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TL;DR news on Indy 500 at February 19, 2023

It also was the perfect scenario for Meyer Shank Racing, which just had started a partial NTT IndyCar Series schedule with Castroneves in the No. In 2010 and 2011, with four women sprinkled across the 33 car fields, IndyCar appeared to be on the road to diversity that other sports were just coming to grips with. "We need to generate more opportunities to help and find sponsors." While there will be no women on the Indy 500 grid there will be a few at other IndyCar tracks this season. The Indy 500 is chock full of tradition, but only one driver gets to participate in getting a whole bottle of chilled milk effectively thrown in their face. Nineteen years after that night in Nashville, Johnson sent a text to Shelton asking his longtime friend to help design the race helmet Johnson would wear for his first Indianapolis 500 race. Dixon turned around, grabbed Emma's hand and took off on what had to be one of the most agonizing walks of his IndyCar career. Rosenqvist is in a contract year with McLaren and fighting for his job, but the McLaren group carried the Chevrolet banner at Indy as Juan Pablo Montoya finished 11th. In 1917 and 1918 and later from 1942 to 1945, there was not an Indy 500 because or World War I and World War II. Marco Andretti, right, talks with grandfather Mario Andretti, left, and father Michael Andretti during practice for the 2006 Indy 500. With little warning, Andretti, who was racing for the Penske team, abruptly decided to take the 1978 Indy car season off to race Formula 1. In Andretti's absence, Mears got an unexpected shot at a seat on the Indy car circuit that year. Racing toward Indy 500 dreams Purdue alumni Bill Pappas turned his love for racing from a young age into a career with the Indy 500.