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Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

May. 25, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500,...

Kanaan expects most competitive Indy 500 in his 18 years

May. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan anticipates the most competitive Indianapolis 500 in his 18 years in the race. In other words, Kanaan will need all the speed he finally found Friday. Kanaan turned a quick lap of 225.517 mph to top the charts in final practice for Sunday's running of "The Greatest Spectacle...

The Latest: Schmidt Peterson wins pit stop challenge

May. 24, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Marcus Ericsson and his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team beat Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing in the best-of-three final to win the annual pit stop challenge on Carb Day at Indianapolis. It's...

IndyCar to use Red Bull's aeroscreen for cockpit protection

May. 24, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will use an "Aeroscreen" developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies for cockpit protection beginning next season. The safety piece will virtually cover the open-air cockpit with a clear screen anchored by and on a titanium framework. Its purpose is to protect drivers from...

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 continues building momentum in Indy 500 practice

May. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole winner Simon Pagenaud devoted Monday's practice to working exclusively in race trim. The result didn't change. The Team Penske driver remained atop the speed chart for another day, this time in the second-to-last practice for Sunday's race. His fast lap of 228.441...

Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

May. 16, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi's long month at home in Indianapolis got off to a rough start when a thief snatched a package off his front porch. If he has his way, it will be the only hiccup in his push for a second Indianapolis 500 victory. "The desire to win again is pretty strong," said Rossi. "So...

Alonso: 'We will be back stronger' after Indy 500 crash

May. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 was slowed at first by electrical problems. When Fernando Alonso finally got his car up to speed, he hit three walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and significantly damaged the celebrated bright orange machine. Mechanics labored Wednesday in the...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

May. 13, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases. Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a...

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...