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99th Indianapolis 500 – getting caught up on the news

Some more news on James Hinchcliffe has been released in the last 24 hours. First the official INDYCAR release on his latest condition. 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...

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Mazda Road To Indy – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire practice #3 for the Freedom 100

Ethan Ringel led his first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire session of the year as ten drivers took to the track for their own “happy hour” from 6:15pm -7pm. His best lap was at 195.480mph. The time sheet is as follows: RANK CAR NO. DRIVER TOP LAP 1 71 Ethan Ringel 195.480 2 42 Jack Harvey […]

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Monday, May 18, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 – practice update – final speeds, thoughts, more on Hinch and some levity

The latest update we have from INDYCAR on James Hinchcliffe at 3:50pm is: Medical update from Dr. Michael Olinger, INDYCAR medical director: Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery at IU Health Methodist Hospital for an injury to his left upper thigh. Hinchcliffe was awake when he was...

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Mazda Road To Indy – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire practice for the Freedom 100 – practice #2

The second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire practice was moved up to 3:30pm after Indy Light’s grad James Hinchcliffe suffered a hard crash in Verizon IndyCar Series practice this morning. INDYCAR checkered their session early to investigate the Hinchcliffe incident and Indy Lights slid into the hole. The No. 5 and No. 4 of […]

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Monday, May 18, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 – practice update – Hinchcliffe medical update

From INDYCAR Medical Director Michael Olinger.  James Hinchcliffe has sustained an injury to his thigh and is currently undergoing surgery....

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Monday, May 18, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 – practice update – Hinchcliffe update

Quick update on the James Hinchcliffe crash.   First things first.  Hinchcliffe was extracted from his damaged No. 5 by the Holmatro Safety Team and is being transported directly to IU Health Methodist Hospital.  The Verizon IndyCar Series reported that he was awake. Hinchcliffe had turned 22 laps on the day so far.  His last...

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Monday, May 18, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 – practice update – James Hinchcliffe has hard hit

The No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda of James Hinchcliffe became the fifth driver in the past week to suffer a hard crash.  This time it’s in Turn 3.  He’s still being attended to by the Holmatro Safety Team. It appeared the something broke on the car and he made hard contact with the right side...

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Mazda Road To Indy – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire testing for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After taking the weekend off the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire series hits the 2.5 oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for six hours of testing today. Indy Lights ROP took place at Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday, May 15th. Eight rookies and one veteran took part in the day long test. Belardi Auto Racing […]

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Monday May 18th, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – Good morning!

Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where it is the day after an interesting qualifying session.  Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers will have a 3.5 hour practice session to tune their race cars for the 99th “Greatest Spectacle In Racing”.  Also joining IndyCar on track will be the Indy Lights presented by Cooper...

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Thursday May 14, 2015 – Indianapolis 500 practice – 8:15pm – Close

Sorry for the delayed close today.  I (Steve) was chasing a few stories. ————— Some interesting thoughts from Tony Kanaan regarding the Chevrolet aero kits in this RACER.com article by Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller. (http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/116762-indy-500-it-was-a-hard-hit-but-i-m-fine-newgarden-says-116762) “TK” is the first driver to comment on the two airborne incidents.    This especially caught my attention. “Obviously we...

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