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The latest from the Verizon IndyCar Series




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TORONTO - Results Sunday of the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.786-mile Exhibition Place circuit, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (4) Will Power, Chevrolet, 85, Running
2. (2) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 85, Running
3. (6) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 85, Running
4. (12) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 85, Running
5. (20) Takuma Sato, Honda, 85, Running
6. (10) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 85, Running
7. (5) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 85, Running
8. (1) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 85, Running
9. (3) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 85, Running
10. (22) Marco Andretti, Honda, 85, Running
11. (17) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 85, Running
12. (18) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 85, Running
13. (16) Graham Rahal, Honda, 85, Running
14. (11) Luca Filippi, Honda, 85, Running
15. (7) Conor Daly, Honda, 85, Running
16. (19) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 85, Running
17. (15) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 85, Running
18. (14) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 85, Running
19. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 85, Running
20. (9) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 84, Running
21. (13) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 80, Contact
22. (8) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 57, Contact

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Pagenaud 432, Power 385, Castroneves 358, Dixon 349, Newgarden 344, Kanaan 339, Rossi 300, Hinchcliffe 299, Kimball 294, Munoz 293.

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TORONTO – Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.786-mile(s) Exhibition Place circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 59.9073 (107.326)
2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 59.9425 (107.263)
3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:00.2293 (106.752)
4. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:00.4085 (106.435)
5. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 01:00.4221 (106.411)
6. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 01:01.5637 (104.438)
7. (18) Conor Daly, Honda, 01:00.5693 (106.153)
8. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 01:00.5885 (106.119)
9. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 01:00.6532 (106.006)
10. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 01:00.6635 (105.988)
11. (19) Luca Filippi, Honda, 01:00.7784 (105.788)
12. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 01:00.8561 (105.653)
13. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 01:00.6930 (105.936)
14. (8) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 01:00.6372 (106.034)
15. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 01:00.7712 (105.800)
16. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 01:00.7088 (105.909)
17. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 01:00.9060 (105.566)
18. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:00.8721 (105.625)
19. (98) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 01:01.2087 (105.044)
20. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:01.4012 (104.715)
21. (20) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 01:01.3360 (104.826)
22. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 01:01.4384 (104.651)

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Results from the first Verizon IndyCar practice for the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday July17th...

Pos Car# Driver Engine BLT Diff TL

1 22 Simon Pagenaud Chevy 1:01.7081 — 19
2 3 Helio Castroneves Chevy 1:01.9091 0.2010 19
3 12 Will Power Chevy 1:02.0573 0.3492 18
4 9 Scott Dixon Chevy 1:02.0702 0.3621 15
5 5 James Hinchcliffe Honda 1:02.1867 0.4786 20
6 11 Sebastien Bourdais Chevy 1:02.2688 0.5607 19
7 10 Tony Kanaan Chevy 1:02.4089 0.7008 27
8 15 Graham Rahal Honda 1:02.5353 0.8272 21
9 26 Carlos Munoz Honda 1:02.5644 0.8563 20
10 41 Jack Hawksworth Honda 1:02.5737 0.8656 16
11 18 Conor Daly Honda 1:02.5941 0.8860 22
12 19 Luca Filippi Honda 1:02.6316 0.9235 24
13 7 Mikhail Aleshin Honda 1:02.6449 0.9368 21
14 14 Takuma Sato Honda 1:02.6863 0.9782 16
15 27 Marco Andretti Honda 1:02.7384 1.0303 21
16 21 Josef Newgarden Chevy 1:02.7942 1.0861 16
17 2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 1:02.8459 1.1378 3
18 20 Spencer Pigot Chevy 1:02.8546 1.1465 23
19 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 1:02.9515 1.2434 12
20 98 Alexander Rossi Honda 1:03.0112 1.3031 13
21 83 Charlie Kimball Chevy 1:03.2453 1.5372 11
22 8 Max Chilton Chevy 1:03.2645 1.5564 24

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Honda Indy Toronto fast facts

Track: Streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place, an 11-turn, 1.755-mile temporary street course

Race distance: 85 laps / 149.175 miles

Entry List: Honda Indy Toronto (PDF)

Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 20 seconds each

Firestone tire allotment: Four sets primary, three sets alternate

Twitter: @HondaIndy, @IndyCar, #IndyTO, #IndyCar

Event website: www.HondaIndyToronto.com

INDYCAR website: www.IndyCar.com

2015 race winner: Josef Newgarden (No. 67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet)

2015 Verizon P1 Award winner: Will Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet), 59.4280 seconds, 106.314 mph

Qualifying record: Gil de Ferran, 57.143 seconds, 110.565 mph, July 17, 1999

NBCSN television broadcasts: Qualifying, 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday, July 16 (live); Race, 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 17, CNBC/Sportsnet 360 (live); 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 17, NBCSN (re-air); Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for the NBCSN broadcasts this weekend alongside analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy. Pit reporters are Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.

Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Jake Query and Nick Yeoman are the turn announcers with Dave Furst, Rob Howden and Jim Murphy reporting from the pits. All Verizon IndyCar Series races are broadcast live on network affiliates, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app. All Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions are available on IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app.

Video streaming: All practice sessions for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season not covered by television will be available on RaceControl.IndyCar.com.

INDYCAR Mobile app: Verizon Wireless puts fans around the world in the driver’s seat with its INDYCAR Mobile app. The app has been enhanced with new features to keep fans in the know of the latest race-day action. Exclusive features of the INDYCAR Mobile app for Verizon Wireless customers will stream live through the app and includes enhanced real-time leaderboard and car telemetry; the ability to follow the race in real time with the interactive 3D track; live in-car camera video streaming for select drivers during Verizon IndyCar Series races; live driver and pit crew radio transmissions during races and live Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network audio streaming during all track activities.

At-track schedule (all times local):

Friday, July 15
10 – 10:45 a.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series practice #1, RaceControl.IndyCar.com (Live)
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series practice #2, RaceControl.IndyCar.com (Live)

Saturday, July 16
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series practice #3, RaceControl.IndyCar.com (Live)
1:30 p.m. – Qualifying for the Verizon P1 Award (three rounds of knockout qualifying), NBCSN (Live)

Sunday, July 17
10:30 – 11 a.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series warmup, RaceControl.IndyCar.com (Live)
2:30 p.m. – Driver Introductions
3:08 p.m. – Command to Start Engines
3:15 p.m. – Honda Indy Toronto (85 laps/149.175 miles), CNBC/SportsNet 360 (Live)

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NEWTON, Iowa - Results Sunday of the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running
2. (8) Will Power, Chevrolet, 300, Running
3. (10) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 300, Running
4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running
5. (9) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 300, Running
6. (17) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 299, Running
7. (6) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 299, Running
8. (16) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 299, Running
9. (22) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 299, Running
10. (5) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 299, Running
11. (13) Takuma Sato, Honda, 298, Running
12. (15) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 298, Running
13. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 298, Running
14. (19) Marco Andretti, Honda, 298, Running
15. (14) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 298, Running
16. (12) Graham Rahal, Honda, 297, Running
17. (18) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 293, Running
18. (7) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 284, Running
19. (4) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 274, Running
20. (11) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 179, Mechanical
21. (21) Conor Daly, Honda, 141, Mechanical
22. (20) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 105, Mechanical

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Pagenaud 409, Newgarden 336, Power 334, Dixon 321, Castroneves 318, Kanaan 306, Rossi 286, Munoz 280, Rahal 275, Kimball 275.

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NEWTON, Iowa - Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed:

1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 185.855
2. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 185.639
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 185.433
4. (8) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 185.419
5. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 184.489
6. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 184.430
7. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 184.339
8. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 183.984
9. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 182.754
10. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 182.647
11. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.641
12. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 182.253
13. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 181.949
14. (41) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 181.700
15. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 181.067
16. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 180.925
17. (98) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 180.920
18. (19) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 180.390
19. (27) Marco Andretti, Honda, 180.286
20. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 179.903
21. (18) Conor Daly, Honda, 178.646
22. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 175.027

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SPENCER PIGOT JOINS ED CARPENTER RACING DRIVER LINE-UP
Pigot Will Drive No. 20 At Road and Street Course Events

(DETROIT) June 2, 2016 - Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that 2015 Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot will join the team, beginning this weekend for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. The No. 20, driven by team owner Ed Carpenter on the oval events, will be piloted by Pigot for the rest of the road and street course events on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

“I'm very excited to be joining Ed Carpenter Racing for the remainder of the season on road and street courses,” stated Pigot. “ECR has been very strong in 2016 and I hope we can continue to build on the success they've already had.”

Pigot made his IndyCar debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on March 13, 2016 at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, advancing eight positions from his qualifying spot to finish 14th. He also competed in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in early May and in last weekend’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Despite running out of fuel in the final quarter of the race and needing to be towed back into the pit lane, Pigot managed to complete the race and take the checkered flag in the 25th position.

The 22-year-old from Orlando, Fla. will climb into the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for the first time on Friday. The unique schedule in Detroit will see Pigot compete in two full races on both Saturday and Sunday, joining full-time ECR driver Josef Newgarden in the double-header. Carpenter will return to the No. 20 at the oval of Texas Motor Speedway next weekend.

“We are really excited to be able to add Spencer to the ECR lineup and finish out the year with the 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka car at all of the races,” commented team owner Ed Carpenter. “Spencer is a definite young talent who came through the Road to Indy and we look forward to finishing the year strong with him!”

Pigot worked his way up to the Verizon IndyCar Series through the Mazda Road to Indy, winning 24 races in USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights. Last year alone, he captured six wins, four poles and 10 podium finishes on his way to becoming the 2015 Indy Lights champion. He has earned no fewer than four scholarship prizes from Mazda to maintain his career’s momentum to get to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

“I have to thank Fuzzy's Vodka and Rising Star Racing for the opportunity to continue my IndyCar career this season,” continued Pigot. “This weekend in Detroit will be the first time we work together, they have a lot of talented people within the team and we will try to hit the ground running. I'd also like to thank Bobby Rahal and the RLL team for giving me my first shot in IndyCar.”

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Results of the 100th Indy 500 on May 29th, 2016 ...
Order of finish, starting position, name, engine, laps completed, status at finish, prize amount

1. (11) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running, $2,548,743

2. (5) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 200, Running, $788,743

3. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $574,243

4. (18) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $445,743

5. (16) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $423,243

6. (15) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $257,305

7. (1) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 200, Running, $502,993

8. (13) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $384,493

9. (19) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $371,743

10. (6) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $390,243

11. (9) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $451,243

12. (10) Oriol Servia, Honda, 200, Running, $220,305

13. (14) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running, $354,243

14. (26) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running, $354,493

15. (22) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $346,743

16. (31) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 200, Running, $336,243

17. (33) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 200, Running, $215,805

18. (25) Pippa Mann, Honda, 199, Running, $205,305

19. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 199, Running, $341,243

20. (21) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 199, Running, $336,243

21. (4) Townsend Bell, Honda, 199, Running, $221,305

22. (27) Matt Brabham, Chevrolet, 199, Running, $202,805

23. (28) Bryan Clauson, Honda, 198, Running, $201,805

24. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 198, Running, $419,243

25. (29) Spencer Pigot, Honda, 195, Running, $200,805

26. (12) Takuma Sato, Honda, 163, Contact, $338,243

27. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 126, Running, $359,243

28. (30) Stefan Wilson, Chevrolet, 119, Electrical, $200,805

29. (24) Conor Daly, Honda, 115, Contact, $336,243

30. (32) Buddy Lazier, Chevrolet, 100, Mechanical, $200,305

31. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 98, Mechanical, $200,305

32. (23) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 93, Contact, $203,305

33. (17) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 63, Contact $339,493
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INDIANAPOLIS - Results Saturday of the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 82, Running
2. (13) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 82, Running
3. (3) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 82, Running
4. (24) Graham Rahal, Honda, 82, Running
5. (2) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 82, Running
6. (22) Conor Daly, Honda, 82, Running
7. (7) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 82, Running
8. (6) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 82, Running
9. (15) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 82, Running
10. (12) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 82, Running
11. (18) Spencer Pigot, Honda, 82, Running
12. (17) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 82, Running
13. (9) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 82, Running
14. (11) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 82, Running
15. (19) Marco Andretti, Honda, 82, Running
16. (14) Matt Brabham, Chevrolet, 82, Running
17. (23) Gabby Chaves, Honda, 82, Running
18. (20) Takuma Sato, Honda, 82, Running
19. (10) Will Power, Chevrolet, 82, Running
20. (4) Jack Hawksworth, Honda, 82, Running
21. (25) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 82, Running
22. (16) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 81, Running
23. (21) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 81, Running
24. (8) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 20, Mechanical
25. (5) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 0, Contact

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Pagenaud 242, Dixon 166, Montoya 160, Castroneves 159, Rahal 133, Kanaan 111, Kimball 111, Hinchcliffe 110, Hunter-Reay 109, Power 105.

~~~~ Checkout the link below. The new Hulman Terrace Club to hold an open house on Wednesday May 18th... http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/news-multimedia/news/2016/05/11/hulman-terrace-club-to-hold-open-house-for-fans-on-may-18-2016 ~~~~~~~ Gabby Chaves joins Dale Coyne Racing - 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year to contest Indianapolis Grand Prix and Indy 500 - Indianapolis, IN (May 11, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing has signed Gabby Chaves to pilot its #19 Boy Scouts of America entry at this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis as well as for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Chaves, who raced for Bryan Herta Autosport last season, won the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year title and was also named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500 after qualifying as the fastest rookie and finishing 16th. “What can I say, I’m really excited. It’s been the longest off-season of my life,” expressed Chaves. “Throughout my whole career I’ve always been on the grid in the first race of the season and this has been the first time that I haven’t. I thought I had many deals in place before and for some reason or another it never came through. I’ve been speaking with Dale for years now and I’m excited to get something going with him and the team. I’m just really looking forward to it. With my time out of the car, I’ve really been able to value what it means to me to be in a race car. I can now get back on track and enjoy it even more. “The Angie’s List Grand Prix was a really good race for me last year. I believe this is where I led my first race lap, I think it was only one lap though but it counts and we were the second or third fastest Honda in qualifying so I’m pretty comfortable around here and I think I can do the job,” added the Columbian. Chaves will be making his 17th Verizon IndyCar Series start this weekend and his first of 2016. He scored a best finish of ninth last year at the second race at Belle-Isle and placed 15th in the points standings. The 2014 Indy Lights Champion placed 15th at last year’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. “We’re very excited to have Gabby join us for the next two races, we’ve been in communication for a long time and it’s all finally come together,” shared Team Owner Dale Coyne “He showed a lot of maturity last season, he was quick, mistake-free and made great decisions behind the wheel that you don’t normally see coming from a rookie. We look forward to seeing what he can do in our #19 car.” Chaves, along with teammate Conor Daly, will be on track starting at 11:00 am ET Thursday, May 12 for the first practice session. ~~~~~~~ Pre-Race Notes Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Round 5 of 15 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series DATE: Thursday – Saturday, May 12-14, 2016 QUALIFYING BROADCAST: Live on the INDYCAR 16 app at 3 p.m. ET Friday, May 13, INDYCAR Radio Network and www.indycar.com (timing & scoring) RACE BROADCAST: Live on ABC, Saturday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET RADIO BROADCAST: The race will air on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 and www.indycar.com TRACK LAYOUT: 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course RACE LENGTH: 82 laps / 200 miles 2015 WINNER: Will Power ~~~~~~ USWAG releases Justin Wilson sock to benefit Dyslexia Institute of Indiana INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 9, 2016 -- Verizon IndyCar Series fans can now commemorate Justin Wilson while also raising funds for a cause that was very important to him. USWAG, a performance athletic sock company that was founded by the late IndyCar driver Wilson and Michael Waddell, has released the custom Justin Wilson-inspired sock design, with a majority of the proceeds going to the Dyslexic Institute of Indiana (dii). Wilson, who worked hard to support Dyslexia awareness and encourage early diagnosis, was a spokesperson for the Indianapolis-based dii. Wilson and his message that "Dyslexia Doesn't Stop Me" was carried across a range of media and advertising campaigns featuring the fan-friendly driver. "Dii was very important to Justin and he wanted to help get the message out there to everyone," said Julia Wilson. "He loved working with the kids, telling them to follow their dreams and to never give up. Making a Justin Wilson sock is a great way to continue his legacy to make people aware Dyslexia is out there. The proceeds go to help the Dii. It's a pretty cool looking sock and I can't wait to see people wearing them." "We're thrilled Justin's family, friends and fellow drivers believe in dii and agreed to help us share Justin's message and celebrate his life," said dii CEO Nichole Freije. "From the helmet colors to the Union Jack flag, the sock is a great reminder of Justin and his work on and off the track. We can't thank Julia (Wilson), Stefan (Wilson), Scott (Dixon) and Michael (Waddell) enough. They're writing an empowering story, and that's exactly what Justin did for individuals with dyslexia." In addition to the Justin Wilson design, USWAG has teamed to make custom designs for fans of Ryan Hunter Reay, Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter Racing, Graham Rahal, James Hinchcliffe, Conor Daly and Marco Andretti. ~~~~~~~ Stefan Wilson enters Indy 500 with campaign to honor late brother Driven2SaveLives to promote organ donation, transplantation awareness INDIANAPOLIS – KV Racing Technology announced today that Stefan Wilson is entering the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives – KVRT Chevrolet. Stefan is partnering with Indiana Donor Network on Driven2SaveLives, a campaign to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation in honor of his late older brother, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. “Like so many other drivers, I grew up dreaming about the Indianapolis 500 and it’s all I’ve worked toward for the past few years. Justin raced in the 500 eight times and it was a dream to join him on the starting grid and race against him. I just never anticipated a situation where Justin wouldn’t be there with me,” said Stefan, a U.K. native who now calls Indianapolis home. Justin died in August 2015 from injuries he sustained in a race crash at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. He had previously registered his decision to become an organ donor and had discussed it with his wife. That selfless decision meant Justin saved five lives. Now a registered donor himself, Stefan and Indiana Donor Network hope to get 2,500 people across the country to register their decision to donate through Driven2SaveLives. Indiana Donor Network, one of 58 designated organ recovery organizations in the U.S., oversees and coordinates organ, tissue and eye donation, and provides public education on donation and transplantation across the state. “Justin’s decision to be an organ donor ended up being the one shining light out of that dark, terrible time after Pocono,” said Stefan. “I’m grateful to Indiana Donor Network and KV Racing Technology for the opportunity to fulfill a racing dream and to honor Justin’s legacy on such a monumental stage as the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.” ~~~~~~ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Results Sunday of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any): 1. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 90, Running 2. (6) Graham Rahal, Honda, 90, Running 3. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 90, Running 4. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 90, Running 5. (21) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 90, Running 6. (8) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 90, Running 7. (7) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 90, Running 8. (9) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 90, Running 9. (10) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 90, Running 10. (4) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 90, Running Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Pagenaud 188, Dixon 140, Montoya 136, Castroneves 118, Kanaan 106, Rahal 100, Power 94, Newgarden 91, Sato 90, Hunter-Reay 89 . ~~~~~~~ Oriol Servia to Compete with SPM for 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Leeds, AL - April 23, 2016 - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that Oriol Servia will pilot the team's third entry for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in the Schmidt Peterson with Marotti Racing No. 77 entry. Servia, son of a Spanish Rally champion, has been racing since he was young, advancing steadily up the ranks in various series around the world. Before joining the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2008, he was the 1999 Indy Lights champion and saw success in the Champ Car World Series. He finished fourth in the 2011 IndyCar championship standings and had his best Indy 500 finish of fourth in 2012. No stranger to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Servia's seven attempts also included a third-place start with sixth-place finish in 2011, and three 11th-place finishes. "I am very pleased to have this opportunity at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports," said Servia. "This year's Indianapolis 500, the 100th running, will be the most special in our era, maybe of all time, and I wanted to make sure I was in a team that can give me a program to contend for the win. I have no doubt that together with SPM and Honda, we will at least do that. "The whole team, including James, my teammate in 2011, and Mikhail, are ultimate professionals and I can't wait to start doing laps at the most special track in the world in preparation for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing." ~~~~~~~~ Shuttle service offers convenient route to IMS on Race Day Key points: •Expanded shuttle service offers convenient option for Race Day travel •Shuttle tickets and more information can be found by clicking here. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, April 21, 2016 -- Fans looking for a hassle-free trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Race Day can take advantage of expanded shuttle service ahead of the 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. In partnership with IMS, The Free Enterprise System and Star of America will offer streamlined shuttle rides to the track from four locations on May 29. "This year's Race Day is shaping up to be one of the largest crowds we've experienced in many years and it is going to include lots of fan activities from early in the morning through the post-race victory lap," said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles. "With SportsCenter on site, the energy of just being in the Pagoda Plaza and enjoying the Midway activities and so much more, we're encouraging fans to come earlier than usual to enjoy the whole Race Day experience. The Free Enterprise service is a great way to come focus on just enjoying the event and to ensure your trip to the Speedway sets you up for a full day of fun." The service will begin at 6 a.m. on Race Day and offer rides to the Speedway until 12:30 p.m. All shuttles will receive bus passes used to offer expedited travel. Return routes will be offered until two hours after the conclusion of the 100th Running. To use the service, fans simply need to purchase a ticket for a specific location point and arrive within the 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. travel window. The price is $29 roundtrip per person with pickups offered at the following locations: •PINK ROUTE: The Free Enterprise System Building, 1220 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 (downtown at the corner of West & Morris Streets). •BLACK ROUTE: IUPUI Downtown Campus - Lot 73 & 92 (downtown at the corner of Michigan and California Streets) •PURPLE ROUTE: The Hampton Inn Downtown, 105 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225. •BLUE ROUTE: Indianapolis International Airport, Ground Transportation Lobby (Zone 1), 7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241. A premium service, available for $45, will also allow fans to purchase tickets for a specifically designated time. This upgrade will guarantee a seat with designated premium boarding areas to cut out waiting in line before or after the race. All shuttles will drop-off at IMS across from the main tunnel entrance in the Main Gate east parking lot at 16th and Polco Streets. Return service will begin from the same location. Fans seeking to learn more about this opportunity or purchase the service can do so here: http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/fan-info/transportation-services. A limited number of slots are available and the service is expected to sell out, so purchase now. ~~~~~~~~~~ Roger Penske to drive 50th Anniversary Camaro SS Pace Car at 100th Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, April 18, 2016 - A unique version of the new 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next month, driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner. It's the ninth time Camaro has served as the Pace Car and the 27th time for Chevrolet, dating to 1948. "Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it's an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "It's also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012." Four identically prepared Pace Cars will support the race, all with exclusive Abalone White exteriors featuring "100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil" graphics on the doors and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway wing-and-wheel logo on the quarter panels. They also incorporate the exterior cues and graphics that are unique to the Camaro 50th Anniversary package that goes on sale this summer. With 455 horsepower on tap, the Camaro SS Pace Cars require no performance modifications to lead the racing field. "Chevrolet and Roger Penske are inextricably linked to the heritage of the Indianapolis 500," said J. Douglas Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "When he leads the pack on May 29, behind the wheel of the Camaro SS, he will drive the race into its next 100 years and strengthen the bond Chevrolet and Indianapolis forged a century ago." For 2016, Chevrolet drivers will be looking to build on last year's results of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," when the top four finishers were Chevy-powered, led by race winner and Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya. It was his second Indy 500 victory and the 16th for Team Penske. No other racing team has recorded more wins at the Brickyard, and it started with driver Mark Donohue's victory in 1972. Penske and Donohue established their relationship five years earlier, when Penske transitioned from driver to team owner. They quickly found success in SCCA's Trans-Am Series, with Donohue piloting an early Camaro Z/28 racecar, winning three of 12 races in 1967 and 10 of 13 in 1968. Penske tackled the Indy 500 for the first time in 1969, while still campaigning a Camaro in Trans-Am. Donohue was his driver for both series. Later, racers including Mario Andretti, Al Unser and Rick Mears and drove for Penske, with Mears winning four Indianapolis 500 races and helping solidify Team Penske as an Indy powerhouse in the 1980s. That legacy advances this year, as Roger Penske seeks his 17th Indy 500 title as a team owner. infield, IL (April 13, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing and drivers Conor Daly and Luca Fiippi are looking forward to returning to a street circuit this weekend for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, the third round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The team is hoping for a better outcome on the streets of Long Beach than at the season opening race on the streets of St. Petersburg, where both DCR drivers saw their chance of a podium finish taken away following contact that was no fault of their own. Daly and Filippi plan to use their experience around the demanding 1.968-mile, 11-turn track to give the team well-deserved and solid results. Long Beach was the scene of Daly’s debut with Dale Coyne Racing last season. The rookie was called up 45 minutes before Saturday morning practice to replace the injured Rocky Moran Jr. Despite his limited track time, Daly finished 17th and impressed posting the second fastest lap by a Honda-powered car. The American aims to do much better this time around with a complete race weekend under his belt to prepare for race day. The rookie first competed at Long Beach in 2011, picking up a win in Indy Lights. Filippi will be making his second appearance in Long Beach. The Italian made his first start on the famous circuit last year with CFH Racing. Filippi has made 13 of his 20 IndyCar starts on street circuits and is extra motivated to do well at this historic race in a very familiar environment. The team will have three practice sessions ahead of qualifying, with two practice sessions on Friday, April 15 and one on Saturday. Qualifying will take place at 5pm ET (2pm local) on Saturday, April 16 and will be broadcast on NBCSN at 6:00pm ET. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will be broadcast live on NBCSN starting at 4pm ET (1pm local). Live timing and scoring will be available at racecontrol.indycar.com for all sessions with live streaming also available for all practice sessions and qualifying. ~~~~~~~ INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY JOINS ED CARPENTER FOR 100TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 IWU To Highlight Carpenter, Month Of May Activities In Admissions Campaign (MARION, Ind.) April 13, 2016 - Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) announced today a partnership with Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Carpenter is the only owner/driver in the series, competing for his own team, Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR). IWU will support Carpenter as he makes his 13th start in the iconic 500-mile race on May 29, 2016. “It is great to be able to partner with Indiana Wesleyan University. As a full-time athlete and a college graduate, I value the importance of higher education,” Carpenter stated. “Without my degree, I certainly don’t think I would be in the position I am today. I look forward to working with IWU and their current and prospective students!” Carpenter balanced the demands of education and being a professional driver since beginning to race at age 8. Three weeks after he completed his marketing degree in May of 2003, Carpenter became a winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he captured a victory in the inaugural Freedom 100. He founded ECR in 2012, then won back-to-back pole positions for the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 and 2014. David Rose, VP for Non Residential Enrollment Management and Marketing shares, “We are excited about our relationship with Ed Carpenter. The value he places on higher education and the excellence he brings to his profession exemplify the quality that IWU strives to provide to our adult and residential students.” IWU was established in 1920 and has degree programs for adults as well as residential students on its campus in Marion, Ind. Carpenter will be an advocate to the IWU admissions department, speaking to prospective students and appearing in recruitment campaigns. Throughout the Month of May, IWU administrators and faculty will join Ed Carpenter Racing trackside at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The partnership between IWU and Carpenter was facilitated by Indianapolis-based motorsport agency, Just Marketing International (JMI). JMI will continue to offer guidance as IWU and Ed Carpenter enter their relationship. “We are thrilled to bring Ed Carpenter and IWU together in partnership for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Jon Flack, COO and President, Americas of JMI. “All three of our businesses being based in Indiana makes the partnership very meaningful.” Practice for the Indianapolis 500 will begin on Monday, May 16. The historic 100th running of the 500-mile race will take place on Sunday, May 29 with a live broadcast beginning at 11 a.m. ET on ABC. ~~~~~~~ br />It's never too late to help out... If you would still like to help Susie Wheldon and the Dan Wheldon Foundation continue in the fight against Alzheimer's disease in both Indianapolis and St Petersburg, Florida you can send a check to: Dan Wheldon Foundation 9600 Koger Blvd. Suite 105 St. Petersburg, Fl. 33705 On the line at the bottom left of your check put..2014 Pro-Am Susie and her sons Sebastian and Oliver thank you for your contribution. All monies go directly the Alzheimer's Foundations. Thank you!!!<
 

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