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Simon Pagenaud still has a lot to respond to after Indy 500 win

Simon Pagenaud says he still has more than 2,000 messages to respond to from his Indianapolis 500 victory. He plans to get to every one of them. He just needs …


Simon Pagenaud earns $2.67 million from Indianapolis 500 win

Simon Pagenaud earned $2.67 million with his first Indianapolis 500 victory. The pole winner led 116 of the 200 laps on Sunday and became the race’s first French champion since …


Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske’s golden anniversary

Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him at Team …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske’s love affair with Indianapolis Motor Speedway dates to 1951, when he was a child.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

F1 eyes may have opened after Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 flop

The spectacular flop of Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team to qualify for this year’s Indianapolis 500 may have raised some eyebrows overseas.


Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

Jarrett Andretti will become the seventh member of his family to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he competes in the Indy Lights race ahead of the Indy 500. It …


One-shot drivers hoping to use Indy 500 as launching pad

Sage Karam carried the burden of an entire team into his final four-lap qualifying attempt for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. He could extend his season by putting Dennis Reinbold’s …


Mario Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere. His face, his race car number and the familiar STP logo are on memorabilia for this year’s Indianapolis 500. It is all …


Focus moves off Fernando Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

The soap opera surrounding McLaren’s failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. Attention has shifted to the 33 drivers in the field. The spotlight is …


Simon Pagenaud takes 1st Indianapolis 500 pole with impressive run

Simon Pagenaud earned his first career Indianapolis 500 pole by posting a four-lap average of 229.992 mph. He barely edged out three-time pole winner Ed Carpenter for the top spot …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Fernando Alonso and McLaren miss Indy 500 on first day of qualifying

Fernando Alonso and McLaren are in serious danger of missing the Indianapolis 500 after a rocky first day of qualifying. Alonso needed four attempts to crack the top 30 that …


Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

Bobby Rahal remains firmly against guaranteeing spots in the Indianapolis 500 to fulltime entrants of the IndyCar Series. It’s a hot-button issue since championship contender James Hinchcliffe last year missed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. The retired NASCAR driver is going to the Indy 500 for the first time this year. Earnhardt will …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Pressure mounts as teams fear not qualifying for Indy 500

Fast Friday raises intensity as teams worry about not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Conor Daly paced the final day of practice before qualifying and the Ed Carpenter cars continued …


Helio Castroneves adds goal as he chases record-tying 4th Indy win

Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May pleading with Roger Penske for one more chance at a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Now that Castroneves is back in town and Penske …


Alexander Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

American IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi is in a contract year with Andretti Autosport. There has been speculation he will be courted by Team Penske. Rossi says now is not the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

McLaren’s miserable return to the Indianapolis 500 continued when it lost an entire day of practice to car repairs. McLaren was working on the backup car for Fernando Alonso, who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starting in the movie “Ford v …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Fernando Alonso: ‘We will be back stronger’ after Indy 500 crash

McLaren is off to a terrible start at the Indy 500 after Fernando Alonso crashed on the second day of practice. McLaren has been plagued by electrical issues so far …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud top 229 mph on Indy 500 opening day

Will Power and Simon Pagenaud both topped 229 mph on opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice. The Team Penske duo both posted laps faster than the 229.618-mph lap that won …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father’s wish to race at Indy

Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father’s wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will make his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100 next month. Andretti is …


McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

McLaren will lean on Carlin Racing when it fields its Indianapolis 500 entry this year with Fernando Alonso. Carlin will assist with engineering support for the single-car McLaren team. IndyCar …


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 …