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Danica Patrick
 
Memory Lane | Danica Patrick, 2005
Curiosity was piqued when 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal announced in May 2004 that Danica Patrick would drive one of his Rahal Letterman Racing cars in the 2005 edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” But no one that day in 2004 had any idea of the earthquake that would strike the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the following May. Danicamania was a phenomenon like few others in the century-plus history of the Indianapolis 500.
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Will Power
 
Stars Think New Car Will Produce More Passing, Excitement in INDYCAR Grand Prix
Closer racing with the expectation for more passing should make for an entertaining INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, according to three of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ best drivers. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Will Power — who have split the four wins in this race — were joined by four-time Indy car champion Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan in expressing their eagerness Thursday about competing in a more wide-open 85-lap event on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course.
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INDYCAR Grand Prix
 
INDYCAR Grand Prix Fans Encouraged To 'Plan Ahead' with IMS.com
Fans attending the fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are encouraged to “Plan Ahead” through IMS.com/planahead, an interactive web page that serves as a home base for fans headed to the track during the Month of May.
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Zachary De Melo
 
Claman De Melo Replacing Fittipaldi for INDYCAR Grand Prix
Dale Coyne Racing announced today that Zachary Claman De Melo will replace the injured Pietro Fittipaldi behind the wheel of the No. 19 Paysafe Honda in this week’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
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Takuma Sato, Chicago Cubs
 
Sato Throws Fastball Into May with Chicago Cubs
Sato visited Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon when the Chicago Cubs hosted the Miami Marlins. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver threw the ceremonial first pitch to Justin Hancock, who had been called up from the Cubs’ Triple-A team at Iowa the night before.
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Scott Dixon
 
Dixon Shows Silky Skills behind Wheel of Police Car on IMPD Training Course
2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Dixon was burning rubber in a 2016 Ford Interceptor police car on an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) set up with neon green cones in the IMS Museum East parking lot. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers are required to complete this training annually. Once Dixon was up to speed, about 45 mph in the fastest straights of a winding layout with serpentine stretches going forward and backward, he was then chased by another cruiser driven by Sgt. Jay Barrow.
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Lilly King
 
Olympic Gold Medalist Lilly King To Drive INDYCAR Grand Prix Pace Car
Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Lilly King, who competes collegiately for Indiana University, will drive the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car to lead the starting field to the green flag for the fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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ROSS-E
 
100th Indianapolis 500 Winner Rossi Unveils Namesake Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV Security Robot at IMS
Alexander Rossi earned racing immortality and a coveted, permanent spot on the Borg-Warner Trophy after winning the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil as a rookie in 2016.
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Indianapolis 500
 
PRIMESPORT Offers Fans Ultimate Indianapolis 500 Ticket, Travel Experience
Tickets and travel packages are available now for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, and one place to get them officially is through PRIMESPORT. Pacing the market as the Official Ticket Exchange of the Indy 500, PRIMESPORT can also take the fan experience to another level.
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Gabby Chaves
 
Experienced Hands Help Shift Chaves’ Aspirations for Month of May into Overdrive
2014 Indy Lights champion Chaves drove for the Indianapolis-based team when it made its series debut in the 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, finishing ninth, the best result of his three starts in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” That strong performance, plus a fifth-place finish at Texas, prompted the team to step up to a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2018, with Chaves behind the wheel. Chaves’ learning curve in his three starts last season for the team, all on ovals, was flattened by the help of his Harding driver coach, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr.
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Rev Indy
 
Rev Asserts Itself Again as Must-Attend Kickoff of May Activities at Indy
In its fifth year, Rev was once again a sellout allowing race fans and partygoers to rub elbows with Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and sample a wide selection of food options specially crafted for the night. It was all to benefit the IU Health Foundation in what has become a must-attend kickoff to the month of May.
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Ed Jones
 
Indy 500 Drivers, Fans Add Energy to 'Good Morning America' Segments at IMS
Five Indianapolis 500 drivers and an enthusiastic group of race fans came to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway early Wednesday, May 2 to pump up the volume and energy for two live segments of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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