Latest Mario Andretti News

The Latest: Windom, Malukas survive Indy Lights wreck

May. 24, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Chris Windom and David Malukas walked away from their shredded Indy Lights cars after a frightening crash a few laps into the Freedom 100 on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Windom was in a...

Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

May. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere these days. His face, his race car number, that familiar STP logo, they all appear on an endless array of shirts and jackets, clocks and flags, posters and coasters. Mario Andretti Drive has temporarily replaced the Washington Street...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

May. 20, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost unfathomable —...

Bobby Rahal to be honored for motorsports contributions

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time CART champion Bobby Rahal will be honored with the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for his contributions to motorsports. Rahal won the 1986 Indianapolis 500 and now is a co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the IndyCar Series. Rahal also raced in Formula One and...

Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly ran out...

The Latest: Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the streets of Long Beach, and the American joined some of the top stars in racing as multiple winners of the second-biggest race...

Outside Masters, Washington Road bustles in its tacky glory

Apr. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Given the airs that Augusta National puts on for those watching at home — pristine fairways, dazzling azaleas, stately pines and polite patrons — one would think the Masters is being contested in some genteel countryside, far from the blotches of civilization. That...

Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father's wish to race at Indy

Apr. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he becomes the seventh Andretti to race at the venerable track in his Indy Lights debut next month. Andretti is a third-generation racer from one of the most famous racing families...

Fresh from first win, Herta off to good start in Alabama

Apr. 5, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Colton Herta hasn't won since he was 18, so he's eager for another taste of success. OK, it's only been two weeks since the IndyCar rookie became the youngest driver to win in series history, but that victory lap was packed with appearances, media interviews and the New York...