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Indy 500 fans find comfort in milk, bricks, Snake Pit

May. 28, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wearing a green “ I Call In Sick for Carb Day ” T-shirt, Rick Leppert took a gulp of beer and studied a scene he didn’t quite recognize in his first trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway since before the pandemic. A betting lounge where bros hang out and...

Chastain wins in wild NASCAR Trucks finish at Charlotte

May. 27, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain, who led for just four laps, got an assist from Grant Enfinger on the final lap to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 in double overtime on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his fourth career NASCAR Trucks Series victory. ...

Ganassi goes to Indy with Johnson and 5 strong shots in 500

May. 27, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi skipped his 1982 graduation ceremony at Duquesne to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. The Pittsburgh native made the field but turned out to be just an OK race car driver. His strengths were outside the car and inside the boardroom. In the 40 years...

Herta walks away from crash during Indianapolis 500 practice

May. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta rolled his Indianapolis 500 car end-over-end during Friday's final practice. The star driver for Andretti Autosport was uninjured in the most significant crash in the build up to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” “I think I was going a...

Indy 500 drivers find crypto craze fuels needed sponsorship

May. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Should he win one of auto racing’s crown jewel races, Conor Daly would gladly take the seven-figure payout awarded to the Indianapolis 500 champion and deposit traditional American cash straight in his bank. Oh, and throw in some digital dollars, too. ...

Yard of Picks: Indy boosts gambling ties with sports lounge

May. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kertis browsed a list of Indianapolis 500 favorites -- call it, a yard of picks -- on his phone and the potential bettor found his choice. The Indy resident just needed to brush up on Alex Palou before he tapped the screen. “I don’t bet IndyCar all the...

High-speed art: Indy 500 driver helmets styled to stand out

May. 27, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stefan Wilson’s first racing helmet was a hand-me-down from his older brother, Justin. So was his second one. And his third. The Wilson brothers had designed the pattern together as youngsters growing up racing go-karts in England. When Stefan finally got a...

Eye-popping day for Hamilton at Monaco GP as Leclerc cruises

May. 27, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton can still race with his jewelry intact. The bigger problem for the Mercedes star Friday: The rough and tumble track at the Monaco Grand Prix. “It feels like my eyeballs are coming out of their sockets,” Hamilton said after a pair of practice...

Don't count Montoya out, he's only at Indianapolis to win

May. 27, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oh, that's just Juan. That's what they say about Juan Pablo Montoya when he doesn't want to do something, pushes back on a request or simply pretends he can't hear what he's been asked. He is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what might be...

Deja vu? Larson hopes Coca-Cola 600 can ignite run to title

May. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson is hoping a return to victory lane Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 might propel him to a second straight NASCAR Cup Series championship. In other words, he’s hoping history will repeat itself. Larson has just one win this season —...