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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.


Indy 500 winners Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life.


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.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017

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

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

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

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 …


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 …


Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso skipping Monaco GP for Indy 500

McLaren says Fernando Alonso will race for the team at the Indianapolis 500 next month and miss the Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren will be racing in the famous IndyCar race …


Ganassi open to Kyle Larson in Indy 500 – another year

Chip Ganassi knows Kyle Larson wants to run the Indianapolis 500. The team owner says he will only enter the budding NASCAR star in the race after proper planning and …


Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules

Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …


Tony Kanaan fastest in final practice for 100th Indy 500

Tony Kanaan was fastest in the final round of practice for the 100th Indy 500, posting a lap of 226.280 mph to highlight a frantic Carb Day that saw Pippa …


Josef Newgarden turns fastest lap in final full Indy 500 practice

Josef Newgarden had the fastest car Monday in the final full practice for the Indianapolis 500.


Motor racing roundup: Hinchcliffe passes Newgarden on final run for Indy 500 pole

James Hinchcliffe watched the Indianapolis 500 last year from his hospital bed. He had nearly died from injuries six days earlier in a crash at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Auto racing roundup: Power enjoys power boost at Indy 500 practice

Will Power and Josef Newgarden finally got Chevrolet to the top of the speed chart Friday.


In Brief: Cavs down Raptors to stay unbeaten

LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed postseason perfect through 10 games with a 108-89 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 2 of …


Andretti drivers sweep top 4 spots at 1st Indy 500 practice

Andretti Autosport drivers swept the top four spots during Monday’s practice session for the Indianapolis 500, led by Marco Andretti.


Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violance, realeased

NFL: The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from him assaulting a woman who was holding …


He can go home again

INDIANAPOLIS – His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found …


Sigh of relief at Indy after no disasters

INDIANAPOLIS – Derrick Walker looked and sounded relieved after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Five crashes, no serious injuries and no cars in the air – a good day for IndyCar’s biggest …


Castroneves makes his sixth try at winning a fourth Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Upside down, staring directly at blue skies above, was not how Helio Castroneves planned to start his march toward a record-tying fourth win at the Indianapolis 500. During …


Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the …