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Indianapolis 500 – 2018 – Thursday, Media Day – 8:15 a.m. – Open, more from Hinch and Pippa, and Tuesday and Wednesday wrap

By Tony DiZinno Tuesday and Wednesday did not feature any on-track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But the field of 33 drivers and their crews competing in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil were still plenty busy. Here’s Thursday’s on-track schedule: 9:30-10 a.m. Indy Lights Practice 1 11-11:30 a.m.  Indy Lights...

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Indianapolis 500 qualifications – 2018 – Pole Day, 10:50pm – Close, Ed’s third pole, and faster vs. slower

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich The Butler University Men’s Basketball team’s mascot is the Butler Bulldog, “Blue III.” Today Butler alumnus Ed Carpenter achieved his own personal “Blue III,” with a popular third Indianapolis 500 pole on home soil. A Carpenter pole is always a nice result for the locals and it capped off...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Thursday – 7 PM – Post-script on JR Hildebrand’s incident

By Tony DiZinno Just as a quick update to the end-of-day times, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing passed on this quote from JR Hildebrand after his incident today in Turn 3. Hildebrand was checked, cleared and released after contacting the wall exiting Turn 3 and Turn 4. Hildebrand had examined the left rear suspension of the...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Thursday – 6:30 PM – final time sheet and quick post-session notes

By Tony DiZinno It’s a pair of veterans who topped Thursday’s seven-hour practice, with 29-year-old Graham Rahal going into his 11th Indianapolis 500 and 43-year-old Tony Kanaan going into his 17th ‘500 atop the timesheets. — Rahal, 34th on Wednesday, felt it important to “put down a lap” early and eliminate any chatter that he...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Thursday – 4:00 PM – more practice notes, time sheet, and updates on Pietro Fittipaldi and Dale Coyne’s No. 19 car

By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich A couple car name notes that are updated: Oriol Servia’s No. 64 Honda is now the Scuderia Corsa/Manitowoc car, and Zach Veach’s unmistakable bright yellow and orange No. 26 Honda is the Relay Group One Thousand One car for Andretti Autosport. Shortly after Steve sent the last update, we...

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I-PAS ‘goggles test’ provides major advancement in INDYCAR concussion evaluation

INDYCAR drivers are now required to undergo a clinical eye-tracking computer test recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. It has been implemented as part of the sanctioning body’s concussion evaluation protocol, it was announced today. Drivers competing in this month’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – plus drivers in the Mazda […]

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Pacers’ All-Star, Hoosiers’ Hero Oladipo To Drive 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car at 102nd Indianapolis 500

Victor Oladipo, who blossomed into an NBA All-Star in his first season with the Indiana Pacers, will drive the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car and lead the field of 33 drivers to the start of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Oladipo averaged […]

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Wednesday – 6:50 PM update – practice notes, quotes, stats and timesheet

By Steve Wittich “Yeah, just still early days,” said Marco Andretti after getting out of the car after setting the quickest lap of practice. “But checking off the boxes right now. A lot of test items. We got through a ton of stuff today. It was a pretty productive day. We got the car to...

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Wednesday – 4:00 PM update – practice notes and time sheet

By Tony DiZinno After a couple days back-and-forth to Milwaukee since the INDYCAR Grand Prix, happy to say I’m back in Indianapolis a day sooner than I anticipated and am down here for the rest of the month. Just after 4 p.m. ET, there were only three yellow-flag interruptions all day, all for track inspections....

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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Wednesday – 12:45 PM update – practice notes, time sheet and other news nuggets

By Steve Wittich As of this update, all 35 cars have been on track. Andretti Autosport veteran Marco Andretti with a lap at 226.900mph has the quickest lap of the day when a yellow came out for a cut tire. 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan is currently the quickest driver on the no-tow speed...

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