100th Indianapolis 500 content recap

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Check out a recap of all of MotorSportsTalk’s extensive on-site coverage from the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on NBCSports.com.

There are a handful of additional posts still to come from Indianapolis that are not as time sensitive, and those will be rolled out in the coming days and weeks.

The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Detroit this weekend for a doubleheader event, and then is back on NBCSN starting on June 11 from the Texas Motor Speedway at 8 p.m. ET.

From Texas, NBCSN and CNBC will carry the balance of the IndyCar season through the season finale in Sonoma on September 18.


Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500 in fuel mileage stunner (5/29; Race Main Bar)
Kanaan leads final Indy 500 practice from Carb Day (VIDEO) (5/27)
Stoneman edges Jones in closest IMS finish ever in Freedom 100 (VIDEO)
Newgarden leads frenetic, crazy Monday practice at Indy (5/23)
Hinchcliffe captures pole for 100th Indy 500 (5/22)
“Hinch” on top following thrilling final hour of Indy day 1 qualifying (5/21)
Rossi leads final practice before Indy 500 qualifying (5/21)
Power goes 232-plus to pace Fast Friday for Indy 500 (5/20)
Chaves, Coyne top Thursday practice for Indy 500 (5/19)
RHR leads Andretti train on day two of Indy 500 practice (5/18)
Track activity washed out on Tuesday in Indy (5/17)
Andretti leads but speeds hard to read after Indy 500 first practice (5/16)


Bell, Hunter-Reay crash in pit lane battling for Indy 500 lead (5/29)
Castroneves leads halfway; Karam crashes out on Lap 94 at Indy 500 (5/29)
Defending Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya wrecks out on Lap 64 (5/29)

Indy Carb Day rolling notebook (5/27)
WATCH LIVE: Indy Carb Day on NBCSN at 11 a.m. ET (5/27)

Indy 500 Thursday notes: Logos, lights, Lilly, lunches and more (5/26)

IMS confirms 100th Indy 500 full sellout, local TV blackout lifted (5/25)
Report: INDYCAR files lawsuit against Grand Prix of Boston (5/25)

Tagliani crashes during Sunday qualifying in Indy (5/22)
Dixon team scrambling to change engines before Indy final qualifying (5/22)
A banzai final run was “Lucky 7” for Mikhail Aleshin at Indy (5/22)

Bell, Andretti lead through first run of Indy qualification attempts (5/21)
Chilton crashes in pre-qualifying practice at Indy (5/21)
Indy 500 qualifying delayed; track open til 7 p.m. (5/21)

NAPA, “P-Cap,” and pressers highlight busy Friday morning at IMS (5/20)

100th Indy 500 to feature Chris Pine waving the green flag (5/19)

Rookie Spencer Pigot sustains first hit of the month in Indy practice (5/18)
One year later: Hinchcliffe not only back at IMS, but stronger (VIDEO) (5/18)
Colts punter Pat McAfee’s new shirt company to ride Daly’s Freedom Wagon (5/18)
Tickets go on sale for IndyCar’s return to Watkins Glen this morning (5/18)
Grace Autosport confirms it won’t field entry in 100th Indy 500 (5/18)

Fun with dogs, Mario Kart battle highlight Indy practice rainout (5/17)
Hot Wheels reveals special car trophy for 100th Indy 500 (5/17)
Brabham, PIRTEK Team Murray through first GP, first oval day (5/17)

Clauson, Byrd Racing embark on historic four-car, four-day run (5/16)


Until he pit for fuel, Carlos Munoz ‘knew’ he had Indy 500 won (5/29)
Third in Indy 500 a bitter pill to swallow for Newgarden, ECR (5/29)
Hinchcliffe ends Indy 500 seventh, doubts victory was possible (5/29)
Tony Kanaan had a blast despite finishing 100th Indy 500 in fourth (5/29)
Charlie Kimball overcame drama and debris to finish 100th Indy 500 in fifth (5/30)
NBCSN’S Townsend Bell’s 10th Indy 500 fun to watch, but ends P21 (5/31)

Tony Kanaan woos IMS after posting fastest Carb Day lap (5/27)

Pippa Mann on Monday’s practice: “Like Carb Day on steroids” (5/23)
Hinchcliffe’s recovery and pole is an incredible kickoff to Indy 500 (VIDEO) (5/23)
Accolades, congratulations flow in for Hinchcliffe after Indy 500 pole (5/23)

Qualifying bid may have lacked, but don’t discount Ganassi in Indy 500 (5/22)
Hinchcliffe snaps Team Penske pole dominance in 2016 (5/22)
Here’s updated standings after Indy 500 qualifying points earned (5/22)
Pole “would have been amazing,” but Newgarden race-focused from P2 (5/22)
While not on the pole, Ryan Hunter-Reay still has great seat for Indy 500 (5/22)

RLL crew does a great job to get Pigot out in new chassis (5/19)

Chaves settling into Coyne, appreciating multi-car atmosphere (5/18)

Alexander Rossi fastest rookie in “eye-opening” first day on IMS oval (5/16)
Kyle Larson reiterates desire to one day run the Indy 500 (5/16)
100th Indianapolis 500 entry list revealed (5/16)
Charlie Kimball’s car number switches to No. 42 for Indy 500 (5/16)
100th Indy 500 practice officially kicks off today (5/16)

The oval baptism of Alexander Rossi (6/2)
After tough Indy, Castroneves has mind set on enjoying himself on an isle — Belle Isle (6/2)
Juan Pablo Montoya has nowhere to go but up at Belle Isle after finishing last in Indy 500 (6/2)

Heading to Detroit, the Indy 500 shook up IndyCar’s points (6/1)
While Alexander Rossi was top rookie finisher in Indy 500, four others had mixed results (6/1)
Rossi Indy 500 win adds to Andretti’s, Honda’s incredible year (6/1)

Bryan Clauson pulls off ‘Hoosier Double’ — Indy 500 and sprint car win in same day (5/31)
Indy 500 champ Alexander Rossi visits NASCAR AMERICA (VIDEO) (5/31)
Despite rough finish, Conor Daly finds humor in 2016 Indianapolis 500 experience (5/31)
Big payday: Alexander Rossi earns $2.54 million for winning 100th Indianapolis 500 (5/31)

Bell’s best shot 1 of 5 great hopes for Andretti Autosport in Indy 500 (5/29)

Firestone: the tire that Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series ride upon (5/28)
Simon Pagenaud has tunnel vision about Indy 500 — but that’s a good thing (5/28)
Honda bullish ahead of pivotal Indy 500 (5/28)
Carpenter’s “Team America” trio optimistic of big race day at Indy 500 (5/28)
Castroneves still chasing fourth Indianapolis 500 victory (AP, 5/28)
CK crew, trio of Brabham cars highlight PIRTEK Team Murray’s week (5/28)

When Townsend Bell and Mario Andretti made pizza (VIDEO) (5/27)
Oriol Servia believes Sunday may be best chance ever for him to win Indy 500 (5/27)

Josef Newgarden channels his inner ‘Ted Crasnick,’ fools almost all IndyCar drivers (5/26)
Guess who showed up at Indy? New NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin (5/26)
Oh, Canada! James Hinchcliffe hopes to repay countrymen for support with Indy 500 win (5/26)
The divided 500: the 1996 Indy and U.S. 500s, 20 years later (5/26)

Driver helmets looking very stylish for Sunday‘s Indianapolis 500 (5/25)
It’s a dog’s life: While ‘dad’ Simon is away, Norman Pagenaud will play (5/25)
Castroneves ‘IndyCar-aoke’ challenge backfires when Brabham, Chilton nail it (5/25)
Honor, privilege to call 100th Indy 500 not lost on Goodyear, Cheever (5/25)
Annual Carb Night Burger Bash just two nights away, now downtown (5/25)
In 20 years since 1996 win, Buddy Lazier has lived Indy’s evolution (5/25)

Hinchcliffe on NASCAR AMERICA, on pole: “It was surreal” (VIDEO) (5/24)
Here are your Indy 500/Carb Day times this weekend on NBCSN (5/24)
Oddsmaker picks Will Power to win 100th Indianapolis 500 (5/24)
Hawksworth’s luck goes from bad to worse leading into Indy 500 (5/24)
MotorSportsTalk team’s Indianapolis 500 Memories (5/24)
Long-awaited dream for Stefan Wilson’s Indy 500 debut to come true (5/24)

The 100th Indy 500 rookie class boasts five fascinating stories (5/23)
Words don’t cover Power’s desire to win an Indy 500 for Penske (5/23)

Townsend Bell thriving early on at Indy in Andretti’s fifth car (5/19)
Assessing risk management one of Max Chilton’s goals for May (5/19)
Justice Brothers family legacy hits 71 years in 100th Indy 500 (5/19)

NHRA’s Don Schumacher Racing trio visits Karam’s DRR IndyCar (PHOTOS) (5/18)
Dreyer, Reinbold family legacy in Indy 500 is incredible (PR, 5/18)

Throwback cars giving 100th Indianapolis 500 retro look (AP, 5/17)


DiZinno: Reflecting on Month of May 2016, and 100th Indy 500 (6/1)
DiZinno: Shock finish matches Rossi’s unpredictable, improbable rise (5/30)
PREVIEW: Track temps, unpredictability set to define 100th Indy 500 (5/29)
2016 Indy 500 driver-by-driver one-liners (5/29)
DiZinno: After qualifying, 100th Indy 500 has plenty of dream stories (5/22)
Indy 500 practice week is done, so what does it all mean?


Sage Karam 1: “I’m so excited to be back at Indy”
Karam 2: “Time to trim out for qualifying”
Karam 3: “Tricky qualifying run for the Gas Monkey Energy car”
Karam 4: “From Carb Day to race day”
Karam 5: “I’m so bummed, because our car was so fast”
Scott Hargrove post-Indy GP, pre-Freedom 100



PRE-MAY 16, EARLIER MAY INDY 500 CONTENT (Does not our include Angie’s List GP content)

Townsend Bell’s 2016 Indy 500 livery revealed (5/14)
Aleshin, Servia liveries, SPM garage revealed (5/12)
Tagliani, Brabham liveries unveiled for Month of May (5/11)
Children’s TherAplay event fun charity kickoff to May in Indy (PHOTOS) (5/11)
IndyCar: Drivers can make up a lot of points in next month (5/11)
Mikhail Aleshin, James Hinchcliffe help make Rev Indy a big success (5/10)
Spencer Pigot’s debut with Chicago Cubs is washed out (5/10)
USWAG releases Justin Wilson sock to benefit Dyslexia Institute of Indiana (5/9)
Inovateus Solar confirmed to join Stefan Wilson’s Indy 500 bid (5/9)
IMS confirms 100th Indy 500 reserved seats are sold out (5/6)
Handful of Indy 500 sponsor announcements made on Thursday (5/5)
Justice Brothers to run 100th Indy 500 with Townsend Bell (5/4)
Pippa Mann’s Indy 500 program official as #GetInvolved launches (5/2)
Ed Carpenter Racing reveals Preferred Freezer liveries for May (5/1)

There’s inevitably more posts, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

All told, we’re thankful for all your reads and support this month of May.

Again, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to NBCSN on Saturday, 8 p.m. ET on June 11 for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

World of Outlaws release 2023 Sprint Car Series schedule

2023 Outlaws Sprint schedule
World of Outlaws

The 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule features 87 races, almost identical to the last year’s number, to be contested at 36 venues across 19 states. With cancelations for mostly weather, they closed out this year’s calendar on November 5 with 69 events in the books. Carson Macedo won a series high 11 races.

In 2022, David Gravel chased Brad Sweet into the three-race finale on the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of the most hotly contested championships in Outlaws history. Sweet emerged victorious for the fourth straight year.

For the 19th consecutive season, the Outlaws Sprints will begin their season at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals from Feb. 9-11 and will return March 5-6 for another two-day show before hitting the road with a three-track swing into Pennsylvania to take on the Posse.

MORE: 2023 World of Outlaws Late Model Schedule

“Every year we continue to build the best schedule we can for drivers and fans across the country,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter is a series release. “I’m excited for the journey we’ve put together, which includes the biggest races in Sprint Car racing, our new Spring Swing through Pennsylvania, the thrill of combining the World of Outlaws and ‘Bike Week’ and so much more.”

Some tracks returning from hiatus and one brand new course include 81 Speedway in Park City, Kans. in April and again in October, Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon City, Ill. in April, Ogilvie (Minn.) Raceway in June and BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn.

BAPS hosts its first race in more than 30 years when the track was known as Susquehanna Speedway. This midweek show will give the local Pennsylvania Posse 14 attempts to beat the traveling Outlaws.

Ogilvie Speedway is completely new to the series and makes it the 224th different venue they will have challenged.

MORE: Brad Sweet protects his place in history

Notably missing from the calendar are Vado (N.M.) Speedway Park, Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and the Bristol Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

In addition to the new spring Pennsylvania Swing, the second date at Volusia Speedway will coincide with Daytona Beach’s Bike Week and bring new eyes to the sport.

Knoxville Raceway adds another multi-night show to the calendar in April, giving this track eight sanctioned events in 2023.

And of course, there are plenty of mainstays and high dollar events, such as the Memorial Day Spectacular at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, the 35th running of the Brad Doty Classic in July and the Labor Day Spectacular at Gray’s Harbor in Elma, Wash.

Several big paydays are on the line in 2023 including the 40th annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio paying $175,000 to the winner, the Huset’s High Bank Nationals’ $250,000-to-win finale and the grandaddy of them all, the 62nd Knoxville Nationals with a total purse exceeding $1 million.

2023 Outlaws Sprint Schedule

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 9-11 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)

Sunday-Monday, March 5-6 – Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)
Friday-Saturday, March 10-11 – Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, March 17 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday, March 18 – Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday, March 24 – Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL)
Saturday, March 25 – Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, MS)
Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX)

Friday, April 7 – US-36 Raceway (Osborn, MO)
Saturday, April 8 – 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, April 14-15 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday, April 28 – Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL)
Saturday, April 29 – Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, IN)

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, May 10 – Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Friday, May 19 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Saturday, May 20 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, May 26-27 – Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, OH)
Monday, May 29 – Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, IN)

Friday, June 2 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, June 3 – Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, MN)
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Friday-Saturday, June 16-17 – Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, WI)
Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, June 30-Saturday, July 1 – Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI)

Friday, July 7 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, July 8 – Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI)
Tuesday, July 11 – Attica Raceway Park (Attica, OH)
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Wednesday, July 19 – BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 – Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)

Friday-Saturday, Aug. 4-5 – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 9-12 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 17-19 – Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, MN)
Friday, Aug. 25 – River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND)
Saturday, Aug. 26 – Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo, ND)
Thursday, Aug. 31-Saturday, September 2 – Skagit Speedway (Alger, WA)

Monday, Sept. 4 – Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, WA)
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 7-9 – Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, CA)
Friday, Sept. 15 – Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, CA)
Saturday, Sept. 16 – Placerville Speedway (Placerville, CA)
Friday, Sept. 22 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
Saturday, Sept. 23 – Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7 – Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Friday, Oct. 13 – 81 Speedway (Park City, KS)
Saturday, Oct. 14 – Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21 – TBA

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 1-4 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)