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You’re probably pretty cool [I mean, you’re reading Jalopnik Dot Com after all] but I am 100 percent

You’re probably pretty cool [I mean, you’re reading Jalopnik Dot Com after all] but I am 100 percent certain that you will never be as cool as Brigadier General Chuck Yeager driving the C4 Corvette convertible pace car for the Indianapolis 500 cool. There’s no Indy 500 this Sunday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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You’re probably pretty cool [I mean, you’re reading Jalopnik Dot Com after all] but I am 100 percent

You’re probably pretty cool [I mean, you’re reading Jalopnik Dot Com after all] but I am 100 percent certain that you will never be as cool as Brigadier General Chuck Yeager driving the C4 Corvette convertible pace car for the Indianapolis 500 cool. There’s no Indy 500 this Sunday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Lando Norris Wants To Race The Indy 500 And Daytona 24

In recent weeks McLaren driver Lando Norris has become the breakout star of Formula One as he has been streaming video of himself racing in just about every pro motorsport series that will have him. In addition to his F1 Virtual GP duties, he’s been putting in laps in virtual IndyCars, Aussie Supercars, Formula 3,…Read […]

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Lando Norris Wants To Race The Indy 500 And Daytona 24

In recent weeks McLaren driver Lando Norris has become the breakout star of Formula One as he has been streaming video of himself racing in just about every pro motorsport series that will have him. In addition to his F1 Virtual GP duties, he’s been putting in laps in virtual IndyCars, Aussie Supercars, Formula 3,…Read […]

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Lando Norris Wants To Race The Indy 500 And Daytona 24

In recent weeks McLaren driver Lando Norris has become the breakout star of Formula One as he has been streaming video of himself racing in just about every pro motorsport series that will have him. In addition to his F1 Virtual GP duties, he’s been putting in laps in virtual IndyCars, Aussie Supercars, Formula 3,…Read […]

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The Indy 500 Won’t Run In May For The First Time Since WWII

The Indianapolis 500 is an institution of motor racing enjoyed and respected all over the world. Every year the month of May brings the pomp and circumstance of international competition to the town of Speedway, Indiana for a month-long celebration of speed and ingenuity. Only something truly devastating can stop…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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After An Ugly Indy 500 Fernando Alonso And McLaren Vow To Give It Another Shot

The Indianapolis 500 has really really not been kind to Fernando Alonso. In 2018 he ran a fast but fragile Honda powerplant which blew up on him after leading the race. In 2019 his McLaren-entered car was a proper clusterfuck and didn’t even make the big show, bumped out in qualifying. The former Formula One […]

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After An Ugly Indy 500 Fernando Alonso And McLaren Vow To Give It Another Shot

The Indianapolis 500 has really really not been kind to Fernando Alonso. In 2018 he ran a fast but fragile Honda powerplant which blew up on him after leading the race. In 2019 his McLaren-entered car was a proper clusterfuck and didn’t even make the big show, bumped out in qualifying. The former Formula One […]

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Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy Car Won’t Get Honda Power In The End: Report

A few days after reports suggested that F1 and Le Mans champion Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy 500 attempt would be Honda-powered, things are looking different. If Alonso wants to make his racing triple crown this year, he’ll have to do it with a Chevy motor behind him.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy Car Won’t Get Honda Power In The End: Report

A few days after reports suggested that F1 and Le Mans champion Fernando Alonso’s 2020 Indy 500 attempt would be Honda-powered, things are looking different. If Alonso wants to make his racing triple crown this year, he’ll have to do it with a Chevy motor behind him.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What The 2020 Indy 500 Would Look Like If The IndyCar Reunification Had Never Happened

The 2008 IndyCar reunification is, to this day, one of the most significant events in racing history. The infamous Split and continuous infighting had transformed the booming landscape of US motorsports into a few pithy little series that struggled to stand on their own two feet—and, as a result, the reunification was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Comprehensive Story Of The Indy 500 Secret That Became A Legend

Imagine a racing program kept so silent that not even motorsport’s most inquiring minds would be able to figure it out. No leaked information, no teasers, no slip-of-the-lip. Dead silence until one month before the biggest racing event of the year. That could never happen in this modern era. But Penske, Ilmor, and…Read more… Continue […]

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A Full-Time IndyCar Program in 2020 Isn’t ‘Likely’ for McLaren After Its Indy 500 Failure

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was meant to be a gauge for McLaren, to see where it sat in terms of starting a full-time IndyCar program—possibly as soon as next year. But it turned into much more than that with McLaren’s failure to qualify and overall disastrous try, and it seems like that’s impacted its timeline.Read […]

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McLaren Won’t Let Its Massive Indy 500 Failure Derail Its IndyCar Future

McLaren tried and failed, miserably, to run the Indianapolis 500 this year, from the wrong paint color causing the team to miss nearly two days of track time to mistakes in converting inches into the metric system. But that and its failure to qualify for the big race won’t derail its IndyCar plans—whatever those may…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

Cheesy sayings might get annoying over time, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, after all, would’ve been great advice for those in charge of booking McLaren’s Indy 500 hospitality—now an extravagant monument to its own amazing failure to make the race.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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McLaren Won’t Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500

Motorsport’s big star in an always-faltering car, Fernando Alonso, was one of three drivers who failed to make the field for this year’s Indianapolis 500—leaving Alonso and his McLaren team with the choice of either trying to buy their way in or going home. They’ve chosen to go home.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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