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Back home again: McLaughlin family reunites after 31 months

May. 24, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first thing Wayne McLaughlin noticed when he saw his son for the first time in 31 months was how much weight he had lost. Scott McLaughlin had moved to the United States in late 2020 to become an IndyCar driver, and pandemic restrictions in Australia and...

IndyCar star Newgarden chasing elusive Indianapolis 500 win

May. 24, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden has been IndyCar's most consistent winner over the last eight seasons. His 22 trips to victory lane are a series high. He has won two or more races six straight years and is chasing his third league championship in six seasons. But...

Need for speed: Indy 500 tabs 'Rooster' to wave green flag

May. 24, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Teller feels the need, the need for speed. The “Top Gun: Maverick” actor will get it as the honorary starter for what should be the fastest Indianapolis 500 in history. Teller will wave the green flag for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at...

INDY DAY 7: Kellett is first to crash in Indy 500 prep

May. 23, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dalton Kellett on Monday became the first driver to crash while preparing for the Indianapolis 500, ending a streak of six days without major incident. Kellett crashed with just over 30 minutes remaining in the lone two-hour session of track time at...

Column: Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar's growing strength

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate...

Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph run

May. 22, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car...

Quick qualifying run gives Palou another 2nd at Indianapolis

May. 22, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou gracefully accepted another second-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. He'd rather be winning. The Spaniard was runner-up to Helio Castroneves in last year's Indianapolis 500 and returned to the 2.5-mile oval for...

Johnson uses huge save to prevent 230 mph crash at Indy

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson used fast hands to wrestle his car out of a sideways slide that seemed headed toward a massive crash at 230 mph. He saved his car, but his Indianapolis 500 qualifying run was ruined. The seven-time NASCAR champion is locked into his first Indy...

Johnson makes Indy 500 pole shootout in 1st qualifying run

May. 21, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson felt comfortable from his very first laps of Indianapolis 500 preparation. The seven-time NASCAR champion knows his way around The Brickyard — he won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway four times in a stock car — so not even a brush with the wall...

Blistering speeds at fastest Indy 500 qualifying since 1996

May. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain held off long enough on Saturday to complete the first round of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on a soupy day that still produced eye-popping speeds not seen in 26 years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O'Ward, a pair of young new...