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  • Josh Williams among nominees for third- quarter NMPA Spirit Award
    • Josh Williams among nominees for third- quarter NMPA Spirit Award
    Josh Williams received one of the highest honors of his racing career this week with his nomination for the National Motorsports Press Ass‘n Third-Quarter Pocono Spirit Award. Williams is one of three nominees for the honor, alongside Roger Penske — the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and Team Penske — and […]...2020
  • • Kevin Harvick out of Championship contention but looking for 10th win
    Kevin Harvick has won a career-high nine races in 2020, the wins coming at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where he won twice, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a sweep of the doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Dover (Del.) International Speedway and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. If he wins at Phoenix […]...2020
  • • Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand Prix
    The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Oct. 2-3) was one of the cleanest events the NTT IndyCar Series has seen so far this year. Both events avoided yellow flags, and very few drivers had the kind of disastrous weekend that has haunted the series this year. So in … The post Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand...2020
  • • Dixon, Newgarden To Decide IndyCar Title In Street Fight
    Momentarily booted out of the headlines by Will Power at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden will settle the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship later this month in a bona fide street fight. Team ......2020
  • • 2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis
    The NTT IndyCar Series finished its doubleheader schedule with the 2020 Harvest GP, and the newly-created event did not disappoint. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course produced two races full of passing and with a side order of panic as IndyCar teams scrambled for points ahead of the season finale. Team Penske returned to dominance, … The post 2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learn...2020
  • • Power goes wire-to-wire; Newgarden closes in
    Will Power led every lap of Saturday's Havest GP IndyCar Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while teammate Josef Newgarden cut Scott Dixon's lead in the championship standings to 32 points with one race remaining....2020
  • • 2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins, Shrinks Championship Gap
    Josef Newgarden, Team Penske’s best hope for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship, took a major step forward Friday (Oct. 2) in the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. While Newgarden didn’t always look dominant, he had a clean, calm race that ultimately led to victory. It’s … The post 2020 Harvest Grand ...2020
  • • Newgarden stays in title fight with 1st Indy win
    Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense and moved within 40 points of series leader Scott Dixon with his win in the Harvest GP on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway....2020
  • • Castroneves follows new path in return to Indy
    Helio Castroneves is driving for Arrow McLaren SP for this weekend's IndyCar doubleheader on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after making 310 starts for Team Penske starting in 2000....2020
  • • 2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis
    The 2020 Harvest GP (or Harvest Grand Prix) is the first time the NTT IndyCar Series has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course more than once in a season. Being a doubleheader (Oct. 2-3), it will actually be the season’s second and third races on the IMS road track as well as two of … The post 2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis appeared f...2020

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway injury and suspension

  • • Tommy Joe Martins’ Crew Chief Suspended for Shady Rays 200
    NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tommy Joe Martins will be without regular crew chief Daniel Johnson this Thursday, June 9, at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson was suspended on Tuesday (July 7) in reaction to the rear axle coming off of Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet at last weekend’s race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. No … The post Tommy Joe Martins’ Crew Chief Suspe...2020
  • • Xfinity Series crew chief Daniel Johnson suspended by NASCAR
    Daniel Johnson, the crew chief on Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet, has been suspended from Thursday night’s Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway for a safety violation.Around Lap 52 of 62 in Saturday’s inaugural series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the rear axle from Martins’ car dropped on the track and ended up leaving a trail of fluid that required extensive ...Keep reading...2020
  • • NASCAR issues suspension, fine in post-Indianapolis penalty report
    NASCAR officials issued a suspension and a fine to a pair of Xfinity Series teams following last weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. RELATED: Race results No. 44 Martins Motorsports crew chief Daniel Johnson has been suspended for the next NASCAR Xfinity Series points event, Thursday's Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway (8 p.m. ET, […]...2020
  • • NASCAR and IndyCar collide for racing extravaganza at Indy
    The once-frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has finally thawed and the result is a blockbuster event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - even without fans. NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will share a venue with IndyCar on the same weekend for the first time, a doubleheader conveniently forced by the frantic rescheduling required by by the coronavirus pandemic. The f...2020
  • • NASCAR Cup: Kasey Kahne may return at Dover
    Kasey Kahne will test this week to determine if he may return to his No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet for the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on the schedule at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Oct. 7. Kahne has missed the last four races — the regular-season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the entire three-race first round of the 2018 playoffs — as a result of a h...2018
  • • NASCAR Xfinity: Chase Elliott returns to GMS Racing for Darlington, Indianapolis
    GMS Racing has added two races to its deal with Chase Elliott that has put the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver behind the wheel of the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for several races. Elliott has returned to GMS to drive the No. 23 in Saturday’s Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and the Sept. 8 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Spencer G...2018
  • • Bourdais returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after crash
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sebastien Bourdais returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, eight days after a scary crash that left the Frenchman with a fractured pelvis, hip and two ribs....2017

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  • • NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus
    NASCAR's extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin should continue - has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. “Clearly I have this ...2020
  • • NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus
    NASCAR's extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - where the back-and-forth battle between Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin should continue - has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will miss what was supposed to be his final Brickyard 400 as he quarantines following the Friday test result. “Clearly I have this ...2020
  • • NASCAR races on at Indy after Johnson contracts coronavirus
    NASCAR’s extravagant weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been rocked by its first driver testing positive for the coronavirus...2020
  • • Tony Stewart not ruling out Indy 500 run, suspects 2020 is possible
    Speaking to Rutledge Wood during rain delay coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, driver Tony Stewart mentioned that he has not closed to door on a possible Indy 500 run. Stewart dropped just about everyone’s name in the interview mentioning he had offers to drive from Penske, Rahal-Letterman […]...2018
  • • NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne announced his intentions Thursday on Twitter, saying “I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I’m at ease with the decision that I have made.” The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18 victories in 15 years in the Cup Series, including a playoff-clinching one last season at fa...2018
  • • NASCAR Cup: Kasey Kahne announces retirement
    Kasey Kahne announced via Twitter (@KaseyKahne) on Thursday morning his retirement from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of the 2018 season. Below, is the statement he tweeted: Kahne was offered an additional year on his contract with Leavine Family Racing to continue as driver of the No. 95 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. This season is his first as driver of the No. 95 af...2018
  • • Victor Oladipo will drive Pace Car at Indianapolis 500
    From forgotten role player in Oklahoma City to the star of Indiana, the past several months has been a whirlwind for Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo.A former No. 2 pick of the Orlando Magic, the 26-year-old Oladipo was acquired by Indiana from the Thunder in the blockbuster Paul George trade this past summer.He proceeded to put up a career-best performance for his new team, averaging 23.3 poi...2018
  • • DiBenedetto to Return to Go FAS Racing in 2018
    Coming off a strong first half of the 2017 race season, Go FAS Racing announced at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday that Matt DiBenedetto and crew chief Gene Nead have signed a contract extension keeping the pair together for 2018. DiBenedetto, who will make his 91st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start on Sunday, joined Go FAS Racing prior to the beginning of the 2017 season. The Cal...2017
  • • Kasey Kahne Out at Hendrick Motorsports after 2017 Season
    By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Just two weeks ago, Kasey Kahne was celebrating his first win since 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and had seemed to help his prospects of staying with Hendrick Motorsports for another year, but even a win in one of the biggest races on the schedule couldn’t keep Kahne with the team he has driven for since 2012. On Monday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Kah...2017
  • • Hit the bricks? Kahne hopes Brickyard 400 win can save job
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kasey Kahne was busy celebrating his win in the Brickyard 400 and missed his team owner state plans are not set for the No. 5 car next season. You know, Kahne’s ride. The one he’s under contract to drive in 2018. “I didn’t hear that until I got home,” Kahne said. But there was little need for a spoiler alert warning on team owner Rick Hendrick’s news. “I pretty much knew it,”...2017

Indianapolis Motor Speedway stats

  • • Indianapolis 101: TV times, key statistics, revised procedures and more
    The NASCAR Cup Series is set for its trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this season. Speedway, Indiana, will play host to Sunday's Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered By Big Machine Records (4 p.m. ET, NBC, IMS Radio Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). This weekend marks the third crown-jewel event in 2020. As has been the […]...2020

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  • • Marco Andretti Fastest In Third Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice
    The Andretti family curse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has entered its fifth decade. 1969 was the last and time a member of America’s most legendary racing family was award the spoils of victory as the champion of the Indianapolis 500, but one man is poised to change that, and he’s off to a fast … The post Marco Andretti Fastest In Third Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice app...2020
  • • Johnson on COVID-19: "I don't think you can be careful enough"
    Johnson tested positive for the novel coronavirus Friday afternoon which will force him to miss Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ending a streak of 663 consecutive starts since becoming a full-time Cup Series driver in 2002.Early Friday morning, Johnson’s wife, Chandra, had received a positive test result after developing allergy-like symptoms while on a trip to ...Keep readi...2020
  • • Bob Lazier, former CART top rookie, dies at 81
    Bob Lazier, CART's rookie of the year in 1981 and the father of IndyCar drivers Buddy Lazier and Jaques Lazier, died Saturday, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced. He was 81....2020
  • • Jarrett Andretti to fulfill dad's wish with Indy race
    Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he makes his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100 next month....2019
  • • Indy’s Hulman George Passes Away
    Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George died Saturday in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83. Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016. She was also a pioneer as co-owner of a team that raced at the highest levels of Midwestern auto racing, in [...]...2018
  • • DiBenedetto to Return to Go FAS Racing in 2018
    2017

Top Indianapolis Motor Speedway news

  • • NASCAR: Tony Stewart hints at future return
    Tony Stewart was slated to compete in this Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While that won’t happen, he hasn’t ruled out a return. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart had the opportunity to drive a stock car for the first time in a few years at Circuit of the Americas […] NASCAR: Tony Stewart hints at future return - Beyon...2020
  • • IMS decides to run Brickyard 400 without fans
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will run the NASCAR Brickyard 400 without fans as part of its Fourth of July weekend schedule that also includes an IndyCar race and an Xfinity Series race....2020
  • • NASCAR: Kevin Harvick goes back-to-back at the Brickyard
    Kevin Harvick secured his fourth victory of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season and his second consecutive win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Denny Hamlin wrecked. It appeared as though Indianapolis Motor Speedway would produce the third consecutive 1-2 finish for the #11 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and the #4 Ford of […] NASCAR: Kevin Harvick goes back-to-back at the...2020
  • • NASCAR: Tony Stewart confirms return with Stewart-Haas Racing
    Tony Stewart hasn’t competed in a NASCAR race in over three years, but that is set to change this July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Xfinity Series. The last time three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart competed in a NASCAR race was at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the season finale back in November 2016. […] NASCAR: Tony Stewart confirms return with Stewart-Haas Racin...2020
  • • Speedway eerily quiet as IMS hosts 500 sans fans
    The town of Speedway, Indiana, is quiet and the streets largely empty as Indianapolis Motor Speedway prepares to host the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, a race postponed from May by the coronavirus pandemic. This year's race will be run without fans....2020
  • • IndyCar to open May with virtual IMS race
    IndyCar announced Saturday that it will kick off the month of May with a virtual race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway featuring a 33-driver field for the 175-mile event. The Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for August due to the coronavirus pandemic....2020
  • • NASCAR: Tony Stewart won’t compete at Indianapolis
    Tony Stewart was going to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but that will not happen. Before the 2020 NASCAR season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart announced that he was planning to compete in the Xfinity Series race at the […] NASCAR: Tony Stewart won’t compete at Indianapolis - Be...2020
  • • Watch: Wreck ends Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended his NASCAR Cup Series career without a win at one of motorsports' most iconic track....2017
  • • NASCAR: Indianapolis starting lineup – Joey Logano on pole
    Joey Logano drew the pole position for Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske’s Joey Logano is set to start Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the pole position in his #22 Ford after drawing the top […] NASCAR: Indianapolis starting lineup R...2020
  • • IMS eyes 50% attendance limit for Indy 500
    The Indianapolis 500 is set to run in August with 50% fan capacity, a total that could still hit six figures at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway....2020
  • • Indy 500 live updates, results, highlights from the 2020 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    We're tracking live updates and highlights from the 2020 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Follow along here....2020
  • • IndyCar cancels opener, races through April
    IndyCar's season opener, as well as all races through April, were canceled on Friday. The next scheduled race is the GMR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 9....2020
  • • NASCAR results at Indianapolis: Kasey Kahne wins wreck-filled Brickyard 400 in overtime
    Kasey Kahne kissed the bricks Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, capturing one of NASCAR's "Majors," the Brickyard 400....2017
  • • Top Fives for Team Penske at Indy
    Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano came up short in their bid to score team owner Roger Penske’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, bringing home two top-five finishes....2017

Indianapolis Motor Speedway schedule, game

  • • 2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis
    2020
  • • Castroneves follows new path in return to Indy
    2020
  • • Time to bring Road Course Ringers back?
    One of the first things that immediately jumped off the page at me when I took my first look at the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was the fact that there are now six points-paying road course races on the circuit. Joining mainstays Watkins Glen, Sonoma, and the Charlotte Roval will be Road America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, and the Circuit of the Americas in the upcoming seaso...2020
  • • NASCAR: Will the Indy road course save the Brickyard 400?
    The NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is set to take place on the road course in 2021. Will it restore the luster to the Brickyard 400? The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was released on Wednesday, and one of the changes on the schedule was the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brickyard 400 […] NASCAR: Will the Indy road course save the Brickyard 400? -...2020
  • • Seeking Full-Time Ride, James Hinchcliffe Scores 7th in Indianapolis 500
    Despite running just three races in so far in 2020, James Hinchcliffe made the most of his final scheduled start with Andretti Autosport, coming home seventh in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Aug. 23). Hinchcliffe finished 18th and 11th at Texas Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, respectively, … The post Seeking Full-Time Ride, James Hinchcl...2020
  • • Seeking a Full-Time Ride, James Hinchcliffe Scores 7th in Indianapolis 500
    Despite running just three races in so far in 2020, James Hinchcliffe made the most of his final scheduled start with Andretti Autosport, coming home seventh in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Aug. 23). Hinchcliffe finished 18th and 11th at Texas Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, respectively, … The post Seeking a Full-Time Ride, James Hinch...2020
  • • Notes: Penske Addresses Indy Fans
    Conspicuous by his public absence during the “Month of August” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger S. Penske will give the command to start engines this afternoon for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. Sunday’s scheduled ......2020
  • • After Spinning from the Lead, Noah Gragson Finishes 3rd at Daytona Road Course
    With a third-place finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and a sixth-place finish at Road America, Noah Gragson entered the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Daytona road course with hopes of continuing to run well at road courses this season. With the new algorithm to set the starting lineups, Gragson started … The post After Spinning from the Lead, Noah Gragson Fi...2020
  • • Thirty-Three To Begin Practice At Indianapolis
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Practice for the 104th edition of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to open Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where a field of 33 entries has been “guaranteed” a spot in ......2020
  • • Indy 500 reduces capacity from 50 percent to 25 percent
    The Indianapolis 500 is still on schedule for Aug. 23, but race officials are cutting their original plan for the crowd in half. According to Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will announce plans to limit fans to 25 percent of capacity. The permanent seating capacity at the track is 250,000, and [more]...2020

Indianapolis Motor Speedway rumors, scandals

  • • NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons
    2018

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