Indy 500 (2018)
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Will Power and Roger Penske today were awarded miniature replicas of the Borg-Warner Trophy in honor of their conquering the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 last Memorial Day Weekend.
Team Penske-Chevrolet ace and winner of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Will Power has unveiled the image that has immortalized him on the famous Borg Warner Trophy.
Oriol Servia says that his performance at this year’s Indy 500 was one of his best and he hopes it will lead to further races – ideally, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Scuderia Corsa.
Stefan Wilson, who led the Indy 500 as late as Lap 195 but was classified 15th, says he’s still encouraged by his and the team’s performance, and the reaction from his sponsors, family and fans.
Tony Kanaan’s starring role, then misfortune, in last Sunday’s Indy 500 prompted A.J. Foyt to repeat the consolatory expression used by Mario Andretti after he retired while leading the 1987 Indy 500 – “They knew we were here.”
Legendary team owner Roger Penske was unstinting in his praise for both Will Power and the #12 car’s crew members after they clinched his team's 17th Indy 500 victory.
2018 Indianapolis 500 victor Will Power said he started screaming on the last lap of the race as he realized he was going to win, and described the experience of taking Indy victory at his 11th attempt as “overwhelming, amazing.”
Indianapolis 500 runner-up Ed Carpenter says he wishes he’d attacked Will Power on a restart, which was his only realistic chance of stopping him from winning the 102nd running of the event.
The track’s green from overnight rain, ambient temperatures are expected to reach 94 degrees, and the cars are already a handful. But here’s why the racing was always going to look different from what we’ve been used to.
Tony Kanaan says that unlike his victorious run at Indy in 2013, this weekend's race will require drivers and teams to make regular adjustments to the car as they chase "concerning" track conditions in the heat of the race.
Tony Kanaan put the #14 AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet on top in the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500, but Danica Patrick was able to complete only 15 laps after suffering an ECU problem.
Penske's Helio Castroneves believes Indianapolis 500 pole lap speeds could exceed 235mph when the IndyCar series introduces its new engine that is predicted to produce more than 900hp.
Penske’s Josef Newgarden says that James Hinchcliffe’s bumping from the 2018 Indianapolis 500 is a “great" and "sad" story for IndyCar.
Helio Castroneves says that he admires Danica Patrick for not only opening doors for young girls who aim to become racers but also for having the courage to retire following this weekend’s 102nd running of the Indy 500.
James Hinchcliffe, who was bumped from the Indianapolis 500 field of 33, has confirmed that attempts to buy him in by replacing a qualified driver are no longer being pursued.
Sage Karam put Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-Chevrolet at the top of the speed charts, as drivers focused on getting their cars fettled in race trim and went back to raceday turbo boost.
Despite setting Indy 500 pole positions in 2013 and ’14, Ed Carpenter expressed surprise at winning pole for a third time, not only because he turned a 230mph lap but also because he hadn’t been happy with the ECR-Chevrolet on Saturday.
Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton have expressed pride in the fact that both the Carlin-Chevrolets will start the Indianapolis from inside the top 20, as the rookie team outpaced cars from Schmidt Peterson, Ganassi, Andretti and Rahal Letterman Lanigan.
The 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi had a terrible qualifying run and will start from the middle of the last row but says it’s an "opportunity to show what we can do".
Ed Carpenter drove his Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet to pole position for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the third time he’s achieved the feat in six years, while teammate Danica Patrick outqualified Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon.
Bruno Junqueira, who twice had to stand down from the Indy 500 when his ride got sold to a non-qualifier, says that he hopes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports doesn’t buy James Hinchcliffe an entry.
The 2016 Indy 500 polesitter James Hinchcliffe has been knocked out of the 102nd running of the race after a dramatic Bump Day saw him never get up to speed, as Chevrolets dominated, and Danica Patrick made the Firestone Fast Nine.
Helio Castroneves put a qualifying simulation together that sent him to the top of a speed chart that contained just eleven names, only nine of whom set representative times ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying runs.
Despite some drivers expressing worries over the difficulty of passing with the 2018 aerokit in superspeedway trim, Jay Frye, IndyCar’s president of competition, has confirmed the governing body won’t be adding ‘last-minute’ downforce for the race.
Gabby Chaves says he has never witnessed IndyCars create such a big tow, with cars getting a draft when almost 20seconds apart.
Marco Andretti’s 231.802mph from the morning remained the fastest time of the day, and indeed, the Month of May, as teams prepared for qualifying runs tomorrow.
Marco Andretti, Robert Wickens and Ed Carpenter have all broken the 231mph barrier on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speeway, but James Davison has hit the SAFER barrier after losing the rear of his car exiting Turn 2.
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, preparing for his first Indy as a part-time IndyCar driver, admitted learning the new-for-2018 aerokit has been difficult although he says the team has been a big help in the transition.
Graham Rahal, who ended Day 3 of Indy 500 practice at the top of the speed charts, says JR Hildebrand’s accident was understandable because of the extreme nature of the car’s behavior in traffic at IMS with the new spec aerokit.
Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti believe that this year’s Indianapolis 500 may not feature the huge slipstreaming battles that have been a feature at Indy for the past six years – but admit it’s still early to make a definitive judgment.
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves set a 224.665mph fastest time to claim top time of the afternoon session, although his best effort was slower than that of Penske-Chevrolet teammate Simon Pagenaud in opening practice.
Dale Coyne says he hasn’t decided who will sub for Pietro Fittipaldi in the Indy 500, after the Brazilian-American broke both legs in a sportscar shunt at Spa on Saturday.
IndyCar aimed to ensure its new superspeedway aero package will emulate the Indy 500 battles of recent past. The figures suggest the series has got it right. Alexander Rossi and Simon Pagenaud gave their opinions to David Malsher.
After her Refresher test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick said that she was only just starting to follow her instincts regarding the handling of an IndyCar, but was surprised by the effort it took to steer it.
IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens admits that his car’s gearbox gremlin and switch to teammate James Hinchcliffe’s car – along with the nature of the IMS Rookie Orientation Program – made his first of IMS practice more complicated than he expected.
Danica Patrick, Jay Howard and Sage Karam have officially completed the Refresher program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to allow them to compete in qualifying for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Danica Patrick’s return to the track that propelled her to superstardom in 2005 hit a minor delay after a single slow installation lap, as she prepares for her final race.
The 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan sent the team owned by four-time Indy champ AJ Foyt at the top of the times with a 226.181mph lap ahead of the fastest Penske-Chevrolet of Simon Pagenaud.
Honda says it is using support from other series in which it competes to help run its 19 entries in this year’s Indianapolis 500, admitting its capacity was originally for 18 cars.
JR Hildebrand, who was confirmed today as Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s second driver for the Indianapolis 500, says he’s expecting increased expectation in qualifying this year.