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Post by bigdc48 on Wed May 13, 2015 12:31 pm

The month of May. Warm, nice spring weather, with summer around the corner. But also, this is IndyCar's month as the greatest racetrack in the world, called Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is the site of the fastest, most intriguing, and the most nerve wracking race of the planet, the Indianapolis 500. Since 1911, this race has tested men and women, machine and engineering, emotion and minds, and it'll be no different this year, the 99th running of this event.

Ryan Hunter-Reay denied Helio Castroneves' bid of being the fourth driver of winning this race a record 4 times to win his first in 2014. Who will be Indy 500 champ this year? The race is Sunday May 24th. Qualifying is this weekend.

Entry List

1 Power
2 Montoya
3 Castroneves
4 Coletti (R)
5 Hinchcliffe
6 Hildebrand
7 Jakes
8 Karam
9 Dixon
10 Kanaan
11 Bourdais
14 Sato
15 Rahal
17 Saavedra
18 Huertas
19 Davison
20 Carpenter
21 Newgarden
22 Pagenaud
24 Bell
25 Justin Wilson
26 Munoz
27 Andretti
28 Hunter-Reay
29 De Silvestro
32 Servia
41 Hawksworth
43 Daly
48 Tagliani
63 Mann
83 Kimball
88 Clausen
91 Lazier
98 Chavez (R)

NOTES:

The 97 of Jay Howard fell through due to sponsorship issues.

Francesco Dracone is replaced by James Davison for this race as we know.

Sebastian Saavedra is the #17 for Ganassi, but its conjunction effort of AFS Racing. Sage Karam is in the 8.

Alex Tagliani is the third driver over at AJ Foyt's team in the 48.

Conor Daly will pilot the 43 Honda for Schmidt.

Oriol Servia is in the 2nd entry for Rahal Letterman in the 32.

Pippa Mann is the third driver for Dale Coyne in the 63.

1996 500 winner Buddy Lazier brought his own team for this race only.

Bryan Clausen is in the 88 for the Jonathan Byrd team.

Indy 500 specialist Townsend Bell is the driver of the #24 Dreyer & Reinbold Panther entry.

De Silvestro (29) and Justin Wilson (25) are the two extra entries for Andretti Autosport.


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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by BWard on Wed May 13, 2015 12:49 pm

Holy crap Castroneves O_O
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Post by RACECAR on Wed May 13, 2015 1:07 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Holy crap Castroneves O_O

Would it be safe to say that your face looked exactly like your Avatar? Laughing
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Post by BWard on Wed May 13, 2015 1:15 pm

RACECAR wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:Holy crap Castroneves O_O

Would it be safe to say that your face looked exactly like your Avatar? Laughing

Guaranteed. Laughing

Anyway here's the crash:
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Post by bsoyuz on Wed May 13, 2015 1:28 pm

Oficial video by IndyCar, the previous was taken down.

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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by flyingturns89 on Wed May 13, 2015 1:33 pm

Very strange coincidence in that today is the 10 year anniversary of Sam Hornish Jr. flipping in Indy 500 practice. Hornish Jr. was also driving a Team Penske car, and Helio was his teammate that year. Hornish's car hit some debris from Paul Dana's car, which caused it to spin and flip in Turn 2.
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Post by BWard on Wed May 13, 2015 1:46 pm

So I guess it would be appropriate to give him the name Helio Copterneves?
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Ben Atkins on Wed May 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Wow... the first flip in a DW12 comes in a VERY dramatic fashion! O_O

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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by BWard on Wed May 13, 2015 2:47 pm

Still-picture of the crash:
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Post by Alta on Wed May 13, 2015 4:33 pm

That was scary, good thing to see Helio out of unscathed.

This happened yesterday by the way.



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Post by bigdc48 on Wed May 13, 2015 4:55 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Still-picture of the crash:

HOLY SHIT!!! O_O Good thing Helio is alright.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Alta on Wed May 13, 2015 7:15 pm



More trouble at Indy as Pippa Mann suffered a big crash late in practice, It sounds like the team is in trouble on making the 500.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed May 13, 2015 9:54 pm

Glad to hear Helio is okay...that was scary.

Pippa's accident reminds me of Kevin Cogan's, although Cogan went on the inside of the pit wall after hitting the end of it. To be fair, Kevin Cogan hit every wall at Indy at some point in his very unlucky career.

On a more positive note, Helio hit 227MPH in practice.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Alta on Wed May 13, 2015 10:01 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:

On a more positive note, Helio hit 227MPH in practice.
That would be cool...however this happened.

Honda Racing / HPD @HondaRacing_HPD · 3h 3 hours ago

In the last moments of today's #Indy500 practice, @FollowAndretti driver @CarlosMunoz034 set the pace--230.121 mph!
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Post by kensethfan on Wed May 13, 2015 10:54 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:Pippa's accident reminds me of Kevin Cogan's, although Cogan went on the inside of the pit wall after hitting the end of it.

Those were my initial thoughts exactly. As much as we love Indy, the end of the pit road wall is in the most inconvenient spot, which is to say it's not exactly out of the way. It's gotta be one of those dangerous pit road walls in motorsports, but I can't think of a way to do it better.

Anyway, glad to hear that both Pippa Mann and Helio Castroneves are uninjured. Cool
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Mystrsyko on Thu May 14, 2015 2:03 pm

I've long thought that the inside wall just after turn 4 at Indy (and Daytona before they changed it) was one of the most dangerous walls in motorsports. There's no wonder Pipa hit end of the pit wall. The inside wall points right at it.

On a lighter note, Helio could've medal'd at the X Games with that 3/4 backflip, 1/2 side flip he did, lol
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Post by PYLrulz on Thu May 14, 2015 3:39 pm

kensethfan wrote:
Alpineopossum wrote:Pippa's accident reminds me of Kevin Cogan's, although Cogan went on the inside of the pit wall after hitting the end of it.

Those were my initial thoughts exactly. As much as we love Indy, the end of the pit road wall is in the most inconvenient spot, which is to say it's not exactly out of the way. It's gotta be one of those dangerous pit road walls in motorsports, but I can't think of a way to do it better.

Anyway, glad to hear that both Pippa Mann and Helio Castroneves are uninjured. Cool

About the only logical thing I can think of is building the wall to about halfway through Turn 4 (while leaving plenty of room for an apron and what not), of course, that means pit road would be an ungodly length.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Thu May 14, 2015 5:24 pm

Newgarden just spun and flipped. He got out okay.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Ben Atkins on Thu May 14, 2015 5:29 pm

The cars should not be flipping like this. It's really unusual to see the cars flip this frequently.

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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by PackerMan71 on Thu May 14, 2015 5:51 pm

Man, we've had, what, four major incidents already this week? And we haven't even gotten to qualifying yet. Suspect
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Post by PYLrulz on Thu May 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Almost identical to Helio.

I hope to god no one gets cheese grated against the fence, because if they don't find a way to keep these cars grounded while spinning, that's going to happen
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by BWard on Thu May 14, 2015 6:02 pm

Copy-pasting my Facebook post to here:

Here's one thing I don't understand. Three straight years IndyCar ran the normal DW12 body from 2012 to 2014 and we didn't have a single flip let-alone a blowover. Now two days in a row with the first time these new Aerokits on an oval we've already had two flips with a big hit and a blowover. This is genuinely concerning leading up to the 500 because I'm worried these crash may lead to something even worse.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by bigdc48 on Thu May 14, 2015 6:07 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Copy-pasting my Facebook post to here:

Here's one thing I don't understand. Three straight years IndyCar ran the normal DW12 body from 2012 to 2014 and we didn't have a single flip let-alone a blowover. Now two days in a row with the first time these new Aerokits on an oval we've already had two flips with a big hit and a blowover. This is genuinely concerning leading up to the 500 because I'm worried these crash may lead to something even worse.

This is exactly what I was thinking. We had phenomenal races for the last 3 years with the DW12 without the aerokits. The series should consider about getting rid of them for the superspeedways because 4 incidents like those before qualifying has me concerned.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Mother of Invention on Thu May 14, 2015 8:12 pm

Why is everyone freaking out over Newgaarden? The flip was 0% aero and 100% weight-shift.

Ed Carpenter had an identical wreck in 2012....



Only difference is Ed hit faster and thus the G-forces pinned the car up against the wall instead of blowing it over.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Thu May 14, 2015 8:58 pm

^ This. Newgarden's car was on the ground all the way to the wall, and the impact lifted the back end allowing air to get underneath. That could have easily happened any other year.

Anyway, I'm not sure why people are so surprised at this. If an aerodynamically-dependant open-wheel race car travels backwards at 200+ mph, it flips. That's been known for a long time.
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Post by Ben Atkins on Fri May 15, 2015 9:05 am

Mother of Invention wrote:Why is everyone freaking out over Newgaarden? The flip was 0% aero and 100% weight-shift.

Ed Carpenter had an identical wreck in 2012....



Only difference is Ed hit faster and thus the G-forces pinned the car up against the wall instead of blowing it over.

It's not 100% weight shift then if the air still picked up Newgarden's car.

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Post by PYLrulz on Fri May 15, 2015 12:22 pm

Mother of Invention wrote:Why is everyone freaking out over Newgaarden? The flip was 0% aero and 100% weight-shift.

Ed Carpenter had an identical wreck in 2012....



Only difference is Ed hit faster and thus the G-forces pinned the car up against the wall instead of blowing it over.

No, there might have been some weight shift, but the car going over like that was mostly aero.
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Post by JMac525 on Fri May 15, 2015 5:50 pm

Based on the Fast Friday speed charts, it's looking like Penske and Ganassi are the favorites for the pole tomorrow.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Alpineopossum on Fri May 15, 2015 11:40 pm

In other IndyCar news, a new team called Grace Autosport has launched targeting Indy in 2016 as their debut race. The team's goal is to promote women in racing and automotive engineering, and their driver will be Katherine Legge. The team principal is a woman named Beth Panetta, who is the former racing director for SRT Motorsports in the ALMS and in IMSA.
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Post by Memoriesallbutdone on Sat May 16, 2015 12:15 am

Alpineopossum wrote:In other IndyCar news, a new team called Grace Autosport has launched targeting Indy in 2016 as their debut race. The team's goal is to promote women in racing and automotive engineering, and their driver will be Katherine Legge. The team principal is a woman named Beth Panetta, who is the former racing director for SRT Motorsports in the ALMS and in IMSA.

Can Milka Duno try out?
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by flyingturns89 on Sat May 16, 2015 3:55 pm

The first day of Indy 500 qualifying has been postponed due to rain. The second day schedule has been revised as follows.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - All 34 cars will make one qualifying attempt.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM - The nine fastest cars will take part in the Firestone Fast Nine to determine the pole sitter. Each car gets one attempt.
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - The cars in positions 31-34 will each make attempt to determine the final three positions on the grid. Multiple attempts will be allowed if there is time at the end.

In addition, the runs of Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Huertas that were completed today have been thrown out, so there will be no unfair advantage because of track conditions.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by Ben Atkins on Sun May 17, 2015 8:16 am

Ed Carpenter is now the third car to get upside down this weekend.

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Post by BWard on Sun May 17, 2015 8:34 am

Seeing Carpenter crash and go upside down, this is only making my concerns increase for the 500.
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Post by BWard on Sun May 17, 2015 8:41 am

Screenshot of the incident:
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Post by Ben Atkins on Sun May 17, 2015 9:01 am

I made a quick little video showing Carpenter's crashes from 2012 and 2015 side by side. It's interesting to see the similarities and differences.


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Post by PYLrulz on Sun May 17, 2015 10:11 am

A little bit of weight shift, but without the aerodynamics, that would not have flipped the car. Someone is seriously going to end up flipping it badly No
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Post by Alta on Sun May 17, 2015 10:14 am

Was supposed to be the last day before they slowed the cars down i believe, that's kinda like Newgarden's crash where it lost the sidepod and got turned over.

Turbos are gonna be turned off for qualifying though i hear.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun May 17, 2015 10:20 am

It hardly matters which aerokit cars have, once air gets underneath a single seater it will act like an aeroplane.
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Post by PYLrulz on Sun May 17, 2015 10:36 am

Milan655 wrote:It hardly matters which aerokit cars have, once air gets underneath a single seater it will act like an aeroplane.

This.  And the fact they are thinking about slowing the cars down... I said it years back with Las Vegas, and I'll say it here, anything that could bunch the cars up, ESPECIALLY with the possibility of cars flying, is just asking for someone to get seriously injured, if not killed in these cars, regardless of what safety advances they put in these cars.
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Post by Alta on Sun May 17, 2015 10:48 am

Marshall Pruett of Racer.com on what were looking at for qualifying.

Engines will return to their low-boost settings, which reduces something in the region of 40-50hp and lowers lap speeds below 230mph.
All teams--from Chevy and Honda--will be required to race in the aerodynamic trim they use in qualifying. This effectively forces teams to abandon low-drag qualifying setups.
Teams are allowed to adjust their wing angles as desired.
Wing wickers are also open.
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by BWard on Sun May 17, 2015 11:00 am

Jesus, are we going to get qualifying soon?!
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by kensethfan on Sun May 17, 2015 12:22 pm

Heard that Ed Carpenter went over in Indy 500 practice. Luckily he's okay, but it goes to show that these aero packages are terrible. Say what you will; I still think that's part of the issue.

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Post by Milan655 on Sun May 17, 2015 5:00 pm

I heard quali was cancelled and will be re-run at a later date without Indy quali points?
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Post by BWard on Sun May 17, 2015 5:08 pm

Milan655 wrote:I heard quali was cancelled and will be re-run at a later date without Indy quali points?

Qualifying is actually on right now, Scott Dixon is currently the fastest.
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Post by Milan655 on Sun May 17, 2015 5:27 pm

Argh, that's what I get from believing the YouTube streams comment section Fail
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Re: 2015 Indianapolis 500

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun May 17, 2015 5:38 pm

I liked 2013, whatever any difference there was between now and after 2013, needs to be gone lol.
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Post by Alta on Mon May 18, 2015 1:37 am

In all this controversy, we still ran qualifying today.

Dixon took the pole for the Indy 500. Here's the lineup.

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Post by Ben Atkins on Mon May 18, 2015 1:25 pm

Hinchy's just had a big one and it's not looking good. Think good thoughts, guys.

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Post by BWard on Mon May 18, 2015 1:30 pm

I can't believe we're still not done with bad wrecks. I hope Hinchcliffe is okay. pale
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Post by Ben Atkins on Mon May 18, 2015 1:46 pm

Hinchy's awake but is being taken to the Methodist Hospital on a backboard for further evaluation.

I don't think he's racing the 500.  pale

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