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Juncos’ roll of the dice pays off

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Ricardo Juncos made the biggest roll of the dice this month at Indy and it paid off big as sophomore IndyCar driver Kyle Kaiser knocked the mighty McLaren Racing team and two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso from the field. With a single 30-minute practice session set aside Sunday morning for the six drivers in IndyCar’s Last Row Shootout to make final adjustments and find any missing speed, the #32 Chevy Juncos car was shockingly absent.

Chevrolet strength displayed in Indy 500 qualifying

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The strength of Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 NTT IndyCar Series engines was on display during qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 as it locked out the front row and top four, and claimed six of the nine fastest speeds on Sunday. “Simon Pagenaud drove four incredible laps to to win the pole for the Indianapolis 500,” Jim Campbell, US Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said of the Team Penske driver who earned the first pole position for a Frenchman in 100 years.

Simon Pagenaud Scores First Indy 500 Pole

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff WriterThough an underdog story dazzled pit road Saturday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — being Kyle Kaiser of Juncos Racing — it was one of the “Big Three” who grabbed the pole for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. That was Team Penske and driver Simon Pagenaud, who scored his first career pole position for the 500 after ripping a four-lap session at an average of 229.992 mph.

Indy crashers searching for last row answers

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Drivers forced to use their backup cars to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 are in a collective fight to fill the final row of the grid. Only the 29th-place Felix Rosenqvist from Chip Ganassi Racing, who crashed on Wednesday and barely scraped into the top 30 on Saturday with his spare #10 Honda, was able to break the trend and earn a place in the field.

McLaren gets help for Alonso ahead of shootout

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - McLaren has turned to Andretti Autosport to try and get Fernando Alonso in the Indianapolis 500. RACER has learned that McLaren made a deal to put Andretti’s ultra-strong damper program on Alonso’s car.