Full Throttle Recap: IndyCar Grand Prix

Racing is strong in traditions. Those traditions continued today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The pole-sitter of the IndyCar Grand Prix has gone on to win the race every year except in its inaugural year. Will Power, in his No. 12 Verizon Chevy, has now accomplished that feat three times. His 51st pole this past Friday gave him sole possession of the third place spot on the all-time career pole winners list, a spot he had shared with Helio Castroneves since Gateway in August of 2017. The win itself was a huge milestone for Team Penske, and Power spoke about that … Continue reading Full Throttle Recap: IndyCar Grand Prix

Surprising qualification stints yield familiar results at IndyCar Grand Prix

You’ve seen the billboards if you live in the area: “This is Opening Weekend. This is May.” Or, if like me, you are just in town for the annual month-long pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Speed, you smiled when you saw it on your way to the track this weekend. I know I did yesterday morning, driving down 16th St. It’s finally here. The Month of May is upon us. For the fifth year in a row, the Verizon IndyCar Series will kick off the month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the IndyCar Grand Prix. The 2.439 mile permanent road … Continue reading Surprising qualification stints yield familiar results at IndyCar Grand Prix

Push to Pass [S3E14] – Sam Schmidt After the Showdown and Pippa Mann on Opening Day

Take a deep breath and get ready – this is our first endurance episode! I’m absolutely thrilled to be back on with Dusty and Zach this week, after some time off on personal leave. But there’s no time to waste so here goes! A review of the INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend, a look at how the first 3 days of Indianapolis 500 practice went, the return of Road to Indy Minute, and you get two-times the paddock personalities this weekend because we chatted with both Sam Schmidt and Pippa Mann on Opening Day for the … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E14] – Sam Schmidt After the Showdown and Pippa Mann on Opening Day

Full Throttle Recap: IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The fourth running of the IndyCar Grand Prix was the first one free of cautions in it’s history, dating back to 2014. It was also the first caution-free Verizon IndyCar Series race since the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2016. Unfortunately, that created a parading effect on the event, with only a handful of good passes. It would be reaching to call any of those instances, battles though. While I always prefer a more edge-of-my-seat racing scenario, I appreciate the organic nature of our competitions and understand that not all of them will be nail-biters. I certainly would … Continue reading Full Throttle Recap: IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sam Schmidt Set to Race Mario Andretti, Creating Another Historic Moment at IMS

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will make history, yet again this afternoon. The first head-to-head autonomous vehicle race will take place on the road course at the iconic track at 12:35 p.m. ET. Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and former driver, Sam Schmidt, will take on Indianapolis 500 champion, Mario Andretti in what is sure to be a spectacle in it’s own right. The announcement of this event was made last month during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. When asked if he preferred to drive the SAM Car on oval or road and street courses, Schmidt explained that while … Continue reading Sam Schmidt Set to Race Mario Andretti, Creating Another Historic Moment at IMS

Ten Drivers Break Track Record, Power Earns 47th Pole

This year’s IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway changed from a 3-day event as it’s been for the past 3 seasons, to a 2-day event. At the end of day 1, we saw Power dominating the field across every on-track session. The driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevy is no stranger to success on the IMS road course. He won the pole and the race in 2015 and is looking to achieve the same this weekend, “…Really cool to start at the front again. Really determined to have a good race. I’ve been knocking on the … Continue reading Ten Drivers Break Track Record, Power Earns 47th Pole

Push to Pass [S3E13] – A Pinch of Lemon with Ed Carpenter

This content was originally posted on Slipstream Network:  Dusty catches up with Ed Carpenter to discuss Fuzzy’s Vodka fan outreach ahead of the 101st Indianapolis 500 as Push to Pass returns for a two-wide episode. Zach and Dusty break down the latest news, including more live streaming, 33 cars for Indy and the potential for Michael Shank Racing to increase their Indy car involvement. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.slipstreamnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/P2P-S3E13-A-Pinch-of-Lemon-with-Ed-Carpenter.mp3 Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | RSS Download: Push to Pass Season 3 Ep. 13 The Rolling Start: Colts’ Legend Mathis To Drive Corvette Stingray Pace Car at INDYCAR Grand Prix … Continue reading Push to Pass [S3E13] – A Pinch of Lemon with Ed Carpenter