In 1957, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway underwent a major improvement along the frontstretch pit lane. Prior to 1957, the pit area was located along the inside of the mainstretch, and was not physically separated from the racing surface. Cars would simply pull over to the inside to be serviced. In the interest of safety and … More The Grass Strip
The 2017 month of May episodes of The Talk of Gasoline Alley began Monday May 8 on 107.5/1070 The Fan (WFNI). A special “pre-May” segment was aired as part of Trackside with Curt Cavin & Kevin Lee on April 5. For Podcasts & Downloads of 2017 episodes, see Indy 500 Coverage at 107.5/1070 The Fan … More 2017 The Talk of Gasoline Alley Episode Guide
For Podcasts & Downloads of 2016 episodes, see Indy 500 Coverage at 93.5/1070 The Fan For Talk of Gasoline Alley Episode Guides from 2000-2015, see TOGA Episode Guides 93.5 FM / 1070 AM The Fan WFNI 7-8 pm: Trackside with Curt Cavin & Kevin Lee Presented by Verizon 8-9 pm: The Talk of Gasoline Alley Mon. … More 2016 The Talk of Gasoline Alley Epsiode Guide
There is just something about those green folding chairs that we will all miss. The ongoing grandstand renovation project will eliminate most of these nostalgic green chairs. They date back to the 1950s. They replaced wooden chairs that were once used for the same purpose. They were used in the Penthouse upper decks (E stand, … More Green folding chairs
First published in 2016 Consider yourself somewhat fortunate if you had the privilege to see first-hand the old garages that stood at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until 1985. The iconic green and white barn doors defined Gasoline Alley for many decades, including what most consider the “golden age” of Indianapolis. But as we approach the … More The new garages are…over 30 years old!?!
The race record for the Indianapolis 500 was set in 2013 by Tony Kanaan (average speed 187.433 mph). The race featured a 133-lap caution free segment that spanned from lap 61 through 193, which greatly aided in the exceptional average speed. Two late-race caution periods stymied the torrid pace over the final seven laps, however. … More The Fastest 500s (Part 2)
When it comes to fast races at Indianapolis, lately they’ve come in pairs. Case in point, 1990-1991, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Of those recent years, the four fastest Indy 500s to date have the unique distinction of being held in consecutive pairs, and have curious similarities. The race record for the Indianapolis 500 was set in 2013 … More The Fastest 500s (Part 1)
Happy 17th birthday JI500! The original Johnson’s Indy 500 went online on this day, August 6, back in 1998. Thank’s to the venerable internet Way Back Machine, we can still get a glimpse of what it once looked like in the dark ages of the “world wide web.” Times certainly have changed.
The new JI500 (formerly “Johnson’s Indy 500”) is currently under construction.