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INDY DAY 1: Sato, Honda strong on opening day of practice

May. 17, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato shot to the top of the speed chart late Tuesday on the first day of preparations for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Sato went 228.939 mph (368.44 kph) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bump six-time...

Castroneves starts record Indy 500 quest with 'perfect' car

May. 17, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves started his record-breaking quest with the perfect car. Now he just needs to run another perfect race. Less than a month after the four-time race winner slammed his No. 6 Honda into the wall during an...

Jimmie Johnson feels 'at home' in Indy 500 preparations

May. 17, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson set his alarm for 5:48 a.m. — he uses the number 48 in nearly all his mundane activities — hoping to get a workout in before opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Excitement got the best of him. Johnson awoke 15 minutes...

Column: Herta's profile elevated as he rolls into Indy 500

May. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The stage now belongs to Colton Herta, the young American driver who through both patience and persistence has forced his way into international conversations. Herta effortlessly navigated his way through three days embedded with McLaren at Formula One's Miami...

Wayne Taylor Racing takes Acura to 5 straight at Mid-Ohio

May. 15, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Acura and Ricky Taylor extended five years of dominance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, and Juan Pablo Montoya went from Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a class victory. Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque won the IMSA Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio in the No. 10...

Herta makes all right moves to win wet, wild IndyCar GP

May. 14, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Colton Herta set up his winning pass Saturday, all he could see were red flashing lights. He still charged forward. The 22-year-old California driver quickly darted to the inside of Pato O'Ward on a late restart, took the lead for good with...

Sarah Fisher selected as Indy 500 celebrity pace car driver

May. 10, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sarah Fisher is getting a promotion for this month's Indianapolis 500. Race organizers announced Tuesday they selected the IndyCar veteran and local fan favorite to be the celebrity pace car driver for the May 29 race. Fisher has been the regular pace-car driver...

Earnhardt Jr. sees different horsepower with Derby, 500

May. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will experience a different type of horsepower before NBC's coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series season revs up next month. The retired NASCAR star will be at the Kentucky Derby for the second time on Saturday before contributing to the network's Indianapolis 500...

Grosjean borrows from 'Days of Thunder' in response to Rahal

May. 06, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Romain Grosjean used a line from the movie “Days of Thunder” to shrug off criticism from Graham Rahal following late contact between the two in last week's IndyCar race. “Racing is rubbing, or rubbing is racing," Grosjean told The Associated Press...

Stefan Wilson hired to drive 33rd car at Indianapolis 500

May. 05, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — British driver Stefan Wilson spent an entire year searching for a spot in this year's Indianapolis 500 field. The journey proved equally challenging for team owners Don Cusick and Elton Julian — until they joined forces. On Thursday, the trio...