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Indy 500 all about tradition _ many endure, some fade away

May. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has been around long enough to remember when the Indianapolis 500 was the true culmination of the "Month of May," when fans would file through the old turnstiles each day during the multi-week buildup to the biggest one-day sporting event in the world. "You had two...

Focus moves off Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

May. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. The spotlight is there for the taking. The McLaren debacle dominated the first week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and dwarfed every other team and driver trying to make Sunday's...

Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

May. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move — and a rooster tail celebration. He completed a daring three-turn pass on the second-to-last lap and sped away from Scott Dixon for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory and first series win since the 2017...

The Latest: Pagenaud wins 3rd IndyCar GP with daring pass

May. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 6 p.m. Simon Pagenaud passed five-time series champ Scott Dixon on the second-to-last lap Sunday and pulled away for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory as rooster tails from the wet track flew...

Rookie Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

May. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was fast enough Friday to qualify ahead of teammate Scott Dixon. The Swedish rookie was even good enough to break up Team Penske's dominance at the IndyCar Grand Prix. If he does it again Saturday, the 22-year-old Rosenqvist could throw quite a party. Rosenqvist edged...

IndyCar drivers eager to compete after extended break

May. 10, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Colton Herta wanted to do after crashing at Long Beach was race. All he did over the next 3½ weeks was test for two days in Indianapolis. The interminable wait finally ended Friday. Twenty-four days after competing in California, Herta and the other series regulars eagerly...

Column: Teams are right to ask for guaranteed Indy 500 spots

Apr. 22, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in a century of tradition with rules and regulations, pomp and pageantry that have remained largely unchanged since 1911. The fastest 33 cars compete in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and drivers unable to make the cut watch from the sidelines. James Hinchcliffe, a series...

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...

Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season

Apr. 12, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has been quietly "collecting points" through the first three races of the IndyCar season. There's been nothing spectacular about his start to the season — finishes of fifth, ninth and fifth and five total laps led — but it could be the strategy that...