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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 …


Sebastien Bourdais determined to return for season finale

Sebastien Bourdais was in a car so fast that most of his competitors thought he would win the pole for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Instead, he crashed during qualifying last weekend …


Chip Ganassi goes into biggest Sunday of racing leading 2 series

After 17 years, Chip Ganassi is on top of the two biggest racing series in America.


Questions abound for future of Indy 500 on television

It began with a simple, black-and-white highlights show on the venerable “Wide World of Sports,” grew into a proving ground for broadcast innovations, and is now one of the longest-running …


2-time champ Juan Pablo Montoya under the radar at Indy

Life should be less stressful for Juan Pablo Montoya these days.


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 …


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 …


John Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display

John Andretti is in the fight of his life battling colon cancer. The former racer is using it as an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of colonoscopy …


Howard fastest, Honda dominates Indianapolis 500 practice

Jay Howard topped the speed charts at Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday with a fast lap of 226.744 mph. Honda cars claimed nine of the fastest 11 speeds during the practice …


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 …


Alexander Rossi’s back as race winner this time for Indy 500

It’s become normal these days for Alexander Rossi. As he stood in his pit, fans gathered nearby just hoping to catch a glimpse of the defending Indianapolis 500 champion.


As Penske’s cars pull away, everyone else plays catch-up

The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear. As Roger Penske’s dominant cars continue to run up front, just about everyone else is pursuing the series’ hottest team. Somehow over …


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 …


Mario Andretti races paralyzed Sam Schmidt in cars on track at Indy

Mario Andretti raced Sam Schmidt in semi-autonomous cars on the Indy track. It’s an exhibition event and the real winners might be those trying to get back in the driver’s …


Will Power breaks IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record

Will Power broke the IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record for his third pole of the season. The Australian completed the 14-turn road course in 1 minute, 7.7044 seconds. It gave …


Young drivers could create changing of guard at Indianapolis

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles walks a fine line each May. Like many Indianapolis 500 fans, Boles reveres the history of the race. As a promoter, he also understands …


Sebastian Saavedra secures ride for another shot in Indianapolis 500

IndyCar driver Sebastian Saavedra will get another chance to start the Indianapolis 500 after being hired by Juncos Racing. The 26-year-old Colombian has made five previous starts at Indy. His …


Family delivers message on behalf of John Andretti’s cancer fight

John Andretti spent more than a decade as one of auto racing’s true iron men.


F1 star Fernando Alonso learns some crucial lessons in 1st Indy test

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has passed his rookie orientation test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That allows him to try to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 later this month. …


IndyCar ready to return to St. Louis area after long layoff

The return of the IndyCar racing open-wheel series to Gateway Motorsports Park, the 1.25-mile oval in this small city five minutes from downtown St. Louis has brought high hopes to …


Simon Pagenaud wins IndyCar race at Phoenix

Simon Pagenaud took advantage of a caution flag that caught the other leaders on pit road to win the Verizon IndyCar race at Phoenix International Raceway.


Helio Castroneves takes IndyCar pole at windy Phoenix

Helio Castroneves took the pole position for the Verizon IndyCar race at windy Phoenix International Raceway. Castroneves had a two-lap run of 37.7538 seconds at 194.905 mph on the mile …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Josef Newgarden wins for Team Penske at Barber Motorsports Park

Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske on top at Barber Motorsports Park Sunday with his second Indy Grand Prix of Alabama win in three years.


Fryer: So what that Fernando Alonso is racing the Indy 500?

During the last race at Long Beach, there was buzz that IndyCar officials wanted a superstar to commit to the Indianapolis 500 and make the 101st running a must-watch race.


F1 driver Fernando Alonso preparing for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso has explained how his crash course for the Indianapolis 500 will include watching old footage on flights between Formula One races. The two-time F1 champion will compete in …