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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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Team Penske – Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report – Pole Day

Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying Report – Pole Day Track:                      Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race:                       Indianapolis 500 Date:                        May 21, 2017   No. 1 Menards Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet – Simon Pagenaud Position:                   23rd Four-Lap Time:        2:37.8303 Speed:                     228.093 mp Quote: “The Menards Chevrolet had great balance again but speed is still a little lacking. I’m […]

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Day 2 Qualifying Report: Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS May 21—The final round of qualifying for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 took place Sunday at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a 35-minute practice session which allowed teams to put finishing touches on their cars before embarking on their 10-mile qualifying run. Drivers were allowed one qualifying run to determine their position […]

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      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 […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]