Focus moves off Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

Sports 05/21/19, 12:21

The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. The spotlight is there for the taking.The McLaren debacle dominated the first week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and dwarfed every other team 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: McLaren overhauls car for Alonso’s final run

Sports 05/19/19, 15:05

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):4 p.m.McLaren used a lengthy rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to patch together a car it will desperately try to qualify for the race.Fernando Alonso, of Spain, rides his scooter out ...

McLaren gets new setup but still struggling at Indy 500

Sports 05/19/19, 10:39

It's another rough day for McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 as rain has slowed the team's preparation time for its last-gasp run at making the race.McLaren completely overhauled its car Sunday morning and sent Fernando Alonso on track with a ...

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 ...

Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Sports 05/17/19, 11:45

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.Earnhardt will drive the Corvette Grand Sport Official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag May 26.The NBC Sports analyst ...

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 ...

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

Sports 05/16/19, 10:38

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 Ferrari" — which profiles the corporate battles waged by American car ...

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 ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

Sports 05/15/19, 12:09

Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in Wednesday's session when he hit the inside wall as he exited the third turn. His car ...

Earnhardt Jr. added to NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby team

Sports 05/01/19, 07:53

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of his expanding role with NBC Sports. The retired NASCAR superstar is also slated to cover his first Indianapolis 500 later this month.Earnhardt will work alongside reporter ...

IndyCar to debut safety device earlier, at Indy road race

Sports 04/26/19, 14:49

IndyCar announced Friday it will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks later.The 3/4-inch-wide titanium "AFP" piece is bolted to the ...

IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

Sports 04/24/19, 13:29

IndyCar drivers will be using a new safety device starting with next month's Indianapolis 500.Series officials say each car will be fitted with a ¾-inch-wide titanium debris deflector, which is intended to protect the driver's head in the open cockpit.A ...

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