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Carb Day Practice Notes and Pit Stop Competition Brackets!

By Steve Wittich and Patrick Stephan Before we get to the session, one quick note on an award given today! Team McLaren won the Jigger Award. This is a hard luck award – and not exactly one you want to win. McClaren was not here to accept. The presenter (AARWBA – American Auto Racing Writers...

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TSO Feature (no sub. required) — INDYCAR partners with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to push driver safety forward with the next generation of cockpit protection

INDYCAR partners with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to push driver safety forward with the next generation of cockpit protection   By Steve Wittich For over a century the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has led the way in safety innovations in racing. From today’s announcement about the next evolution in driver cockpit protection, through the I-PAS goggles...

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Indy 500 Notes for Thursday, May 23, 2019 – RESEND

This didn’t ship for some reason when sent at 11:30 pm last night!  Retrying! By Patrick Stephan Yes, I was actually at the track almost all day. Ok, not as long as Steve, but still since like 10:00am until 7pm. And yes, this is still my first real update. It’s just been one of those...

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Club Atletico River Plate Partners with Juncos Racing for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 23, 2019) – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce their partnership with Club Atletico River Plate for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. The No. 32 NTT IndyCar Series Chevrolet entry with carry the Club Atletico River Plate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Club Atletico River Plate is...

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Buddy Rice Still Active at IMS 15 Years after his Greatest Win; He remembers many things in 2004, but works in 2019

Buddy Rice Still Active at IMS 15 Years after his Greatest Win; He remembers many things in 2004, but works in 2019 SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 23, 2019) – For 2004 Indy 500 champion Buddy Rice, the memories are still vivid 15 years after the greatest day of his racing career. But the personable Phoenix, Ariz., […]

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Juncos Racing Adds Hagerty Sponsorship to Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Indy 500 Entry

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 23, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today that Hagerty will sponsor Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 entry in the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Hagerty is the worlds largest specialty insurer of collector vehicles and publisher of Hagerty magazine. Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are excited […]

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TSO Feature – Long time TSO Subcriber, who started coming to the Indianapolis 500 in 1948, previews this years 103rd Indianapolis 500

Note from Steve: Once again, we welcome Butch Welsch to TSO. Butch is our favorite guest writer during the “Month of May,” and his yearly previews are a must read. Butch has been to every Indianapolis 500 since 1948 – this year will be his 72nd in a row.. He has been sitting in the […]

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Juncos Racing Announces Primary Sponsor 250ok for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 22, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today 250ok, an Indianapolis- based email intelligence platform, would be the primary sponsor for Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Team owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are thrilled to announce a highly innovative company like […]

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TSO Feature Blogger – J.R. Hildebrand – “That was a little more drama during qualifying weekend than we wanted !!”.

TSO would like to welcome J.R. Hildebrand as our guest blogger for the “Month of May.” The eight-time Indianapolis 500 starter is back with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for a second year with software as a service provider Salesforce.com returning to sponsor the Sausalito, Calif. native. We’re looking forward to Hildebrand’s insight on what goes […]

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Indianapolis 500 day #7 – Monday – Race running is focus of 2-hour practice

For the first time in six days of track activity, speeds were mostly meaningless. Finding out how your car handles in various situations, along with saving tire and fuel became the focus. And, more specifically, who can pass when behind more than two or three cars. Early on, Andretti Autosport teammates Rossi and Daly looked...

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