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IndyCar Drivers To Know: J.R. Hildebrand

Getting a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious school like MIT is the dream of many high school students. If they somehow found themselves in that position, 99 percent of those students would jump at the opportunity. J.R. Hildebrand was the other 1 percent. Since he was a kid, all Hildebrand wanted to do was race. […]

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Fans Flock For Race Day Fashion

Whether donning retro-inspired T-shirts or suiting up to get down in the Snake Pit in their finest “American-flag casual,” attendees of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing have plenty of fashionable race-day options from local retailers. Broad Ripple’s The Shop is a popular destination for people looking for apparel for their favorite Indy sports team or […]

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Fast Friday Gallery

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IndyCar Rookies To Know: Jack Harvey

Having something in your blood is a term thrown around for people who are naturally good at something. For Jack Harvey, this phrase couldn’t be any truer. Harvey has been around racing for as long as he’s been alive. His dad raced karts from a young age, and as recently as 2002 was winning championships […]

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IndyCar Rookies To Know: Zach Veach

Zach Veach has gotten some serious mileage out of a fast-paced decade of competitive auto racing. A 22-year-old native of Stockdale, Ohio, Veach began his racing career with go-karts at the age of 12. It was here in Indianapolis that Dave Fisher, the father of IndyCar team owner and former driver Sarah Fisher, discovered him. […]

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Sights From IndyCar Grand Prix Weekend

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Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your Binges

Calories don’t count when you’re standing up, we reminded ourselves as we ate our way around last weekend’s Rev party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event, which benefits Indiana University Health state-wide trauma programs, featured small bites prepared by the city’s top chefs and served in posh race-party style under infield tents and pavilions. […]

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2017 Rev Recap

When you hang around race tracks as much as I do (read: a lot), it becomes almost impossible to envision drivers dressed anything but a fire suit. You assume they wear one all the time—when they mow the lawn, when they visit the dentist, when they go out for ice cream. Saturday’s Rev event at […]

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Speed Read: Best Pit Stop Ever

Unless you’re a member of the Hulman-George family, an Indy 500 winner, or—now—the holder of a new, top-level $1,000 membership at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, you’re never getting into “the basement.” We did. Here’s what we found.

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IMS Gets Its Wings

The IMS saw much more than left turns as host of the Red Bull Air Race over the weekend.

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Driving Forces: Danger and Safety at the Indy 500

The race and related on-track activities have claimed the lives of at least 54 drivers, mechanics, IMS workers, and spectators since 1911. But innovation in safety procedures and technology have tempered the tragedy.

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IMS Over the Years

The IMS has aged gracefully, aided by a few facelifts along the way. Take a look at some of the biggest upgrades over the years.

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Newby Oval: The Track Before the Track

One of the Speedway’s gonzo founders hit a wall with his first racing venue.

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Phil Gulley: Backseat Driver

“I grew up four doors down from the current president of the Speedway, Doug Boles, so I’m confident he’ll take these suggestions seriously.”

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The Hoosierist: Making a Stand

“Try to set up a lemonade stand on park grounds any other day of the year, and you’ll get a lesson not in capitalism but in how hard it is to do anything on government land without filling out lots of forms.”

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