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Steve’s Preview of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

By Steve Wittich A LOT of unknowns The introduction of the universal aero-kit (UAK18) has thrown a lot of unknowns at the teams in the first five races of the season. Those unknowns are nothing compared to what the teams have encountered with the superspeedway version of the UAK18. Yes, the downforce and drag numbers...

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News from INDYCAR: Indy 500 drivers visiting 21 cities in popular annual media tour

Indy 500 drivers visiting 21 cities in popular annual media tour INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, May 21, 2018) – An appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” meetings with Congressional and Japanese officials and a journey to the newest city on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule are among the many activities that the 33 drivers competing in this year’s Indianapolis 500 will encounter […]

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Kyle Kaiser Qualifies 17th for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500

Kyle Kaiser Qualifies 17th for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, Indiana (May 20, 2018) – Juncos Racing rookie Kyle Kaiser officially qualified 17th among the highly competitive field of 33 for the 102ndRunning of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. After a week full of long practice sessions, and a dramatic […]

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Indianapolis 500 qualifications – 2018 – Pole Day, 4:45pm – qualifying spots 10-33 – notes and results

By Steve Wittich Here are the results and rough notes setting spots 10-33 for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil QUALIFYING TAKE TWO 33-James Davison WU – 211.503 L1 – 227.226 L2 – 226.576 L3 – 225.903 L4 – 225.322 Avg. – 226.255 Time – 2:39.1128 First day average: 224.798 Bump day...

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Indianapolis 500 qualifications – 2018 – Pole Day, 11:45am – More on Hinch’s options, why Foyt didn’t go back out, and a quick note about practice

By Steve Wittich More on finding The Mayor a seat. The other Honda Performance Development teams we have talked to have no interest in providing a lifeline to James Hinchcliffe and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Canadian is currently fifth in points and is surround by Honda-powered drivers from other teams. Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi is...

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Indianapolis 500 qualifications – 2018 – Bump Day, 6:30pm – a crazy last few hours of Bump Day

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich After going yellow for moisture at 3:14 pm, the track was down for 51 minutes and opened for qualifying at 4:05 pm. The air temperature was 79F and track temperature was 105F.  Robert Wickens, who was on track when the rain came was allowed to restart his qualifying run. ...

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Indianapolis 500 qualifications – 2018 – Bump Day!! – good morning and a few notes

By Steve Wittich It’s Bump Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Man, it’s early. Tony DiZinno and I left from the Indiana headquarters of TSO, in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis at 5:30 AM and after a stop at Starbucks, we’re ready for a full day of intriguring qualifiyng stories. Here is the current schedule...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – Fast Friday – 4pm – Notes, no-tow time sheet, and more on the James Davison crash

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich The afternoon lull was broken when some cars took to the track for solo runs. At 2:15 PM, the “Yellow Submarine” of Helio Castroneves took to the track for a mock qualifying run. The 3-time winner put together four super consistent laps of 227.590mph, 227.495mph, 227.578mph, and 227.307mph. Those...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – Fast Friday – 2:52pm – James Davison makes hard contact with Turn 2 SAFER Barrier.

At 2:43 pm James Davison was the first significant contact of the “Month of May.”  The Australian was on the third lap of a qualification simulation after turning a lap of 224.405mph when the rear end of the No. 33 Jonathan Byrd’s 502 East Chevrolet stepped out in the middle of Turn 2. The Foyt...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – Fast Friday – 11:54 AM- early Fast Friday notes, times and no-tow speeds

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Fast Friday began under overcast skies with an air temperature of 66F and track temperature of 76F. Terrific weather for making speed. The wind-sock on the top of the pylon was being pushed almost directly west perpendicular to the two ¼ mile short chutes. The first car on track...

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