Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles during a NASCAR news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The retired NASCAR driver will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 17, 2019 - 11:45 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 will be part of the broadcast...
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The team of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, works on his car in the garage area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso, heavily damaged his car in a cr yesterday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 16, 2019 - 5:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 been trying...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 15, 2019 - 12:09 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 shot across the track, through...
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The Advanced Frontal Protection device is shown directly in front of IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden as climbs into his car during auto racing testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 24, 2019 - 3:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used to the small piece on the front of his race car. The defending Indianapolis 500 champion and 2014 series champion was one of nearly two dozen drivers who spent Wednesday...
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April 14, 2019 - 7:03 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 6:08 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Great American Race" prepped her for a return as a...
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FILE - This April 6, 1978, file photo shows Janet Guthrie posing with a toy race car at a news conference in New York. Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
March 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, the City of St. Petersburg is pictured in the background as IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud makes his way through turn 10 during the first IndyCar practice on the first day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. The IndyCar season opens Sunday, March 10, 2019, in St. Petersburg. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 7:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth. Scott Dixon wrapped up his fifth IndyCar championship last September. The months since have seen IndyCar...
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IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi, left, speaks with fellow driver Tony Kanaan between interviews during IndyCar auto racing media day, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)
February 11, 2019 - 3:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction. The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. On...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2009 file photo, Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, gives the command to start engines at the start the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Hulman George, chairman of the board emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday, Nov. 3, 3018. She was 83. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Hulman George’s death early Saturday in a statement and said her family was by her side.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 8:48 am
Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the speedway's chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her family at...
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