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  • Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    May 29

    Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Click here for tune-in information. SUNDAY, MAY 29 RESULTS Race: P5 RACE STATS Pit stops: 9 Highest running position: 4th Fastest lap: 34 Average speed: 116.472 mph Caution laps: 46 Lead changes: 54 among 13 drivers Championship standing: 9th IN CK'S WORDS "Obviously we wanted a better finish than our third-place result last year but we’ll definitely take a top-five here at IMS, especially after having some issues earlier in the race. We had some bad luck early on after picking up some debris from a crash and needing to make a front wing change, but we just put our heads down and started working our way back up one at a time. The No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet was strong today as were the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys. Even though it’s not the win we wanted, this is solid momentum leading into the doubleheader next weekend in Detroit." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3217" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). FRIDAY, MAY 27 RESULTS Practice: P26 Best lap speed: 221.221 mph IN CK'S WORDS "Even though our speeds didn’t really show it in today’s practice, I’m really happy with the consistency of the No. 42 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet. We were still working with some downforce levels during the session, but we’re feeling confident with where we are with the race car. I loved seeing all of the fans come out today– I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many people out here on Carb Day. Today was just a preview of how great the race is going to be and I can’t wait to get out there and take the green flag for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3209" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). MONDAY, MAY 23 RESULTS Practice: P6 Best lap speed: 225.830 mph IN CK'S WORDS "Overall I’m really happy with the No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet. We did a lot of laps today, I think it was around 100, working on the race car and working in traffic. We’re just figuring out what it’s going to take to get up front and stay up front. Obviously starting 16th we have a few cars to pass before we can get in striking distance. We’ll spend the next few days going over data from all of the Chip Ganassi Racing cars trying to figure out how to get the No. 42 a little quicker in traffic and a little quicker out front on its own." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0110 Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). SUNDAY, MAY 22 RESULTS Qualifying: P16 4-lap average qualifying speed: 227.822 mph IN CK'S WORDS "We made some big changes to the car overnight and it was much better this morning in practice. The No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet was a little less reactive to the conditions, which was nice because we fought the wind quite a lot yesterday. That’s the great thing about Chip Ganassi Racing – you get a lot of data to learn from especially with guys as good as TK and Dixon. Overall regardless of how today went, we have a really good race car. We’ll work on the race setup tomorrow and Friday, and just keep with the mentality that it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3198" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo courtesy of LAT Photography USA Photo courtesy of LAT Photography USA[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). SATURDAY, MAY 21 RESULTS Practice: P12, 228.204 mph Qualifying: P25 4-lap average qualifying speed: 226.549 mph IN CK'S WORDS "I’m definitely disappointed with our qualifying run. We’ve been fairly strong all week and we just couldn’t get it done out there today. We obviously didn’t make it into the top nine, but we’ll get our chance tomorrow to put the No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet into a better starting position for the race next weekend." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3195" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo via INDYCAR Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). FRIDAY, MAY 20 RESULTS Practice: P28 Best lap speed: 228.867 mph (lap 17) Best no-tow lap speed: 228.102 mph (lap 9) Total laps: 26 IN CK'S WORDS "We focused on qualifying simulations today. We had three really good runs, making the car better and trimming downforce and drag out of it, so we know what we have when it's time for qualifying tomorrow. Unfortunately the last couple of runs got interrupted with the yellows, but I've got a lot of confidence in the No. 42 car. I know the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys have worked so hard all this week, and now they will put in long hours tonight to get the car as ready as possible for tomorrow. I feel good about it and can't wait to see what qualifying brings." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3190" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo via INDYCAR Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). THURSDAY, MAY 19 RESULTS Practice: P5 Best lap speed: 227.477 mph (lap 9) Best no-tow lap speed: 224.143 mph (lap 63) Total laps: 68 IN CK'S WORDS "I'm pretty happy with the race work we did earlier in practice today. We made a lot of progress on balance and grip. We tried some things that didn't work, but circled back and the 42 car came alive again. I feel like we're going in a good direction to be able to work in traffic, as far as grip, which is the most important thing. We went out to do some qualifying work late this afternoon, and I can tell it's going to be tight. It'll be fun to get the extra horsepower out of the Chevy engines tomorrow, and we'll see what the Team Chevy aerokit brings on Saturday and Sunday." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0103 Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 RESULTS Practice: P6 Best lap speed: 226.77 mph (lap 61) Best no-tow lap speed: 221.689 mph (lap 3) Total laps: 77 IN CK'S WORDS "Today went really well for the No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet. I think a lot of guys were excited to get back out on track, especially after getting rained out yesterday. It was a beautiful day at IMS and the No. 42 car ran pretty well. We did a lot of work on the race setup in traffic and I was pretty happy with where we ended the day. We made some changes that made the car better, and we made some changes that we decided weren’t the right way to go. Overall I think Chip Ganassi Racing has a solid foundation to learn from heading into the next couple of days. Looking ahead, we’ll probably do a couple of race work runs to start the day and then we’ll start getting a solid eye toward qualifying this weekend." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0099 Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). TUESDAY, MAY 17 RESULTS Track activity was cancelled due to inclement weather. MONDAY, MAY 16 RESULTS Practice: P7 Best lap speed: 225.858 mph (lap 30) Best no-tow lap speed: 221.373 mph (lap 35) Total laps: 38 IN CK'S WORDS "Frankly any day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a good day. Getting our first laps out on the oval this year was fantastic. The No. 42 Tresiba® Chevrolet felt good. We made some changes and improvements, and learned a lot of things throughout the afternoon. We spent the session just kind of figuring out where we are as a team. It’s day one and we have a lot of practice left to go. We’ll keep an eye on the weather for the next few days. If weather is anything like today on race day, I feel confident about where we are." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3173" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo via INDYCAR Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR).

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  • Race day: 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500
    May 29

    Race day: 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 11 a.m. Race broadcast begins on ABC 11:33 a.m. Driver Introductions 12:04 p.m. “Drivers Start Your Engines” 12:12 p.m. 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – 200 Laps FOLLOW > Twitter: @RaceWithInsulin @IMS @IndyCar #Indy500 #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android [caption id="attachment_3213" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption]

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  • No. 83 becomes No. 42 for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500
    May 16

    No. 83 becomes No. 42 for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

    The Verizon IndyCar Series race car entry number for driver Charlie Kimball and the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team will change from No. 83 to No. 42 for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. To learn more, please click here.

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  • Tune in: Indianapolis 500
    May 16

    Tune in: Indianapolis 500

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Monday, May 16 12-2 p.m. Rookie Orientation Program 2-6 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Tuesday, May 17 12-6 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Wednesday, May 18 12-6 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Thursday, May 19 12-6 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Friday, May 20 - Fast Friday 12-6 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Saturday, May 21 - Qualifications 8-8:30 a.m. Indy 500 Practice - Group 1 8:30-9 a.m. Indy 500 Practice - Group 2 9-10 a.m. Indy 500 Practice - Full Field 11 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Indy 500 Qualifying (P1-P9 advance to Fast 9) > 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Live streamed via ESPN3 > 4-6 p.m. Live on ABC Sunday, May 22 - Qualifications / Armed Forces Pole Day 12-12:30 p.m. Indy 500 Practice - Positions 22-33 12:45-1:15 p.m. Indy 500 Practice - Positions 10-21 1:30-2 p.m. Indy 500 Practice - Fast 9 2:45-4:45 p.m. Indy 500 Qualifying - Positions 10-33 5-5:45 p.m. Indy 500 Fast 9 Qualifying - Positions 1-9 > 2-4 p.m. Live streamed via ESPN3 > 4-6 p.m. Live on ABC Monday, May 23 12:30-4 p.m. Indy 500 Practice > Live stream Friday, May 27 - Carb Day 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Final Indy 500 Practice 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition > 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Live on NBC Sports Network Saturday, May 28 - Legends Day 12-1:30 p.m. IPL 500 Festival Parade (downtown Indianapolis) > Live on WTHR-13 and NBC Sports Network Sunday, May 29 - Race Day 11 a.m. Race broadcast begins on ABC 11:33 a.m. Driver Introductions 12:04 p.m. "Drivers Start Your Engines" 12:12 p.m. 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - 200 Laps Monday, May 30 - Victory Celebration 7:30 p.m. Victory Celebration > Live on WTHR-13 and WTHR.com FOLLOW > Twitter: @IMS @IndyCar #Indy500 #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 2.5-mile oval > Race distance: 200 laps / 500 miles > Firestone tire allotment: 36 sets for use throughout the month > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "It's hard to wrap my mind around the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500; to think that I'm working to be one of 33 people in the world to compete in this historic race just gives me goosebumps. But once we start practice, once I strap into the car, it's all business. We have to try to ignore all of the extra pomp and circumstance this year, and instead go out and do what we try to do every race weekend--win. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team had a really good 500-mile race last year, and I think that little taste of success at the Speedway motivates us even more this year." [caption id="attachment_3161" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Live from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
    May 14

    Live from the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

    Click here for tune-in information. SATURDAY, MAY 14 RESULTS Practice 4: P13, 1:10.3203 Race: P5 RACE STATS Pit stops: 3 Highest running position: 1st Fastest lap: 9 Average speed: 108.662 mph Caution laps: 10 Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers Championship standing: 6th IN CK'S WORDS "Frankly I’m a little disappointed with a top-five finish; I think we were better than that today. I wasn’t awesome on a couple of the race craft pieces but we made progress in the pits. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys are always solid in the pits. We had a pretty good car; the car was solid, but the wake behind the Hondas seemed pretty big so I was struggling with that a little bit more. With the conditions being so different, I think we got caught out a little bit. The car was definitely better when it was warmer yesterday, but overall a solid day for the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3149" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). FRIDAY, MAY 13 RESULTS Practice 3: P16, 1:09.7615 Qualifying: P2, 1:08.9816 IN CK'S WORDS "We made the race car better and better during practice this morning, and we didn’t focus too much on qualifying. So with a front row start and a few balance pieces sorted out, I think we have a good pace for tomorrow. Having finished fifth here the last two years, I’m looking forward to the race. It’s neat to be on the front row. Congrats to Simon (Pagenaud) for getting the pole. I think we would have had to have the perfect lap to be able to match his lap time. It looks like it’s pretty close to a track record. That’s pretty impressive. But coming through tomorrow with a clear track at IMS is pretty special. It means that there’s just one guy in front of me and 23 behind me, so we’re going to try and keep it that way all day." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0081 Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR). THURSDAY, MAY 12 RESULTS Practice 1: P18, 1:10.7112 Practice 2: P13, 1:10.2880 IN CK'S WORDS "Overall we had a pretty good day of practice here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's always nice to be back on track at IMS. We worked on a lot of different things--mechanical platform, aerodynamic settings--and I think we've found a window we're pretty happy with. We were able to run a good lap time; I think we were fourth quick at the time, but then people stacked in there. Some ran new tires while we didn't, so I think we set ourselves up well as far as tire usage the rest of the weekend. Overall we're pleased with the progress of the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet. I think we need to find another few tenths right there to be really happy. But it's so tight, so competitive, that just another tenth or two would have put us inside the fop-five." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3132" align="aligncenter" width="626"]Photo via INDYCAR Photo via INDYCAR[/caption] Click here to view more photos (courtesy of LAT Photo USA and INDYCAR).

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  • INDYCAR returning to Watkins Glen International for Labor Day weekend event
    May 13

    INDYCAR returning to Watkins Glen International for Labor Day weekend event

    Via IndyCar.com INDYCAR is reuniting with an old friend for Labor Day weekend. The sanctioning organization announced today that the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Watkins Glen International in upstate New York for an event on Sept. 1-4. Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy developmental ladder, will also be part of the weekend schedule. The Verizon IndyCar Series event will be the 15th of 16 races on the 2016 schedule. It replaces the Grand Prix of Boston that was canceled by the race promoter two weeks ago. “It’s great to have the Verizon IndyCar Series return to Watkins Glen,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “A tremendous amount of thanks goes to track president Michael Printup and his entire staff for their efforts in helping make this a reality in such a short time frame. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3147" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • How they met: Charlie and Kathleen Kimball
    May 10

    How they met: Charlie and Kathleen Kimball

    Via IndyCar.com “We went to the same high school,” was the simple answer from Charlie Kimball, on how he and wife Kathleen met. It was Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, Calif., the Verizon IndyCar driver added. “We were friends.” Although Charlie did have a bit of a crush on Kathleen, he knew, as he once told The New York Times, “she was just too cool and had too much going on to ever have the time to be interested in me.” That changed in December 2008, more than five years after graduation, when Charlie and Kathleen reconnected during an outing with high school friends. By then, Kathleen had completed her degree at the University of Southern California and was working at the jewelry store owned by her father. Charlie, who had started driving go-karts in high school and quickly developed a passion – and a talent – for the sport, was fresh off a four-year stint competing as an open-wheel racer in Europe. Charlie was, Kathleen recalled, “a completely different person. So confident and so himself. “He wasn’t the same guy he was in high school,” she added and, soon, the two were dating. “It just felt like it fit.” That’s not to say things were easy. Within weeks, Charlie was deep into the 2009 Indy Lights racing season. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3135" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography[/caption]

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  • Tune in: Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
    May 9

    Tune in: Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

    WATCH All times local/Eastern Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Thursday, May 12 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Friday, May 13 11 - 11:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications > Live stream Saturday, May 14 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up > Live stream 3:30 p.m. Race broadcast begins live on ABC 3:50 p.m. Green flag for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis FOLLOW > Twitter: @IMS @IndyCar #GPofIndy #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course (clockwise) > Race distance: 82 laps / 200 miles > Push-to-pass: 10 activations for 20 seconds each > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate (Note: An eighth set of primary tires is available to any car which completes five laps on one set of tires during the first 20 minutes of green-flag time during the opening practice session.) > Qualifying lap record: 1:09.4886, 126.357 mph (Will Power, May 2015) > Entry list > Pit lane assignments > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "We have a bit of momentum going into the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis this week, after a top 10 at Barber. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team has been solid so far this season, with a fast car and quick stops; we just need to have a few things go our way so the results show our strengths. I think the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course has suited me well in the past. We'll be focused on our qualifying position to kick off the month of May on a positive note." [caption id="attachment_3123" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Live from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
    Apr 24

    Live from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

    Click here for tune-in information. SUNDAY, APRIL 24 RESULTS Practice: 4: P14, 1:08.9198 Race: P9 RACE STATS Pit stops: 3 Highest running position: 3rd Fastest lap: 69 Average speed: 113.698 mph Caution laps: 1 Penalties: 1, lap 13 for blocking Championship standing: 11th IN CK'S WORDS "I’m really happy with a top-10 finish for the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet. The Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys did a great job this weekend with the stops and giving me a solid car to go out and race. I’m still shaking my head at the stewards' call for blocking on the 5 car. I passed the No. 5 car cleanly, but they thought I was blocking. I definitely don’t agree with it, but we’re going to review the tape to see what they saw to make them make that call. We’ll figure it out and carry some of this top-10 momentum from qualifying and the race into the month of May for the GP of Indianapolis and the 500." FROM PIT LANE [caption id="attachment_3112" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo courtesy of LAT Photo USA[/caption] Click here to view more photos. SATURDAY, APRIL 23 RESULTS Practice 3: P16, 1:07.7161 Qualifying: P10, 1:07.3020 IN CK'S WORDS "I'm really happy with our progress this afternoon. The 83 car was not where we needed it to be yesterday, and I don't think I was getting the most out of it. Even during this morning's session, we couldn't find the right direction. We definitely went the right way during qualifying; we put the alternate Firestone tires on and found quite a lot of lap time. It was nice to make it through to the top-12 and start inside the top-10 with the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team. We've got a good direction for our race setup, and it's always good to see all four Ganassi cars inside the top-11." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0071 Click here to view more photos. FRIDAY, APRIL 22 RESULTS Practice 1: P18, 1:08.3329 Practice 2: P20, 1:08.31 IN CK'S WORDS "Honestly, today was probably one of the more frustrating days I’ve ever had in an Indy car. We couldn’t find the balance and we really struggled to find grip. We tried a few different things and just went in circles. We need to really look hard tonight and figure out what direction we need to go in for tomorrow’s practice session to prepare for qualifying. I’m very confident in the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing guys and I know we’ll get it figured out, but it just kind of feels like we’re chasing our tails at the moment." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0070 Click here to view more photos.

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  • Tune in: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
    Apr 20

    Tune in: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

    WATCH All times local/Central Live timing and scoring available for all sessions via INDYCAR Race Control Radio: IMS Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209 Friday, April 22 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live on NBCSN 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream Saturday, April 23 11 - 11:45 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series practice > Live stream 3 - 4:15 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series qualifications > Live on NBCSN Sunday, April 24 10:30 - 11 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up > Live stream 2 p.m. Race broadcast begins on NBCSN 2:30 p.m. Green flag for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (90 laps) FOLLOW > Twitter: @BarberMotorPark @IndyCar #HIGPA #IndyCar #INDYRIVALS > Live timing & scoring: INDYCAR Race Control > Mobile: INDYCAR 16 app by Verizon for Apple and Android Race weekend appearances RACE STATS > Track: 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) > Race distance: 90 laps / 207 miles > Push-to-pass: 10 activations for 20 seconds each > Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary, three sets alternate > Qualifying lap record: 1:06.7750, 123.999 mph (Scott Dixon, April 2013) > Entry list > Spotter guide > Pit lane assignments > Track map > Race weekend weather forecast IN CK'S WORDS "I think the Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team has some momentum as we head to Birmingham. It's a short turn-around for the crew right after Long Beach, but I know we'll have a quick car again as soon as we roll out on Friday at Barber. Sure, it's not quite a drastic change as going straight to an oval, but with Barber's elevation changes and fluid turns, it definitely gives us (and our engineers) a significantly different challenge on the road course than the streets. Last season we had a decent qualifying, and I know that's something we'll continue to work hard to prepare for this coming weekend. Patience could be the name of the game once the green flag drops. With things heating up on track, I think it's going to be a great show for the fans down South!" [caption id="attachment_3099" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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  • Live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
    Apr 17

    Live from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Click here for tune-in information. SUNDAY, APRIL 17 RESULTS Warm-up: P14, 1:08.0488 Race: P11 RACE STATS Pit stops: 3 Highest running position: 1st Fastest lap: 1:07.661, lap 8 Laps led: 3 Caution laps: 0 Championship standing: 10th IN CK'S WORDS "I feel like the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet recovered really well. Everyone on Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing team was disappointed with qualifying yesterday, but we rolled the dice on strategy today and we were really hoping for a yellow at some point to make the strategy a little healthier. I can’t say I’m happy with an 11th-place finish, but I know we were fast enough to be in the top five and it’s a good recovery after our qualifying yesterday. We’ll carry this momentum into Barber on Friday and Saturday to try to qualify up front and ultimately race up front on Sunday, especially after proving that once we’re racing strong, we can stay strong." FROM PIT LANE Click here to view more photos. SATURDAY, APRIL 16 RESULTS Practice 3: P12, 1:07.6187 Qualifying: P15, 1:07.8065 IN CK'S WORDS "Frankly, I'm really disappointed with that. The track conditions caught me out; I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as slippery as it was. We were within a tenth of transferring into group two and I think the lap time was there, but I didn't quite get it done. The 83 car has been competitive, inside the top-10, all weekend. Tomorrow we'll just have to conjure up some magic so we can get up to the front and stay there." FROM PIT LANE [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://charliekimball.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IMG_0051.mp4"][/video] Click here to view race weekend photos. FRIDAY, APRIL 15 RESULTS Practice 1: P13, 1:09.0566 Practice 2: P12, 1:08.1989 IN CK'S WORDS "In practice two we worked on some balance stuff trying to find a better combination for the car. I feel pretty good about the No. 83 Tresiba® Chevrolet – I think we’re in a good window. We need a little bit of lap time, but it’s just been so competitive today. I think I ended the second session 12th, but a tenth would’ve put me in seventh. We’re looking for a little more than that and we have a pretty good idea on how to make that happen heading into tomorrow morning. I’m confident that we’ll be strong coming out of tomorrow’s morning practice and heading into qualifying tomorrow afternoon." FROM PIT LANE IMG_0048 Click here to view more photos.

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  • How to eat like an IndyCar driver, according to Charlie Kimball
    Apr 15

    How to eat like an IndyCar driver, according to Charlie Kimball

    Via USA Today Sports - For The Win Each week, a new athlete will share their weekly diet and diet tips on For The Win. Up this week? IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball, who sent in his food diary on behalf of Novo Nordisk on the Race with Insulin campaign. To read more, please click here. [caption id="attachment_3073" align="aligncenter" width="626"] Photo via INDYCAR[/caption]

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I can't say I'm not a little disappointed but looking back over those 500 miles, I know we really fought for the top-five today. We ran into some bad luck on picking up debris from a crash and had to make a few stops to change the front wing. From there we just worked on the field one-by-one. Big thanks to the No. 42 team as well as the entire Chip Ganassi Racing Teams organization for their hard work this month. And thank you to the fans of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Until we meet again... http://bit.ly/1VZ9KcD

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The countdown is almost over... it's race day and the No. 42 team is ready to go. We don't show up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to finish second! Tune in to ABC at 11 a.m. ET for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500: http://bit.ly/1XGDOci

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It's Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! One last practice session before the big day. And later we'll watch these guys rock the Pit Stop Competition! Tune in for all of the action at 11 a.m. Eastern on NBC Sports Network!

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Back at it soon... very soon. Catch tomorrow's Carb Day practice and the pit stop competition live on NBC Sports Network, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern. http://bit.ly/2575ARP [Photo: LAT Photo USA]

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