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With Indianapolis 500 at full throttle, business is booming

May. 25, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Delaney Hill sees a difference this May. Customers of the Dawson’s on Main she manages are flooding into the popular restaurant night after night — and not a penny is pinched. It's a welcome change for Hill and her family, which opened Dawson's in 2006 a...

Gainbridge extends deal as presenting sponsor of Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge for the next several years in a multi-year contract extension announced Wednesday with the online investment platform. Gainbridge is an Indianapolis company that in 2019 became presenting sponsor of the most...

Penske ready for 300,000 guests in a full-capacity Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske motioned toward the turn four grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His father took him to those seats in 1951 and a 14-year-old Penske was instantly hooked by the sights and the sounds of “The 500-Mile Sweepstakes,” won that day by Lee Wallard. ...

Essay: IndyCar veteran Tony Kanaan on career, 'what now?'

May. 25, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar this month is working to decrease the stigma around mental health conversations, both in the racing community and beyond. The series started by gathering a group of drivers for a wide-ranging conversation about their own mental health and ways they’ve worked to deal...

Back home again: McLaughlin family reunites after 31 months

May. 24, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first thing Wayne McLaughlin noticed when he saw his son for the first time in 31 months was how much weight he had lost. Scott McLaughlin had moved to the United States in late 2020 to become an IndyCar driver, and pandemic restrictions in Australia and...

IndyCar star Newgarden chasing elusive Indianapolis 500 win

May. 24, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden has been IndyCar's most consistent winner over the last eight seasons. His 22 trips to victory lane are a series high. He has won two or more races six straight years and is chasing his third league championship in six seasons. But...

Need for speed: Indy 500 tabs 'Rooster' to wave green flag

May. 24, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Teller feels the need, the need for speed. The “Top Gun: Maverick” actor will get it as the honorary starter for what should be the fastest Indianapolis 500 in history. Teller will wave the green flag for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at...

INDY DAY 7: Kellett is first to crash in Indy 500 prep

May. 23, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dalton Kellett on Monday became the first driver to crash while preparing for the Indianapolis 500, ending a streak of six days without major incident. Kellett crashed with just over 30 minutes remaining in the lone two-hour session of track time at...

Column: Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar's growing strength

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate...

Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph run

May. 22, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car...