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A fan watches as cars practice on a short dirt track at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Gas City, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Postponed Indy 500 puts short-track drivers in spotlight

May. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — The roaring engines and flying dirt pellets briefly brought Gas City I-69 Speedway back to life Sunday. It wasn't the same. The grandstands were empty. Track organizers only allowed a few crew members per team to comply with Indiana's social gatherings limit. Gabe Wilkins even brought...

Charlotte Motor Speedway is shown in Concord, N.C., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Some fans have been coming to the Coca-Cola 600 for decades, but they won’t be allowed into Charlotte Motor Speedwaý on Sunday due to Covid-19, leaving the grandstands empty and many disappointed. (AP Photo/Steve Reed)

NASCAR all alone on motorsports biggest day of racing

May. 23, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled. The Indianapolis 500 is postponed until August. Only the Coca-Cola 600 is still scheduled as planned. The most celebrated day in motorsports has been whittled down to the third course, 600 miles around Charlotte Motor Speedway in NASCAR's...

FILE - In this May 24, 1969, file photo, from left to right: Al Unser, Mario Andretti, and A.J. Foyt, the front row in the upcoming Indianapolis 500 auto race, pose for photos in Indianapolis. Andretti and Unser's rivalry is one of the most famous in the long history of the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo, File)

Indy 500 winners pick the greatest drivers, race and more

May. 23, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 greatest driver to most memorable moment. Their answers to the eight questions ahead of the 2016 race...

Memorabilia from the 1954 state champion Milan Indians glory days fills players'

The flipside of 'Hoosiers' - No 'miracle' for Muncie Central

May. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana's memory it's as if he never left Muncie Central. He can rattle off the magical, same-day sweep of top-ranked Fort Wayne North and second-ranked Mississinewa that set up the Bearcats' chance at a fifth...

FILE - This May 26, 2019, file photo shows Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrating after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis.  The Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23, 2020, and won't be run on Memorial Day weekend as scheduled for the first time since its return in 1946. Pagenaud passed Alexander Rossi on the penultimate lap to win last May. That gave Roger Penske his 18th win at Indy on the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the Brickyard and before he became the series and track owner. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

IndyCar drivers cope with strange Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now. Friday's plan was to climb into the No. 22 Chevrolet for one final test session, mingle with fans and plot race strategy. On Sunday, he'd chase a second straight Indianapolis 500 victory. Instead, he is spending the Memorial Day...

Emily Black, left, and Adam Weinstein have lunch on the outdoor patio of Mexicue restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Restaurants can begin offering service in outdoor dining areas Wednesday as part of the first phase of Connecticut's statewide reopening, including in hard-hit Fairfield County on the New York state line. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Back to business, but not business as usual as nations open

May. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This is what “normal” will look like for the foreseeable future. In Connecticut, restaurants are reopening with outdoor-only dining and tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart. In Beverly Hills, California, the rich and glamorous are doing their shopping from the curb along Rodeo...

Hoosiers upgrade roster with addition of grad transfer TE

May. 20, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers added graduate transfer Khameron Taylor to their football roster, they announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound tight end from South Alabama provides experience and depth behind incumbent starter Peyton Hendershot. Taylor will be eligible to play...

Mark Musselman brings a chair to the front of his house from the back yard, wading through floodwater, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Mich. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river have been evacuated following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Thousands evacuated as river dams break in central Michigan

May. 20, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

EDENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water" by Wednesday. For the second time in less than 24 hours, families living along the...

American Indiana Vassilev, Aston Villa reach 2-year deal

May. 19, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

American forward Indiana Vassilev has agreed to a two-year contract with Aston Villa after making his Premier League debut in January. The 19-year-old made his senior team debut on Jan. 4 against Fulham and made his first Premier League appearance 14 days later at Brighton. He has four appearances overall during...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Hill's law license will be suspended for 30 days over an allegation that he drunkenly groped four women during a party, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, May 11, 2020. The unanimous court decision said that the state's attorney disciplinary commission

Indiana court sidesteps ruling on suspended attorney general

May. 18, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court sidestepped giving its opinion Monday on whether the state attorney general can remain in office even while serving a 30-day law license suspension for groping a state legislator and three other women. The lack of court action leaves in legal limbo the question...