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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.

Andretti Cars Top Day 2 Of Indy Practice

Marco Andretti was second fastest in Day 2 of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Monday. (Dave Heithaus photo)

And here comes the “Andretti Armada.”

Penske Cars Top First Indy Practice Day

Helio Castroneves posted the third fastest time during Sunday's Indianapolis 500 practice session. (Al Steinberg photo)

Team Penske swept the top three spots on the speed chart as practice for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race opened at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Pagenaud Survives Brutal Indy Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud (77) had just enough fuel to win Saturday's Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Dave Heithaus Photo)

When the idea of having a road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway just two weeks before the Indianapolis 500 was announced, the intent by IndyCar and IMS management was to have a show-stopping event.

Saavedra Shocks, Takes Indy GP Pole

Sebastian Saavedra celebrates after winning the pole for Saturday's inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Few Verizon IndyCar Series fans know much about Colombia’s Sebastian Saavedra, but after the fourth-year driver won the Verizon P1 Pole Award for Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, that will likely change.

Grand Experiment Begins In Indianapolis

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers hit Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course for practice Thursday. (IndyCar Photo)

The new era at Indianapolis Motor Speedway began Thursday under beautiful blue skies and 86-degree conditions – perfect weather for fans to take an afternoon off especially when there was no admission being charged.

Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates In Alabama

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his second-straight victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama as he lead Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti to the yellow and checkered flags in a race that ended under caution after Russia’s Mikhail Aleshin crashed toward the end of the contest.

Josef Newgarden Continuing To Impress

Josef Newgarden continues to impress in Verizon IndyCar Series competition for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. (IndyCar Photo)

Qualifications for the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of Alabama and the Firestone Fast Six included all of the usual suspects at Barber Motorsports Park.

Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Barber

Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay set the pace during April's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Apparently, Ryan Hunter-Reay has figured out what it takes to be fast at the 17-turn, 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park.

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