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JR Hildebrand

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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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Photos: Indianapolis 500 Pole Day 2015

Ed Carpenter and crew pick up the pieces after a Pole Day crash, Tony Kanaan gets in some family time, A.J. Foyt makes an appearance—plus more images from Sunday’s qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Faces of IndyCar: Indianapolis 500 Practice & Qualifying

Up-close photos with current and former IndyCar drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ahead of the 2015 Indianapolis 500.

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A Grand Time: Photos from the 2015 Grand Prix of Indy

All the IndyCar drivers, celebs, and sights from the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

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Photos: 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

IM’s May Madness photographers caught the action at today’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis warmup—and got up close and personal with the drivers.

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IndyCar Drivers Fight Cancer at Yellow Party

In attendance were Ryan Hunter-Reay’s fellow IndyCar stars also starting in this year’s Indy 500, including 2013 winner Tony Kanaan, a dapper bow-tied J.R. Hildebrand, and James Hinchcliffe, plus members of rock band Live.

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IndyCar Driver JR Hildebrand Foils Robbery Attempt

According to information via Indy.gov, the Meridian-Kessler area where Hildebrand had his run-in has seen three similar incidents reported since the start of 2013.

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Faces of the Indy 500

Helio. Simona. JR. Susie Wheldon. They’re all here, and Kate Shoup got up close and personal with each of them for IM’s May Madness blog.

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500 Festival Parade: Celebrities & Photos

The stars aligned for the 500 Festival parade, which promised a fairly high celebrity quotient and did not disappoint. Floats and cars, bands and marchers—they all moved swimmingly along the route that started on Pennsylvania Street downtown, wounded around Washington Street and Monument Circle, and then proceeded up Meridian Street.

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JR Hildebrand Rides Again

Fresh-faced IndyCar star JR Hildebrand—a rookie no more, and not yet a veteran—takes the wheel in Indy Monthly’s May issue. The 24-year-old suffered a series of maladies, both physical and personal, in 2011. “These things happen in auto racing,” says a member of Hildebrand’s team. “But everything happened to JR, and I mean everything, in one year.”

JR Hildebrand skids to the finish line in a badly damaged car at the end of last year’s 500.
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Turning the Corner: JR Hildebrand

JR Hildebrand spotted the starter’s white flag. “Bring it home, baby, bring it home,” chirped the rookie’s support staff over the radio from their perch in the pits. Four left turns away from winning the 2011 Indianapolis 500, Hildebrand buried the rush of excitement. No one, he told himself, cares who leads lap No. 199 at Indy. In the ether, though, the announcer’s voice on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network was already rising. Here he goes, the final lap! Across the line, JR Hildebrand will see the white flag.

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