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Indianapolis 500 – 2018 – “TDZ’s” car-by-car preview

By Tony DiZinno The last five years in my prior role with NBCSports.com, one of my favorite pieces all year to do was a car-by-car analysis going into the race (most recent examples from 2016 and 2017 linked here). So, I’m happy to carry that streak into TrackSide Online’s extensive preview coverage before the 102nd […]

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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 practice – Fast Friday – 9:45 AM – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Team Penske availability

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Fast Friday is traditionally a busy day for media availability, and today is no different. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Team Penske, and Chip Ganassi Racing are all be visiting the media center before practice begins. ABC / ESPN pit reporter Dr. Jerry Punch, who will be working his 27th...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Wednesday – 10:40 AM – good morning

Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where on-track activity for the second day of practice begins at 11 AM and ends at 6 PM. It’s currently overcast, and much more refreshing and thankfully less humid than yesterday. Here is today’s forecast. We had a chance to walk through Gasoline Alley on our way out...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Tuesday – 3:48 PM – ROP and veteran refresher session notes

By Steve Wittich When the three-hour Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) and veteran refresher session began at 1 PM, Stefan Wilson was the first driver on the track, in the No. 25 #Driven2SaveLives Honda. The car featured a livery that was eerily similar to the No. 25 Andretti Autosport Honda that his brother Justin Wilson drove...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Tuesday – 1:12 PM – First practice session report, times and other notes

By Steve Wittich It was a trio of Team Penske drivers that topped the first official practice session for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, but it was a duo of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing drivers that had the best all important no-tow times. Simon Pagenaud’s lap of 225.787 led the way....

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Tuesday – 9:05 AM – Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center. Practice for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is scheduled to get underway at 11 AM. You can follow along here –> http://racecontrol.indycar.com or here –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCPsXMIpEaM or on the Verizon IndyCar Series Ap When I took the dogs for their morning...

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Hollywood Actor and Brand Ambassador Chris Hemsworth To Wave Green Flag for 102nd Indianapolis 500

Hollywood Actor and Brand Ambassador Chris Hemsworth To Wave Green Flag for 102nd Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 14, 2018 – Hollywood actor and TAG Heuer brand ambassador Chris Hemsworth will serve as honorary starter for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, waving the green flag on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor […]

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Meyer Shank Racing Prepared for Indianapolis 500 

Meyer Shank Racing Prepared for Indianapolis 500 2018 marks the second Indianapolis 500 entry for the team Indianapolis, Ind. (14 May 2018) – With the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Penngrade Motor Oil just two weeks away, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) is prepared to head into the first week of official Verizon […]

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YOUNG SAGE KARAM RETURNS TO INDY WITH A NEW CALMER PERSONA; ENTERS 5TH INDY 500 WITH A NEW ATTITUDE IN WIXR FILTERS/DRR CHEVROLET

YOUNG SAGE KARAM RETURNS TO INDY WITH A NEW CALMER PERSONA;  ENTERS 5TH INDY 500 WITH A NEW ATTITUDE IN WIX® FILTERS/DRR CHEVROLET   Former Indy Lights Champ Ready to Team with Hildebrand in May 27 Classic   SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 9, 2018) – It’s hard to imagine that young Sage Karam is entering his […]

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