Category Archives: Racing

Ep. 83: IMS President Doug Boles

Doug Boles, IMS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo will drive the 2019 Chevrolet pace car to start Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He’s the first active Indianapolis athlete and just the third non-racing athlete to be given that honor. Oladipo is arriving in Indianapolis on Friday and will get his first chance behind the ZR1 Pace Car. Chevrolet flew in Ron…

Oladipo to ride in 500 Festival Parade

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Victor Oladipo much rather still be playing in the NBA postseason but since he’s not, he’ll take in all of Indy during Memorial Day Weekend. Before leading the 33-car field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500 as the pace car driver, he’ll ride in the 500 Festival Parade throughout downtown Indy late Saturday…

Victor Oladipo selected as pace car driver for the 102nd Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500, Victor Oladipo, Pacers, IndyCar

As if Victor Oladipo hasn’t embraced Indy and its fans enough, he will appear at The Greatest Spectacle in Racing next week and start the race in the lead car. It’s appropriate that Oladipo — known of his quick step, slicing through tight areas, and electric finishes — will drive the pace car for the…

Takuma Sato holds off Helio in another thrilling Indianapolis 500

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Spaniard Ferenando Alonso grabbed headlines all month as the two-time World Champion competed in his first Indianapolis 500. If they wanted to ensure this was the top spectacle in racing, they wanted the best to participate. And the full-time drivers needed to put a good fight. That they did, with Takuma Sato taking the checkered flag…

Jeff Teague sponsored 44-car crashes on lap 122

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Running a few laps behind for much of his time in the race, Buddy Lazier’s day ended early Sunday during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Lazier, driving the 44-car sponsored by Pacers point guard and Indianapolis native Jeff Teague, slammed into the Turn 2 wall on lap 122. The single-car…

Pacers’ Jeff Teague opening athletic facility, sponsoring Buddy Lazier’s Indy 500 entry

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Pike High School product Jeff Teague is more than a basketball player, he’s now entrepreneur. And he has invested money back into the city that has given him so much, and helped open doors for a successful career in the NBA. Teague, who turns 29 in three weeks, is opening The Factory, a franchise of D1 Sports…

Nate McMillan enjoys first visit to IMS, brings staff along with him

Pacers head coach Nate McMillan decided that Thursday would be his first day spent inside the massive grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just over five miles north west of his home away from home, Bankers Life Fieldhouse. But he wouldn’t do it alone. It would be a staff outing at IMS on this practice day…

Josef Newgarden is … Ted Crasnick

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Media day for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 was held Thursday afternoon, in two sessions — per usual. It was about 15 minutes in when I noticed an odd man. Now, there are admittedly some strange (unique?) media members no matter the sport, but this was, well, strange. This old man was…