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Alonso and McLaren miss Indy 500 on first day of qualifying

May. 18, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying. It took Alonso...

Hinchcliffe pinning Indy 500 hopes to last-row shootout

May. 18, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe spent 12 months plotting his Indianapolis 500 comeback, but the final chapter has been put on hold for at least one more day — possibly another year. Hinchcliffe crashed during his first qualifying attempt Saturday and then couldn't find enough speed in his...

The Latest: Pigot turns fastest lap in Indy qualifying

May. 18, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 6:20 p.m. American Spencer Pigot earned the top seed in the Indianapolis 500 pole shootout after posting the top four-lap average in qualifying Saturday. He did it on the second attempt of the day then waited more than six...

Police: 1 arrested after shooting wounds 7 near Ball State

May. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana early Saturday left seven people injured, three of them critically, police said. It's not clear how many people might have opened fire, but police said one man was in custody. One of the wounded had to be airlifted...

The Latest: Ball State: Suspect in shootings not a student

May. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Ball State University says a man arrested in the shootings of seven people at an off-campus party near its Indiana campus is not enrolled as a student. The...

Pressure mounts as teams fear not qualifying for Indy 500

May. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure of making the Indianapolis 500 amped up considerably on "Fast Friday" as teams desperately searched for the speed needed to make the biggest race of the year. The two-day qualifying process for the 33 spots in the field begins Saturday and the final day of preparation...

The Latest: Juncos Racing to pull all-nighter building car

May. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. Kyle Kaiser crashed the car early on "Fast Friday" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the near-airborne wreck...

Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

May. 17, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Rahal remembers watching the start of the Indianapolis 500 from a suite with his sponsors after he failed to make the 1993 field. He was bitter to miss "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," but understood the sanctity of only the fastest 33 racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "As...

Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

May. 17, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. Earnhardt will drive the Corvette Grand Sport Official at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to lead the 33 drivers to the green flag May 26. The NBC Sports analyst will be part of the broadcast team. It...

Castroneves adds goal as he chases record-tying 4th Indy win

May. 16, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May, he pleaded with Roger Penske for one more chance at a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Now that Castroneves is back in town and Penske has assured the exuberant Brazilian racer of making at least two more Indy starts,...