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  • NASCAR: Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul Takuma Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, poses for photos in Times Square after ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   Regardless of the racing series, the most recent winner’s celebrations are usually cut short as the drivers jet around the country for a victory tour filled with media appearances before prepping for the next weekend’s race. In a wonderful coincidence at a New York airport, the winners of the Indy 500 ...
  • After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500 Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates as he crosses the Yard of Bricks to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Rob Baker)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his car, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” In nearly the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned ...
  • Indy 500: Ganassi goes into biggest Sunday of racing leading 2 series indy-history-gallery-anniversary-grid-1305182240_4_3INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After 17 years, Chip Ganassi is on top of the two biggest racing series in America. Now that he’s there, the car owner puts little stock in his current position. “Being the points leader in May, that and $4.50 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks,” Ganassi told The Associated Press. “It’s ...
  • All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open Indianapolis 500 field Fernando Alonso, of Spain, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes, though, will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Alonso has never raced on an oval before, never raced an Indy car and hasn’t done ...
  • Indy 500: Scott Dixon grabs Indy 500 spotlight, robbery aside Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, climbs out of his car following during a practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso. Sure, “The Iceman” was robbed at gunpoint in the drive thru of a Taco Bell just a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway not long after ...
  • Indy 500: Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 pole with fastest speed in 21 years May 21, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Scott Dixon celebrates with his family wife Emma and children Poppy and Lilly after winning the pole position during qualifying for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-359350 ORIG FILE ID:  20170521_cja_an1_312.JPGINDIANAPOLIS — Scott Dixon couldn’t believe it. The steering wheel dashboard must be broken, he thought. Because 232 mph can’t be right. If only he could have heard the Indianapolis Motor Speedway crowd. They would have let him know that his dashboard was working just fine. The fans roared with approval as Dixon posted a four-lap qualifying speed ...
  • Indy 500: Sebastien Bourdais fractures hip, pelvis in Indianapolis 500 qualifying crash Ed Carpenter celebrates with his crew after he qualified with the fastest time during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned a tough draw into a winning hand Saturday. Now he has to do it all over again. The only full-time owner-driver in the IndyCar Series took advantage of a cooling early evening track for a four-lap average of 230.468 mph on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Takuma Sato was ...
  • NASCAR: Joey Logano, Penske penalized following victory at Richmond / Andretti’s cancer fight Joey Logano (22) and Austin Dillon (3) make pit stops during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has penalized Joey Logano four days after his win at Richmond International Raceway, essentially stripping him of all benefits that came with the Monster Cup Series victory. The sanctioning body issued Logano and Team Penske a L1 penalty on Thursday for a rear suspension violation. The infraction was discovered during ...
  • Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy WSHANGHAI (AP) — With Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel starting side-by-side on the front row at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, the stage was set for a wheel-to-wheel duel between long-dominant Mercedes and a newly competitive Ferrari. A chaotic start to the race on a wet track, however, scuttled the highly anticipated showdown as Hamilton ...
  • NASCAR: Taylor-made move lands brothers, Jeff Gordon win in Rolex 24 Winners of the IMSA 24-hour auto race, from left, Max Angelelli, of Italy, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor celebrate in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — He’s one of the top racers in America, and almost always overlooked, even on the day the boldest move of his career gave him the biggest win of his life. Ricky Taylor used a gutsy pass with less than 7 minutes remaining in the Rolex 24 at Daytona to fearlessly grab ...
  • Racing History: Day of firsts for Hamilton, Rossi and Truex Alexander Rossi smiles after wining the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)The latest on motorsport’s busiest day, with Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix followed by the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 (all times local): ___ 10:25 p.m. Eastern The biggest day in global motorsports turned out to be one full of firsts. At the Monaco Grand Prix, defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton picked up his first win of ...
  • Indy 500: Rossi stretches his final drops of gas to win the Indy 500 Alexander Rossi kisses the bricks on the start/finish line after wining the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi spent the biggest weekend in auto racing last year in Monaco, looking for a television that was broadcasting the Indianapolis 500. Back then, American was still hoping he could land a full-time ride in Formula One. He eventually ran out of time. On Sunday, in the biggest race of his life and ...
  • Indy 500 2016: Start time, lineup, TV, fan guide Indy 500 gameday(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today)    —    Everything you need to know for today’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500: START TIME: Green flag at 12:17 p.m. ET TV SCHEDULE: ABC. Coverage begins at 11 a.m. ET DEFENDING RACE WINNER: Juan Pablo Montoya POLE-SITTER: After a brutal crash in practice before last year’s Indianapolis 500 almost killed James Hinchcliffe, he bounced ...
  • Indy 500: The hype is back at Indy and everyone wants to win the 100th Helio Castroneves, left, jokes with Ryan Hunter-Reay, center, and Tony Kanaan during a photo of the starting field before the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track. He wanted to be kind to the old lady, to land in her good graces before the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” “I think this track will pick the winner. Whatever she picks, it’s going ...
  • Indy 500: Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years FILE - In this April 4, 2009, file photo, team owner Roger Penske shades his eyes as he watches the start of morning practice for the IRL Indy Car Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race, in St. Petersburg, Fla. With all the hoopla surrounding the 100th Indianapolis 500, Roger Penske has a celebration of his own going — the 50th anniversary of Team Penske. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he brought his 14-year-old son to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Roger Penske, already a car lover, was instantly ...
  • Indy 500 champions choose the most important non-driver FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1945, file photo, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, center, signs papers selling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Anton "Tony" Hulman Jr., left as Wilbur Shaw, right, and T.E. Myers look on in Indianapolis. In the lead-up to the 100th running of the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," The Associated Press interviewed the 27 living race winners on topics ranging from the best driver to greatest tradition. When asked for the most important non-driver to the Indianapolis 500, Hulman edged team owner Roger Penske in voting among the living winners. (AP Photo/File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was 1945 and the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway was in disrepair. Already in desperate need of improvements, a third of Gasoline Alley had burned four years earlier. Then came World War II and a four-year hiatus for the Indianapolis 500. The track had been virtually abandoned during the war and many believed ...
  • Indy 500: Newgarden turns fastest lap in final full Indy 500 practice Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, leads Carlos Munoz (26), of Colombia, Josef Newgarden (21), JR Hildebrand (6) and Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, down the main straightway during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden had the fastest car Monday in the final full practice for the Indianapolis 500. Less than 24 hours after the young American was relegated to the No. 2 starting spot for Sunday’s race, Newgarden posted the best lap in the second-to-last practice at 227.414 mph. Target Chip Ganassi teammates Tony Kanaan, ...
  • Hinchcliffe passes Newgarden on final run for Indy 500 pole James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, celebrates after winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe watched the Indianapolis 500 last year from his hospital bed. He had nearly died from injuries six days earlier in a crash at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he’ll start the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing” from the pole. The Canadian driver who spent the past year fighting ...
  • Racing: Andretti’s Hunter-Reay leads pack at Indy 500 practice Ryan Hunter-Reay prepares to drive during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay returned to the top of the IndyCar world Wednesday. It’s only practice. Four years after winning the series championship and two years after winning the Indianapolis 500, Hunter-Reay posted the fastest lap of the day by going 228.202 mph. Andretti Autosport teammate Carlos Munoz, of Colombia, was second at 228.066. “Coming off the ...
  • Racing: Rain washes out 2nd day of practice for Indianapolis 500 Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, drives his golf cart through the garage area during a rain delay during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 was rained out Tuesday, and drivers never made it onto the track to continue preparations for the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” IndyCar used the lack of action to hold a live social media chat with Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and ...
  • Indy Drivers: Leading drivers unhappy at “ill-structured” F1 leadership Indy F1PARIS (AP) — Just one race into the new Formula One season and unhappy drivers are calling the series’ decision-making “obsolete and ill-structured” and calling for a “restructuring” of its governance. A rushed decision to change the rules of qualifying, and then subsequently scrap those changes after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last weekend, showed how ...
  • IndyCar mandates closure panels to keep cars on the ground indycar safetyINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is mandating the use of closure panels on the rear wheel guards for the remaining three superspeedway races. Tuesday’s action is in response to three cars going airborne during preparation for the Indianapolis 500. The panels will be required for both Chevrolet and Honda and will debut Saturday night at Texas Motor ...
  • Racing: Montoya gives IndyCar the Indianapolis 500 it needed Indy 500 resultsINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. His voice was shot, his mood soaring. And when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s ...
  • Indy 500: Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win juan worldsINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran. The ...
  • Indy 500: Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 indy 500 praticeINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the cars of Helio ...
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