Stories tagged: Indianapolis 500
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
$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, midnight
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, midnight
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 …
Fri., May 23, 2014, midnight
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.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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 …
Mon., May 20, 2013, midnight
No bumping on Bump Day at Indy 500 qualifying
INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal took care of business right away Sunday. Less than 24 hours after getting bumped out of the top 24 starting spots, Newgarden and …
Sun., May 19, 2013, midnight
Johnson races to fourth All-Star win
Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Johnson got a fast final pit stop …