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Get To Know: Colton Herta Colton Herta zips around the Indy bricks on the race track. He’s zipped into Victory Circle 7 times in his young IndyCar career, most recently after the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis last May.. Colton Herta drums for the Zibs. The 23 year old native of Valencia, California plays in […]

Get T0 Know: Ed Carpenter It’s fitting that, as a younger man, Ed Carpenter was a fixer-upper who flipped houses as a hobby. He got pretty good with tools, bought houses in his hometown of Indianapolis, put in some sweat equity to give ‘em a face lift, then put them on the market. 3 years […]

Get To Know: Graham Rahal It was fun in “Cool Runnings”. A ‘down on their luck’ underdog team that ran a bobsled despite errors of naivety. A heart warming story in the end, and maybe one of the reasons it’s one of Graham Rahal’s favorite movies. I’ll be damned, though, if it was fun when […]

Get To Know: Conor Daly He must have felt he’d finally made it onto “Nitro Circus.” That’s what Conor Daly seeks. High flying, adrenaline inducing challenges. A self confessed adrenaline junkie. Just not then. Not amidst his dream Indy 500, one of those amazing days where, just 16 laps prior, Conor Daly ran out front […]

Get To Know: Kyle Kirkwood From the day he stepped into a kart as a youngster, Kyle Kirkwood has won titles at nearly every level. AM Engines Formula Tag Juniors? ✅ SKUSA SuperNationals VVII? ✅ S5 Juniors? ✅ F4 United States season ✅ F3 Americas season? ✅ US F2000 National Championship? ✅ IndyPro 2000? ✅ […]

Get To Know: Tony Kanaan It’s a good thing Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500  under caution , because he drove that final lap looking through tears. I asked him how much he was thinking about his Dad,. “A lot”, he told me. “Cried that entire last lap.” Antoine “Tony” Kanaan was born in Salvador, […]

Get To Know: Alexander Rossi Alexander Rossi knew he was running out of time. He’d have pulled back his sleeve to check his Tag Heuer if he could have- he is a brand ambassador for the watch maker after all- but instead he pulled up on the wheel. Pulled himself as far up as his […]

Get To Know: Simon Pagenaud Perhaps it’s fitting that “S7Ven” and “Grand Prix” are Simon Pagenaud’s favorite films. After all, it was in his 7th “Indianapolis 500” the Frenchman set a record in the World’s most famous race. Seven starts. Seven times running at the end of the race. Clean as a whistle through 1400 […]

Get T Know: Scott McLaughlin Perhaps it’s the dairy connection, but Scott McLaughlin claims it was a friend who got him rooting for the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, of course. so McLaughlin’s affinity for it should have come naturally. His mother grew up on a New Zealand dairy farm. McLaughlin’s roots may be […]

Get To Know: Will Power Will Power marches to the beat of his own drum. Quite literally. One of the most precise drivers of his era, the veteran of 15 Indianapolis 500s decompresses by unleashing fury on his percussions. Like this year’s REV party. As socialites mingled and reveled near the yard of bricks, the […]

Get TO Know: Scott Dixon Scott Dixon’s ankle may have been bruised, but I’ll be damned if his confidence was. It would have been excused if the driver known as “The Iceman” had suddenly cooled on his belief in himself as a driver. After all, 5 years ago, Scott Dixon saw only blue sky as […]

Get To Know: Devlin DeFrancesco At 5’5” and 130 pounds, Devlin DeFrancesco knows he isn’t exactly physically imposing. He’s just fine with that. The old saying goes, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” For the first four months of the year 2000, […]

Get To Know: Rinus Veekay Rinus Veekay is used to moving forward. Take, for example, the 2021 GMR Grand Prix on the IMS road course. In his 2nd IndyCar season with Ed Carpenter Racing, the young Dutchman started 7th, and finished 6 spots higher for his first career IndyCar victory. His friends call him “Sinur”. […]

Get To Know: Santino Ferrucci Finish better than where you started. It seems like it could be the official motto of Santino Ferrucci. It’s not where the journey began. It’s the direction you decide to take it. Perhaps that’s how he ended up in IndyCar. He began his career as a promising karter near his […]

Get To Know: Takuma Sato He may see it when he makes the drive from Carmel. There, just off the interstate, perhaps Takuma Sato sees his past, while on the way to his present. A bicycle track. The Major Taylor Velodrome, is right on the path. Right there for the Tokyo native to see as […]

Get To Know: Callum Ilott When 24 year old Callum Ilott decided to spend his 2022 season racing IndyCar, he said he was off to pursue the “American Dream.” In 2001, Ricardo Juncos left Argentina with $400 in a backpack, intent on someday owning his own racing team. He arrived in Miami, started working as […]

Helio Castroneves Before they were waltzing to a “Dancing with the Stars” crown on ABC, Helio Castroneves’ feet were traipsing through the “red foot” clays of Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. It was there, in a city the size of Indianapolis on the edge of the Brazilian sugar cane fields, that he fell in love with racing. […]

Get To Know: Marcus Ericsson It stands to figure Marcus Ericsson enjoys a cup of Huski Chocolate while he watches his cooking shows. Sure, he’d have to get his sponsor to send him a few cases (the hot chocolate mix isn’t yet available in the U.S)., but the company painted alongside Ericsson’s car has something […]

Get To Know: Stefan Wilson There must have been 100 things going through his mind in the 2021 Indy 500, as he screamed towards pit road. As Stefan Wilson furiously pumped his brakes, his Andretti Autosport Honda refused to cooperate. Felt like his feet were pushing the pedals through the car tub. Just 32 laps […]

Get To Know: Jack Harvey Jack Harvey knows about patience. Day after day, he endures the importance of waiting for the perfect amount of time. It’s how he landed his girlfriend. Invited her over to sample some of his delicious baked goods. Jack Harvey. Expert baker. Jack Harvey knows about patience. Year after year, he […]

Get To Know: Romain Grosjean Racing is in Romain Grosjean’s genes. Well, snow pants, more specifically. His Dad’s Dad was an Olympian, after all. Fernand Grosjean rode his alpine skis all over the world. The ‘48 Olympics in his home country. The ‘52 Olympics in Norway. The World Championships in Aspen. There was Fernand, and […]

Get To Know: Alex Palou It was late in Alex Palou’s rookie IndyCar season that he wondered if he’d get a secomd year. “I need a good weekend”, he said. “I have nothing for next year.” He finished 12th, then last (23rd) in the two races of that September 2020 double header. Not good for […]

Get To Know: Christian Lundgaard Christian Lundgaard likely got it from his Dad. The “racing bug”, as it’s called. That thirst for a speed that can’t be quenched until you strap into a race car. Henrik Lundgaard understood it. After all, he was five years into a European Rally championship racing career when his 2nd […]

On The Dan Dakich Show the last two weeks, we spent time talking with drivers, owners and more to get you set for the 106th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Now it’s time to recap the Indianapolis 500 mile race! On Monday’s edition of The Dan Dakich Show we recapped the Indy 500: […]

On Tuesday’s edition of Kevin & Query, the guys were joined by charismatic Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Santino Ferrucci about: His top-10 finish in this year’s Indy 500 His very real adoration for Juan Pablo Montoya Recalling his crash in practice last year His connection to Paul McCartney The best/worst drivers to party with His friendship with Marcus Ericsson […]

Fresh off of his victory, Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson joined Kevin & Query this morning to talk with Kevin Bowen and Jake Query about: His emotions on winning the Indy 500 His mindset during the red flag restart Why he decided to go “all in” on IndyCar Growing up in Sweden and moving to […]

Time and again, the Indianapolis 500 brings hundreds of thousands of people together. Those people may never have come across each other if it wasn’t for the very event that gives our city its flare. Kids fall in love, adults connect back to the moments that made them first adore 16th and Georgetown. It’s special. […]

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — In a race dominated by his Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon, it would be Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson to claim the checkered flag in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500. In a classic finish, Ericsson, who started 5th in the middle of Row 2, desperately weaved, swerved, and clawed his way around […]

From now until the Indianapolis 500 The Dan Dakich Show will be talking with drivers, owners and more to get you set for the 106th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing! Tuesday on The Dan Dakich Show we continued our One On One: Indy 500 series with Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. […]

Fresh off of claiming his fifth pole for the Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing joined Kevin & Query Monday morning to talk to Kevin Bowen & Jake Query about: His surprise level at his record-setting 234 mph If this pole feels more special than the first four Will he offer any advice […]

From now until the Indianapolis 500 The Dan Dakich Show will be talking with drivers, owners and more to get you set for the 106th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing! Monday on The Dan Dakich Show we continued our One On One: Indy 500 series with the NTT IndyCar Series Vice President of […]

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — With the fastest pole speed in the history of the Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon will lead the field of 33 to the green flag for the second consecutive year on Memorial Day weekend. Guess we were lucky with the weather and that had us in the Fast 12,” Dixon said. “Step One, […]

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Once again dodging quickly changing weather and track conditions, the field for the Indianapolis was mostly set on Saturday. Rinus Veekay is the quickest driver of them all heading into Pole Day on Sunday, setting the third-fastest qualifying speed in the history at 233.655 mph. Only Arie Luyendyk (236.986) and Scott Brayton […]

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