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INDY DAY 4: Sato delivers statement with fast lap in wind

May. 20, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato was the fastest driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before IndyCar drivers were given some extra boost for Friday's practice. He was even quicker afterward — despite the incredibly gusty winds. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner...

Windy Indy: Speeds hit 243 mph as weather disrupts 500 prep

May. 20, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First came the wind — 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- and the rain was expected to follow. It put IndyCar on its heels on “Fast Friday” as race officials scrambled to save...

INDY DAY 3: Grosjean flirts with wall in Indy 500 practice

May. 19, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean flirted four times with the wall Thursday while preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut. The Frenchman didn't crash — his high drift with 15 minutes remaining in practice came oh-so-close to kissing the outside wall of Indianapolis Motor...

Woman fatally stabbed at downtown Indianapolis intersection

May. 19, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman died after being stabbed Thursday afternoon at a prominent intersection in downtown Indianapolis, police said. Officers found the victim while responding to a reported disturbance about 5 p.m. at the intersection of North Meridian Street and Vermont...

Indy 500 drivers eager to crank up power for qualifications

May. 19, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta used poise and instincts to win last weekend's rainy, white-knuckle IndyCar Grand Prix. On Friday, he'll be chasing all-out speed. The 22-year-old Californian and 32 other drivers entered in this year's Indianapolis 500 will get their...

A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

May. 19, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor...

Father: Student hurt worst in chemistry experiment has burns

May. 18, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

FARMERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — The most severely injured among four western Indiana high school chemistry students hurt during an experiment that went awry will require skin graft surgery and therapy, his father said Wednesday. David Hooper said his son, Ethan, was airlifted Tuesday to...

INDY DAY 2: Chips, dip and paper boats on washout day

May. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As a steady rain fell on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pato O'Ward turned on Instagram live and answered questions from his followers while making a bowl of guacamole. It wasn't long before teammate Felix Rosenqvist wandered into O'Ward's motorhome and joined in...

Dixon looking to jumpstart season with strong Indy 500

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon won't sugarcoat the start he has had this season: “It’s been pretty horrendous,” the six-time IndyCar champion admitted. There’s no race like the Indianapolis 500 to turn a season around, and Dixon got off to a strong start in pursuit of his...

Indiana Republicans show no signs of moving for gas tax cut

May. 18, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans aren’t showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections. Motorists in Indiana are now paying about 56 cents per gallon in state taxes on...