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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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Indianapolis 500 practice – 2018 – Tuesday – 6:18 PM – Practice notes and final timesheet

By Steve Wittich With two hours left in the first day of practice, the top 10 were: Marco Andretti (224.217 mph), Sage Karam, Charlie Kimball, Ed Jones, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Gabby Chaves, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, and Jay Howard. At just after 4 PM, the yellow flag came out for impending weather. There was...

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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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ISM Raceway in Phoenix – Friday – 1:50pm – a few notes before the first practice session

By Steve Wittich A couple of quick updates before the first Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix practice session begins.  Robert Wickens came into the media center and said that this is the first time that he can remember qualifying on the first day of practice, and for sure the first time he...

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Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Saturday – IndyCar Practice 1 – notes and results

By Steve Wittich Sorry for the delay in getting this update to you. The delay was caused by waiting for Hildebrand to clear medical.  Despite not testing at Iowa Speedway this year, Team Penske unloaded quickly, and ended up in the top three spots of the timesheet. Last year’s winner Josef Newgarden turned the fastest...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – Saturday – Verizon IndyCar Series Practice #3 Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan Today’s only Verizon IndyCar Series practice session got started with the Ambient temperature at 66, and the track at 89 degrees. Max Chilton started the session standing on the pit box as his Ganassi crew was working to make a rear brake change on his car. On the track, Simon Pagenaud was...

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2017 Indianapolis 500 – Monday, May 22 – practice notes and results – 4:35pm

Phew…. and breathe. The 33 entries for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil made it cleanly through a chaotic 3.5 hour practice session. After qualifying on Sunday with reduced downforce and approximately 50hp extra, the teams reverted back to race running in a busy practice session. The field drove a total 6,762.5...

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2017 Indianapolis 500 – Thursday, May 18 – Good Morning – 10:30am

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Yesterday’s breezy conditions limited the 33 entries for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to only 408 laps. If you want an idea of how strong the wind really was yesterday, just take a look at the differences in the trap speeds...

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