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Marco Andretti says that he believes his car is strong enough to make good progress through the field in the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, if father Michael Andretti can call a good strategy for him.
The two-hour final practice before Carb Day saw Chip Ganassi Racing-Hondas of Alex Palou, Scott Dixon and Jimmie Johnson clock fastest times, while Dalton Kellett suffered the first shunt of the month.
Scott Dixon was thrilled to earn his fifth Indy 500 pole, and said for the Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda team it is “huge”, but said it’s just a step toward nailing a second win on Memorial Day Weekend.
The full 33-car line-up for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Scott Dixon has become a five-time pole-winner at the Indianapolis 500, with the second fastest qualifying run ever seen at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the fastest ever run to pole.
In the new Top 12 session for qualifying at the Indy 500, Scott Dixon edged Rinus VeeKay for pace advanced to the Firestone Fast Six, while Jimmie Johnson had the biggest save of the session but will start his first Indy from the fourth row.
Scott Dixon led Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammates Marcus Ericsson and IndyCar rookie Jimmie Johnson in the four-lap average speeds, as drivers embarked on qualifying simulations ahead of the Top 12 and Firestone Fast Six battles.
Jimmie Johnson, who has graduated to Sunday’s Top 12 fight for pole position in the Indy 500, says the experience was intense for not only himself but also his family.
Indy 500 rookie Romain Grosjean will start next week’s race from the first four rows, but his four Andretti Autosport-Honda teammates failed to crack the top 20.
Takuma Sato had a wild ride into Sunday’s battle for Indy 500 pole position and among others, he’ll face rookies Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson, as rain brought an early conclusion to Day 1 of qualifying.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took full advantage of the favorable temperatures at the start of the day to set the third fastest qualifying run in Indy history, but there was major trouble for several of the stars, including Helio Castroneves, Colton Herta and Marco Andretti.
The once-traditional balloon-release in the pre-race activities at the Indianapolis 500 will not occur this year, and has been replaced by an extra flypast by the U.S. Air Force's legendary Thunderbirds.
Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap of the final practice session before the qualifying runs commence, but Scott Dixon ran the best unassisted single lap and also the best four-lap average without a tow.
Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Tony Kanaan went to the top of the four-lap average speeds in the final five minutes of Fast Friday, as drivers dealt with horrendously windy conditions.
This year’s Indy 500 qualifying procedure will provide thrills but the tweaks have made things more complicated for teams and engine manufacturers. Now potential weather problems have brought the schedule forward.
Halfway through a very difficult Fast Friday, Alexander Rossi has turned the fastest single lap, but Pato O’Ward is the only driver to have set a full four-lap run with an average over 230mph.
Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson has suffered his first slap of the SAFER barrier in an IndyCar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but his car survived the strike relatively unharmed.
Team Penske-Chevrolet president Tim Cindric says reducing to three cars for the 2022 season has had upsides and downsides in preparation for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Team Penske has announced that the team will not race in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship beyond next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.
Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson says that increased boost and reduced downforce will be an intimidating experience on Fast Friday.
Two former Formula 1 drivers, Takuma Sato and Romain Grosjean starred in today’s final practice before Fast Friday ahead of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, but for very different reasons.
One of America’s greatest ever drivers, four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt, has been honored by BorgWarner with a one-of-a-kind Baby Borg trophy.
NTT, IndyCar’s title sponsor and technology partner, has announced an enhanced and more immersive experience for IndyCar fans in time for the 106th Indianapolis 500 in 10 days.
Sarah Fisher is the latest in a long roll-call of celebrities and/or motorsport figures to drive the pace car and lead the eleven rows of three to the green flag for the Indianapolis 500.
IndyCar will no longer run the “two group” qualifying for this year’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, and instead run a session resolved by a typical Firestone Fast Six shootout for pole.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato set fastest time in Day 1 of Indy 500 practice and believes Dale Coyne Racing did strong work in the off-season.
Scott Dixon admits he’s relieved to be focusing on the Indianapolis 500 after a very difficult opening five races of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.
Alex Palou says he learned a lot from his duel with Helio Castroneves for last year’s Indianapolis 500 – but he’s still upset by the result.
Takuma Sato’s Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda entry topped the speed charts on Day 1 of practice at the Indianapolis 500, while Jimmie Johnson starred with third fastest speed.
Stefan Wilson has been cleared to take part in this afternoon’s full-field IndyCar practice session after completing his Refresher course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sage Karam says he’s happy there are only 33 entries in this year’s Indianapolis 500, – although he’s confident anyway that the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-Chevrolet won’t be starting from the back row.
Scott Dixon headed Marcus Ericsson in first practice for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Practice for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge begins Tuesday, May 17. Here’s the schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the next two weeks – weather permitting, of course – and the 33 entries along with their best Indy 500 results.
The race-winner drinking milk – or drenching himself in it – is one of the many iconic images from the Indianapolis 500, but how did the tradition start?
BorgWarner has presented Helio Castroneves with his latest Baby Borg Trophy in honor of his fourth Indy 500 victory, while Jim Meyer and Michael Shank also received their Team Owner’s Trophies.
The Inception Racing McLaren has been penalized after crossing the line first in the GT Daytona class in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio.
Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque clinched victory for Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio, while Inception Racing’s McLaren passed two BMWs late in the race to clinch GTD honors.
Andretti Autosport-Honda driver Colton Herta, who won the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis in baffling mixed conditions, said he was stunned to discover his car was strong in all conditions.
New IndyCar points leader Will Power admitted that seeing his principal championship rivals encounter trouble in the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, he did start thinking in terms of points.
Simon Pagenaud says his second place in the wildly unpredictable GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis was a huge credit to his Meyer Shank Racing-Honda team, and that he loved the challenge of racing in the wet.
Conor Daly scored his best ever finish for Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet in today’s wet-dry-wet GMR GP of Indianapolis but said he struggled with visibility issues due to IndyCar’s aeroscreen.
The second Indy Lights race was interrupted for five hours by lightning and then the IndyCar GP of Indianapolis, but at the conclusion of the race, Lundqvist was a conclusive victor.
Colton Herta scored his first win of the IndyCar season from 14th on the grid after two strategic gambles in a wild, rain-affected race, the Andretti Autosport-Honda ace beating Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.
The Indy Lights field has completed 14 of 35 laps in its second race of the weekend, but lightning in the area forced officials to halt it, and postpone its resumption until after the IndyCar race.
Marcus Ericsson’s Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda set fastest time in raceday warm-up for the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, while IndyCar announced a revised start time to avoid forecast thunderstorms.
Will Power, who took pole for Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, says he savors them more now because they’re becoming ever harder to come by.
Danial Frost delivered his first ever Indy Lights victory, holding off Hunter McElrea to the checkered flag, while Christian Rasmussen and Linus Lundqvist collided and had to stage major comeback drives.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power scored his sixth pole position on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, beating champion Alex Palou by less than half a tenth.
Nyck De Vries says he enjoyed testing an IndyCar for Meyer Shank Racing-Honda, but is maintaining his European ambitions.
Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet’s Pato O’Ward, who won last time out at Barber Motorsports Park, led FP2 for the fifth race of the season, the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Indy Lights driver Kyffin Simpson to a development deal.
All you need to know ahead of the fifth round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Indy road course.
He may only be an outsider for the IndyCar title – at least in 2022 – but Rinus VeeKay is convinced that Ed Carpenter Racing is on a path to take on the sport’s greatest teams. The Dutch star and his race engineer Matt Barnes tell David Malsher-Lopez of their realistic hopes.
All the track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Month of May, with the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis followed by the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.