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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Indianapolis 500 Records And Milestones At Risk

Victories
Current Record: 4 - A.J. Foyt, Al Unser & Rick Mears
- Helio Castroneves win would tie record.
- Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay 2nd win - Would tie w/Fittipaldi, Johncock, Luyendyk, Milton, Unser Jr., Vukovich, Ward & Wheldon for 11th all-time. Foyt, Unser, Mears, Castroneves, Franchitti, Meyer, Rose, Rutherford, Shaw & B. Unser have more.

Consecutive Victories
Current Record: 2 - Wilbur Shaw, Mauri Rose, Bill Vukovich, Al Unser Sr. & Helio Castroneves.

-Ryan Hunter-Reay attempting back-to-back.

Youngest Winner
Current Record: Troy Ruttman 22 years, 80 days
Joe Dawson 22 years, 318 days
Frank Lockhart 23 years, 53 days
Louis Meyer 23 years, 315 days

-Sage Karam would be 20 years, 81 days
-Gabby Chaves would be 21 years 322 days
-Carlos Munoz would be 23 years, 143 days
-Conor Daly would be 23 years 161 days

Most ROY Winners In Field
Current Record: 8 - 1990, 2014

-Munoz, Hildebrand, De Silvestro, Tagliani, Hunter-Reay, Andretti, Castroneves & Montoya all starting would tie record.

Rookie Winners
Current Record: 9-times
(Ray Harroun '11, Jules Goux '13, René Thomas '14, Frank Lockhart '26, George Souders '27, Louis Meyer '28, Graham Hill '66, Juan Pablo Montoya '00, Helio Castroneves '01)

-Stefano Coletti, Gabby Chaves, are looking to become the 10th.

Fewest Rookies

Record: 1: 1939, 1979

-Would tie 1941 and 2007 for 3rd fewest of all-time with 2.

Starting Drivers
756 drivers have started in the Indianapolis 500:
-Stefano Coleti and Gabby Chaves are attempting to become the 757th and 758th starters.

Engine Wins
Current Record: Offenhauser - 27
Miller - 12
Cosworth - 10

-Honda going for 11th win, would break their tie for 3rd all-time with Cosworth.
-Chevrolet going for 9th win, would break their tie for 5th all-time with Ford.

First Win By Country
A win by any of the following drivers would be their country's first:

-Stefano Colleti - Monaco
-Will Power - Australia
-Ryan Briscoe - Australia
-James Davison - Australia
-Takuma Sato - Japan
-Oriol Servia - Spain
-Simona De Silvestro - Switzerland

First Win From Position
A win by and of the following drivers would be the first from that starting position:

18th - Simonda De Silvestro
23rd - Townsend Bell
24th - Takuma Sato
26th - Gabby Chaves
29th - Stefano Coletti
30th - Bryan Clauson
31st - Ryan Briscoe
32nd - Tristan Vautier
33rd - James Davison
First Win For Car Number
A win by any of the following car numbers would be the first in history:

-No. 18 Tristan Vautier
-No. 19 James Davison
-No. 22 Simon Pagenaud
-No. 29 Simona De Silvestro
-No. 41 Jack Hawksworth
-No. 43 Conor Daly
-No. 63 Pippa Mann
-No. 67 Josef Newgarden
-No. 83 Charlie Kimball
-No. 88 Bryan Clauson

Win By Entrant
Record: Roger Penske with 15

-Roger Penske would expand is lead to 16.
-Chip Ganassi would break his tie with Lou Moore for 2nd all-time with 6.
-Michael Andretti would break his tie with Pat Patrick, Bob Wilke and Mike Boyle with 3 to become 4th all-time with 4.

-A.J. Foyt would break his tie with McLaren, Jones, Thompson, Salih, Zink, Keck, Hartz and the Duesenberg Brother for 5th to tie for 4th all-time

Poles
Current Record: Rick Mears - 6

-Scott Dixon tied Ralph DePalma, Jimmy Murphy, Leon Duray, Bill Cummings, Duke Nalon, Eddie Sachs, Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, Scott Brayton and Ed Carpenter with 2, tied for 9th all-time.

Pole Winning Team Owners
Current Record: Roger Penske - 17

-Chip Ganassi broke the tie with McLaren, Menard, Agajanian and Foyt to Tie Mike Boyle and Al Dean with 4 wins, 2nd all-time.

Fastest Race Lap
Current Record: Emerson Fittipaldi - 4 (1951-Present)
-Tony Kanaan can tie for most career races with the quickest race lap (4).
-Marco Andretti can tie Tony Kanaan, Bill Vukovich, Rick Mears, Gordon Johncock and Parnelli Jones with three career fastest race laps (3).

Races Led
Current Record: 1 - A.J. Foyt - 13
2 - Al Unser - 11
2 - Mario Andretti - 11

-Tony Kanaan would tie Mario Andretti and Al Unser for 2nd all-time with 11.
-Scott Dixon would tie Bobby Unser (& Kanaan if he doesn't lead) for 4th/5th all-time with 10.

Career Laps Led
Current Record: Al Unser Sr. 644
Ralph DePalma 612
Mario Andretti 556
A.J. Foyt 555

Scott Dixon
Currently 13th w/350

61 to pass Billy Arnold for 12th
80 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
82 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th
91 to pass Bobby Unser for 9th
136 to pass Bill Vukovich for 8th
143 to pass Parnelli Jones for 7th
156 to pass Emerson Fittipaldi for 6th
159 to pass Wilbur Shaw for 5th

Tony Kanaan
Currently 23rd w/256

1 to pass Mauri Rose for 22nd
6 to pass Rodger Ward for 21st
11 to pass Rex Mays for 20th
41 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
42 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
43 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
74 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
77 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
84 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*95 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*
155 pass Billy Arnold for 12th
174 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
176 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th
185 to pass Bobby Unser for 9th

Helio Castroneves
Currently 20th w/270

27 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
28 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
29 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
60 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
63 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
70 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*80 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*
141 pass Billy Arnold for 12th
160 to pass Rick Mears for 11th
162 to pass Michael Andretti for 10th
170 to pass Bobby Unser for 9th

Juan Pablo Montoya
Currently 32nd w/183

6 to pass Arie Luyendyk for 31st
23 to pass Frank Lockhart for 30th
26 to pass Tom Sneva for 29th
34 to pass Jimmy Bryan for 28th
36 to pass Tommy Milton for 27th
38 to pass Jimmy Murphy for 26th
52 to pass Dan Wheldon for 25th
*ACTIVE*74 to pass Tony Kanaan for 23rd*ACTIVE*
74 to pass Mauri Rose for 23nd
79 to pass Rodger Ward for 22nd
84 to pass Rex Mays for 21st
*ACTIVE*88 to pass Helio Castroneves for 20th*ACTIVE*
114 to pass Johnny Rutherford for 19th
115 to pass Bill Holland for 18th
116 to pass Jim Clark for 17th
147 to pass Dario Franchitti for 16th
150 to pass Louis Meyer for 15th
157 to pass Gordon Johncock for  14th
*ACTIVE*168 to pass Scott Dixon for 13th*ACTIVE*

Other Active Drivers
Marco Andretti 40th - 141 Laps Led
Ryan Hunter-Reay 70th - 82 Laps Led
Ed Carpenter 78th - 69 Laps Led
Will Power 99th - 43 Laps Led
Ryan Briscoe 116th - 31 Laps Led
Takuma Sato 116th - 31 Laps Led
Alex Tagliani 121st - 26 Laps Led
Oriol Servia 131st - 18 Laps Led
Carlos Munoz 145th - 12 Laps Led
Justin Wilson 148th - 11 Laps Led
JR Hildebrand 163rd - 7 Laps Led
Graham Rahal 166th - 6 Laps Led
James Jakes 168th - 5 Laps Led
Charlie Kimball 179th - 3 Laps Led
Townsend Bell 100th - 1 Lap Led

Career Laps Led Without A Win
Current Record: Michael Andretti: 431 (10th)
Rex Mays: 266 (20th)
Jimmy Snyder: 181 (32nd)
Tomas Scheckter 153 (37th)

Marco Andretti
Currently 5th w/141

13 to pass Tomas Scheckter for 4th
41 to pass Jimmy Snyder for 3rd
126 to pass Rex Mays for 2nd

Other Active Drivers
Ed Carpenter 20th w/69
Will Power 36th w/43
Ryan Briscoe 51st w/31
Takuma Sato 51st w/31
Alex Tagliani 56th w/26

Races Led
Current Record: A.J. Foyt - 13
Al Unser - 11
Mario Andretti - 11
Bobby Unser - 10
Tony Kanaan - 10

-Tony Kanaan would tie for 2nd with 11 races led.
-Scott Dixon would tie for 5th with 10 races led.
-Helio Castroneves would tie for 5th with 10 races led.

Career Starts
Current record: A.J Foyt - 35
Mario Andretti - 29
Al Unser - 27
Gordon Johncock - 24
Johnny Rutherford - 24

-Helio Castroneves going for 15th start, would tie 20th all-time.
-Tony Kanaan going for 14th start,would tie 28th all-time.
-Scott Dixon going for 13th start, would tie 36th all-time.
-Ed Carpenter going for 12th start, would tie 44th all-time
-Marco Andretti going for 10th start, would tie 57th all-time.

 Female Starts
Current Record: 9 - Sarah Fisher

-Simona De Silvestro would break her tie with Ana Beatriz for 4th all-time with 5.
-Pippa Mann would tie Ana Beatriz (& De Silvestro if she fails to qualify) for 5th all-time with 4.

Pit Stop Competition Wins
Current Record: 14 - Penske

-Penske expanded is lead to 15 wins.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Indianapolis 500 Carb Day

Carb Day's on-track activity kicked off at 11am with a 1-hour Verizon IndyCar Series practice. 1,195 incident free laps were turned by all 33 drivers on Sunday's Indianapolis 500 grid.

The Chevy's proved to be quick in race conditions, capturing 8 of the top 10 positions.

1 - Will Power - 229.020mph
2 - Scott Dixon - 228.585mph
3 - Tony Kanaan - 228.490mph
4 - Simon Pagenaud - 228.458mph
5 - Takuma Sato - 228.242mph
6 - Charlie Kimball - 227.811mph
7 - Sage Karam - 227.478mph
8 - JR Hildebrand - 227.199mph
9 - Gabby Chaves - 226.802mph
10 - Helio Castroneves - 226.674mph
11 - James Davison - 226.578mph
12 - Jack Hawksworth - 226.436mph
13 - Oriol Servia - 226.212mph
14 - Josef Newgarden - 226.030mph
15 - Juan Pablo Montoya - 226.022mph
16 - Alex Tagliani - 225.939mph
17 - Ed Carpenter - 225.697mph
18 - Tristan Vautier - 225.687mph
19 - Sebatian Saavedra -225.567mph
20 - Carlos Munoz - 225.360mph
21 - Conor Daly - 225.332mph
22 - Graham Rahal - 225.288mph
23 - Stefano Coletti - 224.837mph
24 - Marco Andretti - 224.737mph
25 - Sebastian Bourdais - 224.696mph
26 - Justin Wilson - 224.691mph
27 - Townsend Bell - 224.508mph
28 - James Jakes - 224.497mph
29 - De Silvestro - 224.405mph
30 - Ryan Briscoe - 224.005mph
31 - Ryan Hunter-Reay - 223.972mph
32 - Pippa Mann - 223.589mph
33 - Bryan Clauson - 222.098mph











2015 Indianapolis 500 Driver Milk Selections

Each of the last 59 years the Indianapolis 500 winning driver has done one thing after pulling into Victory Lane at IMS, they've downed a big bottle of milk.

The tradition will continue this Sunday with all 33 drivers vying to become the 60th consecutive driver to chug the quart of white victory.

Each year following qualifications the American Dairy Association surveys the starting drivers and gathers the milk of choice from each. The milk options are then bottled, kept in a cooler, and ready to be handed over to the victor come 3 o'clock Sunday.

Each of the 33 starting driver's preference:

Marco Andretti - Whole - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Townsend Bell - Whole - (2013 No Pref/2014 Whole)
Sebastien Bourdais - 2% - (2013 No Pref/2014 Whole)
Ryan Briscoe - Whole - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Ed Carpenter - Whole - (2013 2%/2014 Whole)
Helio Castroneves - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Gabby Chaves - 2%
Bryan Clauson - 2%
Stefano Coletti - Whole
Conory Daly - Whole - (2013 No Pref)
James Davison - Whole - (2014 Whole)
Simona De Silvestro - Whole - (2013 2%)
Scott Dixon - Whole - (2013 Whole/2014 2%)
Jack Hawksworth - 2% - (2014 2%)
JR Hildebrand - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Ryan Hunter-Reay - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
James Jakes - 2% - (2013 2%)
Tony Kanaan - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Sage Karam - Whole - (2014 2%)
Charlie Kimball - Fat Free - (2013 Fat Free/2014 Fat Free)
Pippa Mann - Fat Free - (2013 Fat Free/2014 Fat Free)
Juan Pablo Montoya - Whole - (2014 Whole)
Carlos Munoz - Whole - (2013 2%/2014 Fat Free)
Josef Newgarden - Whole - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Simon Pagenaud - Fat Free - (2013 & 2014 Whole)
Will Power - Fat Free- (2013 & 2014 Whole)
Graham Rahal - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Sebastian Saavedra - Whole - (2013 No Pref/2014 Whole)
Takuma Sato - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Oriol Servia - 2% - (2013 Whole/2014 2%)
Alex Tagliani - 2% - (2013 & 2014 2%)
Tristan Vautier - Whole - (2013 Whole)
Justin Wilson - 2% - (2013 2%/2014 Fat Free)

Huertas Out For '500'

INDYCAR announced Friday morning that Dale Coyne Racing Driver Carlos Huertas is not medically cleared to drive in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Huertas, according to INDYCAR medical consultant Dr. Terry Trammell, has an inner ear condition that will require further evaluation before being cleared to drive.

The replacement driver, thought to be Tristan Vautier, will start in the middle of the last row based on entrant points. He'll be slotted between the No. 5 of Ryan Brsicoe and No. 19 of James Davsion, both replacement drivers themselves.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Briscoe Fills In For Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports confirmed Thursday morning the signing of Ryan Briscoe to pilot the team's No. 5 entry in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. The entries full-time driver, James Hinchcliffe, left the seat vacant due to injuries sustained in an accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.

"First and foremost, I feel absolutely terrible for Hinch. I wish him the best and a speedy recovery," said Briscoe. "Under the circumstances, I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be here and fill in for him. I really hope to do a great job for Arrow Electronics, Lucas Oil and the SPM team, and I'm looking forward to being back here in the Indy 500 again."

Briscoe says he heard from Schmidt on Tuesday, flew into Indianapolis Wednesday, prepared a few things at the team's shop, and will get some solo practice time today.

Because the driver who qualified the car has to be replaced, Briscoe will take the green flag from the rear of the field. James Davison, who's driving the car qualified by Tristan Vautier, will also start at the back of the pack. The final two positions were placed by entrant points of the No. 5 and No. 19 cars, giving Briscoe 32nd and Davison 33rd starting positions respectively.

"We explored quite a few options and felt confident in Briscoe," said Schmidt. "We were glad he was available and willing to drive for us with such short notice. Obviously this was not a situation we were expecting to be in for the biggest race of the year but we're making the best of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with James [Hinchcliffe] and his family right now while we work through the details of finding his replacement. We're excited to have an accomplished veteran in the seat of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car."


Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has yet to decide on a more full-time driver to substitute for Hinchcliffe until he's fully recovered and cleared to return.

INDYCAR To Run Boston in 2016

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced Thursday afternoon that they'll run a 2016 race in Boston.

"The level of enthusiasm we have received from the Boston community has been phenomenal and we look forward to showcasing the Verizon IndyCar Series on Labor Day weekend in 2016," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company. "There has been a tremendous amount of work from community leaders and Grand Prix of Boston officials and those efforts led to this key addition to our 2016 calendar. We're thankful to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Grand Prix of Boston CEO Mark Perrone and many other supporters who were instrumental in making today's announcement possible. Establishing INDYCAR racing in the northeast is an integral part of our strategy for growing our national fan base."

Run on a 11-turn 2.25-mile street course on Labor Day weekend, the race is believed to be the season finale.

"This is an exciting time in Boston and as we explore new ways to grow and attract visitors here, we're engaging in strong dialogue with organizations like the Grand Prix of Boston," said Mayor Walsh. "This event has great potential to bring an influx of tourism and support our local businesses during what is traditionally a challenging holiday weekend for hospitality. I'm excited to begin this process and hear from our residents and business owners as we move forward."



Indy Lights Freedom 100 Qualifications

Beyond media obligations, the Thursday prior to Carb day is mostly quiet for the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers.  The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series drivers on the other hand have an action packed day.

Action for the young drivers kicked off at 9am with a 3-hour practice session. In total 556 laps were turned by 12 drivers. Sean Rayhall led the pack with a 199.452mph average, in a tow. Each of the drivers turned between 31 and 61 laps.

After a short break, qualifications for the Freedom 100 got underway at 1:15.

With the introduction of the new Dallara IL-15 chassis, track records have fallen everywhere the series has been this season. That trend would continue at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with all 12 drivers bettering the old qualification record of Wade Cunningham.

Freedom 100 Starting Grid:

1 - Ethan Ringel 197.684mph
2 - Jack Harvey 197.551mph
3 - Sean Rayhall 197.111mph
4 - Scott Anderson 196.329mph
5 - RC Enerson 196.237mph
6 - Kyle Kaiser 195.998mph
7 - Max Chilton 195.648mph
8 - Ed Jones 195.598mph
9 - Felix Serralles 195.427mph
10 - Spencer Pigot 194.504mph
11 - Juan Piedrahita 194.416mph
12 - Shelby Blackstock 194.404mph

2015 Pit Stop Competition Bracket




100th Indianapolis 500 Logo Unveiled

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled next year's Indianapolis 500 event logo for the 100th running of the race.


Indy Lights Freedom 100 Qualifications

Beyond media obligations, the Thursday prior to Carb day is mostly quiet for the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers.  The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series drivers on the other hand have an action packed day.

Action for the young drivers kicked off at 9am with a 3-hour practice session. In total 556 laps were turned by 12 drivers. Sean Rayhall led the pack with a 199.452mph average, in a tow. Each of the drivers turned between 31 and 61 laps.

After a short break, qualifications for the Freedom 100 got underway at 1:15.

With the introduction of the new Dallara IL-15 chassis, track records have fallen everywhere the series has been this season. That trend would continue at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with all 12 drivers bettering the old qualification record of Wade Cunningham.

Freedom 100 Starting Grid:

1 - Ethan Ringel 197.684mph
2 - Jack Harvey 197.551mph
3 - Sean Rayhall 197.111mph
4 - Scott Anderson 196.329mph
5 - RC Enerson 196.237mph
6 - Kyle Kaiser 195.998mph
7 - Max Chilton 195.648mph
8 - Ed Jones 195.598mph
9 - Felix Serralles 195.427mph
10 - Spencer Pigot 194.504mph
11 - Juan Piedrahita 194.416mph
12 - Shelby Blackstock 194.404mph







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