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Brad Keselowski wins Brickyard 400, makes it a Penske sweep at Indianapolis

Brad Keselowski snatched victory from Denny Hamlin in the final laps of the Brickyard 400 on Monday to give Roger Penske a sweep this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


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 …


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: 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: Sat., May 12, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Power play leads Penske to 200th series win in IndyCar GP

Will Power retook the lead with 34 laps to go and pulled away to win the IndyCar Grand Prix for the second straight year and give Team Penske its 200th …


New aero kits may create more passing in Indy Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud expects Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley. If the expected warm temperatures …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Will Power wins his third pole for IndyCar GP

Will Power won his third IndyCar Grand Prix pole by turning a fast lap of 1 minute, 9.8182 seconds on his final qualifying run. The Australian claimed his 51st pole, …


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 …


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: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Kyle Busch’s closing qualifying flurry lands Indy pole

Kyle Busch won the pole position as he chases an unprecedented third consecutive Brickyard 400 victory. Busch earned the top qualifying spot on his final lap with a speed of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

William Byron holds off Paul Menard to win Xfinity Series race at Indy

Rookie William Byron bobbed and weaved through the final two laps Saturday and held off Paul Menard to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis. The victory margin of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 6 p.m.

Ed Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying

Two-time pole winner Ed Carpenter had the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 qualifying with a four-lap average of 230.468 mph. All times will be erased for Sunday’s nine-car pole shootout. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Sebastien Bourdais fractures pelvis, hip during Indy qualifying crash

Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Indiana University Methodist Hospital doctors told track officials that the …


Rainy practices makes pole favorites hard to find at Indy

After a rough first week at Indianapolis, Sebastien Bourdais put himself in position to contend for the Indianapolis 500 pole. The French driver jumped to the top of the speed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

After rain delay, Spencer Pigot, Zach Veach crash in Indy 500 practice

Rookie Zach Veach crashed hard late on the final day of practice before Indianapolis 500 qualifying this weekend. Veach’s car wiggled coming through the first turn before slamming hard into …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:56 p.m.

Sebastien Bourdais posts fastest lap of week in Indy 500 practice

Sebastien Bourdais posted the fastest lap of the week in Friday’s Indianapolis 500 practice session and kept the top spot even after a two-hour, 36-minute rain delay. The French driver …


Ed Carpenter fastest on 3rd day of Indy 500 practice

Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap by hitting 222.894 mph on the third day of Indianapolis 500 practice. Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 winner and fastest Honda driver, was …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Will Power dominates in IndyCar Grand Prix victory

Will Power won the IndyCar Grand Prix for his first victory of the season, leading 61 of 85 laps and easily holding off Scott Dixon on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road …


Auto Racing: Without new deal, Jimmie Johnson committed to winning for Hendrick

Jimmie Johnson wants to kneel down and kiss the Indy bricks for a fifth time. He wants a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.


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 …


Conway returns to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Conway would just like to forget last May. Now he may finally have a chance.