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Indianapolis 500 Airing on ABC for 50th Consecutive Year

ESPN on ABC ESPN3 to Offer Second Screen Experience with Onboard Camera Views  Continuing a Memorial Day weekend TV tradition that began in 1965, ABC will air the Indianapolis 500 for the 50th consecutive year on Sunday, May 25. The telecast of the 98th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing begins with a one-hour pre-race show at 11 a.m. ET with the green flag waving at 12:12 p.m. What began as highlights in black-and-white on ABC’s Wide World of Sports in 1965 has evolved into ESPN’s massive production of the modern telecast for ABC, one of the largest and most complex that ESPN does each year. The production will utilize 92 cameras to televise the premier event of the Verizon IndyCar Series, including three onboard cameras per car ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch goes to backup car after Indy 500 crash

The aftermath of Kurt Busch's wreck - Photo Credit: Mike Young for IMS INDIANAPOLIS -- Kurt Busch is going to a backup car. His Andretti Autosport team will not be able to repair the damage incurred after Busch's crash Monday during practice for the Indianapolis 500 in time for Sunday's race. So, Busch will switch ... FULL STORY »

Indianapolis 500 Teams Turn Attention to Race Setup at IMS

Ed Carpenter speaks with Helio Castroneves - Photo Credit: Dana Garrett for IMS INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, May 19, 2014) - After two days of entertaining but hectic qualifications, the 33 starters for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race turned their attention to Race Day car set-up during a five-hour session on the ... FULL STORY »

Mark Cuban to Serve as 98th Indianapolis 500 Honorary Starter

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Logo INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 19, 2014 - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced today that Dallas Mavericks Owner and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban will serve as the honorary starter of the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race ... FULL STORY »

Carpenter back-to-back Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner

Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara poses for a photo after winning the pole position for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 18, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 18, 2014) - Ed Carpenter will start from the pole of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race for the second year in a row. The 33-car field is the fastest in Indianapolis 500 history (229.382 mph), breaking the previous record of 228.648 mph ... FULL STORY »

2014 VICS Indianapolis 500 Pole Day Qualifying Results

2014 Indianapolis 500 Logo 2014 INDYCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race INDIANAPOLIS - Results of qualifying Sunday for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Verizon IndyCar Series event on the ... FULL STORY »

Carpenter tops Day 1 Qualifying for 98th Indianapolis 500

Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara poses for a photo for after qualifying for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 17, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 17, 2014) -- Ed Carpenter turned the fastest four-lap average speed in Round 1 of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, but he'll have to make another run May 18 to capture the Verizon P1 Award ... FULL STORY »



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2014 VICS Indianapolis 500 Day 1 Qualifying Results
Posted 05.17.14
2014 INDYCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS) Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Indiana 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race INDIANAPOLIS - Results of qualifying Saturday for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with Rank, car ...FULL STORY »
Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara during practice for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 16, 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Carpenter tops 230 mph on abbreviated Fast Friday at IMS
Posted 05.16.14
INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 16, 2014) - Ed Carpenter turned the fastest practice lap since 2003, as rain-shortened "Fast Friday" preparations for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Carpenter's lap of 230.522 mph, turned less than 15 minutes into the abbreviated "Fast Friday" session set ...FULL STORY »
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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying 101
Posted 05.16.14
SATURDAY QUALIFYING • All entries are guaranteed one attempt to qualify between 11 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. • The fastest 33 cars will make up the provisional field for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race based on the fastest four-lap average time. • Once the qualifying session ends, the top ...FULL STORY »
Pagenaud To Wear Senna Helmet Scheme in 98th Indy 500
Pagenaud To Wear Senna Helmet Scheme in 98th Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.16.14
INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2014) - Simon Pagenaud will celebrate the life of his hero, three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna, in the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25 by wearing a helmet with a unique blend of Senna's design and Pagenaud's trademark red scheme. "Ayrton Senna has been the ...FULL STORY »
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Ganassi, McElreath, Mehl, Rahal, Simpson to be Inducted into Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Posted 05.16.14
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 16, 2014 - The five 2014 Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored on Thursday night, May 22, as part of the annual Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers dinner at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis are as diverse as any class in recent history. And with A.J. Foyt being recognized ...FULL STORY »
2014 VICS Driver Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet - Photo Credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images
Castroneves Turns Fastest Lap of Indianapolis 500 Practice
Posted 05.15.14
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 15, 2014) - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves topped the fifth day of preparations for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race with a lap 227.166 mph (39.6186 seconds), the fastest of the month. Thirty-three drivers, including the debut this month of first-year participant James ...FULL STORY »
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James Hinchcliffe Cleared to Resume Indy 500 Practice
Posted 05.15.14
Following a medical evaluation today by the INDYCAR Medical team, Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe has been cleared to resume all driving duties, including practice for the 98th Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe, who suffered a concussion during the May 10 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, will take the wheel of the No. ...FULL STORY »
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RumChata® Supports Lone Survivor Foundation With Freedom Bottle Launch at Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.15.14
RumChata and Andretti Autosport Team Up On Race Day To Raise Additional Funds for Lone Survivor CHICAGO (May 15, 2014) -- The Indianapolis 500 will set the stage to launch RumChata's Freedom Bottle program to support the Lone Survivor Foundation. The not-for-profit organization restores, empowers, and renews hope for wounded service ...FULL STORY »
Takuma Sato Unveils Special 2014 Indy 500 Helmet
Takuma Sato Unveils Special 2014 Indy 500 Helmet
Posted 05.15.14
Will auction it after the race to benefit charity INDIANAPOLIS May 15, 2014—A chance to own a piece of racing history! That opportunity for race fans and serious collectors alike will become a reality for one bidder after this year’s Indianapolis 500. Driver Takuma Sato will put his race-worn helmet, especially designed ...FULL STORY »


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