News for the Week of April 23 – April 29, 2018

Carpenter helps with Indy 500 graphic on JW Marriott in Indy – Ed Carpenter helped put the final touches on the installation of the “THIS IS INDY. THIS IS MAY.” graphic from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the JW Marriott hotel in Downtown Indianapolis to promote the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. “This larger-than-life graphic is one of the most visible symbols of the upcoming excitement at IMS during May,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. Full story at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/27/2018)

Royal Purple to title sponsor all MRTI races on IMS road course – “Royal Purple Synthetic Oil – the Official Oil of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – will once again headline all six rounds of competition at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 11 and 12 as competitors on all three levels of the acclaimed driver development ladder system gather in support of the INDYCAR Grand Prix. One of the world’s leading lubricant companies will help to “PUMP UP THE PURPLE” during May’s Lupus Awareness Month to help spread the word on this mysterious disease and raise funds for lupus research and education. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. It is estimated that 1.5 million Americans – and at least five million people worldwide – suffer from a form of lupus. Diagnosis is difficult and there is no cure.” Full release at the link. – Indy Lights – (4/25/2018)

Miller’s Mailbag 4/25/18 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (4/25/2018)

Trackside podcast 4/24/18 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 4/24/18 is a great listen as always. – 1070 The Fan – (4/25/2018)

RACER summarizes IMS test schedule – RACER’s Marshall Pruett has posted an excellent summary of the upcoming tests on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with which drivers and teams are expected to test over the three test days on April 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd. – RACER – (4/25/2018)

DRR teases Indy 500 liveries – Dreyer & Reinbold has teased their liveries for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and mentioned that a full reveal is “days away”. Check it out at the link. – DRR – (4/24/2018)

Monday Musings: Barber – The Open Wheel’s Dylan Reynolds’ “Monday Musings” piece on the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights weekend at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/24/2018)

Newgarden wins at Barber as it rains again on Monday – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park as the race finished in wet conditions. The rest of the Top 5 was Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, Wickens, and Bourdais. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/23/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Sunday IndyCar Barber photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s photo gallery of Sunday race day Verizon IndyCar Series action at the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/22/2018)

Conclusion of Barber race postponed to Monday – Heavy rain postponed the conclusion of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama to 12PM ET on Monday. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden leads after Lap 23 of 90. The rest of the Top 5 is Bourdais, Hunter-Reay, Rossi, and Hinchcliffe. Full running order here. – INDYCAR – (4/22/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Lights photo gallery from Barber – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s photo gallery from the 2018 Indy Lights Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/21/2018)

O’Ward leads start to finish in dominant Lights Race 2 win at Barber – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward led every lap of a wet Indy Lights Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park for a sweep of the weekend. The rest of the Top 5 was Franzoni, Herta, Telitz, and Urrutia. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (4/22/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Saturday IndyCar Barber photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s photo gallery of Saturday Verizon IndyCar Series action at the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/21/2018)

Newgarden earns pole at Barber – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park with a lap of 1:07.4413. The rest of the Firestone Fast 6 order was Power, Bourdais, Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, and Dixon. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (4/21/2018)

O’Ward wins Lights Race 1 at Barber – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward won Indy Lights Race 1 at Barber Motorsports Park. The rest of the Top 5 was Herta, Urrutia, Franzoni, and Norman. Telitz didn’t complete a lap for the third time in three races as he was the victim of a first lap incident caused by Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (4/21/2018)

The Open Wheel’s IndyCar livery page from Barber – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s collection of livery photos from 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/21/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Lights photo gallery from Barber – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s photo gallery from the 2018 Indy Lights Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/21/2018)

The Open Wheel’s Lights livery page from Barber – The Open Wheel’s Parker Hall’s collection of livery photos from 2018 Indy Lights Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports Park is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (4/21/2018)

’19 Corvette ZR1 unveiled as Indy 500 pace car – “The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the official Pace Car for the 2018 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and will lead drivers to the green flag Sunday, May 27 for the 102nd Running of the legendary race. It marks the 15th time a Corvette has served as the official Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 29th time a Chevrolet has led the field, dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (4/19/2018)

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