Latest Indianapolis 500 News

Danica Patrick doesn't miss racing since retiring last year

Mar. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip around the historic speedway that launched her career coming to such a disappointing close. She has not been back to a race track in the 10 months since. And she hasn't looked back...

Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

Mar. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...

Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

Mar. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France and Norma...

McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

Mar. 9, 2019 1:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — McLaren will receive engineering support from Carlin Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500. McLaren entered Indy in 2017 with Fernando Alonso in a partnership with Andretti Autosport and a Honda engine. McLaren and Honda didn't part on good terms following the 2017 Formula One...

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

Mar. 6, 2019 8:23 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth. Scott Dixon wrapped up his fifth IndyCar championship last September. The months since have seen IndyCar land...

IndyCar to debut cockpit protection in Indianapolis 500

Feb. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will require its cars to have titanium debris deflectors on the cockpit beginning with this year's Indianapolis 500. The device been dubbed "Advanced Frontal Protection" will be introduced during an April 24 test session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will officially debut...

Tirico chosen to host NBC's inaugural Indy 500 coverage

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. "I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one of...

'Swedish invasion' set for IndyCar in 2019

Feb. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the United States. Now they represent a "Swedish invasion" of IndyCar as two series rookies with vast...

IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season

Feb. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction. The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. On the...

The Latest: Jeff Gordon inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2019 9:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jeff Gordon has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The four-time NASCAR champion was the headliner of this 10th class and was elected by 96 percent of the vote in his first year of...