Posts Tagged ‘Indy 500’
On the warmest day thus far in the Month of May, Chad witnessed qualifying pit stops, bulldogs in Gasoline Alley, and… confetti on the front stretch?
It’s catch-up day on the More Front Wing podcast as Paul, Steph, and John cover off many of IndyCar’s hot topics such as the finish in Brazil, the Month of May so far, aero kits, Derrick Walker, and much more.
After putting up with chilling temperatures during the first three days of practice, Chad reports that the Speedway finally felt a little bit of May heat today in a very busy day of track activity.
After a slow start in the first two days of practice for the 97th Indianapolis 500, Chad says that Monday got under way much more quickly with Conor Daly turning his first laps at the Speedway.
Chad says Sunday’s weather was just as chilly as Saturdays, but plenty of fans — mothers included — flocked to IMS to watch Sunday’s practice.
MFW correspondent Chad Smith was on the scene at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Opening Day ahead of this month’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. Here’s what he found.
MFW’s Event Summary for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
[Source: Indianapolis Motor Speedway press release] * 97th INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE (All times local, subject to change) Saturday, May 11: OPENING DAY/CELEBRATION OF AUTOMOBILES – $10 admission, 12 and under free 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open, Social Media Garage Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles 11 a.m., Corvette Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza Noon-6 [...]
[IMS PR] Three past Indianapolis 500 winners and four Series champions form part of the field that will line up for the 97th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
[Pippa Mann PR] Dale Coyne Racing has confirmed that Pippa Mann will drive for the team in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
This year’s race will go down in history as one of the weirdest and most unexpected in history, highlighted by the large amount of caution time, cold weather, and the closest finish in the race’s history.
The third consecutive year of rain on the first day of time trials, the possibility of not being able to see the race because of rain, Rick Mears’s fourth race victory, and the appearance of Norman Schwarzkopf at the race were among the highlights at the Speedway this year.