Stories tagged: Indianapolis 500
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 6:13 p.m.
Takuma Sato holds off Helio Castroneves to win Indianapolis 500
Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when he denied Helio Castroneves a record-tying fourth victory as the two traded the lead in the …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 7:12 a.m.
Scott Dixon has pole, Fernando Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500
One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
IndyCar braces for change, promotes younger drivers on eve of Indianapolis 500
With former Indianapolis 500 champions Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the twilight of their racing careers and possibly driving their final IndyCar season, the open-wheel series is on the …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Alomania takes center stage at Indianapolis 500
It was opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Fernando Alonso chose a skateboard as his means of transportation through the paddock. He essentially turned the hallowed Brickyard into his …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Scott Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years
Scott Dixon finished with a four-lap average of 232.164 mph, claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole with the best qualifying run in 21 years.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
IndyCar focus turns to Indianapolis 500, in a hurry
With Will Power dominating practice, qualifying and the IndyCar Grand Prix for his first win of the season, just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley began looking ahead to Monday’s …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500
Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals – and his fuel tank – for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The unlikely win allowed …
Sun., May 29, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
Indy 500 notebook: Lady Gaga takes drive with Mario Andretti
Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 9:26 p.m.
Auto racing: Indianapolis 500 turns 100 on Sunday
Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to land in her good graces …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Logano wins All-Star race after taking lead with 2 laps to go
Joey Logano won an entertaining version of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race by snatching the lead away from Kyle Larson with two laps remaining Saturday night in the $1 million exhibition …
Thu., July 23, 2015
Flying high … or not
A local crew has chosen the little known flying squirrel to champion its attempt to attain glory at a rather inglorious event that celebrates odd-ball flying art pieces that crash …
Mon., May 25, 2015
He can go home again
INDIANAPOLIS – His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found …
Sun., May 24, 2015, 4 p.m.
Montoya wins Indianapolis 500
With the same confidence he showed 15 years ago when he routed the field, Juan Pablo Montoya sliced his way through the field twice and won his second Indianapolis 500 …
Fri., May 22, 2015
Auto racing notes: Push for softer walls saved driver
When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing’s most important safety developments, …
Thu., May 21, 2015
James Hinchcliffe out of intensive care as recovery continues
INDIANAPOLIS – IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe has been moved out of intensive care, two days after surgery on his left thigh and pelvic area following a crash during practice for …
Wed., May 20, 2015
Auto racing notes: IndyCar’s James Hinchcliffe thanks ‘heroes’ after scary crash
IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe thanked the “heroes” on Tuesday who helped him survive a dangerous crash a day earlier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team owner Sam Schmidt was just relieved.
Tue., May 12, 2015
Rain curtails first day of practice for Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay is more than ready for a change of scenery. He wants to move from road courses and set his eyes on the first oval race of …
Tue., Aug. 26, 2014
Three legends set for state HOF
Three sports legends with local ties will be inducted Thursday into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame during the Rutgers football game against Washington State in Seattle. The inductees are …
Sat., July 26, 2014
Auto notes: Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske
Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the …
Sat., May 31, 2014
Kurt Busch credits IndyCar for increased Indy 500 TV ratings
Kurt Busch on Friday credited IndyCar’s promotion of the Indianapolis 500 for a bump in the television ratings. ABC’s telecast on Sunday earned a 3.9 rating, averaging 6.2 million viewers. …
Tue., May 27, 2014
$2.5 million payday for Hunter-Reay
INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Indianapolis 500 win brought him a $2.49 million payday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced. Hunter-Reay edged Helio Castroneves by 0.060 seconds Sunday in the second-closest margin of …
Sun., May 25, 2014
Teen driver Sage Karam hopes for bright Indy 500 debut
From prom to pits, Sage Karam has been money at Indianapolis. The 19-year-old Indy 500 rookie has danced in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway paddock at a makeshift prom, was runner-up …
Fri., May 23, 2014
Auto racing: Kurt Busch confident in doubling
Kurt Busch was back in his element Thursday. Busch was in North Carolina for Sprint Cup qualifying – a welcome return to what he knows best.
Fri., May 23, 2014
Double points, double pressure at Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy 500 has always been the most important race on the schedule, the only one where a driver can reach transcendent status simply by being the first …
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
Andy Granatelli dead at 90
Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. He was 90. Granatelli’s son, …
Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
Injuries force Franchitti out of racing
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti said Thursday that doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries sustained in an IndyCar crash last month. Franchitti fractured …
Mon., May 27, 2013
Brazilian wins first Indy 500 on 12th try
INDIANAPOLIS – When he arrived for this year’s Indianapolis 500, Tony Kanaan was asked if the Brickyard owed him one. The popular Brazilian many call “T.K.” had tried to win …
Sun., May 26, 2013, 9 p.m.
Kanaan wins Indy 500
Tony Kanaan finally won his first Indy 500 with a perfectly timed pass for the lead at the end of a historically fast and frenetic race at the Indianapolis Motor …
Sat., May 25, 2013
Carpenter has Indy 500 in the blood
He’s the hometown hope, the Butler University alum and die-hard Indiana Pacers fan who has put his modest, one-car program on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 ahead of powerhouse …
Fri., May 24, 2013
Andretti hopes to end ‘curse’ at Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS – Shortly before he left home for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti watched a documentary that showed his grandfather, Mario, at the famed track. “It was him and (radio …