Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment | Joe Skibinski

Newgarden: “Tremendous champion” O’Ward would have been “just as deserving of a winner” following epic ending to the 2024 Indy 500

Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward have reflected on their thrilling duel in the closing laps of the 2024 Indy 500 that was delayed by rain. The Team Penske driver pulled off a stunning overtake at turn 3 on the final lap to take a second successive win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Through strategy, Arrow McLaren’s O’Ward…

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Photo Credit: Penske Entertainment | Dana Garrett

Exclusive interview | We’re “much faster than where we are starting” — Conor Daly confident of strong Indy 500 performance

Former GP3 race winner and GP2 driver Conor Daly is set to contest his 11th Indy 500 on Sunday. The IndyCar veteran has finished in the top ten the last two years. For the 108th Indy 500, Daly starts 29th. While the starting position is not what he would like, he feels that his car…

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Photo credits: Penske Entertainment | Matt Fraver

Indy 500 polesitter McLaughlin on his qualifying laps: “Some of the best laps I had ever driven”

The Penske driver has signed the fastest average pole speed in the history of the 500, for a very dominant display from the entire team. In fact McLaughlin, alongside his teammates Will Power, who had been fastest on Day 1 of Qualifying, and latest 500 winner Josef Newgarden, has managed to do a front row…

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Indy 500 | IndyCar Practice | Newgarden fastest ahead of a very consistent Herta and Power

After the drama of Qualifying it’s time for the drivers to focus on their race setup instead in a two hours long Practise session. After the first sets of laps have been put in, fastest is Penske’s Will Power in 224.983mph, but top speed won’t be the main goal for today. Honda engines are recovering…

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Photo credits Penske Entertainment Karl Zemlin

Indy 500 | Last Chance Qualifying | Siegel bumped after crashing on his final attempt

Who won’t take part in the 108th running of the Indy 500? Four drivers will take part in the Last Chance qualifying: rookie driver Nolan Siegel, who has missed out on quite a bit of practise following a Fast Friday crash, Graham Rahal, whose qualifying has been strongly impacted by engine troubles, Marcus Ericsson, with…

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Indy 500 | Qualifying | Scott McLaughlin fastest as Kyle Larson books a spot in the Fast 6

Ryan Hunter-Reay went first and his average was 230.567mph. 231.440mph, 230.118mph, 230.197mph, 230.519mph was the speed on his four laps. Rinus VeeKay was next following his extraordinary Saturday. His average was 232.610mph. 233.499mph, 232.777mph, 232.194mph, 231.975mph was the speed on his four laps. Pato O’Ward was third out and his average was 232.584mph as he…

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Indy 500 | IndyCar Practice 6 | Palou on top in a quiet session ahead of Qualifying

The last practice session ahead of the first day of qualifying for the 500 was delayed due to intense fog on track. Group 1’s allotted track time began half an hour after the scheduled starting time, with rookie Ganassi driver Kyffin Simpson the first out on track, followed by JHR’s Grosjean, who was the first…

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Indy 500 | Fast Friday | Newgarden fastest on 4-lap average at IMS as Penske power their way to a 1-2-3

Josef Newgarden led the field on the last day the teams will get to prepare for qualifying weekend for the Indy 500.  Newgarden set an average four-lap speed of 234.063 mph. This is only 0.154 from last year’s pole position by Alex Palou of 234.217 mph. The rest of the top 3 both were taken…

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