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Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph run

May. 22, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car...

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...

Johnson uses huge save to prevent 230 mph crash at Indy

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson used fast hands to wrestle his car out of a sideways slide that seemed headed toward a massive crash at 230 mph. He saved his car, but his Indianapolis 500 qualifying run was ruined. The seven-time NASCAR champion is locked into his first Indy...

Johnson makes Indy 500 pole shootout in 1st qualifying run

May. 21, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson felt comfortable from his very first laps of Indianapolis 500 preparation. The seven-time NASCAR champion knows his way around The Brickyard — he won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway four times in a stock car — so not even a brush with the wall...

Blistering speeds at fastest Indy 500 qualifying since 1996

May. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain held off long enough on Saturday to complete the first round of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on a soupy day that still produced eye-popping speeds not seen in 26 years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O'Ward, a pair of young new...

INDY DAY 4: Sato delivers statement with fast lap in wind

May. 20, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato was the fastest driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before IndyCar drivers were given some extra boost for Friday's practice. He was even quicker afterward — despite the incredibly gusty winds. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner...

Windy Indy: Speeds hit 243 mph as weather disrupts 500 prep

May. 20, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First came the wind — 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- and the rain was expected to follow. It put IndyCar on its heels on “Fast Friday” as race officials scrambled to save...

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 500 drivers eager to crank up power for qualifications

May. 19, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta used poise and instincts to win last weekend's rainy, white-knuckle IndyCar Grand Prix. On Friday, he'll be chasing all-out speed. The 22-year-old Californian and 32 other drivers entered in this year's Indianapolis 500 will get their...

A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

May. 19, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor...