Mario Andretti
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Racing great Mario Andretti is excited about NASCAR champion Kyle Larson’s attempt to run the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in May 2024.
Will Power swept both poles for the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa Speedway to move within one of Mario Andretti’s all-time record.
Scott Dixon remembers winning his first IndyCar race more than two decades ago, back when the only thing he cared about was keeping his job, and the thought of having his name someday mentioned in the same breath as A.J.
Scott Dixon snapped a 22-race winless streak Sunday and moved into a tie with Mario Andretti for second on IndyCar’s career wins list when he held off pole sitter Colton Herta and Felix Rosenqvist in the series’ return to Canada.
June 2

1896 — Hastings, ridden by H. Griffin, edges Handspring by a neck to capture the Belmont Stakes.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Kirkwood won at every level during his slow climb through the ladder system to a seat in the top open-wheel series in North America.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson shared late-night laughs with Jimmy Fallon, crushed the fastest speeds of his life, signed autographs for fellow drivers and saved a sideways slide in his first Indianapolis 500 qualifying run.
May 26

1925 — In Detroit’s 8-1 win over the Chicago White Sox, Ty Cobb becomes the first to collect 1,000 career extra-base hits. He finished his career with 1,139.
May 24

1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867.
May 24

1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867.
Will Power used the final lap of qualifying Friday to leapfrog five other drivers and win the pole for the IndyCar Grand Prix.
American racer Colton Herta was announced Saturday as a test driver for Formula One team McLaren as part of its 2022 program.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Michael Andretti said Friday that his father revealed his Formula One aspirations last week to show the FIA there is strong public support for an expansion team — and he would need a decision from motorsports’ governing body in the next month to be properly prepared for a
Feb. 26

1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves.

1938 — Glenn Cunningham sets a world indoor records in 1500-meter race at the AAU nationals at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Colton Herta laughed when he saw the tweet from Mario Andretti. Suddenly, the spotlight was on the 21-year-old driver on the eve of a new IndyCar season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The stars of IndyCar crowded into Indianapolis Motor Speedway to celebrate an upcoming season of opportunity for America’s open-wheel racing series to further cement its legitimacy and expand its popularity.
Michael Andretti has filed an application with the FIA to field a Formula One team starting in 2024.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jarett Andretti carved his own path in motorsports alongside his father, where the two began in sprint cars with aspirations to build a bigger program they could take to the next level.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Deke Houlgate, a longtime West Coast sports publicist whose clients included such auto racing greats as Mario Andretti, Rick Mears, Richard Petty and Johnny Rutherford, has died.
Before he headed onto the track for the biggest race of his career, Kyle Larson heard Mario Andretti praise him as one of the most well-rounded drivers in all of motorsports.
Formula One has been down this road before.

In the 1970s and ‘80s, the world’s most popular form of auto racing looked like the next big thing in the United States.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day after Marco Andretti put his car on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 — 51 years after his grandfather scored the only Andretti win in the only race that matters to the iconic family — the third-generation racer dismissed any idea of a curse at the historic track.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser has died. He died of natural causes at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sunday.
Mario Andretti is not unlike so many others around the world touched by the coronavirus pandemic. One of the greatest racers of all time has battled loneliness and his own personal loss.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A.J.
DILLON, Colo. (AP) — A few winters ago on the frozen shore of Dillon Reservoir, Dan Burnett was surprised to meet a sailing all-star, Buddy Melges, whom Burnett learned was on a family skiing trip here in Summit County.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the gift shop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you can still purchase an official 1969 front-row photograph. A very young A. J.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power counted down the laps Saturday, struggling to maneuver around the lapped cars in front of him.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Power scored his first win of the season in a 1-2 finish for Team Penske on Saturday in the first race of a doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500.