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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS

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Alonso passes Indianapolis 500 rookie test at IMS Story By: Mike Kitchel/INDYcar Photos By: Chris Owens/INDYcar INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) -- Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso needed about an hour of track time today to pass the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program, clearing the way for him to compete in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. "It was fun," Alonso said after making quick work of the three phases of ROP in just 51 laps in his No. 29 McLaren-Honda-Andretti car. "At this moment, everything looks good. Now it's time to start…

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Reminder: Today’s INDYCAR Teleconference Features James Hinchcliffe

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe, who is recovering from surgery for an upper left thigh injury sustained May 18 in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the guest on an INDYCAR media teleconference at 2 p.m. ET TODAY. The 28-year-old Canadian, who competed in the first five races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, won the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana in the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on April 12 before the incident during practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. The Honda Indy Toronto on June 14…

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Briscoe to Drive No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Entry for Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 21, 2015) - Ryan Briscoe didn't think twice about accepting the short-notice request from Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt to drive in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Briscoe, 33, was named today to fill in for the injured James Hinchcliffe in the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" on May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hinchcliffe underwent surgery May 18 for a pelvic and upper left thigh injury suffered in a crash during practice earlier that day. Hinchcliffe is recovering and was transferred…

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Pagenaud Fastest on Fast Friday; All-Female Team to Race with Grace

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2015) - "Fast Friday" proved just that at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with six Verizon IndyCar Series drivers running laps in excess of 230 mph on the final full practice day before qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the results of Friday's  practice session and HERE to view and download the combined practice timesheet. Speeds have been up in practice on the 2.5-mile oval this week from a year ago, in great part due to the new aerodynamic bodywork kits developed by Honda and Chevrolet this season.…

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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Format

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For Immediate Release Media contacts Mike Kitchel, Director, Communications 317-492-6453, mkitchel@indycar.com Kate Guerra, Manager, Advance Communications 317-492-8577, kguerra@indycar.com Katie Donnar, Coordinator, Communications 317-492-8532, kdonnar@indycar.com Arni Sribhen, Coordinator, Media Relations 317-492-8531, asribhen@indycar.com  

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Pagenaud Fastest in Practice; Vautier to Qualify for Davison

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2015) - Simon Pagenaud has watched his teammates grab the headlines since he joined Team Penske at the beginning of this season, but the Frenchman stole the spotlight in the fifth practice session leading up to the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the results of Thursday's  practice session and HEREto view and download the combined practice timesheet. Driving the No. 22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet, Pagenaud logged the best of nearly 2,000 laps turned on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval, at 228.793 mph. Carlos Munoz, who eclipsed…

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Munoz Eclipses 230 mph as Speeds Climb during Indianapolis 500 Practice

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) - Speeds continue to climb as Verizon IndyCar Series teams prepare for the 99th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. In a fast final 30 minutes, the fastest lap of the day exchanged hands four times among four drivers. When the checkered flag flew at 6 p.m. ET, Carlos Munoz had the fastest lap, 39.1098 seconds, 230.121 mph, in the No. 26 AndrettiTV Cinsay Honda - the first lap over 230 mph of the month. Click HERE to view and download the results of Wednesday's  practice session and HERE to view and download the combined practice timesheet. "Really,…

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Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Post-Event Infraction

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2015) - INDYCAR announced a post-event infraction from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which was held May 9 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. • INDYCAR officials have penalized driver Helio Castroneves of Team Penske for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact). Castroneves has been penalized eight points in the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers point standings. "Following every event, the INDYCAR race stewards conduct a review of all racing incidents utilizing all the tools available - including car data, video replays and interviews with the competitors involved," said Derrick Walker, president of competition and operations,…

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Castroneves Tops Timesheets as Indianapolis 500 Preparations Continue

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2015) - The expected gain in miles per hour from the superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork components on the Verizon IndyCar Series cars is becoming more evident with each practice day for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the results of Tuesday's practice session and HERE to view and download the combined practice timesheet. Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves showed he can go fast with and without a "tow" using the new aero kits. Castroneves posted the fastest overall lap as well as the best lap without the aid…

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Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Announce Indiana HopeLine Drive

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Verizon, INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will announce joint participation in a HopeLine drive throughout the month of May to raise critical funds and awareness for domestic violence prevention. The drive invites INDYCAR fans to bring their wireless phones and accessories that are no longer used to donation sites set up around Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. The joint parties will present a $50,000 HopeLine grant to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for the Emergency Housing and Transportation Survivor Fund. Since 2001, HopeLine from Verizon has collected more than 11.4 million phones and granted over $29 million to…

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Manufacturers Championship Points Update

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2015) - INDYCAR announced the following manufacturers' championship points adjustments following the Indianapolis 500 Open Test Day on May 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: • Honda received a bonus of 30 engine manufacturer points for attaining the life cycle minimum for three of its engines. According to Rule 10.6.4.2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, any engine that reaches a lifespan of 2,500 miles will receive 10 bonus for its manufacturer. Honda engines for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry, No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry and No. 98 BHA with Curb Agajanian entry all reached at…

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