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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

Tony Stewart says he’d like to return to the Indianapolis 500 as early as next year. The three-time NASCAR champion is retired from top competition but still enters sprint car …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Will Power wins Indy 500, victory No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske

Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn’t a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500.


Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race

Danica Patrick noticed a few good omens ahead of her final Indianapolis 500. First, she is starting in perhaps the oldest row in the race, alongside former winners Scott Dixon …


Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

Danica Patrick was looking relaxed at the final media day of her racing career, wearing white cutoff shorts and $500 Golden Goose sneakers – with just a touch of gray …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Tony Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice

Tony Kanaan paced the field for the Indianapolis 500 through its final practice on Carb Day, turning a lap of 227.791 mph and showing off the Chevrolet power that has …


As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter a factor at Indy

As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter is a factor at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Carpenter’s team added a third seat for Danica Patrick, clearing the way for …


Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills

Takuma Sato learned a tough, painful lesson from his spectacular final lap crash at the 2012 Indianapolis 500. Eventually it paid dividends. The Japanese driver believes he might not be …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

James Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe has stopped looking for a way to get back into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He says barring “unforeseen circumstances” he will not race this weekend. The Canadian driver was …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500. The longtime team owner and drivers Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi left pit lane empty-handed. They didn’t have …


VP Mike Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

Vice President Mike Pence surprised Indianapolis 500 organizers and fans by taking an impromptu stroll through Gasoline Alley and toward pit lane during Friday’s practice. The former Indiana governor spent …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Marco Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

Marco Andretti again finished atop the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Friday, posting the fastest lap of the day at 231.802 mph. The Andretti Autosport driver also was the fastest on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Graham Rahal goes from 34th to first during Indianapolis 500 practice

Graham Rahal posted the fastest lap during practice for the Indianapolis 500 while JR Hildebrand hit the wall in the first crash of the week. Rahal, a 29-year-old American who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Josef Newgarden sticks to Penske plan as others grab spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske’s prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending series champion has mostly been out of the spotlight. He watched one teammate, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Helio Castroneves gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced the first practice sessions for the Indianapolis 500. It was a big boost of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Danica Patrick returns to Indy’s famous oval for 1st time since ‘11

Danica Patrick has made her highly anticipated return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She climbed inside an Indy car for the first time since 2011 and took laps on the 2.5-mile …


All eyes will be on Danica Patrick in her IndyCar return and farewell

Sebastien Bourdais was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. So was Helio Castroneves, who returned to his home away from home to re-acclimate to an Indy car. But the …


NBC lands Indy 500 and promises IndyCar increased exposure

The Indianapolis 500 will move to a new network for the first time since 1965 under a new deal IndyCar has signed with NBC Sports. The three-year deal begins next …


Danica Patrick ready for the spotlight again at Indianapolis 500

The second leg of Danica Patrick’s retirement moves forward in full swing when she travels to Indianapolis next week for a seat fitting in Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 13 Chevrolet. …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Patrick arrives in Daytona for 1st stop of ‘Danica Double’

Danica Patrick has arrived at Daytona International Speedway to begin preparations for her final NASCAR race. She will run the Feb. 18 season-opening Daytona 500 and then turn her focus …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …