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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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Indy 500 | Qualifying | McLaughlin breaks 4-lap average record to storm to pole as Penske sweep the front row

Santino Ferrucci kicked things off in the Fast 6 and had a couple of very close shaves during his run at turns 1 and 4 respectively. His average was 232.692mph. 233.211mph, 232.819mph, 232.425mph, 232.314mph was the speed on his four laps. Kyle Larson was up next. His average was 232.846mph to beat Ferrucci. 233.383mph, 232.903mph,…

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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 Qualifying Day 2 | Newgarden and Legge fastest in Practice

The final practice session ahead of the latest begins with an hour of track time reserved to the drivers taking part in the Fast 12. The first driver to get on track was Pato O’Ward, which signed a four laps average of 233.462mph, consistently better than his yesterday’s achievement. Among yesterday’s surprise names in the…

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Indy 500 | IndyCar Qualifying Day 1 | Second Qualy attempts: Rossi biggest improver, a last minute Veekay and the surprise Hunter-Reay

Seven cars are already in Lane 2, with all Arrow McLaren drivers without a time, as well as Dixon, Veekay and Hunter-Reay The first driver to go out on track in the second part of qualifying was  500 winner Alexander Rossi, who snatches an impressive 233.493 mph on his first lap. After an half mile…

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