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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 …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Sat., May 11, 2019

Simon Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

Simon Pagenaud made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap then sped away from Scott Dixon to capture his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory on Saturday. It’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Rookie Felix Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

Swedish rookie Felix Rosenqvist won the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix by beating teammate Scott Dixon in qualifying. Rosenqvist finished with a fast lap of 1 minute, 8.2785 seconds. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Blackhawks goalie will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix. He will be driving a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …