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103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge – Sunday – Last pre-race notes

By Steve Wittich I (Steve) have few brief notes before we go green in 15-minutes. It’s currently 77F and very sticky. It’s overcast with the sun coming out once in a while. The track temperature is 104F. I took a look at the downforce levels, and they do vary quite a bit. The trio of...

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103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge – Sunday – pre-race notes package #1

By Steve Wittich We’re getting close to the 33 cars being pushed from Gasoline Alley to pit road and the stands on the front straight are starting fill in.  Here is today’s forecast from @Indycar_wxman – his prediction as of 8am, is that the race will run all 500 miles.        GO TO...

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103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge – Sunday – Good morning from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Pagoda at Dawn on Race Day! By Patrick Stephan Welcome to race day in Speedway, IN. Here are a couple quick notes as we get ready to for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. First, the early morning thunderstorms we were expecting have moved to the east and north of the Speedway. I left downtown at 5:15am,...

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2019 Indianapolis 500 Driver-By-Driver Preview and a few pre-cannon notes

By Steve Wittich Front Row Inside — Simon Pagenaud – No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet – Team Penske Age:35 Hometown: Montmorillon, FRANCE Indianapolis 500 starts including 2019: 8 Best Start: Pole (2019) Best Finish: 6th (2018) Strategist: Kyle Moyer Engineer: Ben Bretzman Crew Chief: Trevor Lacasse Is this the year that Simon Pagenaud breaks...

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TSO Feature Blogger – J.R. Hildebrand – ““All of the pre-race stuff is finished; let’s go racing on Sunday!”

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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Denise Titus honored with 7th Annual ‘Lone Star J. R.’ Johnny Rutherford Award

From our friends at the IndyCar Ministy The winner of the 2019 “‘Lone Star J.R.’ Johnny Rutherford Award” is Denise Titus. She is the RN, Medical Liaison/ co Ordinator for officials, team members and drivers at Indy Car. Denise was one of 4 finalists selected by the IndyCar community and voted as the winner. Anyone […]

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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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