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Spencer Pigot has full memory of horror Indy 500 crash – IndyCar

Spencer Pigot says he has full recollection of the enormous shunt that ended his Indianapolis 500 and caused the race to end under caution.

Driving the third Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry under the Citrone/Buhl Autosport banner, Pigot was running 15th on lap 194 when the rear of his car slid wide as he approached the exit of Turn 4.

The 2015 Indy Lights champion spun through more than 180 degrees, so it was the front-left wheel that struck the outside wall first, before a secondary impact spun the car back across the track into the attenuator at the end of the pit wall.

The sickening impact bounced Pigot’s car into another spin, but fortunately he was avoided by the oncoming group featuring JR Hildebrand, Max Chilton and Fernando Alonso.

Speaking to Autosport, Pigot explained that he felt “light-headed” immediately after the accident but felt no lingering effects.

“The safety guys

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What IndyCar drivers said after the 104th Indianapolis 500

became the 20th driver to win more than once in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing:” data-reactid=”19″INDIANAPOLIS — Recapping what NTT IndyCar Series drivers said after Sunday’s 104th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Takuma Sato became the 20th driver to win more than once in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing:

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Autosport 70: Another F1 winner’s Indy 500 challenge – IndyCar

Like Fernando Alonso, Johnny Herbert tried to find success in America’s greatest race following wins in Formula 1 – as he told us in the 9 May 2002 issue of Autosport magazine – but things didn’t go to plan

Strange, isn’t it, how we take for granted that anyone operating at the top level of their chosen sport has a passion for their endeavours, yet when they fall off the pedestal we assume they will just jack it in and live off the fruits of their successes?

Johnny Herbert is different. Excluded from Formula 1 after two barren years (barring that remarkable win at the Nurburgring in 1999) with Stewart/Jaguar, he could have slipped comfortably into at least semi-retirement.

Grand Prix Gold: 1999 European GP

But he was enthusiastic enough to swallow his pride and take up a test driver role at Arrows for the 2001 season, and then sought

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O’Ward leads Dixon in Indy 500 Carb Day final practice – IndyCar

Pato O’Ward put his Arrow McLaren SP at the top of the speed charts in the last on-track session before the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500.

In the final track time ahead of this weekend’s Indy 500, O’Ward, classified as a rookie at Indy after failing to qualify for the race in 2019, was the only driver to break the 225mph barrier and the 40 seconds barrier, with his 11th lap of 84 resulting in 225.355mph.

That put him 0.7mph ahead of the best effort from Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 winner for Chip Ganassi Racing, while two more former winners in Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato were third and fourth fastest.

Oliver Askew, another rookie, was fifth in the second Arrow McLaren SP entry ahead of Zach Veach for Andretti Autosport who said yesterday that his car was feeling comfortable in traffic and duly proved it today.

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IndyCar to remain “agile and flexible” on 2021 calendar – IndyCar

Senior IndyCar officials Mark Miles says the series is learning to make decisions more quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will need to remain “agile and flexible” in future.

Several IndyCar rounds have been either cancelled or postponed due to spikes in COVID-19 cases, or due to travel restrictions.

This weekend’s Indianapolis 500 has been delayed from its traditional Memorial Day weekend date in May, while the championship will follow its Gateway double-header at the end of the month with an second visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in October for another double-header.

It is due to conclude with a street race in St. Petersburg, which typically hosts the season-opener, while a revised date in September for the postponed Mid-Ohio double-header – that was scheduled to run earlier this month – is also on the cards.

Miles, CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp said that a willingness to

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Portland IndyCar race contract renewed until 2023

The IndyCar Series will continue to hold races at Portland until 2023, despite the cancellation of this year’s race due to COVID-19, after event promoters signed a three-year contract extension.

The 1.96 mile Portland International Raceway was a fixture on the IndyCar calendar between 1984 and 2007, the final year of Champ Car before its merger with the IRL, and returned to the calendar after an 11-year hiatus in 2018.

Its return proved highly popular, so despite the event’s cancelation this year due to Oregon’s current restrictions on public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, Green Savoree Racing Promotions secured a new deal with the City of Portland.

The GSRP, whose CEO and chairman Kim Green formerly owned the team now known as Andretti Autosport, also organises IndyCar races on the streets of St. Petersburg and Toronto, and at Mid-Ohio.

He said: “We’re disappointed to not be able to bring IndyCar

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The Week In IndyCar, August 19, with Bryan Herta



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Bryan Herta, co-owner of the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning Andretti Herta Autosport No. 98 Honda driven by Marco Andretti, joins us for The Week In IndyCar Listener Q&A show, driven by questions submitted by fans via social media.

A sampling of the items posed this week:

  • “Has Marco taken a different approach to this years 500 so far? Or has the car just been that good since the start?”
  • “What’s the inspiration for that calm, smooth-as-silk radio voice? (‘clutch and coast’ from ‘16, ‘weight jacker’ from Sunday)…”
  • “I heard you once say Dan Wheldon would encourage the team saying, ‘C’mon boys, you’ve got to make me look good.’ What work happens 30 days before the 500 prepping a car to make a driver look good? And, if you want to answer, what’s a 500
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Portland IndyCar race contract renewed until 2023 – IndyCar

The IndyCar Series will continue to hold races at Portland until 2023, despite the cancellation of this year’s race due to COVID-19, after event promoters signed a three-year contract extension.

The 1.96 mile Portland International Raceway was a fixture on the IndyCar calendar between 1984 and 2007, the final year of Champ Car before its merger with the IRL, and returned to the calendar after an 11-year hiatus in 2018.

Its return proved highly popular, so despite the event’s cancelation this year due to Oregon’s current restrictions on public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, Green Savoree Racing Promotions secured a new deal with the City of Portland.

The GSRP, whose CEO and chairman Kim Green formerly owned the team now known as Andretti Autosport, also organises IndyCar races on the streets of St. Petersburg and Toronto, and at Mid-Ohio.

He said: “We’re disappointed to not be able to bring IndyCar

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IndyCar management pleased to have Alonso in Indy 500 – IndyCar

IndyCar management trio Mark Miles, Jay Frye and Doug Boles are “glad” to have Fernando Alonso returning for a third attempt at winning the Indianapolis 500.

Driving the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet, Fernando Alonso has qualified 26th, but is in good company towards the back of the field and will be surrounded by former Indy 500 winners and IndyCar champions.

Encouragingly, before his shunt last Thursday, he had shown top-10 pace in race trim and on race turbo boost (1.3-bar), and the team is hopeful to get his car back to speed by Carb Day.

Speaking to the media today, IMS president Boles, Penske Entertainment CEO Miles and IndyCar president Frye said that having Alonso on the Indy 500 grid for a second time – having failed to qualify in 2019 – was a huge boost for all involved.

Said Frye: “He’s obviously a great racecar driver. We’ve got to know

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Alexander Rossi becomes latest victim of elaborate IndyCar prank

missing toilet seats, sawed-off bike frames and internationally shipped shoes.” data-reactid=”14″NTT IndyCar Series drivers are well known for being pranksters, and Andretti Autosport has a long history of some high-profile jokes that have included missing toilet seats, sawed-off bike frames and internationally shipped shoes.

But few have been quite as elaborate as the trick played Wednesday morning on Andretti’s Alexander Rossi at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 2016 Indy 500 winner discovered the wheels missing from the golf kart outside his motorhome and immediately vowed revenge.

could be endless given the frequency of pranks in the IndyCar paddock.” data-reactid=”23″As

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