INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis 500 fan whose vehicle was damaged when a tire flew off a racecar and out of the track during the race will receive a new car, an Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesperson said.
Penske: IndyCar certain to investigate wheel that flew over stands after Indy 500 wreckMay 30, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar owner Roger Penske says he is certain series officials will investigate what led to a wheel sailing over the catch fence and grandstands, then landing on a parked automobile, after coming loose during a crash in the Indianapolis 500.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden celebrated his first Indianapolis 500 win Sunday night.
He cashed in Monday at the race's annual victory dinner.
The two-time IndyCar champ earned a record $3.666 million for the biggest win of his career, an increase of more than $500,000 over last year's race winner, Marcus Ericsson.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the slow buildup to the Indianapolis 500, Josef Newgarden talked openly about having to put on a brave face when he would arrive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and how so many failures in the race that mattered most had weighed on him.
Ferrucci, Foyt team find fuel in sudden Indianapolis 500 revivalMay 28, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Foyt sensed his late adopted mother helped Santino Ferrucci navigate Sunday's anxious moment in the Indianapolis 500.
His adopted father, meanwhile, kept asking late-race questions between radio calls to the No.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win.
It's basically the only race that matters to his boss.
Coming up empty for 11 consecutive years had become personal for the two-time IndyCar champion.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson went from thinking he had won his second consecutive Indianapolis 500 when the caution flag flew with four laps to go Sunday to trying in vain to keep Josef Newgarden behind him during a one-lap sprint to the finish.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There were 20 laps remaining in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and Arrow McLaren, the team that has emphatically upset the status quo in IndyCar, had managed to put Felix Rosenqvist and Pato O'Ward in position to fight for the win.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Few had heard of Alex Palou when he arrived in IndyCar after several years of racing in Japan. It was 2020, during the pandemic and a season of no spectators, and the Spaniard drove for one of the smallest teams in the series.
Ganassi vs. McLaren headlines Indianapolis 500 title fight, some 300,000 fans expectedMay 27, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four custom McLaren GTs lined the curb in front of St. Elmo Steak House, the see-and-be-seen spot in downtown Indianapolis, in a massive flex by the race team trying to win the Indianapolis 500.
Deaths and tragedy from 1973 Indy 500 opened the door for safety evolution in racingMay 27, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Rutherford and Gordon Johncock delivered spectacular results at the 1973 Indianapolis 500 that were overshadowed by perhaps the worst month in the history of the storied race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time champion Takuma Sato led a strong showing from the Chip Ganassi Racing quartet in final practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Friday, while Graham Rahal and Katherine Legge worked feverishly to get up to speed before race day.
Over more than 100 years, 9 women have raced the Indianapolis 500 and the push for more has stalledMay 26, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katherine Legge remembers returning to the Indianapolis 500 for the second time a decade ago, and the unmistakable feeling of satisfaction she experienced walking through Gasoline Alley and knowing that she was not alone.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon started on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 a year ago, quickly went to the front and led 95 laps, and there was every reason to believe he would finally kiss the bricks for the second time after 14 years of trying.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It is hard to be an introvert among the bodacious characters of Arrow McLaren Racing.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson had surgery to repair a fractured vertebrae that he sustained in practice for the Indianapolis 500, and car owner Don Cusick said Thursday that he was “in great spirits and feeling better.”
Indianapolis 500 renaissance marked by brisk ticket sales, fewer empty seats at vast racetrackMay 25, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Doug Boles took his dream job as Indianapolis Motor Speedway president, he devoted himself to cleaning up the track's increasingly common race-day blight of empty seats and empty sections.
Pressure building on Team Penske to get Indianapolis 500 resultsMay 25, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Scott McLaughlin joined Josef Newgarden behind a table draped in a checked flag Wednesday, the trio of IndyCar drivers the very definition of focus. Their eyes were trained on the project before them, fingers nearly twitching.
A.J. Foyt returns to the Indy 500, his legacy long secured and grief fresh from his wife’s deathMay 24, 2023 GMT
WALLER, Texas (AP) — A.J. Foyt was 15 when a boat that he and two friends were riding in capsized in a storm. The young Foyt clung tightly to a buoy until a fishing vessel found him, too late for one of the other boys that had already drowned.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt Racing is one of the underdogs of Gasoline Alley, which seems odd to say given that its namesake won the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions and he remains one of the most accomplished drivers in the history of motorsports.
Graham Rahal gets Indy 500 ride as replacement for Stefan Wilson, who fractured vertebra in practiceMay 24, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal will get a chance to keep his Indianapolis 500 start streak intact after all, replacing the injured Stefan Wilson on Tuesday in the Dreyer & Reinbold entry after failing to qualify for the race with his own team.
Indy 500 win could rocket popular driver Pato O’Ward to the top of IndyCar on and off the trackMay 23, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pato O'Ward was supposed to arrive in front of the hotel at 8:15 a.m. the first day he'd get his car on the track for Indianapolis 500 practice. He texted he was 15 minutes late, but would try to make up time on the road.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Academy Award nominee Adam Driver, who will soon be starring as Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the Italian automobile magnate, will serve as the honorary starter for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stefan Wilson fractured his back during a heavy crash with Katherine Legge in practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Monday, and the British driver will not be allowed back into his car for the 107th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou took the IndyCar points lead with his first win of this season.
If the first Spaniard to win the Indianapolis 500 pole also collects his first career oval win Sunday, he'll extend his lead over his two nearest challengers, Pato O'Ward and Marcus Ericsson, though not by nearly as much as in recent years.
Column: Indy 500 off to fast and fascinating startMay 22, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske couldn't ask for much more in the buildup to the Indianapolis 500 after the fastest weekend in 107 years of “The Greatest Spectacle of Racing.”
Well, he could have hoped his own three cars had qualified better.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal sat on the sidepod of his No. 15 car, head in hands, sobbing as his children tried to steal a hug Sunday.
There was no consoling Rahal this time.
Thirty-eight minutes after bumping Jack Harvey off the Indianapolis 500 starting grid, Harvey returned the favor by edging his teammate and the team owner's son out of next Sunday's race on the last lap of last-chance qualifying by a miniscule .007 mph.
Palou’s record run earns Ganassi third straight Indy 500 poleMay 21, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou will lead the field to green in the Indianapolis 500 after the young Spaniard put together the fastest four-lap pole run in history Sunday, edging Rinus VeeKay and Felix Rosenqvist to give Chip Ganassi Racing its third consecutive pole in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ganassi, Ganassi, Ganassi. It was practically the only name mentioned as the four-car organization returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway poised to defend last year's Indianapolis 500 victory.
Dixon, Palou into Indy 500 fast 12 after late engine swapsMay 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou made late engine swaps before the start of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday. Callum Ilott made it onto the track after his Juncos Hollinger Racing team was forced to put together a backup car in just over 12 hours.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indy 500 champion Takuma Sato turned the fastest lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 27 years on Friday, and defending winner Marcus Ericsson was close behind him, making Chip Ganassi Racing the team to beat heading into qualifying weekend for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Ganassi, Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson in contract stalemateMay 19, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Few drivers have experienced a bigger boost from winning the Indianapolis 500 than Marcus Ericsson, who has truly turned last year's victory into a life-changing event.
Not only did it resurrect the Swede's career, which had stalled after five seasons in Formula One, it also made Ericsson a bona fide superstar in both his native country and adopted hometown of Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rarely has someone as accomplished at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Bobby Rahal looked so uncomfortable there.
That'll happen when you're asked about the future of your own kid on your race team.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson looked like a double threat in Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday.
First, he charged to the top of the speed chart with a lap of 229.607 mph on the 2.5-mile oval.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Gordon remembers standing along the fence of pit lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a child, hoping that his hero Rick Mears would walk past and give the aspiring young driver an autograph.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A crash on the first lap of the IndyCar season-opening race, then again six weeks later on the opening lap at Long Beach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon gave Chip Ganassi Racing a big boost in the first Indianapolis 500 practice.
Nobody else could catch the two Indianapolis 500 winners Wednesday.
Graham Rahal wants to see improvement within his father’s team before deciding IndyCar futureMay 16, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rahal Letterman Lanigan jump-started its season with a strong opening weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that has given the organization some hope for the looming Indianapolis 500.
Newgarden begins another quest to win elusive Indianapolis 500May 16, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden walks into an interview at Indianapolis Motor Speedway waiting for the question. Again.
The two-time IndyCar champion realizes his annual May tradition is about to begin and he knows it's going to remain this way until he finally joins the Indianapolis 500 winner's club.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson spent most of his career trying to show he could win races.
So when the 32-year-old Swede pulled into victory lane at last year's Indianapolis 500, he savored every moment of the seemingly endless victory lap.
Grosjean starts on pole at IndyCar race in AlabamaApril 29, 2023 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It's Romain Grosjean's turn to start up front for Andretti Autosport.
The former Formula 1 driver and Swiss-born Frenchman is trying to duplicate teammate Kyle Kirkwood's pole-to-win performance after claiming the pole position for Sunday's IndyCar race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Enerson to make Indy 500 bid; 2nd day of testing washed outApril 21, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — ABEL Motorsports announced Friday had completed an expected deal with to put RC Enerson in a car for the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
The 26-year-old Enerson becomes the 34th driver entered in the race, a significant mark because it means at least one car will be bumped out of the traditional 33-car field during qualifying.
IndyCar’s Dixon still upset with O’Ward about race day crashApril 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's opinion about Sunday's crash hasn't changed, nor has Pato O'Ward's respect for the six-time IndyCar champion.
IndyCar action picks up on, off track 1 month into seasonApril 1, 2023 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar champion Will Power has a new contract with Team Penske, and reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson wants an extended deal from Chip Ganassi.
Power focused on defending title amidst wife’s health fightMarch 3, 2023 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power insisted Friday he is ready to begin his IndyCar title defense this weekend even as his wife battles a serious staph infection.
Liz Power was hospitalized in January and underwent back surgery to clean the infection from her spine.
Kanaan to make final start at Indy 500 before retiring againFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan could do without the Indiana winters and all those unforgettable heartaches in his favorite race.
Otherwise, Indianapolis seems like the perfect party spot. He met his wife here, raised his four children here, and now intends to write the final chapter of a long, storied and distinguished racing career here.
Katherine Legge to return to Indy 500 with Rahal teamFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
Katherine Legge will attempt to qualify for her third Indianapolis 500 this year — her first IndyCar race since 2013 — in a car fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Meyer Shank Racing aims for 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 victoryJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Shank bookended last year's sports car season by winning the most prestigious endurance race in North America and then the IMSA championship.
In between, he expanded his IndyCar program and followed a scrupulous plan to build Meyer Shank Racing into an elite motorsports organization.
Herta wants to run Wickens in next year’s Indianapolis 500January 26, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year longer than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver.
Busch, Bowyer, Harvick, Helio to all race SRX this summerJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick will all make their debuts this season in Tony Stewart's summer all-star series, while four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves confirmed Wednesday he'll return for a third season.
Sato joins Ganassi as Japanese driver to race ovals onlyJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will wind down his career this season by scaling back to ovals only in IndyCar as the Japanese driver moves to Chip Ganassi Racing.
Wilson to attempt 5th Indy 500 in joint DRR and Cusick entryNovember 17, 2022 GMT
Stefan Wilson will attempt to make his fifth Indianapolis 500 next year in a combined entry fielded by Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports.
McLaren plucks away Ganassi sponsor and Kanaan for Indy 500November 1, 2022 GMT
The tit-for-tat war between Zak Brown and Chip Ganassi took another turn Tuesday when Arrow McLaren SP announced it had signed both a Ganassi sponsor and Tony Kanaan to drive the Indianapolis 500.
Kanaan spent four seasons driving for Chip Ganassi Racing and the last two Indianapolis 500s.
Kyle Busch move to RCR has driver in Indy 500 conversationOctober 9, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch's impending move to Richard Childress Racing has provided an immediate boost to the storied NASCAR team and put Busch in the center of talks for an Indianapolis 500 ride.
Kyle Larson added to candidate pool for Indianapolis 500October 8, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has emerged as a candidate for an Indianapolis 500 ride and said Saturday he has permission from Hendrick Motorsports to run the iconic race if a deal can be completed.
Shank strikes first in tight Acura fight for IMSA titleSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Michael Shank paced nervously at the pit stand as Tom Blomqvist turned qualifying laps at Road Atlanta. The team owner admitted he was more nervous than he was watching Helio Castroneves win him the Indianapolis 500.
Column: Johnson will chase challenges long into retirementSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is a scene in Jimmie Johnson's coffee table book “One More Lap” in which the seven-time NASCAR champion and future Hall of Famer gives a dramatic reading of an excerpt from a biography of the late journalist Hunter S.
McLaren hires Barnhart, considering Kyle Busch for Indy 500September 22, 2022 GMT
The head of McLaren Racing held a town hall Thursday at its IndyCar shop to introduce new hire Brian Barnhart and quell any concerns over this week's sudden departure of the team president.
Zak Brown did not give a title for Barnhart, an industry veteran who spent the past season as strategist for Alexander Rossi at Andretti Autosport.
Dixon still in IndyCar title fight despite Indy 500 gaffeSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon knows IndyCar’s tightest championship race in nearly 20 years would have probably been long decided if not for a rare gaffe by “The Iceman” in the Indianapolis 500.
Penske’s Will Power in tight title fight with no team ordersSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — What's 10 points worth? That's what Will Power hopes he doesn't find out while trying to close out the closest IndyCar championship fight in nearly 20 years.
Power takes a 20-point lead into Sunday's season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway over six-time champion Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden, Power's Team Penske teammate and a two-time IndyCar champion.