INDYCAR: Hinchcliffe Presented With Special Memento; Receives 99th Indy 500 Starter’s Ring

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — IndyCar photo — James Hinchcliffe might not remove this special ring from his finger for quite a while. Hinchcliffe, who drives for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, was presented Sept. 30 with a starter’s ring for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the SPM facility in Indianapolis. Hinchcliffe qualified 24th in the No. …

Month of May: Over a Century Later, The 500 Remains “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Memorial Day weekend is a special time in the United States, when we honor those who have fallen while serving our country. For racing fans, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is even more special. Proclaimed as the greatest day in racing, the …

INDYCAR: Hinchcliffe Improving In ICU; Lucky To Be Alive Following Monday Practice Crash

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INDIANAPOLIS — staff report — Jim Haines/IndyCar photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is improving as he remains in stable condition following surgery yesterday at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his pelvic area and upper left thigh. Hinchcliffe is undergoing further evaluations in the Intensive Care Unit and has been ruled out of Verizon IndyCar Series competition …

INDYCAR: Day One of Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Postponed by Rain

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Jim Haines/IndyCar photo — Persistent afternoon rain canceled the remainder of scheduled track activity on the first day of qualifications for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, so the process begins anew May 17. A revised schedule for Old National Armed Forces Pole Day calls for the 34 entries to make one four-lap …

INDYCAR: Six Former Winners Headline Entry List for 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Mike Harding/IndyCar photo — Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24. Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic …

Month of May: Racing’s Grandest Four-Week Stretch Off to a Thrilling Start

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Photo courtesy Joey Gase Racing — If you’ve been paying attention to the weather this last 30 days or so, we’ve had more than our share of “April showers”. We’ll loosely apply the saying “April showers bring May flowers” to the motorsports landscape as we note that the …

INDYCAR: Preferred Freezer Services, Hildebrand Join CFH Racing for Month of May at Indy

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official team release – Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — CFH Racing announced today that Preferred Freezer Services will be partnering with the team to field a third entry in both Verizon IndyCar Series events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for JR Hildebrand. Hildebrand will drive the No. 6 Preferred Freezer Services CFH Racing Chevrolet for the Angie’s List Grand …

INDYCAR: Byrd’s Racing Secures Sponsorship from TownePost Network for Indy 500 Effort

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GREENWOOD, Ind. – official release — Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, which previously announced its plan to return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with USAC champion Bryan Clauson as their driver, has signed a sponsorship agreement with local media company TownePost Network. The TownePost Network is comprised of nine hyper-local print publications serving the most affluent communities in the Indianapolis suburbs: …

INDYCAR: KVSH to Partner with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Bryan Clauson for 2015 Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Al Steinberg photo — KVSH Racing will partner with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing to enter a car in the 2015 Indianapolis 500 for Bryan Clauson. Clauson, 24, has numerous USAC titles on his resume including being a two-time USAC National Midget Series Champion (2010, 2011), three-time USAC National Drivers Champion (2010, 2011 and 2012) and two-time USAC …