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Ganassi Cars Pace Indy 500 Carb Day

Scott Dixon was fast during Indianapolis 500 final practice and in the pit stop competition. (Walt Kuhn/IndyCar photo)

Target/Chip Ganassi Racing scored a sweep on Carb Day for the 98th Indianapolis 500 while Gabby Chaves snatched away victory by the narrowest of margins in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race.

IndyCar Mechanic Goslee On The Rise

Brian Goslee has emerged as a top mechanic in the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock.

Brian Goslee is a crew member that stands out in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the pit area at the other events on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

Page Comes Full Circle At Indianapolis

Paul Page in 1985. (IMS Archives Photo)

Paul Page’s career has literally come full circle at the most famous oval in the world – Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Newgarden Tops Indy Charts, Busch Crashes

Josef Newgarden topped the charts on the final full day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Al Steinberg Photo)

The day after the final round of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 is traditionally a quiet day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway while the field of 33 drivers fly off to locations around the United States for a Media Tour.

Twice Is Nice For Carpenter At Indy

Ed Carpenter celebrates after winning his second Indianapolis 500 pole Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Ginny Heithaus Photo)

After winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 for the second straight year, Ed Carpenter’s nickname should be “Easy Ed.”

Carpenter Paces Indy 500 Time Trials

Ed Carpenter was fastest on the first day of time trials for the Indianapolis 500 Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

For the second straight year, owner/driver Ed Carpenter was the fastest driver on the first day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500.

Carpenter Hits 230 On Soggy Fast Friday

Ed Carpenter is one of several favorites who could win Sunday's Indianapolis 500. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

It was Flash Flood Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as heavy rain in the morning followed by even more rain in the afternoon made Fast Friday a rather quick affair.

Hinchcliffe Cleared To Drive, Helio Hits 227

James Hinchcliffe (27) returned to the track Thursday after doctors cleared him to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (IndyCar Photo)

James Hinchcliffe is back after the Andretti Autosport driver passed the closed concussion test given to him by the InydCar Medical Staff on Thursday which means the Dallara/Honda driver will be in the car for Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rain Shortens Indy 500 Practice

Scott Dixon was the third-fastest driver in Wednesday's abbreviated practice session for the Indianapolis 500. (David Heithaus photo)

Another day of rain and gloom at Indianapolis Motor Speedway led IndyCar officials to make the unusual move of extending Wednesday’s practice session to 7 p.m. after a five-hour delay because of the weather.

Rain Stops Indy Practice, Viso Fastest

E.J. Viso, subbing for injured driver James Hinchcliffe, was fastest in Indianapolis 500 practice Tuesday before rain cut the day short. (IndyCar Photo)

It didn’t last long but it was sure frantic.


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