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Calderon joins IndyCar as 1st woman to drive for AJ Foyt

Jan. 17, 2022 07:24 AM EST

Tatiana Calderon will drive for AJ Foyt Racing this season as the first woman to compete regularly in the IndyCar Series since 2013. The Colombian will drive a third Indy car for Foyt on the street and road courses alongside Dalton Kellett and Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood. A...

Indianapolis 500-winning team owner Kalkhoven dies at 77

Jan. 04, 2022 18:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Kalkhoven, the team co-owner of Tony Kanaan's Indianapolis 500-winning entry in 2013, died Tuesday. He was 77. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Kalkhoven's death and did not detail a cause. Kalkhoven was co-owner with Jimmy Vasser...

Aaron, Elder overcame hate to achieve records, milestones

Dec. 31, 2021 23:27 PM EST

Henry Aaron made history with one swing of his bat. A year later and on the other side of Georgia, Lee Elder made history with one swing of his driver. They both overcame racist threats to reach milestones that will always be part of sports lore. “Hammerin’ Hank” supplanted...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Once a critic, rival operator turns CEO of SpeedVegas track

Dec. 26, 2021 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Romain Thievin will never forget the horror of Feb. 12, 2017, the day two people died in a fiery crash at SpeedVegas, a race track where tourists pay hundreds of dollars to drive high-performance cars capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph. Thievin, then the...

Veterans fill 2021 sports year with memorable moments

Dec. 20, 2021 16:26 PM EST

Not even Father Time could get one over on Tom Brady. Cementing his argument as the NFL's greatest quarterback, Brady switched teams and kept winning, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. Brady's seventh Super...

Hinchcliffe moves from IndyCar driver to NBC Sports analyst

Dec. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EST

James Hinchcliffe was a natural in front of the camera the very first time he stepped into a broadcast booth more than a decade ago. His charisma and quick wit made him one of IndyCar's most popular drivers and a runner-up on “Dancing with the Stars.” His blossoming second...

Lights driver Malukas promoted to IndyCar to drive for Coyne

Dec. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Malukas became the third Indy Lights driver promoted to IndyCar when Dale Coyne Racing hired the 20-year-old for next season on Wednesday. Malukas will drive the No. 18 for Coyne in a partnership with HMD Motorsports, the Indy Lights team owned by...

Jimmie Johnson to run Indy 500 and full IndyCar schedule

Dec. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EST

Jimmie Johnson will enter the Indianapolis 500 next year and run a full IndyCar schedule. The seven-time NASCAR champion had been speeding toward the Indy 500 decision he finally announced Wednesday since he moved to IndyCar earlier this year. Johnson ran only the road and street...

James Hinchcliffe steps away from fulltime IndyCar racing

Dec. 14, 2021 20:22 PM EST

James Hinchcliffe, one of IndyCar's most popular drivers, said Tuesday he is stepping away from full-time racing in the series. The 34-year-old Canadian said he is not retiring and will explore other types of racing. Andretti Autosport did not renew his contract for next year. ...