Archive for September 9, 2018

OVER THE WALL  —  OUTSIDE REAR TIRE CHANGE

It’s time for Episode Five of Over the Wall!

How do IndyCar Series crews change tires so fast?

“Smooth is fast” when it comes to the outside rear position of this IndyCar Series pit crew.

In the Fifth episode of Over the Wall, we hear from Kyle and Ryan, who help Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay have some of the fastest pit stops on the grid.

The remaining video will be released Wednesday leading up to the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale @ Sonoma

#OverTheWall  —  #IndyCar  —  #AllAndretti

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Image by Jim Haines

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will start at 2 p.m. (ET) Monday, with the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series taking the green flag at 10:05 a.m.

The starting lineup for both races was set by the NASCAR Rule Book since qualifying for both races was rained out Saturday. View Schedule. All tickets for both races will be honored at the gate Monday, and tickets remain on sale at IMS.com, the IMS Box Office and at the gate. Fans with reserved seats for the Xfinity Series race are asked to move to an open seat nearby if another fan holds that same reserved seat for the Cup Series race.

IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The forecast looks much better for Monday, and everyone who comes to the Speedway will see 650 miles of exciting NASCAR action all in one day, with a handful of drivers attempting a ‘daily double’ of running in both races.”

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) was originally scheduled for Sunday, while the Lilly Diabetes 250 originally was scheduled for Saturday. Practice and qualifying for both races was rained out.

 

 

Information about the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line Race weekend on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

9am — Public Gates Open

9:10-9:30am — NASCAR Xfinity Driver “Brick Walk”

9:30am — Driver Introductions and Awards

9:46am — Presentation of Colors, Invocation

9:47am — “God Bless America”

9:54am — Lilly Diabetes 250 “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, Founder, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group

10:05am — Green Flag, Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 Laps, 250 Miles).

1:40pm — Invocation

1:41pm — National Anthem

1:42pm — Flyover

1:48pm — Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, Founder, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group

2pm — Green Flag, Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line (160 Laps, 400 Miles).

TICKETS: General Admission, $40. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with adult with General Admission ticket. Reserved seat tickets start at $45.

Previously purchased tickets for both races will be honored at the gate Monday. Fans with reserved seats for the Xfinity Series race are asked to move to an open seat nearby after the Lilly Diabetes 250 if another fan holds that same reserved seat for the Cup race.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (9 a.m.): Gate 1, Gate 1B, Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6, Gate 7, Gate 7S, Gate 9, Gate 9A, Gate 10A

GENERAL ADMISSION STANDS: General Admission: Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Backstretch Family Mounds

RESERVED STANDS: A Stand (Flex: Rows A-MM, reserved above) A Penthouse, B Stand, B Penthouse, C Stand, E Stand, E Penthouse, H Stand (Flex: Rows A-FF, reserved above), J Stand, Northeast Vista, Northwest Vista, Paddock, Paddock Wheelchair, Paddock Penthouse, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista (Flex: Rows B-MM, reserved above), South Terrace, South Terrace Wheelchair, South Vista – Sections 1-5, South Vista Deck – Sections 1-4, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Wheelchair Accessible

PARKING: Public paid parking for NASCAR Race Day is available in Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Main Gate. Limited free public parking will be available in North 40 lot. There is no free infield public parking.

MUSEUM HOURS (9 a.m.-5 p.m.): Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 5 free. Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. During events, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to get onto the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

Brickyard Monday

 

September 09, 2018 | By Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway regrets to announce that persistent rain has forced the postponement of all NASCAR track activity Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will start at 2 p.m. (ET) Monday, with the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series taking the green flag at 10:05 a.m.

The starting lineup for both races was set by the NASCAR Rule Book since qualifying for both races was rained out Saturday. View Schedule

All tickets for both races will be honored at the gate Monday, and tickets remain on sale at IMS.com, the IMS Box Office and at the gate.

Fans with reserved seats for the Xfinity Series race are asked to move to an open seat nearby if another fan holds that same reserved seat for the Cup Series race.

“Once again, we’re very sorry the weather is creating this inconvenience for our loyal fans,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The forecast looks much better for Monday, and everyone who comes to the Speedway will see 650 miles of exciting NASCAR action all in one day, with a handful of drivers attempting a ‘daily double’ of running in both races.”

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) was originally scheduled for Sunday, while the Lilly Diabetes 250 originally was scheduled for Saturday. Practice and qualifying for both races was rained out.

This is the first time the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line has been delayed a day by rain in the race’s 25-year history.

 

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Posted: September 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Driven2SaveLives champion Brady Bacon with the Winner Trophy — Image by Chris Owens

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 – Brady Bacon passed pole sitter Kevin Thomas with seven laps to go and hung on to win the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink on Thursday night at The Dirt Track at IMS.

Bacon, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, earned $15,000 for the win in the 39-lap USAC P1 Insurance National Midget Championship A-Main feature in the No. 76M car fielded by FMR Racing. It was the first USAC Midget victory of the season for Bacon, 28, a two-time USAC Sprint Car National Champion.

Afternoon rain forced a four-hour delay before heat races could start during the first-ever event on the new quarter-mile clay oval inside Turn 3 of the famed IMS asphalt oval. A capacity crowd, which included retired NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Cup Series standout Ryan Blaney, witnessed history as Bacon added his name to a list of inaugural featured race winners at IMS.

The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Image by Walter Kuhn

“This team stepped up for the big race and the big money,” Bacon said. “I want to thank everyone who made this happen, all the hard work today just to make the race happen with Mother Nature getting involved. It turned out to be a great race. I know I was holding my breath there for a few laps.”

Chad Boat, the son of 1998 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Billy Boat, finished second. Thomas was third, with Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis finishing fourth in a car fielded by Clauson-Marshall Racing. Tim Clauson, father of race namesake Bryan Clauson, co-owns Courtney’s car.

The historic first race on the new dirt track honored late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and increased awareness of the Indiana Donor Network and its Driven2SaveLives campaign.

Thomas led the first 32 laps in the No. 63 car fielded by Joe Dooling. Bacon started seventh but climbed to second just before a six-car pileup in Turn 4 triggered a caution with 28 laps to go. Boat had jumped to fourth, behind Courtney, by that point after starting 10th.

The top four remained static during caution periods with 25 laps remaining and 23 laps remaining. With 19 laps remaining, Boat passed Courtney for third as the race stayed caution-free until the end.

Thomas, Bacon and Boat then reached a dense thicket of traffic with 13 laps to go, but Thomas stayed out front despite multiple attempts by Bacon to take the lead on the fast, tacky track, which featured a wide cushion of dirt on the high line.

Bacon made his decisive move in Turn 4 with seven laps remaining, passing Thomas for the lead with a powerful move in the low groove. Boat jumped to second one lap later and set his sights on Bacon but never pulled even with the “Macho Man” over the last five laps.

“We’ve been usually the best guy on the bottom, and the track was really tricky with the cushion being so big from the rain. That’s kind of what we gambled on. We wanted to really get a lot of acceleration off the bottom and really stick it in sideways like that. They gave me a perfect race car.”

The drivers are off for the first lap during the BC39 feature event — Image by Chris Jones

Said Boat: “They gave me a great car. You want to win at the Speedway, so second kind of stings right now. But what a good car.”

NASCAR stars Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth and 11th, respectively. Zeb Wise, a 15-year-old from Angola, Indiana, finished 14th in a Clauson-Marshall Racing car after winning the Stoops Pursuit race Wednesday night on the first evening of competition.

Robert Dalby, from Anaheim, California, was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life-threatening injuries after his No. 4D flipped into the air and rolled end over end after landing in an incident in the fourth qualifying race. Dalby was awake and alert.