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May 28
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INDYCAR News and Notes – May 28, 2012

INDYCAR Logo Today's IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: 1.      Franchitti's experience, enthusiasm tough combination to beat 2.      Inside the Box Score - 96th Indianapolis 500 1. Franchitti's experience, enthusiasm tough combination to beat: Occasionally, Dario Franchitti will ring up Sir Jackie Stewart for some perspective. "Jackie, what do I do here?" Franchitti says. "He'll give me some advice.  He has such an unusual way of thinking about things sometimes." If possible, he would do the same with Jim Clark, the fellow Scot who won two Formula One World Championships and the 1965 Indianapolis 500 whom Franchitti holds in highest regard. "Between (Clark) and Jackie, the guys I wanted to emulate, to drive like," Franchitti says of his youth and appropriate to this day. "I don't ... FULL STORY »

Legge Disappointed with Indianapolis 500 Result

Katherine Legge crosses the Yard of Bricks -- Photo by: Chris Owens for IMS One of the Hottest 500’s on Record Ends with Legge in 22nd Position What is commonly known as “The Month of May” in Indianapolis, the 500-mile race required IZOD IndyCar Series driver Katherine Legge to be in attendance at the Indianapolis ... FULL STORY »

Wade Cunningham, Mike Conway, 2012 IICS Indianapolis 500 Post-Race Recaps

AJ Foyt Racing Logo INDIANAPOLIS May 27, 2012—“It’s heartbreaking,” said rookie Wade Cunningham after his Indianapolis 500 ended early after just 41 laps. Teammate Mike Conway shared the pain. After giving the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda one of its best runs at Indy since ... FULL STORY »

Team Penske Posts Pair of Top-10 Finishes in Indianapolis 500

Ryan Briscoe during a pit stop -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2012) – Team Penske placed two of its drivers in the top 10 Sunday during an Indianapolis 500 that had team expectations as high as the near record temperatures. Ryan Briscoe started from the pole position and ... FULL STORY »

KV Racing Technology Driver Tony Kanaan Finishes Third in 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Tony Kanaan, in the No. 11 GEICO | MOUSER ELECTRONICS - KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Firestone SPEEDWAY, In. – May 27, 2012 – KV Racing Technology driver Tony Kanaan finished third while Rubens Barrichello was the top rookie finisher placing 11th today in the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway ... FULL STORY »

Franchitti Claims Third “500” Win in Honda 1-2 Finish

Franchitti Leads Teammate Dixon and KVRT's Kanaan to the Drop of the 96th Indy 500 Checkered Flag - Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IMS Dario Franchitti came from the rear of the field to win a dramatic Indianapolis 500 Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, leading Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to the checkered flag in a 1-2 finish for Honda in ... FULL STORY »

Graham Rahal, 2012 IICS Indianapolis 500 Post-Race Notes & Quotes

No 38 Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing driver Graham Rahal - Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR/LAT USA Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing Indianapolis 500 Day-End Report IZOD IndyCar Series Race Results for the Indianapolis 500 Race Results (with starting position) 1. (16) Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 220.145 mph 2. (15) Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 220.103 mph 3. (8) Tony Kanaan ... FULL STORY »



2012 IICS Charlie Kimball - Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR/LAT USA
Charlie Kimball, 2012 IICS Indianapolis 500 Post-Race Notes & Quotes
Posted 05.27.12
Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Indianapolis 500 Day-End Report IZOD IndyCar Series Race Results for the Indianapolis 500 Race Results (with starting position) 1. (16) Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 220.145 mph 2. (15) Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 220.103 mph 3. (8) Tony Kanaan (No.11 Chevrolet) at 218.582 mph 8. (14) Charlie Kimball (No.83 Honda) ...FULL STORY »
2012 IICS Justin Wilson - Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR/LAT USA
Wilson Drives Sonny’s Car to the Front of the Field in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.27.12
Indianapolis, INDIANA (May 27, 2012) – Justin Wilson showed winning form, charging from 21st on the starting grid to third place on multiple occasions during the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon. Wilson showed the crowd of more than 300,000 spectators that the No. 18 Sonny’s Bar-B-Q Honda was ...FULL STORY »
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Simon Pagenaud, Townsend Bell, 2012 IICS Indianapolis 500 Post-Race Notes & Quotes
Posted 05.27.12
INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 27, 2012 – Any time you can load two IZOD IndyCar Series cars onto the team transporter after a 500-mile-race with virtually no scratches, the day was successful, and that’s how Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) is measuring its effort in the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Both ...FULL STORY »
2012 IICS James Jakes - Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR/LAT USA
Rookie Jakes Conquers Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.27.12
Indianapolis, INDIANA (May 27, 2012) – In his Indianapolis 500 debut, James Jakes broke into the top-ten of the famed race and ultimately drove the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda to a 15th place finish today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, making him the second-highest finishing rookie of ...FULL STORY »
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Indy 500 Leaves SFHR Rookies 25th and 30th
Posted 05.27.12
INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, May 27, 2012 – On a sweltering day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when records for on-track action and heat were shattered, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) rookie drivers Josef Newgarden and Bryan Clauson both received some tough love from the storied track. Josef Newgarden started his first Indianapolis ...FULL STORY »
JR Hildebrand/No. 4 National Guard/Panther Racing - Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR/LAT USA
Roller Coaster Day Leaves Hildebrand 14th in the 96th Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.27.12
Series of Misfortunes Leaves Former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Outside of Top Ten at Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - (May 27, 2012) – The National Guard Panther Racing team’s run of four consecutive runner-up finishes in the Indianapolis 500 came to a conclusion Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where ...FULL STORY »
Dario Franchitti at the yard of bricks for the 3rd time-- Photo by: Chris Jones for IMS
Franchitti Claims Third Indianapolis 500 Win in Highly Competitive Race
Posted 05.27.12
INDIANAPOLIS - (Sunday, May 27, 2012) -- Dario Franchitti slipped the wreath over his head and took a healthy sip of cool milk in the 91-degree mid-afternoon heat in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. First, however, he donned a pair of white cardboard sunglasses -- a tribute to ...FULL STORY »
Alex Tagliani burns out from pit box -- Photo by: Jim Haines for IMS
Tagliani Earns 12th Place for Team Barracuda-BHA at Indianapolis 500
Posted 05.27.12
Indianapolis, IN - May 27, 2012 - During a record-setting day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alex Tagliani and his Team Barracuda - BHA crew achieved a 12th place finish in a hard-fought race. The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race was the hottest on record, reaching 93 degrees, ...FULL STORY »
Oriol Servia -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IMS
Great Comeback For Panther DRR and Oriol Servia in the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Finishes 4th
Posted 05.27.12
RACE DAY NOTES/QUOTES---- Indianapolis, Indiana, May 27, 2012 Fast Facts: Today marked a career-best result in the Indianapolis 500 for Oriol Servia and Panther DRR. This weekend was the Spaniard's fourth start and he finished the day with his best result for this race. It was the same story for the team. Today's ...FULL STORY »


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