- Jane's Addiction, O.A.R. and 38 Special will play Carb Day at IMS on May 22.


Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 2

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Indianapolis 500 Practice Day 1

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Power Wins Angie's List Grand Prix

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Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Qualification Results

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Road Course Practice Wrap Up

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Frye Named INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations

Hulman and Company CEO Mark Miles announced Thursday the promotion of Jay Frye to INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations. Frye, who's replacing Derrick Walker, spent the last two years as chief revenue officer.

"Jay Frye's resume is perfectly aligned with our organization's strategic vision," said Miles. "He has both series and team experience, having successfully transformed and led Red Bull Racing and MB2 Motorsports before joining Hulman Motorsports. As our new President of Competition and Operations, he is ready to ensure the Verizon IndyCar Series continues to present great racing."

The naming a new President wasn't the only move announced today. Rod Davis, formerly of the Indiana Sports Corporation and USA Gymnastics, was hired on to fill the vacated seat of Frye as Chief Revenue Officer. According to the INDYCAR press release, Davis has worked with and represented major organizations like Panasonic, Coca-Cola, John Hancock, Visa, Adidas, University of Notre Dame, Dale Earnhardt Inc, USA Track & Field and the NCAA.

"As our new Chief Revenue Officer, Rod Davis will successfully execute sponsorship deals already in the pipeline and find new partnerships to increase revenue and market share," said Miles. "His proven ability to build mutually beneficial relationships with leading Fortune 500 companies will pay dividends for both IMS and the Verizon IndyCar Series."

The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season kicks off in just over 4 months on March 13th.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Remembering Justin Wilson

Genuine. King. Giving. Easygoing. Smart. Caring. Modest.

Friend. Son. Brother. Husband. Father.

Justin Wilson was many things. And they were all positive. It's been said by many over the last 24 hours that you can't find someone that has a negative thing to say about the 37-year-old Brit. But it's true.

As I sit here in bed next to my girlfriend, both sobbing, watching the official announcement from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway I think back on one of my first interactions with Justin. It came in May of 2010. I had interviewed drivers before, but always either over the phone or via email.

I was always too nervous to sit down and interview a driver in person. I was young and stupid. I knew that I would mumble and fumble and jumble my words, looking like a complete idiot. And I obviously didn't want that.

Walking the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garages one sunny practice day that May I saw Justin. He was signing for fans, as he often would. Taking pictures, smiling and doing everything he could to make the growing group happy.

His demeanor was calming. Similar to what I would think a Psychiatrist would be. Relaxing. Like watching a Newton's Cradle. It put me at ease. As I stood there watching fan after fan walk away with an enormous smile on their face after their interaction with the 6-foot-something driver, I slid my hand into my pocket. I always used to walk around with the thick black digital recorder, but it rarely saw action.

As the final fans had their pictures taken and memorabilia signed and as the entry to his Dreyer and Reinbold garage began to clear out, I approached. My hand sweaty, I reached for a handshake. I introduced myself, still not sure how he could decipher my mushed words, and asked if I could have a few minutes. With the biggest grin on his face he of course obliged.

Halfway through my first questions he stuck his hand out to stop me. My nerves returned.

"Hey, it's too loud out here. Do you want to come inside?" he asked.

"Uhhh, sure," I replied. Sounding like that same idiot that I feared I would.

He of course led the way. Opening the large, heavy, tan door, insisting I enter first. The nerves once again dissolved.

The interview continued and although I'm positive he could sense the inexperience of a 20-year-old kid, he was a total pro. As he always was.

Quite simply Justin Wilson was just a good guy.

Justin leaves behind his wife, Julia, and two daughters, Jane and Jessica.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up to benefit Wilson's children. Donations can be sent to:

Wilson Children's Fund
4551 W. 16th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

You'll be missed.


Racing Community Statements

The Wilson Family:
With deep sadness, the parents of Justin Wilson, Keith and Lynne, his wife Julia, and his brother Stefan share the news that Justin passed away today after succumbing to injuries suffered during the Verizon IndyCar event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, August 23.
Justin was a loving father and devoted husband, as well as a highly competitive racing driver who was respected by his peers.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital,  Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President, J. Douglas Boles:
"We're saddened to have lost such an exceptional driver, friend and role model to many in the INDYCAR community. Justin was one of the most versatile and talented drivers of the last 15 years, as evidenced by his wins in sports cars, Champ Car and INDYCAR. More important than his driving ability was his approachable personality, his calm spirit, and the respect he earned throughout the racing community for the tremendous person, friend, father and husband he was. Justin made innumerable friends and admirers throughout the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR communities. All of us at IMS extend our prayers and deepest sympathy to the Wilson family."
Hulman & Co. CEO, Mark Miles:
"This is a monumentally sad day for INDYCAR and the motorsports community as a whole. Justin's elite ability to drive a race car was matched by his unwavering kindness, character and humility - which is what made him one of the most respected members of the paddock. As we know, the racing industry is one big family, and our efforts moving forward will be focused on rallying around Justin's family to ensure they get the support they need during this unbelievably difficult time."
Andretti Autosport:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Justin Wilson. He was a tremendous racer, a valuable member of the team and respected representative to our sport. While Justin was only part of the Andretti lineup for a short time, it only took a second for him to forever become part of the Andretti family. His life and racing career is a story of class and passion surpassed by none. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Wilson family and fans worldwide. 
Godspeed, JW.
“The motorsports community has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Justin Wilson. Justin will be missed. He loved the sport and the fans truly loved him. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and legions of fans. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Julia, and their two young daughters, and everyone at Andretti Autosport.”

Wilson Injured In Pocono

It's often said in these kinds of situations how great of a person so-and-so is. Often, it's true. But it's never been more true than right now.

Justin Wilson, who was severely injured in Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono, is the absolutely most kind and down-to-earth guy in the paddock. He's just a good guy.

According to INDYCAR, Justin "is currently in a coma and in critical condition while undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pa."

Thoughts and prayers are with Justin, his wife Julia, daughters Jane and Jessica, brother Stefan and the rest of his family and friends.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Indianapolis 500 Day After Photo Shoot

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Montoya Wins At Indianapolis

Juan Pablo Montoya is your 2015 Indianapolis 500 champion.

With just 3 laps remaining in the 200 lap race, Montoya made the pass on Scott Dixon for the lead and never relinquished.


1. Juan Pablo Montoya
2. Will Power
3. Charlie Kimball
4. Scott Dixon
5. Graham Rahal
6. Marco Andretti
7. Helio Castroneves
8. JR Hildebrand
9. Josef Newgarden
10. Simon Pagenaud
11. Sebastien Bourdais
12. Ryan Briscoe
13. Takuma Sato
14. Townsend Bell
15. Ryan Hunter-Reay
16. Gabby Chaves
17. Alex Tagliani
18. James Jakes
19. Simona de Silvestro
20. Carlos Munoz
21. Justin Wilson
22. Pippa Mann
23. Sebastian Saavedra
24. Jack Hawksworth
25. Stefano Coletti
26. Tony Kanaan
27. James Davison
28. Tristan Vautier
29. Oriol Servia
30. Ed Carpenter
31. Bryan Clauson
32. Sage Karam
33. Conor Daly

Historical Stats:

The .1046 margin of victory today was the 4th closest in history. Behind '92, '14 and '06.

With 84 laps led, Scott Dixon moves from 13th to 10th on the all-time list. He jumps Billy Arnold, Rick Mears and Michael Andretti.

Kanaan moves from 24th to 20th, leapfrogging Mauri Rose, Rodger Ward, Rex Mays and Helio Castroneves.

Charlie Kimball ran the 6th quickest fastest lap of the race of all-time with a 226.712mph speed on lap 102.

Montoya is the first driver to win in the No. 2 since Al Unser in 1978.

The 16th win for Penske expands his lead over Lou Moore and Chip Ganassi who have 5.

With his 500 miles today, Helio Castroneves has jumped to 7th on the all-time mileage leaders list over Johnny Rutherford and Buddy Lazier with 7,135.

Chevrolet's win was their 9th, breaking their tie with Ford for 5th all-time.

Tony Kanaan is now tied for 2nd all-time with 11 races led. Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves are tied for 5th with 10 races with a lap led.