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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 7:03pm addendum – oops times now added

Sorry about that.  I forgot to add the time sheets to the last post. Pos  Car  Driver  Manufacturer  Best Speed  Total Laps 1  26  Carlos Munoz  Honda  230.121  88 2  24  Townsend Bell  Chevy  228.969  57 3  10  Tony Kanaan  Chevy  228.172  64 4  19  James Davison  Honda  228.043  86 5  8  Sage Karam  Chevy ...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 7:00pm close

Much thanks to Joe for the quick update on the Pippa Mann incident.  I (Steve) was down in my “happy place” to watch the first half-hour of “happy hour.”  Here’s a picture of the view from the south-east corner of the pit road suites.                      ...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 3:30pm – practice notes and speeds

Team Penske released a statement from Helio Castroneves “The car was really good and I am very blessed. Unfortunately I still do not understand what happened. I got loose in turn one and spun out. The good news is the impact wasn’t very strong and the landing was smooth as well. In all aspects, I...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 1:45pm – Medical update on Helio and practice notes

Medical update on Helio Castroneves.  Dr. Geoffrey Billows, medical director for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has checked, released and cleared the driver of the No. 3. —————— There have not been an abundance of Chevrolet’s on track since the No. 3 had it’s incident, but the ones that TSO has seen do not have the...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 12:55pm – Helio Castroneves gets upside down in hard crash

At 12:47pm The No. 3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet of Helio Castroneves crashed in Turn 1 and came to rest in the short chute. He wiggled in the middle of Turn 1, turned 180 degrees and hit the wall with the left side of the car.  The car caught air and did a back flip...

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 12:30pm – Reaction to Helio’s penalty and practice begins

The judge has spoken and Helio Castroneves has been sentenced for his first lap, first turn crime against Scott Dixon in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Helio Castroneves was penalized eight championship points for avoidable contact.  It drops him from ten points behind Juan Montoya for the championship lead to 18 points back....

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 9am – good morning!

Good morning!  The weather is currently sunny and a slightly chilly 47F, but the forecast is glorious.  Winds have died down and there is not a cloud in the sky.  The temperature is forecast for 60F at noon and 64F at 6pm. Practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway runs from noon through 6pm.  Expect the...

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice: 7:15pm update – close

Just before “Happy Hour” the Honda powered No. 41 of Jack Hawksworth rolled by us on the front straight at a decreased speed and he came to a stop in the grass at the exit of Turn 2 necessitating a yellow flag.  Hawksworth got out of the and hitched a ride back to the A.J....

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice: 5pm update – It’s Happy Hour!!

Let’s sneak in one more update as we get close to 5pm and “Happy Hour” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track just went yellow as the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda of James Jakes came to a halt at the end of pit road with smoke trailing from the tail-pipes.  He got out...

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice: 4:15pm update – who will be in the No. 19 Coyne ride this afternoon.

The long Dale Coyne Racing No. 19 saga has finally come to an end.  The plan is to have James Davison in the car for practice this afternoon and for the 99th Indianapolis 500. The crew has finished the task of turning the car from road course to oval trim and Davison is suited and...

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