INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay Prevails in Thrilling 500 to Score First Borg-Warner Trophy

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2014)– Ryan Hunter-Reay was denied a shot at a final-lap victory in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race because of a yellow flag for a single-car incident in Turn 1. Third place was his career high in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” but the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resident wanted more. A similar situation materialized in the 98th …

INDYCAR: Hometown Hero Ed Carpenter Paces Day 1 of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

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SPEEDWAY, IN — Story by Race Chaser Online open wheel correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Jim Haines photo — One year ago, on Pole Day 2013, hometown hero Ed Carpenter tugged the crowd to its feet and stormed to the pole against the odds and heavier funded teams at Indianapolis. A year removed from the magical scene and an Indy 500 …

INDYCAR: Andretti Makes Statement in Warm-Ups; Clocks Blistering 232.2 MPH Lap

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SPEEDWAY, IN — official release — Chris Owens photo — Ed Carpenter’s lap of 230.522 mph during the brief “Fast Friday” session on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval appears to be a precursor of big speeds for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Marco Andretti posted a lap of 232.239 mph (38.7531 seconds) in the May 17 practice preceding Round …

INDYCAR: Viso Tops Rain-Shortened Day 3 Practice

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SPEEDWAY, IN — official release — Dan Boyd photo — E.J. Viso, filling in for James Hinchcliffe in the No. 27 United Fiber & Data car for the third consecutive day, topped the speed chart at 224.488 mph (40.0912 seconds). Andretti Autosport teammate Kurt Busch, seeking to contest both the Indianapolis 500 and stock car race in Concord, N.C., on …

INDYCAR: KV Racing Adds James Davison for Indy 500; Field Brought to 33 Cars

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INDIANAPOLIS — team release — INDYCAR photo — KV Racing Technology, the defending Indianapolis 500 champion team, announced today it will field a car for rookie driver James Davison in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Davison will drive the No. 33 Always Evolving Racing/KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine, bringing the total to four cars competing under the KVRT umbrella at the …

INDYCAR: Pippa Mann Returns to 500 with Dale Coyne and Susan G. Komen “Pink Platform”

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May 1, 2014 — official release — Photo courtesy Pippa Mann/Dale Coyne Racing — SPEEDWAY, IN — A cause-oriented idea sparked a promotional proposal that mushroomed into a pink platform for Pippa Mann and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 25. Mann will drive the pink and white …

INDYCAR: Villneuve Shakes Off Rust During Refresher

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April 30, 2014 — official release — Chris Owens photo — INDIANAPOLIS — Much has changed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in the sport since 1995, when Jacques Villeneuve won the 79th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. But the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval remains the same — challenging and fun. Villeneuve recorded 83 laps in the No. 5 Dollar General-sponsored …

INDYCAR: Busch Begins “Double” Quest by Passing Refresher Course

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April 29, 2014 — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — INDIANAPOLIS — “Go out and have fun,” Andretti Autosport engineer Craig Hampson told Kurt Busch as he headed out on another run around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The former NASCAR champion heeded the advice on the 2.5-mile oval during a refresher program arranged in conjunction with his schedule that will get more hectic …