A look back at the Hulman-George Era of IMS

Nothing stays the same, and in racing as in elsewhere, time marches on.  But before we move on and settle into the future of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series under the control of Roger Penske, I feel it's important to look back and pay homage to 74 years of Hulman-George ownership …

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Cornelison honors past while becoming a tradition on his own

Jim Cornelison recognizes he must walk a fine line between honoring tradition and mimicking his longtime predecessor, and it’s a place he realizes puts him front and center at one of the Indianapolis 500’s greatest traditions.  Cornelison is a native of the Pacific Northwest but came to the midwest to pursue his masters degree in …

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After 65 races at IMS, fan prepares to say goodbye

While many things have come and gone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1954, one thing that has been nearly constant is my dad's presence at the annual running of the Indianapolis 500.  Having missed only the 1965 race due to his military service, Dad will be attending his 65th race this weekend.  In declining …

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Live Blog – Qualifying Day 2 at Indianapolis

11:20 AM -- As expected, today has dawned with threats of weather clouding over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The 30-minute practice session for the six cars attempting to make the final row of the Indianapolis 500 starting lineup got started at 10:15 with four cars immediately taking to the track.  The #66 McLaren car showed up …

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