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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Daly & Newgarden Not Allowed To Complete Texas Event

INDYCAR announced Friday their reversed decision to not permit Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden to return to the field when the IndyCar Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway in August.

The Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing cars were involved in a Lap 42 incident which resulted in 2 destroyed Dallara chassis.

The remaining cars will be allowed to use the car and engine of their choice with fuel and tire allotment TBD.

With 71 laps in the books the green flag will drop on the final 177 laps after a systems check by each car, a 25 minute practice followed by an autograph session in the afternoon. The practice will be broken up into two groups for 10 minutes a piece with 5 minutes at the end allotted to the entire field.

The IndyCars will return to Texas August 27.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Texas Race Postponed To August

The rain just wouldn't let up at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the Firestone 600 was postponed to Sunday at 1:06 pm local time.

Come Sunday afternoon the weepers were still weeping, causing a 40 minute delay, but the drivers were finally called to start their engines at 1:44pm.

An hour later the skies opened up, red flagging the race on Lap 71. With an ominous  forecast, INDYCAR made the decision to postpone the race to August 27th.

The one-day event will consist of an autograph session, practice and then the remaining 177 laps of the 600 km race at a time TBD. When the race picks up at Lap 71 the remaining order will consist of:

1 - James Hinchcliffe
2 - Ryan Hunter-Reay
3 - Mikhail Aleshin
4 - Will Power
5 - Ed Carpenter
6 - Gabby Chaves
7 - Helio Castroneves
8 - Charlie Kimball
9 - Carlos Munoz
10 - Juan Pablo Montoya

Both Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden, assuming he's medically cleared to drive, who were involved in a Lap 42 incident are expected to be allowed to return to the race.

Newgarden Okay After Scary Texas Crash

Nearing the end of lap 42 at Sunday's weather delayed Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden were involved in a scary crash.

Exiting Turn 4 Conor Daly got loose, over corrected and turned right into Josef Newgarden who was attempting to pass on the outside. The two slammed hard into the outside wall causing Newgarden's No. 21 to flip onto his right side. Following a long slide Newgarden's Dallara made wall contact again just prior to the start/finish line, this time head first. The DW12's rollhoop dug deep into the SAFER Barrier, tearing a large chunk of material out from the wall. His car continued to slide on it's side before coming to a stop at the exit of the tri-oval, flipping back onto what was left of his four wheels.

Daly exited his car under his own power and was checked, cleared, and released from the infield care center.

Newgarden got out of the car under much of his own power with some help from the Holmatro Safety Team. Standing and talking with the medical crew, Newgarden collapsed about 10 seconds after exiting the car. He was then sat back to his sidepod for further evaluation before being placed on a backboard to transported to the infield car center where he was awake and alert.

The 25-year-old was later airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas were he was diagnosed with a fractured right clavicle and a fracture to his right hand.

"Thank you to Dallara, INDYCAR, the Holmatro Safety Team and everyone we work with at Texas Motor Speedway," Newgarden said. "The car held up great and the response from the safety team was amazing. I'm banged up a little bit but I'm generally OK. That's all thanks to INDYCAR and all the work everyone within the series does. I am feeling a little pain but I hope to be ready to rock and go again soon. We had a great car today, it just did not go how we had planned. I feel bad for both Conor and myself but I'm glad Conor is OK as well. I'll be back out there fighting as soon as I can. Luckily I am all right, thank you again to everyone who helped me."

Newgarden is expected to be released tonight.

Monday, May 30, 2016

2016 Indianapolis 500 Payout

Total Payout: $13,273,253
Rookie of the Year: Alexander Rossi

1. (11) Alexander Rossi - $2,548,743
2. (5) Carlos Munoz - $788,743
3. (2) Josef Newgarden - $574,243
4. (18) Tony Kanaan - $445,743
5. (16) Charlie Kimball - $423,243
6. (15) JR Hildebrand - $257,305
7. (1) James Hinchcliffe - $502,993
8. (13) Scott Dixon - $384,493
9. (19) Sebastien Bourdais - $371,743
10. (6) Will Power - $390,243
11. (9) Helio Castroneves - $451,243
12. (10) Oriol Servia - $220,305
13. (14) Marco Andretti - $354,243
14. (26) Graham Rahal - $354,493
15. (22) Max Chilton - $346,743
16. (31) Jack Hawksworth - $336,243
17. (33) Alex Tagliani - $215,805
18. (25) Pippa Mann - $205,305
19. (8) Simon Pagenaud - $341,243
20. (21) Gabby Chaves - $336,243
21. (4) Townsend Bell - $221,305
22. (27) Matt Brabham - $202,805
23. (28) Bryan Clauson - $201,805
24. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay - $419,243
25. (29) Spencer Pigot - $200,805
26. (12) Takuma Sato - $338,243
27. (7) Mikhail Aleshin - $359,243
28. (30) Stefan Wilson - $200,805
29. (24) Conor Daly - $336,243
30. (32) Buddy Lazier - $200,305
31. (20) Ed Carpenter - $200,305
32. (23) Sage Karam - $203,305
33. (17) Juan Pablo Montoya - $339,493

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rossi Wins at Indianapolis

Having not even seen the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until this past Easter, Andretti Autosport rookie Alexander Rossi has won the 100th Running of the Indy 500.

Leading 9 laps from lap 129 to 138, Rossi lost the lead to Helio Castroneves but would recover when it mattered. On lap 197 after team owner Bryan Herta made the right pit strategy, Rossi took the lead for good and became the 10th rookie to win at Indianapolis.

The Results:

1) Alexander Rossi
2) Carlos Munoz
3) Josef Newgarden
4) Tony Kanaan
5) Charlie Kimball
6) JR Hildebrand
7) James Hinchcliffe
8) Scott Dixon
9) Sebastien Bourdais
10) Will Power
11) Helio Castroneves
12) Oriol Servia
13) Marco Andretti
14) Graham Rahal
15) Max Chilton
16) Jack Hawksworth
17) Alex Tagliani
18) Pippa Mann - 1 Lap Down
19) Simon Pagenaud - 1 Lap Down
20) Gabby Chaves - 1 Lap Down
21) Townsend Bell - 1 Lap Down
22) Matt Brabham - 1 Lap Down
23) Bryan Clauson - 2 Lap Down
24) Ryan Hunter-Reay - 2 Lap Down
25) Spencer Pigot - 5 Lap Down
26) Takuma Sato - Contact
27) Mikhail Aleshin - Contact
28) Stefan Wilson - Electrical
29) Conor Daly - Contact
30) Buddy Lazier - Mechanical
31) Ed Carpenter - Mechanical
32) Sage Karam - Contact
33) Juan Pablo Montoya - Contact

55 lead changes
13 leaders
- Hunter-Reay - 52 laps
- Hinchcliffe - 27 laps
- Castroneves - 24 laps
- Kanaan - 19 laps
- Rossi - 14 laps
- Newgarden - 14 laps
- Bell - 12 laps
- Tagliani - 11 laps
- Munoz - 10 laps
- Power - 8 laps
- Hildebrand - 4 laps
- Clauson - 3 laps
- Karam - 2 laps


Stats Broken:

Tony Kanaan has passed Johnny Rutherford, Bill Holland and Jim Clark on the all-time lap leader list and sits 17th. He's just 25 laps from Dario Franchitti.

Tony Kanaan has broken his tie with Al Unser and Mario Andretti with the 2nd most races led with 12. A.J. Foyt has 13.

Michael Andretti broke his tie with Pat Patrick, Bob Wilke and Mike Boyle with his 4th win. Andretti is only behind Penske, Ganassi and Lou Moore.

Honda broke their tie with Cosworth with their 11th Indianapolis 500 win. They now trail just Offy with 27 and Miller with 12.

Alexander Rossi became just the 10th Rookie to win the race. Rossi joins Harroun '11, Jules Goux '13, René Thomas '14, Frank Lockhart '26, George Souders '27, Louis Meyer '28, Graham Hill '66, Juan Pablo Montoya '00 and Helio Castroneves '01.

Helio Castroneves is now 5th on the all-time mileage list for the Indianapolis 500. After passing Arie Luyendyk and Mario Andretti he sits behind just A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr. and Gordon Johncock.

Photos by: Paul Dalbey