News for the Week of May 7 – May 13, 2018

The Open Wheel’s INDYCAR Grand Prix photo gallery – The Open Wheel’s photo gallery of Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights action from the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/12/2018)

Power wins INDYCAR GP in dominant fashion – Team Penske’s Will Power won the INDYCAR Grand Prix from pole in a dominant display on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The rest of the Top 5 was Dixon, Wickens, Bourdais, and Rossi. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/12/2018)

INDYCAR Grand Prix liveries from the IMS road course – The Open Wheel’s livery photos of all the Verizon IndyCar Series cars from the 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. – The Open Wheel – (5/12/2018)

Herta sweeps Lights weekend with Race 2 win at IMS – Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta won an incredible Indy Lights Race 2 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was Telitz, Franzoni, Urrutia, and Norman. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/12/2018)

INDYCAR Grand Prix starting lineup with tire designations – The official INDYCAR Grand Prix starting lineup with tire designations is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/12/2018)

Dixon takes P1 in morning warmup at IMS – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams’ Scott Dixon’s lap of 1:10.8157 topped the charts in the INDYCAR Grand Prix morning warmup on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The rest of the Top 5 was Power, Hunter-Reay, King, and Chilton. Marco Andretti completed only two laps in the session due to a mechanical issue as smoke billowed out of his car. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/12/2018)

Indy Lights liveries from the IMS road course – The Open Wheel’s livery photos of all the Indy Lights cars from the 2018 Indy Lights Royal Purple Synthetic Oil Grand Prix of Indianapolis supporting the Lupus Foundation of America on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. – The Open Wheel – (5/12/2018)

O’Ward grabs Lights pole again for Race 2 at IMS – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward won the pole for Indy Lights Race 2 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap of 1:15.8647. The rest of the Top 5 was Herta, Urrutia, Telitz, and Norman. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/12/2018)

Power takes Pole for 2018 INDYCAR GP – Team Penske’s Will Power won the pole for the INDYCAR GP in Indianapolis with a lap of 1:09.8182. The rest of the Firestone Fast 6 order was Wickens, Bourdais, Hinchcliffe, King, and Newgarden. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/11/2018)

INDYCAR GP qualifying groups – The official INDYCAR Grand Prix qualifying groups are available at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/11/2018)

Herta wins Lights Race 1 at IMS – Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta won Indy Lights Race 1 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was Urrutia, Telitz, O’Ward, and Norman. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/11/2018)

Power fastest again in Practice 2 at IMS – Team Penske’s Will Power’s lap of 1:09.8759 was fastest for the second time on Friday in Practice 2 for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was King, Rossi, Wickens, and Pagenaud. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/11/2018)

O’Ward earns Lights Race 1 pole at IMS – Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward won the pole for Indy Lights Race 1 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a lap of 1:15.4255. The rest of the Top 5 was Herta, Franzoni, Telitz, and Urrutia. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/11/2018)

Power leads the way in Practice 1 at IMS – Team Penske’s Will Power’s lap of 1:10.0866 was fastest in Practice 1 for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was Rossi, King, Bourdais, and Sato. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/11/2018)

Trackside podcast 5/10/18 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/10/18 is a great listen as always. Aaron Telitz and Sebastien Bourdais are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (5/11/2018)

Scuderia Corsa reveals No. 64 Indy 500 livery – Scuderia Corsa has revealed the livery of their No. 64 car to be driven by Oriol Servia in an attempt to make the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. See the livery on our No. 64 livery page here. – Scuderia Corsa – (5/10/2018)

Herta fastest in Lights Practice 1 at IMS – Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta was fastest in Indy Lights Practice 1 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The rest of the Top 5 was O’Ward, Telitz, Urrutia, and Kellett. Full results here. – Indy Lights – (5/10/2018)

On-car digital displays won’t be used at IMS – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports the digital displays on the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series won’t be in use at either race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Teams have been instructed to remove the SPAA05 panels from the roll hoop fairings and the associated loom and control box from each entry for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indy 500 due to widespread issues that were experienced with the panel hardware during recent Speedway tests.” Full story at the link. – RACER – (5/10/2018)

The Open Wheel’s INDYCAR Grand Prix preview – The Open Wheel’s Dylan Reynolds’ preview of the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires weekend on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – The Open Wheel – (5/10/2018)

INDYCAR Grand Prix spotter guide posted – The spotter guide for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is available at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/10/2018)

Juncos announces Celis Jr. will make IndyCar debut at Road America and not continue in Lights – “Juncos Racing announced today that Alfonso Celis Jr. will move up within the team from the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Celis Jr. will make his official debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America. Celis Jr. (Mexico City, Mexico) will pilot the No. 32 Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car on the 4-mile, 14 Turn road course located at Road America this June. The 21-year-old previously competed in the Indy Lights Championship at Barber Motorsports Park back in April.” Full release at the link. – Juncos Racing – (5/10/2018)

Claman De Melo to replace Fittipaldi for INDYCAR Grand Prix – “Zachary Claman De Melo will be returning behind the wheel of the #19 Paysafe car sooner than initially planned. The Canadian will be piloting the Dale Coyne Racing entry at this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, replacing the injured Pietro Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi was originally scheduled to take part in his second Verizon IndyCar Series race at this weekend’s road course event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. However, the Brazilian driver has been sidelined due to leg injuries (broken left leg and right ankle) suffered in a qualifying crash at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the World Endurance Championship event on May 4.” Full release at the link. – Dale Coyne Racing – (5/10/2018)

Clarkson to perform national anthem before Indy 500 – “Multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will perform the national anthem before the start of the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Clarkson will sing on Race Day in the traditional spot before the 33 drivers are called to their cars in front of the largest single-day spectator sporting event crowd in the world. Clarkson, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, first rose to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of “American Idol.” She has grown to become one of the most popular artists of any era, with more than 100 No. 1 singles on all Billboard charts and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (5/10/2018)

Trackside podcast 5/9/18 – 1070 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/9/18 is a great listen as always. Stefan Wilson and Gabby Chaves are guests on the show. – 1070 The Fan – (5/10/2018)

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