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Keith Urban to experience Indianapolis 500 in two-seat Indy car driven by Mario Andretti

Keith Urban to experience Indianapolis 500 in two-seat Indy car driven by Mario Andretti INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban will roll off with the field of 33 drivers at this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. He will be Mario Andretti’s passenger […]

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Sports 1430 Gets In The Game With Jonathan Byrd’s Racing

Greenwood, IN – Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, which will be bringing 4-time USAC National Series Champion and 2014 Chili Bowl Nationals Champion Bryan Clauson back for his 3rd Indianapolis 500 in partnership with Dale Coyne Racing, is excited to announce their newest media partner and introduce Sports 1430 as the Official Sports Station of Jonathan Byrd’s Racing. […]

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Legendary Engineer joins Brabham and PIRTEK Team Murray

The next piece of the PIRTEK Team Murray puzzle for this year’s 100th Indianapolis 500 was put into place today when it was announced that legendary engineer Andy Brown will be working with rookie Matt Brabham as he prepares for his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in May. Brown, one of the most experienced engineers in […]

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ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CONFIRMS FIFTH ENTRY FOR 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CONFIRMS FIFTH ENTRY FOR 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 AMERICAN TOWNSEND BELL TO PILOT NO. 29 HONDA PHOENIX (April 1, 2016) – Andretti Autosport has confirmed its final entry for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. American Townsend Bell will complete the team’s five-car line up behind the wheel of […]

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Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles presented as 500 Festival Event Cars

Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles presented as 500 Festival Event Cars INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, April 1, 2016 – A longtime Indianapolis 500 tradition was renewed today between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Chevrolet when 33 directors of the 500 Festival received 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles on the IMS main straightaway. The “Festival Event Cars” have reminded […]

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Nineteen drivers scheduled to take part in April 6th safety test at IMS

Nineteen drivers representing nine teams will be taking part in Aero Kit safety testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday April 6, 2016, from 9am to 5pm in preparation for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.  The INDYCAR rulebook states the following: 6.2.3.1 Safety Test – A Safety...

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ESPN SportsCenter to have Major Presence at 100th Indianapolis 500

ESPN SportsCenter to have Major Presence at 100th Indianapolis 500 Key Points:  • ESPN’s flagship program will have a major presence at the 100th Running, airing four full episodes from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. • This announcement generates more momentum for IMS and the Verizon IndyCar Series ahead of the 100th Running, marking the first live SportsCenter […]

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Indy Trading Post Aiming For Great Month Of May With Byrd Team

Greenwood, IN – The 100th Indianapolis 500 is going to be a landmark event more than a century in the making, and Indy Trading Post is going to be part of it as a returning sponsor of Bryan Clauson and the Jonathan Byrd’s Racing team, as they team up with Dale Coyne Racing for the 2016...

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Hunter-Reay and Borg-Warner Trophy Make Waves on Capitol Hill

Hunter-Reay and Borg-Warner Trophy Make Waves on Capitol Hill Verizon IndyCar Series driver and 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay took the world-famous Borg-Warner Trophy to Washington, D.C., yesterday as part of ongoing 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil celebrations. Hunter-Reay and the trophy caught up with Speaker of the […]

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Alfe Heat Treating to Sponsor Third AJ Foyt Racing Entry for the “Indy Double”

Alfe Heat Treating to Sponsor Third AJ Foyt Racing Entry for the “Indy Double” No. 35 tribute livery will commemorate A.J. Foyt’s record 35 Indy 500 starts   WALLER, Texas March 17, 2016—Alfe Heat Treating will sponsor the No. 35 Honda Dallara to be driven by Alex Tagliani in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running...

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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
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    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
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