Rossi chasing Newgarden for IndyCar lead after Texas duel

U.S. 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

U.S. 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. ... ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 was given a plaque as its first recipient on Carb ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the proud racing ...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Sports 05/20/19, 01:07

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay."It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost ...

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 new setup. But the car was too low in the ...

DragonSpeed to focus on building a fulltime IndyCar team

Sports 05/18/19, 09:09

DragonSpeed plans to focus more energy on building an IndyCar program while scaling back its sports car efforts.DragonSpeed is trying to qualify Ben Hanley for the Indianapolis 500 but it has been one of the slowest cars all week. The team made its IndyCar debut in this year's season opener ...

Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

Sports 05/16/19, 14:15

Alexander Rossi's long month at home in Indianapolis got off to a rough start when a thief snatched a package off his front porch.If he has his way, it will be the only hiccup in his push for a second Indianapolis 500 victory."The desire to win again is pretty strong," ...

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 Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron ...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

Sports 05/13/19, 15:17

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases.Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a 21-race losing streak, stalked five-time IndyCar champion Scott ...

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

Sports 05/11/19, 18:02

Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move — complete with rooster tails.The Frenchman made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap and sped away from Scott Dixon for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory and first series win since the 2017 season finale ...

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