Ed Carpenter Racing, Team Penske dominate Fast 9 qualifying positions

Four teams will battle for the pole position of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, but two of those teams have 7 of the Fast 9 positions covered. Given no-tow speeds on Friday, it’s not surprising to see all four of the Team Penske drivers (Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, and Will Power) in that mix, but the pleasant surprise and crazy impressive feat of Saturday was seeing Ed Carpenter Racing put all three of their cars in the first three rows. Spencer Pigot, strapped in to his No. 21 Preferred Freezer Service ECR Chevrolet, was the fifth … Continue reading Ed Carpenter Racing, Team Penske dominate Fast 9 qualifying positions

Mecum’s May Connection to Karam and Pagenaud

Today, Tuesday May 16th, marks the first day of car auctions at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with Mecum! If you’re in the area, make sure you head over and check it out this week. Even if you’re not in the market to purchase one of the vehicles, you can treat it like an auto show and enjoy the eye candy of these polished-up automobiles. If you are looking to own a Porsche Cayman from the personal collection of Verizon IndyCar Series champion, Simon Pagenaud, head to the auction on Friday, May 19th. He dropped the news on Twitter a few … Continue reading Mecum’s May Connection to Karam and Pagenaud

My Unfortunate Kickoff to the Month of May – An Open Letter to my Readers

This is certainly not how I saw my Month of May unfolding. Bags are half-packed, car is empty, and this designer gown I’m currently wearing is a style from Diane Von Furstenberg, but it’s a clinical gown for patients of Cleveland Clinic hospitals… a far cry from the ones I get to wear to formal IndyCar events.  Since October, I’ve been dealing with some pretty serious health issues. Unless you are family or a close friend of mine, you likely have no clue what I’ve been going through the past 7 months. I am not a big proponent of sharing … Continue reading My Unfortunate Kickoff to the Month of May – An Open Letter to my Readers

Push to Pass [S3E11] – From Barber to Phoenix

A look back at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama leads us right into previewing the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix for the Verizon IndyCar Series. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/P2P-S3E11-From-Barber-to-Phoenix.mp3 Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | RSS Download: Push to Pass Podcast Season 3 Ep. 11  In this Episode: Live Full Throttle: Fourth IndyCar Win for Newgarden Marks First with Team Penske IMS Seating To Be Smoke-Free Beginning in October 2017 Fans Can Enjoy IMS Museum for Free during INDYCAR Grand Prix Weekend INDYCAR, INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY RETAIN TIES WITH PURDUE GRAND PRIX BARBER RACE TELECAST RATING JUMPS … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E11] – From Barber to Phoenix

Push to Pass Podcast [S3E10] – Tackling the Twitter Talk; HIGPA Preview

The original crew is back to it this week, and by ‘it’ of course, I mean shenanigans. A preview of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama wraps up a week of IndyCar news, so catch up on what you may have missed: First robotic Grand Marshal named to an IndyCar event Back Home Again in Indiana singer announced for the 2017 Indy 500 A rolling stage to bring musical performances to all 4 turns of IMS this May Continued partnership between Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix and City of Windsor details A new sponsor with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, from … Continue reading Push to Pass Podcast [S3E10] – Tackling the Twitter Talk; HIGPA Preview

Jack Harvey Confirmed for Indy 500 Ride with Andretti Autosport

Andretti Autosport announced today in Long Beach that Jack Harvey will be piloting their 5th entry for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. AutoNation will be sponsoring Harvey in the No. 50, signifying the 50 million customers that AutoNation has served. Jack will become part of their Drive Pink campaign in June, after Ryan Hunter-Reay’s time with them in May. Marc Cannon, COO of AutoNation expanded on the initiative, “At AutoNation dealerships throughout the country… if you go in for service or you buy a vehicle, we put pink plates on there. If you make a donation, we match … Continue reading Jack Harvey Confirmed for Indy 500 Ride with Andretti Autosport

AJ Foyt Racing will field Ohio-native Zach Veach in 101st Running of Indianapolis 500

Another Mazda Road to Indy graduate will be running in the Indianapolis 500 this May. AJ Foyt, Jr. and Larry Foyt announced today that they would be fielding Zach Veach in the No. 40 Chevrolet, sponsored by the Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim . Indy Women in Tech is also the sponsor for the LPGA event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this September from the 4th to the 10th. Four of the Brickyard Crossing  golf course’s holes are inside the iconic oval track. The No. 40 on the car signifies the number of years since Foyt’s fourth … Continue reading AJ Foyt Racing will field Ohio-native Zach Veach in 101st Running of Indianapolis 500

Focus on ‘500’, Returning Sponsors Add Up to Promising 2017 for Graham Rahal

Earlier today, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing confirmed that Steak ‘n Shake will return for a third season of sponsorship on the No. 15 Honda of Graham Rahal. Look for the bow-tie firesuit and red livery at the season kickoff in St. Petersburg next month, the iconic Indianapolis 500, the Rahal’s hometown race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and at Gateway Motorsports Park, the newest race on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule. The latter on that list is one of Steak ‘n Shake’s largest U.S. markets, so fans should expect a new fan event in St. Louis this August, celebrating the … Continue reading Focus on ‘500’, Returning Sponsors Add Up to Promising 2017 for Graham Rahal

Oriol Servia Proves that Hard Work Pays Off

When Oriol Servia was called upon in the fall of 2015 to race the No. 25 at Sonoma Raceway in honor of Justin Wilson, he admits that he struggled. Not with the decision – that was never a question. The struggle was with the physicality of the drive itself, fighting with the car to get through the race. He wasn’t ready for race mode, and he felt it. He used that frustration during the offseason to drive his desire – he got a great diet going, found a new gym (where he sees Arnold Schwarzenegger on a regular basis) and … Continue reading Oriol Servia Proves that Hard Work Pays Off