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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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Karam Paces Second Day of Indy 500 Practice; Coletti Passes Rookie Orientation

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Karam Paces Second Day of Indy 500 Practice; Coletti Passes Rookie Orientation INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2015) - The chase for speed and unlocking the secrets of the new superspeedway aero kits began in earnest with the second day of practice for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Thirty cars logged nearly 1,100 laps on a day abbreviated by an early afternoon shower, with Sage Karam posting the fastest lap (225.802 mph) in the No. 8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chevrolet. "It's only the first day, so it's not about how fast you are today," said Karam, who…

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Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List

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Six Former Winners Headline 99th Indianapolis 500 Entry List INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 10, 2015) - Six former champions are among the drivers named to the entries filed for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24. Thirty-three drivers have been named for 34 entries. Chevrolet engines will power 17 entries, Honda 17 in the race, which will mark the debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork produced by the engine manufacturers. The former Indianapolis 500 champions entered are: Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014) of Andretti Autosport, Tony Kanaan (2013) and Scott Dixon (2008) of Chip Ganassi Racing, Helio Castroneves (2001,…

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Power Wins From Pole at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Power Wins From Pole at Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power backed up his Verizon P1 Award and track qualifying lap record with a dominant victory today in the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led 65 of the 82 laps and won by 1.5023 seconds over Graham Rahal on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power's 25th career victory broke a tie with Bobby Rahal and Ralph DePalma for 16th on the all-time Indy car list…

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Power Breaks Track Record at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Power Breaks Track Record at Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 with a lap of 1 minute, 9.4886 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying segment on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power broke Simon Pagenaud's year-old track lap record of 1:09.6716 set in the first segment of qualifying. Pagenaud went on the win the 82-lap race from the fourth starting position. It was the third track record eclipsed…

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Dixon Paces Opening Day of Practice for Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Dixon Paces Opening Day of Practice for Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2015) - Three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon recorded the quickest lap time of 25 drivers during the first day of practice for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Dixon's lap of 1 minute, 10.6971 seconds in the second of two sessions on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course was one second off the track record set by Simon Pagenaud in May 2014. "It's always a lot of fun when you're at Indianapolis, road course or oval. I think this…

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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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Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Fast Facts

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Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit, a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course (clockwise) Race distance: 82 laps / 200 miles Entry List:  Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Eight sets primary, three sets alternate Twitter: @IMS @IndyCar, #GPofINDY, #IndyCar Event website: www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Simon Pagenaud 2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Sebastian Saavedra, 1:23.8822, 104.672 mph Qualifying lap record: Simon Pagenaud, 1:09.6716, 126.062 mph, May 2014 (Segment 1). ABC race broadcast: Saturday, May 9 (3:30 p.m. ET) Allen Bestwick is the lead announcer for ESPN on…

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Montoya Leads Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opening Day

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Montoya Leads Indianapolis Motor Speedway Opening Day INDIANAPOLIS (May 3, 2015) - Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was highlighted by a significant jump in speed in the on-track debut of superspeedway aero kits from Chevrolet and Honda. Twenty-one drivers surpassed last year's fastest lap of Opening Day as drivers turned more than 1,800 laps in preparation for this month's 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Click HERE to view and download the practice results of Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "It's faster, for sure, no doubt about it. Speeds are going to be up," 2014…

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Honda Unveils Superspeedway Aero Kit; Sponsor announcements for Penske, BHA, Ganassi and more

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1.    Honda Unveils Superspeedway Aero Kit Designed for Indianapolis 500 Performance 2.    Avaya To Back Pagenaud at Indianapolis, Other Events 3.    Angie's List to Sponsor Chaves, BHA in Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis 4.    Carpenter Eager to Learn About Aero Kits 5.    Ganassi Lands Ivy Tech Partnership for Karam 6.    Fisher to Expand Business Interests in Speedway with Karting Track Click HERE to view and download the May 3 Indianapolis Oval Promoter Test Participant List. 1. Honda unveils superspeedway aero kit designed for Indianapolis 500 performance: Reduced drag and increased engine performance equal speed on…

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Post-Event Infractions

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Post-Event Infractions INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2015) - INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, which was held April 25-26 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.: • Chevrolet received a deduction of 20 manufacturer championship points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations. According to Rule 10.6.4.4, 20 points will be deducted for a non-minor engine repair to the Chevrolet engine in the No. 8 entry. Chevrolet notified INDYCAR and completed the repair within the scope of the rules. • INDYCAR officials fined crew members of Team Penske a…

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Honda Superspeedway Aero Kit to be Unveiled at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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  INDYCAR will host an unveiling of the Honda superspeedway aero kit package at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 30 at 2 p.m. (ET). The event adds more activity to the schedule prior to opening weekend at the famed 2.5-mile oval, including the May 3 Promoter Test which marks the on-track debut of superspeedway aero kits from both Honda and Chevrolet. The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 24 will mark the competition debut of superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits designed, manufactured and supplied by Honda and Chevrolet. Cars will be differentiated by their shapes on…

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Post-Event Infractions

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 22, 2015) - INDYCAR announced the following post-event infractions from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which was held April 17-19 on the Streets of Long Beach, Calif. • INDYCAR officials fined a crew member of KV Racing Technology $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(f) (fueling without visor down). • INDYCAR officials fined crew members of A.J. Foyt Enterprises a total of $1,500 for violating Rule 7.9.6 (failure to attend equipment during pit stop), Rule 7.10.1.11 (crew member not wearing proper attire) and Rule 7.10.1.12 (too many crew members over pit wall). • INDYCAR officials fined a crew…

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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Fast Facts

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Track: Barber Motorsports Park, a 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) Race distance: 90 laps / 207 miles Entry List:  Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Five sets primary, three sets alternate Twitter: @BarberMotorPark @IndyCar, #HIGPA, #IndyCar Event website: www.barbermotorsports.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay 2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Will Power, 1:08.3120, 121.209 mph Qualifying lap record: Scott Dixon, 1:06.7750, 123.999 mph, April 2013 NBCSN race broadcast: Sunday, April 26 (3 p.m. ET) NBCSN qualifying broadcast: Sunday, April 26, (2 a.m. ET, tape delay) Leigh…

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Verizon IndyCar Series Video News Feed: Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Qualifying

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INDYCAR is providing a digital Video News Feed featuring material from the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Video News Feed recaps Firestone Fast Six qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, the second round of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The video is available for download in the Multimedia - Video News Feed section ofmedia.indycar.com. Highlights may also be downloaded via direct link athttps://file.ac/ewtsG9XzwOc/. Sound with the top qualifiers can also be found onmedia.indycar.com in the Multimedia - Video News Feed section and via direct link athttps://file.ac/FtIMdLDfQi0/. Shotlist: New Orleans scenic shots 1-6 NOLA Logo Aerial of track Practice…

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NOLA Qualification Rainout Puts Montoya on Pole

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AVONDALE, La. (April 11, 2015) - Faced with starting deep in the field for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana after spinning out early during a wet Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying session, points leader Juan Pablo Montoya benefitted from a rainout that promoted him to the front of the grid. Due to the cancelled session, the starting grid for the April 12 race at NOLA Motorsports Park will be set by entrant points, per INDYCAR rules. Since Montoya won the only race thus far in 2015 - the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29 - he…

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Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Qualifying Results

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AVONDALE, La. - Qualifying Saturday for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Verizon IndyCar Series event at the 2.74-mile NOLA Motorsports Park, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine. Field set by entrant points after qualifications were rained out. 1. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy 2. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy 3. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy 4. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy 5. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy 7. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda 8. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda 9. (20) Luca Filippi, Dallara-Chevy 10. (27) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda 11. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda 12. (67) Josef…

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Kanaan Leads Opening Day of Practice at NOLA Motorsports Park

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AVONDALE, La. (Friday, April 10, 2015) - Tony Kanaan, who will make his 296th career Indy car start this weekend, posted the quickest lap in the first practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. It was a good first day for Kanaan as he shoots for the Verizon P1 Award in qualificationsSaturday, then goes for the win in the 75-lap race Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) at NOLA Motorsports Park. Kanaan, driving the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 18.8753 seconds (125.058 mph) on the 2.74-mile, 13-turn road course…

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INDYCAR Mandates Structural Upgrades to Manufacturers’ Bodywork Components

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INDYCAR Mandates Structural Upgrades to Manufacturers' Bodywork Components INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, April 9, 2015) - INDYCAR announced it has mandated structural upgrades to strengthen designated Honda and Chevrolet bodywork components in advance of this weekend's inaugural race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. The modifications include the addition of components that will improve the overall strength of the bodywork for both manufacturer entries. The components have been redesigned by each manufacturer and approved by INDYCAR for implementation for the balance of this season. "We applaud both Honda and Chevrolet for their efforts to implement these changes," said Derrick Walker, INDYCAR…

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Montoya Comes Full Circle at St. Petersburg

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Foremost, Juan Pablo Montoya had to be honest with himself early in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season.  Qualifying 18th and finishing 15th in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was an inauspicious start, and though he could easily have put the emphasis on acclimation to a new car and racetracks after a 14-year hiatus from Indy car racing, Montoya said he "had to grow as a driver." "Last year was a tough year for us at the beginning. We knew that," said Montoya, who won the 1999 CART title and 2000 Indianapolis 500 before moving to Formula…

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ABC Supply to Title Pocono Race

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The penultimate race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway has been renamed the ABC Supply 500. The racetrack in Pennsylvania and the building supplies distributor announced the entitlement earlier today. Pocono Raceway will host the Verizon IndyCar Series for the third consecutive year for the 200-lap race that will play a crucial role in the championship. Juan Pablo Montoya, who won the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, won at Pocono from the pole last year. "ABC Supply is a true industry leader and their love of racing couples our own,"…

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Montoya Holds Off Teammate Power to Win Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sunday, March 29, 2015) - Juan Pablo Montoya held off Team Penske teammate and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power over the final 27 laps to win the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by 0.9930 of a second. Montoya held a 3.3-second advantage over Power following an exchange of final pit stops on Laps 81 and 82, but Power closed to within 0.6147 of a second on Lap 100 and was sizing up his best opportunity to attempt a pass of Montoya's No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Power, who set the track record…

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Quote Sheet

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MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 27 Snapple Honda):  "Honestly, it was the hardest fought 10th (place) of my career. Sort of just different balances all the time - three problem cars in every corner. We were really on top of the racetrack, but we'll work to figure things out sooner rather than later." SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS (No. 11 Team Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing Chevrolet):  "It was a solid result for the Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing team, but it was a bit up and down. Initially, it felt like we had something special going. I got TK (Tony Kanaan) and the car had good pace. Then I made…

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Team Penske Sweeps Top Four to Start Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2015) - Team Penske swept the top four positions in the Firestone Fast Six, led by Verizon P1 Award winner Will Power, during qualifications for Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion recorded a lap of 1 minute, 0.6931 of a second in the 10-minute session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn St. Petersburg temporary street circuit in the competition debut of aerodynamic bodywork supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. In the first two rounds of qualifying, Power set and reset the track record that Sebastien Bourdais (1:00.928)…

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Qualifying Results

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  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Qualifying Saturday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8 mile(s) St.  Petersburg street circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.6931 (106.767) 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.7252 (106.710) 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8356 (106.517) 4. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8532 (106.486) 5. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:01.1496 (105.970) 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1545 (105.961) 7. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1182 (106.024) 8. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:01.1670 (105.939) 9. (9)…

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Power Lends Opening Day of Practice at St. Petersburg

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  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 27, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power kicked off the "aero era" by recording the quickest lap time in today's initial practice session for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Power's lap of 1 minute, 1.4709 seconds in the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet breezed past the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning lap of 1:01.8668 produced by Takuma Sato on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit. Power was among five drivers, including Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya (1:01.6996) and Helio Castroneves (1:01.7000), to better last year's pole time, even without…

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INDYCAR Launches 2015 ‘Rivals’ Campaign to Highlight Verizon IndyCar Series’ Culture of Speed

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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, March 25, 2015) - INDYCAR announced today it has launched the second year of its 'Rivals' advertising campaign, which features drivers including 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, defending Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, rising young stars Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Josef Newgarden and several others. INDYCAR will utilize platforms in TV, print, radio and digital media to expand the reach and appeal of the Verizon IndyCar Series and connect its drivers to the sport's culture of speed, daring and celebrity.  Click here to view the "Rivals" national TV commercial…

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#INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge Kicks Off 2015 Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) - Fantasy racing has returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series with today's launch of the #INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge driven by Firestone. INDYCAR's newest fantasy game allows fans to become Team Manager by fielding a four-driver lineup for each Verizon IndyCar Series race with a stockpile of prizes on the line each week as the stars of the series go wheel-to-wheel for race wins. The rewards are substantial, highlighted by the ultimate grand prize - a VIP experience at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2016 - and supplemented by weekly…

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FAST FACTS – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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  Track: 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit (clockwise) Race distance: 110 laps / 198 miles Entry List:  Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (PDF) Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 15 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate Twitter: @GPSTPETE, @IndyCar, #FirestoneGP, #IndyCar Event website: www.gpstpete.com INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com 2014 race winner: Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car)  2014 Verizon P1 Award winner: Takuma Sato (No. 14 ABC Supply A.J. Foyt Racing car) ... 1 minute, 01.8668 seconds (104.738 mph) in Firestone Fast Six Qualifying lap record: Sebastien Bourdais on Feb. 22, 2003 (1:00.928; 106.710…

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ESPN Player Expands INDYCAR’s International Live, On-Demand Coverage

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ESPN Player Expands INDYCAR's International Live, On-Demand Coverage All 16 races, including the Indianapolis 500, will be broadcast live on ESPN's online streaming service for fans across Europe, the Middle East and Africa All qualifying sessions, race highlights and Indy Lights races available on-demand ESPN Player will bring fans across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (excluding the UK, France, Italy and South Africa) live and on-demand coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series season as a new channel on the digital subscription service. The eagerly-anticipated first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series will be held on March 29 in St.…

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INDYCAR Increases Leaders Circle Payouts, Dixon aims for Florida Double and More

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: 1. INDYCAR increases teams' Leaders Circle payout to $1.25 million for 2015 2. Dixon would join elite company with 12 Hours of Sebring victory 3. Allison Transmissions marks centennial with CFH Racing at IMS 4. Castrol EDGE returns as Bryan Herta Autosport associate sponsor 5. Of note: Local company supports Andretti Karam, Kimball to attend IMS Night with Indiana Pacers Ganassi adds Global Rallycross team 1. INDYCAR increases teams' Leaders Circle payout to $1.25 million for 2015: INDYCAR announced today an increase of $250,000 to its Leaders Circle program, which raises the total annual payment for…

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TWENTY-ONE DRIVERS TOP 2014 BARBER POLE SPEED DURING TWO-DAY TEST

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TWENTY-ONE DRIVERS TOP 2014 BARBER POLE SPEED DURING TWO-DAY TEST BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 17, 2015) -- Will Power, who has won twice at Barber Motorsports Park and was the Verizon P1 Award winner for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, posted the quickest lap of the two-day Verizon IndyCar Series test of the new aerodynamic bodywork supplied by Chevrolet and Honda at the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course. The reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, had a best lap of 1 minute, 7.3118 seconds (123.010 mph) in the March 17 morning session.…

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News from INDYCAR: Bestwick Back; Teams continue development

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES - March 17, 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: Bestwick back with ABC in 2015 Teams continue development next week Of note: Pappas joins KV Racing Technology/KVSH Team Penske finalist for Sports Team of the Year Andretti Autosport partners with global tech company 1. Bestwick back with ABC in 2015: Ticking off the multitude of storylines associated with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Allen Bestwick might have lobbied for a larger broadcast window on ABC. Bestwick enters his second year as the chief announcer, with former Indy car drivers Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever Jr.…

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Aero Kit Testing Underway at Barber Motorsports Park

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The initial pre-season test for all 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series participants brought new excitement with the introduction of the Chevrolet and Honda bodywork aero kits. Twenty-three drivers eagerly tested March 16 on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park road course. "It's really a new era," Team Penske's Simon Pagenaud said before the first session. The two-day test is designed to prepare teams and drivers for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29 (3 p.m. ET, ABC), which will mark the competition debut of the road/street course and short oval aero components. While development…

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INDYCAR News and Notes – March 16, 2015

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  LEAF RACEWEAR TO PRESENT HARD LUCK AWARD FOR MAY MODIFIE D MADNESS SERIES New Egypt, NJ – Leaf Racewear has come aboard for the second annual May Modified Madness Series by presenting the Hard Luck Award during the May Modified Madness Finale presented by Liberty Toyota Scion and Amwell Auto Body on Saturday, May 30th at New Egypt Speedway. Leaf Racewear will be contributing $250 gift certificates to Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth in bracket standings, along with the driver who endures the hardest luck throughout the finale night on May 30th, towards any Elite Series Firesuit. The May Modified…

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INDYCAR Tests On-Board Track Positioning LED Display System at Barber

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - This week at Barber Motorsports Park, INDYCAR is testing new technology that will track each car's position on the racetrack and display it in real time via a LED display panel on each side of the chassis. The series is targeting the implementation of the track positioning system, which will also display when a driver triggers the push-to-pass feature, for early in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. "This project started over a year ago in concept and it really is about how we can get fans more engaged, allow them to see more of what's going…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 13, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: In-your-face introduction: Aero kit test at Barber Bowers & Wilkins moves to primary sponsor She's back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti Pro sports stars help kick off St. Pete opener Mann named Captain for Central Indiana Race for the Cure Of note Team '15 season preview: Focus on points, pointers Associate sponsor announced for Filippi at St. Pete Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana brings on DHL for inaugural race Scott Andersen partners with Hell & Knarr for 2015 Comerica Bank Free Prix Day returns 1. In-your-face introduction: Aero kit test at Barber: Chevrolet and Honda…

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INDYCAR to host KV Racing Technology and KVSH Racing on Teleconference

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KV Racing Technology (KVRT) co-owner and 1996 Indy car champion Jimmy Vasser, four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais (2004-2007) and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Stefano Coletti will be available on an INDYCAR media teleconference TODAY, March 11 at 2 p.m. (ET). KVRT recently announced that Coletti (No. 4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet) will join Bourdais (No. 11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet) during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. WHAT: INDYCAR Teleconference with KV Racing Technology and KVSH Racing GUESTS: Jimmy Vasser, KVRT co-owner Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet Stefano Coletti, No. 4 KVRT Chevrolet WHEN: 2 p.m. (ET), TODAY…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 10, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series Headlines: D-A Lubricant returns as RLL Racing sponsor Ergonomic assessment for multiple benefits KV Racing Technology pairs Coletti with veteran Bourdais IMS to celebrate release of Pattern Magazine, Indy Girls at Pagoda Party Of Note: Team '15 season preview: 'Race for wins right away' Hunter-Reay gets a pass for missing ticket unveil Sunoco extends its role as the official fuel 1. D-A Lubricant returns as RLL Racing sponsor: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced that D-A Lubricant Co., a heavy duty and industrial lubricant compounder/blender, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Honda driven by Graham…

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INDYCAR to Host KV Racing Technology and KVSH Racing on Teleconference

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KV Racing Technology (KVRT) co-owner and 1996 Indy car champion Jimmy Vasser, four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais (2004-2007) and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Stefano Coletti will be available on an INDYCAR media teleconference on Wednesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. (ET). KVRT recently announced that Coletti (No. 4 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet) will join Bourdais (No. 11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet) during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. WHAT: INDYCAR Teleconference with KV Racing Technology and KVSH Racing GUESTS: Jimmy Vasser, KVRT co-owner Sebastien Bourdais, No. 11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet Stefano Coletti, No. 4 KVRT Chevrolet WHEN: 2 p.m. (ET),…

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Arrow Electronics to Sponsor SPM, Hinchcliffe in 2015

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  Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - March 5, 2015 - During each Arrow Electronics Internet of Things Immersions event, Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Sam Schmidt relays his experience of working with Arrow on machine-to-machine technologies - the same technology that enabled him to drive a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette at more than 100 mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval last May. The former Indy car driver, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2000 practice crash that left him a quadriplegic, says it was one of the most exhilarating days of his life. Earlier today,…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – March 3, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit Dixon seeks to extend streaks this season First series title motivates Power for more 'Focus' Tops Box Office, Indy cars Impress Stars Of note: Newgarden's NBA debut is a slam dunk Tickets on sale for Milwaukee IndyFest Single-day tickets on sale now for 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Dixon added to 12 Hours of Sebring lineup 1. Teams take delivery of road/street and short oval aero kit: Teams aligned with either Chevrolet or Honda have taken delivery of the initial…

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WARNER BROS. FILM “FOCUS” FEATURES VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 24, 2015) - Race fans will recognize the familiar sound of a Verizon IndyCar Series car when heading to theaters Feb. 27 to catch the opening of "Focus," a Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Scenes with Verizon IndyCar Series cars were shot at NOLA Motorsports Park, which hosts the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on April 12, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Indianapolis 500-winning team owner and former Indy car driver Bryan Herta of Warren, Mich., and Carlos Muñoz, the 2014 Sunoco Rookie…

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INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Feb. 19, 2015

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Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine Chevrolet renderings of road/street aero kit Karam to start opener at St. Pete Jakes added to Schmidt Peterson Motorsports lineup Author John Green happy with his fantasy INDYCAR team Of note: Wilder adds punch to home state event Krewe of Bacchus hosts drivers on Officer's Float Drivers to attend screenings of "Focus" movie Winterfest begins at NOLA 1. Drivers showcase athleticism at NFL Combine: Josef Newgarden and Sage Karam were invited to the home of the Indianapolis Colts for the NFL Combine, where hundreds of…

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THE STARS OF CHIP GANASSI RACING

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SCOTT DIXON TONY KANAAN CHARLIE KIMBALL THE MODERATOR: We are joined by 'The Veterans,' Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. We have the stars of Ganassi Racing. We also have Charlie Kimball joining us. Tony and Scott, been busy already this year. SCOTT DIXON: Yes. Obviously excited to be talking about IndyCar and kicking it off and getting ready for the season. Testing for us, we've had a few weeks off, looking forward to the new aero kits, Chevy showing a little bit of theirs today. Hopefully we get to see Honda's sometime soon. Yeah, obviously starting off the year in a winning way, which is always exciting. The…

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The Next Generation

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An interview with: JOSEF NEWGARDEN GABBY CHAVES SAGE KARAM THE MODERATOR:  We have what are billed as The Next Generation, drivers who had successes in a variety of our ladder series. Sage. SAGE KARAM:  I'm going to start this off by saying I have an announcement that I'm going to be at St. Pete in the Chip Ganassi No. 8 car, GE LED sponsorship.  Really looking forward to that.  Looking forward to getting in the series again.  Yeah, let's get the series going. THE MODERATOR:  Going back to Florida with more good news. SAGE KARAM:  I'm always in Florida, which…

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The Stars of Andretti Autosport

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RYAN HUNTER-REAY MARCO ANDRETTI CARLOS MUNOZ THE MODERATOR:  These are three gentlemen who had tremendous success here.  We saw Ryan at the museum.  Carlos has been Rookie of the Year.  Marco has done exceedingly well here with some great finishes. Ryan, we'll start with you.  You come back to this place.  A whole new perspective, I would think, as the defending champion of the event, and also as a gentleman who has won the Verizon IndyCar Series. RYAN HUNTER-REAY:  It's a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for myself personally to be an Indy 500 winner.  We feel like we're…

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A New Chapter For Team Penske

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An interview with: WILL POWER JUAN PABLO MONTOYA HELIO CASTRONEVES SIMON PAGENAUD THE MODERATOR:  Juan, good to have you back in an IndyCar.  Had a pretty good 2014. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA:  Yeah, it was okay.  At the beginning we sucked, I knew we were going to suck, so that was okay.  At the end of the year I felt I was doing a really good job.  Still felt like we were miles off in qualifying.  I have to really work at that. I thought our race pace was good.  Just need to put it all together. THE MODERATOR:  You got…

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