*Indianapolis 500 News & Events:
The Indianapolis 500 has been a topic of discussion for many years. It seems that the public is always interested in the latest news concerning the Indianapolis 500. Particular interest surrounded the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 100th running celebration of the Indianapolis 500 appeared to be a huge sell out. Over 15 temporary suites were constructed for this much anticipated event. It is not uncommon that 100 thousand or more end up attending a highly publicized event such as this.
The May 29, 2016 event was even televised which many felt was unusual. The last time the Indianapolis 500 garnished enough attention to be televised was way back in the 1950’s.
Any and all broadcasts associated with the Indianapolis 500 are broadcast live on the Advance Auto parts radio network. The INDYCAR Mobile app is a great way to keep informed about the latest news associated with the Indianapolis 500.
Juan Pablo won the Indianapolis 500 race in 2015. Therefore, Pablo became a two time Indianapolis 500 race winner. In 2016, James Hinchcliffe won the Verizon P-1 Award. In addition, Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 race three times which is a major accomplishment for anyone.
Matt Chilton, Spencer Pagot and Alexander Rossi had the opportunity to compete in their very first Verizon Indycar Series race. Competing in a Indycar Series race is quite an honor for anyone. The participants in this very important certainly made the most of the opportunity.
Pippa Mann is the one and only female driver in the field. It has been about 17 years since the first female was able to compete in an Indianapolis 500 race. Pippa Mann certainly is proud about her accomplishments. Mann is so very happy to simply be able to participate in any Indianapolis 500 racing event.
*Remembering the 2016 Racing Season:
The 2016 racing season was the very first season that aerodynamic body kits were used. These highly specialized kits are specifically designed to create enhanced performance through aerodynamic development. Each team is entitled to have two of the aerodynamic enhancement kits. Each kit provides multiple options for team members.
When a very special race takes place such as the 100th running celebration, the automobiles that are used are equipped with 2.2 liter twin turbocharged V-6 engines. All automobiles are serviced regularly and the engines are given the utmost care and consideration.
Ryan Hunter had publicly stated that the Indianapolis 500 gave him the opportunity to fulfill his racing dreams and ambitions. Ryan Hunter is named one of the Indycar dads of 2016. The intensity and rush that racing provides is something that Hunter always wanted to experience. Hunter’s dream came true and he is so very proud of his accomplishment.
The Indianapolis 500 always has something going on weather it is an up and coming race or something going on behind the scenes at the Indianapolis 500. It seemed to be a pleasant trip down memory lane when the 100th running celebration in 2016 was revisited.