 Sunoco Rookie …

Month of May: A Bang and a Whimper Kick Off the Biggest 31 Days in Auto Racing

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The following story is the kick-off of Race Chaser Online’s annual ‘Month of May’ series, which both builds up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and pays tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — …

INDYCAR: Coyne Confirms Mann for 100th Indy 500; Field Stands at 33 Entries

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PLAINFIELD, Ill. – official team release — Dana Garrett/IndyCar photo — For the fourth consecutive year Pippa Mann will return to Dale Coyne Racing as part of the team’s effort at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Mann will be promoting her 2016 Pink #GetInvolved campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen, while sporting a pink helmet with …

INDYCAR: Darius Rucker to Perform National Anthem for 100th Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – official track release — IMS photo — Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Rucker will sing in the traditional spot on Indianapolis 500 race day before the 33 drivers are called to their cars and the …

INDYCAR: Stefan Wilson Joins KV Racing for Indy 500; Honoring Late Brother in No. 25

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — KV Racing Technology announced Tuesday that Stefan Wilson is entering the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives – KVRT Chevrolet. Wilson is partnering with Indiana Donor Network on Driven2SaveLives, a campaign to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation in honor of his late older …

INDYCAR: Servia Joins Schmidt Peterson in Third Entry for 100th Indianapolis 500

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LEEDS, Ala. – official team release — Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar photo — Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced Saturday that Oriol Servia will pilot the squad’s third entry for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Servia’s car will carry the No. 77, with sponsorship from Marotti Racing in a dual-team effort. No stranger to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Servia’s prior seven Indy …

INDYCAR: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Kit Test Yields Valuable Data

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Joe Skibinski photo — The Verizon IndyCar Series today held a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to assess the various configurations of the Chevrolet and Honda superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits. With more than 500 laps turned on the 2.5-mile oval by 15 drivers while dodging intermittent rain on a blustery day, reams of valuable …

INDYCAR: Menards Joins Team Penske; Will Sponsor Pagenaud in 100th Indianapolis 500 This May

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SPEEDWAY, Ind.  — official team release — Team Penske photo — Team Penske announced Tuesday that Menards, the industry-leading home improvement store company with locations throughout the Midwest, will sponsor the No. 22 car and driver Simon Pagenaud for three races during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, including this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. Menards will …

INDYCAR: Alex Tagliani, Alfe Heat Treating Team With A.J. Foyt Racing for 100th Indy 500 Bid

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WALLER, Texas — official team release — Jim Haines/IndyCar photo — Alex Tagliani will return to A.J. Foyt Racing to drive the No. 35 Honda Dallara sponsored by Alfe Heat Treating for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, as well as the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May. The number 35 was chosen to honor team owner A.J. Foyt’s …

INDYCAR: “World’s Largest Milk Toast” Planned for 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 This May

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INDIANAPOLIS – official track release — Chris Owens photo — The most iconic celebration in sports will add a new chapter to its legacy this year, as 100,000 fans will have the chance to share the world’s largest milk toast with the winner of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is teaming …