NBC’s first-ever Indy 500 delivers 11% ratings increase

Sports 05/27/19, 20:27

NBC's first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 showed an 11% ratings increase over last season according to NBC, Nielsen and Abode Analytics.Sunday's race averaged a combined 5.446 million viewers watching on NBC and online via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports ...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

Sports 05/24/19, 13:57

The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and disappointment.It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 ...

Update: IMS creates Miller Award for racing dedication

Sports 05/24/19, 10:02

The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the creation of the Robin Miller Award, named after the longtime motorsports writer, to honor those dedicated to the service of auto racing.Miller ...

Carb Day dawns soggy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sports 05/24/19, 08:49

The annual Carb Day revelry ahead of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 got off to a soggy start as a line of storms rolled over Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday.The speedway even closed its gates briefly as lightning ...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and ...

Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

Sports 05/20/19, 13:37

Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reported from police records.He was ...

Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

Sports 05/20/19, 10:09

McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race.Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for ...

Update: Hinchcliffe again scrambling to make Indy field

Sports 05/18/19, 12:54

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):1:45 p.m.James Hinchcliffe suffered no serious injuries after a crash on the second lap of his qualifying run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, slides into the backstretch after hitting the ...

Update: Juncos Racing to pull all-nighter building car

Sports 05/17/19, 14:49

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):3:15 p.m.Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to drive during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar ...

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

Sports 05/16/19, 17:08

McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice.Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically ...

Update: Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

Sports 05/15/19, 17:30

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):6:25 p.m.Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, climbs out of his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis ...

Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

Sports 05/14/19, 05:44

The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since 1985.The Zandvoort track on the Dutch coast, which hosted 30 F1 races from 1952-85, will be rebuilt in the coming months to ...

Ferrari still slower than Mercedes despite new engine

Europe 05/11/19, 13:23

Ferrari had hoped that a new engine would help the team finally get ahead of Mercedes. Instead, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton put themselves in an excellent position to extend their record start to the Formula One season after Mercedes took ...

Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

Sports 05/08/19, 14:45

Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules package.Busch's expletive-riddled assessment after Monday's rain-postponed race in Delaware in years past likely would have drawn a hefty fine. But NASCAR let Busch's ...

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