Archive | May, 2016

Indianapolis 500 Race Report

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 played to a sellout crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a rare live local television audience, and was won by a surprising rookie who coasted across the finish line out of gas. The day 99 years in the making was filled with pomp and circumstance and more […]

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IndyCar Dads: Ryan Hunter-Reay ‘living a dream’ with his wife, 2 sons

By Dave Calabro, WTHR Sports Director | wthr.com FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In sunny South Florida, life moves a bit slower – even when you’re cruising on the water with 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and his first mate. “This is the boss, Ryden. Say ‘hi’ buddy,” Hunter-Reay encourages his son. The 3-year old […]

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Indianapolis 500 Race Preview

Fast Facts Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile oval Race distance: 200 laps / 500 miles Firestone tire allotment: Thirty six sets for use throughout the month Twitter: @IMS @IndyCar, #Indy500, #IndyCar Event website: www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2015 race winner: Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) 2016 Verizon P1 Award winner: […]

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Countdown to Indy: #5 – Ryan Hunter-Reay ends longest non-American Indy 500 winning streak in 2014

By Mike Larson | Autoweek Countdown to Indy: 100 headlines that shaped the greatest spectacle in racing Ryan Hunter-Reay’s 2014 Indianapolis 500 triumph wasn’t just notable for being the driver’s first victory at the yard of bricks. Hunter-Reay’s victory ended a streak of non-American drivers winning the race. Since 2007, Hunter-Reay is the only American […]

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Report: Pole Day

“We left all we had in the DHL Honda on track today – it was on rails. Perfect qualifying run, just came up short. We have a great car – the crew has done a tremendous job putting together an incredible car. It’s great to start on the front row of the 100th Running of […]

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Report: Day One

“We had the fastest car on Wednesday – which was great, but we had some troubles toward the end of the week so today we’ve just been getting up to speed. Are first run we just didn’t have the balance, but our last run was great! I really have to give credit to the whole […]

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Day 3: Hunter-Reay sits atop 100th Indianapolis 500 practice chart

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 18, 2016) – Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t getting ahead of himself. The Andretti Autosport driver knows it’s only two days into practice for the epic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Some competitors may not have shown all their cards yet, but sitting atop the speed chart today […]

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Day 2: Hot Wheels commemorates 100th Indy 500 with trophy full of storied die-cast cars

INDIANAPOLIS — Hot Wheels, the iconic maker of scale die-cast toy cars for nearly a half-century, is helping commemorate the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with the unveiling today of the Hot Wheels Indy 500 Championship Trophy. Based on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy that features the likeness of […]

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