Rossi chasing Newgarden for IndyCar lead after Texas duel

Texas 06/09/19, 15:48

Alexander Rossi will start the second half of the IndyCar season chasing points leader Josef Newgarden, possibly much the same way he did in falling short in the final laps of Newgarden's first victory in Texas .The Andretti Autosport driver has plenty of time to try to finish what he ...

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

Texas 06/06/19, 21:31

Simon Pagenaud still has more than 2,000 messages left from his Indianapolis 500 victory, and he plans to respond to every one of them.Maybe next week, when the IndyCar Series takes a break."I'm going to catch up on all of my messages," Pagenaud said Thursday. "I need to respond. ... ...

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 app. The audience peaked at 6.7 million for the final ...

Pagenaud earns $2.67 million from Indianapolis 500 win

Sports 05/27/19, 18:02

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 first French driver to win IndyCar's biggest race since 1920. Pagenaud is the second straight Team Penske driver to win both May races at Indy, joining ...

Column: Indy 500 delivers spectacular show, brilliant racing

Sports 05/27/19, 12:05

The forecast called for a potential washout of the Indianapolis 500, yet the fans still packed the Snake Pit, crowded the Midway and roamed Gasoline Alley hoping rain wouldn't ruin one of the most revered events in the world.IndyCar, ever so slowly trying to race its way back into relevancy, ...

Rossi finishes second to Pagenaud in dramatic Indy 500

Sports 05/26/19, 16:18

In the waning laps of a rage-filled Indianapolis 500, Alexander Rossi was pacing the field back to the green flag when he made a brazen declaration to his Andretti Autosport crew."A bunch of hungry, angry cars behind me," he radioed. "Little do they know I'm angrier."The finish didn't bring him ...

Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske’s golden anniversary

Sports 05/26/19, 15:28

Simon Pagenaud may have saved his job by giving Roger Penske a golden Indianapolis 500 victory.Pagenaud gave the venerable team owner his 18th victory in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" by outdueling Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish Sunday. The two swapped the lead five times ...

Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports’ big day

Sports 05/25/19, 18:05

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season.The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending ...

Guthrie’s barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

Sports 05/25/19, 10:18

Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the world.Her ...

All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/25/19, 10:11

The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect.If only it were race day.The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. That means a lot of uncomfortable waiting for IndyCar drivers and teams, track and ...

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/25/19, 08:47

His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel.He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world.Much has changed in the ensuing 50 ...

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 years, and the Indy 500, like almost everything in sports, ...

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 lit up the sky.The storms were expected to move away ...

F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso’s Indy 500 flop

Sports 05/23/19, 14:20

Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar.Turning left the whole race? Looks easy.But as Rossi soon found out — and as two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team learned in failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 ...

Indianapolis 500 officials to offer measles vaccine at race

Health 05/23/19, 12:25

Some fans attending Sunday's Indianapolis 500 can get measles vaccines at the track's infield medical center.IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said Thursday a "very limited supply" of vaccines will be available at the medical building near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum. He says most insurance companies will cover the cost.Billows ...

Update: Tom Hanks joins “Today” show at Indianapolis

Sports 05/23/19, 08:24

The Latest on the Indianapolis 500 (all times local):9 a.m.NBC has taken its "Today" show to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of its salute to "Hidden Heroes," those people at home who provide help to America's veterans.Kyle Kaiser reacts after qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis ...

Juncos Racing signs up sponsors for Indy 500 run

Sports 05/23/19, 07:42

Juncos Racing has signed deals with insurance company NFP and Global Medical Response to sponsor the No. 32 car that Kyle Kaiser will drive in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.The small team founded by Argentina-born Ricardo Juncos made its Indy 500 debut two years ago with Spencer Pigot ...

Indy 500 all about tradition _ many endure, some fade away

Sports 05/23/19, 01:28

Ryan Hunter-Reay has been around long enough to remember when the Indianapolis 500 was the true culmination of the "Month of May," when fans would file through the old turnstiles each day during the multi-week buildup to the biggest one-day sporting event in the world."You had two different qualifying weekends," ...

Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

Sports 05/22/19, 20:31

The handsome young man with the easy smile and famous last name had just turned his first laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he grabbed a cellphone to call his father, who was tethered to an IV to receive the medication he hopes will save his life."What was it like?" ...

Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

Sports 05/21/19, 15:36

Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere these days.His face, his race car number, that familiar STP logo, they all appear on an endless array of shirts and jackets, clocks and flags, posters and coasters. Mario Andretti Drive has temporarily replaced the Washington Street sign in downtown Indianapolis. Fans ...

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