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Ganassi goes to Indy with Johnson and 5 strong shots in 500

May. 27, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi skipped his 1982 graduation ceremony at Duquesne to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. The Pittsburgh native made the field but turned out to be just an OK race car driver. His strengths were outside the car and inside the boardroom. In the 40 years...

Herta walks away from crash during Indianapolis 500 practice

May. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta rolled his Indianapolis 500 car end-over-end during Friday's final practice. The star driver for Andretti Autosport was uninjured in the most significant crash in the build up to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” “I think I was going a...

Yard of Picks: Indy boosts gambling ties with sports lounge

May. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kertis browsed a list of Indianapolis 500 favorites -- call it, a yard of picks -- on his phone and the potential bettor found his choice. The Indy resident just needed to brush up on Alex Palou before he tapped the screen. “I don’t bet IndyCar all the...

High-speed art: Indy 500 driver helmets styled to stand out

May. 27, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stefan Wilson’s first racing helmet was a hand-me-down from his older brother, Justin. So was his second one. And his third. The Wilson brothers had designed the pattern together as youngsters growing up racing go-karts in England. When Stefan finally got a...

Deja vu? Larson hopes Coca-Cola 600 can ignite run to title

May. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson is hoping a return to victory lane Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 might propel him to a second straight NASCAR Cup Series championship. In other words, he’s hoping history will repeat itself. Larson has just one win this season —...

Pranks, practical jokes turn Indy paddock into silly season

May. 26, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi knows everything and is divulging nothing. Rossi was tight-lipped during Indianapolis 500 media day Thursday while discussing a rash of pranks that have turned May into silly season inside the paddock leading into “The Greatest Spectacle in...

Country star Blake Shelton named Indy 500 grand marshal

May. 26, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Shelton will lend his voice to the Indianapolis 500 as the grand marshal for Sunday’s race. The country music star and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Shelton will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official...

Shell-Pennzoil inks 5-year extension across Penske portfolio

May. 26, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske signed a five-year contract extension with Shell-Pennzoil on Thurdsay that covers Team Penske, IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and most of Penske's portfolio. Team Penske and Shell-Pennzoil have won 96 races together, including Joey Logano’s...

Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...