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IndyCar star Newgarden chasing elusive Indianapolis 500 win

May. 24, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden has been IndyCar's most consistent winner over the last eight seasons. His 22 trips to victory lane are a series high. He has won two or more races six straight years and is chasing his third league championship in six seasons. But...

INDY DAY 7: Kellett is first to crash in Indy 500 prep

May. 23, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dalton Kellett on Monday became the first driver to crash while preparing for the Indianapolis 500, ending a streak of six days without major incident. Kellett crashed with just over 30 minutes remaining in the lone two-hour session of track time at...

Quick qualifying run gives Palou another 2nd at Indianapolis

May. 22, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou gracefully accepted another second-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. He'd rather be winning. The Spaniard was runner-up to Helio Castroneves in last year's Indianapolis 500 and returned to the 2.5-mile oval for...

INDY DAY 3: Grosjean flirts with wall in Indy 500 practice

May. 19, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean flirted four times with the wall Thursday while preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut. The Frenchman didn't crash — his high drift with 15 minutes remaining in practice came oh-so-close to kissing the outside wall of Indianapolis Motor...

INDY DAY 2: Chips, dip and paper boats on washout day

May. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As a steady rain fell on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pato O'Ward turned on Instagram live and answered questions from his followers while making a bowl of guacamole. It wasn't long before teammate Felix Rosenqvist wandered into O'Ward's motorhome and joined in...

Dixon looking to jumpstart season with strong Indy 500

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon won't sugarcoat the start he has had this season: “It’s been pretty horrendous,” the six-time IndyCar champion admitted. There’s no race like the Indianapolis 500 to turn a season around, and Dixon got off to a strong start in pursuit of his...

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...

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...

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...

Kenseth, McGriff and Shelmerdine join NASCAR Hall of Fame

May. 04, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth was doing yardwork when wife Katie came outside with her phone in hand, letting him know he'd just been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A short while later Kenseth “celebrated” the night by cooking dinner for his daughters. ...