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Alexander Rossi prepares to drive before practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race is scheduled to run on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

IndyCar drivers seeking wins as season winds down

Aug. 28, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has conceded the IndyCar championship to Scott Dixon and adjusted his goals toward winning any remaining races this season. The current IndyCar schedule lists just five races remaining races in a choppy year heavily disrupted by the pandemic. A doubleheader at Mid-Ohio...

Takuma Sato, of Japan, leads Marco Andretti into turn one during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Sato wins 2nd Indy 500 as race ends under yellow

Aug. 23, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19: ___ 5:45 p.m. Takuma Sato has won his second Indianapolis 500 after Spencer Pigot crashed heavily exiting Turn 4, bringing out the caution with five laps remaining and forcing what had been a thrilling race to...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, rapper Ice-T waves to crowds from a float honoring retired military service animals during the 2014 annual Veterans Day parade in New York. Ice-T says there is no one he’s rooting for in Sunday’s, Aug. 23, 2020, Indianapolis 500 like pole sitter Marco Andretti. The unlikely friends have been tight for close to a decade. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Ice loves Marco: Ice-T tops celebrities rooting for Andretti

Aug. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

Ice-T might be on the set of “Law & Order” when he takes a call to jet off to some far-flung destination with Marco Andretti and his celebrity pals. “This guy vacations with Ludacris and Kevin Hart. Who the (heck) does that,” Ice-T asked with a laugh. “They call me up like,...

Ryan Hunter-Reay leads a group of cars off pit lane during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Roger Penske to Indianapolis 500 fans: 'I wanted you here'

Aug. 20, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske will not pretend he is not disappointed he can't open the gates to spectators for his first Indianapolis 500 as steward of the iconic event. Penske purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway in January and spent an additional $15 million on capital improvements for an enhanced...

Josef Newgarden waits in a cart during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Chevy's struggles keep Penske out of Indy 500 pole shootout

Aug. 15, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One by one, Roger Penske's four drivers took their shots during Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday. Each time, they returned frustrated or flummoxed, futilely searching for answers. And when the gun finally sounded, the most successful team in race history found itself shut out of...

Marco Andretti packs up his gear following practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Penske cars struggle with speed as Andretti tops 233 mph

Aug. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Honda claimed a clear edge over Chevrolet in speed on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Marco Andretti topped 233 mph in the final practice before qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Andretti jumped to the top of the speed chart by logging a lap at 233.491 miles per...

The car driven by Fernando Alonso, of Spain, hits the wall in the fourth turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirk Stierwalt)

Alonso first driver to crash in Indianapolis 500 practice

Aug. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso crashed in the final hour of Thursday's practice session in a setback for his Indianapolis 500 venture. Alonso crashed in Turn 4 when his Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet dipped onto the concrete portion of the apron at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sent the Spaniard into...

Cole Pearn looks at information on his computer screen for the Conor Daly car during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NASCAR champion Pearn up to speed with Daly at Indy 500

Aug. 13, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There is not much the owner of a backcountry skiing and hiking vacation company in Canada can do with a lifetime of racing knowledge after he has walked away from a championship-winning career. Cole Pearn abruptly retired at the end of last year's NASCAR season after helping build one...

Conor Daly drives his car during an IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cup-winning crew chief teaming up with Daly for Indy 500

Jul. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Conor Daly will have a new lead engineer for next month's rescheduled Indianapolis 500: NASCAR Cup-winning crew chief Cole Pearn. Ed Carpenter's team made the announcement Wednesday. Pearn was considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR before announcing a surprise...