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May Madness

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Our Expert Picks The 101st Indy 500 Winner

As Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 approaches, there is the inevitable attempt to bend the space-time continuum to guess who will win before the event actually takes place. The problem with this (difficulties related to bending the space-time continuum aside) is that I believe no fewer than 14 drivers have a legitimate shot—and […]

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Get To Know Indy Lights Drivers: Colton Herta

Colton Herta is your typical 17-year-old. He enjoys playing sports like lacrosse and soccer, battles schoolwork like every teen in high school, and hangs out with friends when he has time. He is nearly identical to the high school junior you’re thinking of right now. Well, other than the fact that he has a career […]

Buddy Lazier
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Racing Dynasties: Andretti, Unser, Foyt … Lazier?

It’s a warm, sunny day during practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Big-name teams and drivers are making runs ahead of qualifications set to take place over the weekend. Throughout Gasoline Alley, teams and drivers are making sure everything is perfect so they have the best possible chance to be named Indianapolis […]

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Raise The Bar With Beer Cocktails

Want to be the toast of your pre-race porch party or Memorial Day cookout? Beer cocktails are a fun way to spice up everyday brews. But what makes a good beer cocktail? Better yet, what should you avoid so you don’t make a bad one and embarrass yourself while wasting good beer? IM has your […]

Indy 500 infield tips
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Pro Tips For Indy 500 Infield First-Timers

Tip no. 9: Carry the right-sized cooler, or security will ask you to leave yours behind at the gate. “But what about all my booze?!” Exactly.

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Where Rubber Meets The Road: Firestone And The Indy 500

“The two people who influence our destiny the most are the engine manufacturer and the tire manufacturer,” says Team Penske engineer Ron Ruzewski. “The only thing we don’t control is the space between the car and the ground.”

Big Woods Nachos
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Fast Food

You don’t have to subsist on a diet of fried chicken, sandwiches, and Budweiser during the month of May. Instead, fuel up at these bars and restaurants near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Big Woods Speedway (1002 Main St., Speedway, 317-757-3250) Pulled pork nachos, house beers, and a gorgeously rustic deck make this relative newcomer to Speedway’s […]

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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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Shifting Gears: The Crossover From Formula One To IndyCar

News of Fernando Alonso skipping the Monaco Grand Prix in favor of running in the Indianapolis 500 sent shockwaves through the global racing community when it broke in April. This is arguably the biggest Indianapolis 500 story since Nigel Mansell joined IndyCar (then CART) following his Formula One World Championship in 1992. Mansell would go […]

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Fast Friday Gallery

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Unspoken Rules: Long’s Bakery

Wait out the morning crunch and risk finding your faves sold out. Solution: Call the day before and preorder a box.

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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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The Greatest Spectacle In Moviegoing

Friday evening saw the Pagoda Plaza at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway transformed into an outdoor cinema, giving new meaning to the term drive-in. The film: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. The fourth and most recent installment of the popular Wimpy Kid film franchise, it’s the story about a family road trip gone […]