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: Stars & Stripes Stunner; Rossi Stretches Fuel to Win 100th Indy 500

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American rookie Alexander Rossi, who lost his Formula 1 ride with Manor Racing just weeks before the start of the 2016 season and was subsequently picked up for a full-time collaborative IndyCar effort between Bryan Herta and Michael Andretti, stretched his fuel as far as it could go and ran out crossing the finish line to triumph in the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

INDYCAR: Tony Kanaan Leads Carb Day Practice for 100th Indianapolis 500

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Tony Kanaan, who will start on the outside of Row 6 in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was fastest in Friday’s Miller Lite Carb Day practice with a best lap of 226.280 mph on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

INDYCAR: Andretti Autosport Unveils Townsend Bell’s Indianapolis 500 Livery

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — John Cote/IndyCar photo — Indy 500 veteran driver Townsend Bell and team owner Michael Andretti unveiled Bell’s No. 29 California Pizza Kitchen/Robert Graham Honda on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the iconic IMS Pagoda as a backdrop, fans and media got the first look at the California …

INDYCAR: Aleshin & SPM Team With DOOM Video Game for Month of May at Indy

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ROCKVILLE, Md. – official team release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, have revealed that the video game DOOM will serve as primary sponsor of Mikhail Aleshin’s No. 7 entry beginning with the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14 – one day after the video game’s release on May …

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 …

INDYCAR: Brabham Unveils PIRTEK Team Murray Ride for Month of May at Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — PTM photo — Matt Brabham joined the Indianapolis Fire Department to unveil his No. 61 PIRTEK Team Murray Chevrolet that will start his Verizon IndyCar Series career during Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old rookie was joined at IFD Station 7 by team owner, Brett Murray along …

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: 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 …