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Blaney wins Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte to end winless drought

May. 29, 2023 22:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jumping into the crowd to celebrate a big race victory appears to have become a Team Penske thing. Ryan Blaney held off William Byron to win the rescheduled Coca-Cola 600 on Monday at Charlotte Speedway, giving team owner Roger Penske a sweep of the Memorial...

Column: Indy 500's ending creates controversy and conspiracies

May. 29, 2023 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's called “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” because the Indianapolis 500 is supposed to be one of the most dramatic and difficult races in the world. Sure, it's an automobile race. But it's also very much entertainment, even if Marcus Ericsson vehemently...

Newgarden earns record $3.6M for Indy win; Pedersen gets rookie of year honor

May. 29, 2023 18:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden celebrated his first Indianapolis 500 win Sunday night. He cashed in Monday at the race's annual victory dinner. The two-time IndyCar champ earned a record $3.666 million for the biggest win of his career, an increase of more than...

Penske: IndyCar sure to investigate wheel that flew over stands from Indy 500 wreck

May. 29, 2023 14:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar owner Roger Penske says he is certain series officials will investigate what led to a wheel coming loose during a crash in the Indianapolis 500, which ended up sailing over the catch fence and grandstands before landing on a parked automobile. “We...

Josef Newgarden finally relishes an Indy 500 win after so many disappointments

May. 29, 2023 12:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the slow buildup to the Indianapolis 500, Josef Newgarden talked openly about having to put on a brave face when he would arrive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and how so many failures in the race that mattered most had weighed on him. On Monday, Newgarden...

Ferrucci, Foyt team find fuel in sudden Indianapolis 500 revival

May. 28, 2023 20:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Foyt sensed his late adopted mother helped Santino Ferrucci navigate Sunday's anxious moment in the Indianapolis 500. His adopted father, meanwhile, kept asking late-race questions between radio calls to the No. 14 car. The only thing that...

Josef Newgarden wins his first Indy 500, gives Roger Penske his 19th victory

May. 28, 2023 18:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is the one race Josef Newgarden desperately wanted to win. It's basically the only race that matters to his boss. Coming up empty for 11 consecutive years had become personal for the two-time IndyCar champion. ...

Ericsson left to rue Indy 500's decision on white-checkered finish

May. 28, 2023 18:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson went from thinking he had won his second consecutive Indianapolis 500 when the caution flag flew with four laps to go Sunday to trying in vain to keep Josef Newgarden behind him during a one-lap sprint to the finish. Afterward, the Chip Ganassi...

Arrow McLaren's brilliant Indianapolis 500 ends in bitter disappointment

May. 28, 2023 17:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There were 20 laps remaining in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and Arrow McLaren, the team that has emphatically upset the status quo in IndyCar, had managed to put Felix Rosenqvist and Pato O'Ward in position to fight for the win. Everything unraveled for the...

2-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden wins his 1st Indianapolis 500 to extend Roger Penske’s record of 19 victories

May. 28, 2023 16:21 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 2-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden wins his 1st Indianapolis 500 to extend Roger Penske’s record of 19 victories.