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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, driver Simona de Silvestro, of Switzerland, watches during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Beth Paretta and Simona de Silvestro will be teaming up to put another woman on the Indianapolis 500 starting grid this May. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, Paretta Autosport and IndyCar officials announced they would work together to put a predominantly women-run team in the series' biggest race as part of an outreach to create more diversity in motorsports. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Women-led race team gearing up to run in Indianapolis 500

Jan. 19, 2021 4:26 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Beth Paretta has a vision for her new IndyCar team. She wants to send the first female driver to victory lane at the Indianapolis 500 with the support of a predominantly female cast. And then Paretta hopes to turn it into a full-time pipeline for women in racing. On Tuesday, she...

Mario Andretti reflects on losing twin brother

Jan. 16, 2021 3:01 AM EST

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. Foyt on the pole; Bobby Unser on the outside. The man in the middle is the driver who went on to win his only Indianapolis 500 that year. Can you name him?...

FILE - Marco Andretti walks in the pits during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo. Marco Andretti will not run a full IndyCar schedule in 2021 as last year’s Indianapolis 500 pole-winner said he’s reprioritizing his racing. He’s still expected to compete in the Indy 500.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Marco Andretti to step back from full-time IndyCar racing

Jan. 15, 2021 3:09 PM EST

Marco Andretti will not run the full IndyCar schedule this season as the third-generation driver reprioritizes his racing career. Andretti will compete in the Indianapolis 500, the historic race his family has notoriously won just once, and assist Andretti Autosport with preseason testing and development. He...

A Liverpool fans with a Jurgen Klopp protective face mask applauds before the start of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Oaklawn Park to allow limited attendance

Jan. 6, 2021 3:10 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests...

Virginia hosted St. Francis during the first home game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

The Latest: Sun Belt championship game canceled

Dec. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Sun Belt Conference championship game Saturday between No. 9 Coastal Carolina and No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette has been canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test within the Coastal Carolina program. An entire position group...

FILE - In this May 24, 2015, file photo, Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the iconic event next year driving for Arrow McLaren SP. Montoya last raced the Indy 500 in 2017. The Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, announcement that he'll drive a third entry for Arrow McLaren reunites Montoya with McLaren, the team for which he drove in Formula One in 2005 and 2006. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Montoya to return to Indy 500 in 3rd Arrow McLaren entry

Dec. 9, 2020 12:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the iconic event next year driving for Arrow McLaren SP. Montoya last raced the Indy 500 in 2017. The Colombian won “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” as a rookie in 2000 and again 15 years later to give...

Colton Herta waits on the award stand after winning the IndyCar Series auto race, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Lexington, Ohio. Herta will race for the IndyCar championship in 2021 in a rebranded look from Andretti Autosport. Herta will drive the No. 26 Honda with sponsorship from Gainbridge. He will no longer be part of the Harding Steinbrenner Racing extension of the Andretti team. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Herta to race No. 26 under Andretti banner with Gainbridge

Dec. 8, 2020 9:31 AM EST

Colton Herta will race for the IndyCar championship in 2021 in a rebranded look from Andretti Autosport. Herta, 20, will drive the No. 26 Honda with sponsorship from Gainbridge. He will no longer be part of the Harding Steinbrenner Racing extension of the Andretti team. Although Herta was under the Andretti...

Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian to retire

Dec. 7, 2020 6:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Davidson, the longtime I ndianapolis Motor Speedway historian, said Monday he will retire at the end of December. The Englishman said he'd pondered retirement for several years but made the decision while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davidson arrived at the...

Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France waves Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain. Grosjean escaped with only minor burns when his Haas car exploded into a fireball after crashing on the first lap at last weekend's Bahrain GP. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Grosjean to miss F1 finale, flying home for burns treatment

Dec. 6, 2020 8:28 AM EST

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean had initially hoped he would recover...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2011, file photo, Jimmie Johnson signs autographs for fans prior to the Grand Am Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Johnson will race the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the first time since 2011 in January. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi, and Mike Rockenfeller in the IMSA sports car race that is considered the unofficial opener of the racing season. (AP Photo/David Graham, File)

Johnson part of all-star Action Express lineup for Rolex 24

Dec. 4, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of an Action Express Racing lineup revealed Friday that should be among the best in the field. The seven-time NASCAR champion will be paired with Simon Pagenaud, Kamui Kobayashi and...