Posts Tagged ‘Indy 500’

Gary Bettenhausen passes away at 72 years of age

Gary Bettenhausen passes away at 72 years of age

Click here to read a statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the death of driver Gary Bettenhausen.

Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500

Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500

[IMS PR] INDYCAR announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Infield “glamping” now available for Indianapolis 500 weekend

Infield “glamping” now available for Indianapolis 500 weekend

[IMS PR] For the first time ever, Indianapolis 500 fans will have the opportunity to rent a limited number of high quality weatherproof set-up tents featuring a variety of amenities in the IMS infield during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 race weekend, May 22-26.

Kurt Busch to run Indy with Andretti, attempt the Double

Kurt Busch to run Indy with Andretti, attempt the Double

[Andretti/IndyCar PR] It has been over a decade since it was last completed, but this May NASCAR Champion Kurt Busch will endeavor to become only the fourth driver in history to contest the “Double” – competing in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile race in the same day.

Hot quotes from the Villeneuve/Schmidt Peterson announcement

Hot quotes from the Villeneuve/Schmidt Peterson announcement

Earlier today, Schmidt Peterson Motosports co-owners Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson announced that the team will field an Indianapolis 500 entry for 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve. An edited selection of key quotes from the announcement is presented here.

Kanaan unveils 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket

Kanaan unveils 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket

[IMS PR] 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan unveiled the artwork for the 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket during a 500 Festival Corporate Members event Feb. 24 at the Crane Bay Event Venue in downtown Indianapolis.

Indy journal: 1993

Indy journal: 1993

The big events concerning this year’s race were the many changes made at the Speedway since last year’s race, the subsequent drop in speed, the retirement of two of the race’s four-time winners, the unexpected failure of another former winner to qualify for the race, and the outstanding performance of one of the most popular rookies in Speedway history.

Colorful Granatelli became true icon of Indianapolis 500

Colorful Granatelli became true icon of Indianapolis 500

[IMS PR] Andy Granatelli — known appropriately as “Mister 500″ — understood better than anyone the spirit and challenge of the Indianapolis 500, said J. Douglas Boles, President of IMS.

Kanaan cherishes likeness on Borg-Warner Trophy

Kanaan cherishes likeness on Borg-Warner Trophy

[IMS PR] Throughout his racing career, Tony Kanaan has hungered to see his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy as one of the spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500. That long-sought achievement was finally realized Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

Alex Tagliani, Barracuda Racing aim for turnaround

Alex Tagliani, Barracuda Racing aim for turnaround

Alex Tagliani and Barracuda Racing have all the tools to turn around their 2013 season. All they need is a little bit of good luck.

Tradition keeps bringing fans back to the Indy 500

Tradition keeps bringing fans back to the Indy 500

In her latest article for the Toronto Star Wheels, Steph looks at the common bond that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Indianapolis every year: tradition.

MFW podcast episode 84

MFW podcast episode 84

On this week’s More Front Wing podcast, Paul and Steph analyze the 2013 Indianapolis 500 from flag to flag and discuss the news that JR Hildebrand is out of his ride at Panther Racing before previewing the upcoming Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.