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  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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. …


  • $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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Indy 500 a real fan pleaser

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s rare in racing when everything aligns to create a breathtaking event, the kind that’s certain to be talked about through the years and recalled as one of …


  • Late Wheldon’s three best friends forge 1-2-3 finish

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dario Franchitti stamped his name in the record books, the latest three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. But this was not about Franchitti: It was all for Dan …


  • Franchitti and friends win for Wheldon

    Dario Franchitti won a wheel-to-wheel, last-lap battle at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, sailing away to the checkered flag when Takuma Sato spun out trying to make one last pass …


  • Marco Andretti establishes high hopes at Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe Marco Andretti can make good on his vision of going from last to first at Indianapolis. The 25-year-old American with the well-known surname and the long racing …


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