Indianapolis 500

Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 27, 2019 - 2:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske celebrated his 50th anniversary in the Indianapolis 500 with his 18th victory. Along for the ride was sponsor John Menard, like Penske celebrating nearly a lifetime of annual trips to the fabled race. Unlike his old friend, he has had little success in the one event...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 12:38 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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Kyle Busch (18) leads Kevin Harvick (4) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 26, 2019 - 10:13 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has overcome an early crash to take the third stage of the Coca-Cola 600. Truex is looking for his second win in this race in the last four years. He hit the wall early in the race in his No...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 25, 2019 - 7:04 pm
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion...
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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, sits in his car before the start of the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 25, 2019 - 9:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the...
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Charlie Kimball, top, and Takuma Sato, of Japan, cross the start/finish line during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Chris Windom and David Malukas walked away from their shredded Indy Lights cars after a frightening crash a few laps into the Freedom 100 on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Windom was in...
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This photo provided by the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office shows Alfred Unser Jr. Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Indianapolis Star reports from police records that the 57-year-old Unser was stopped early Monday, May 20, 2019, in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County. (Hendricks County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 4:30 pm
AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge of...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to make his final qualification attempt for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make the field (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2019 - 11:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race. Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday's race , a humiliation for the...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, looks at his posted speed after his qualification attemp for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. Alonso failed to make th field. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 19, 2019 - 8:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso did everything in his power to put McLaren in the Indianapolis 500. He drove flat-out when his car was loose, when it wouldn't steer and when it had a punctured tire. When his team put together a desperate final setup and no one had a clue how it would perform,...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, is congratulated by a member of his crew after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 19, 2019 - 5:54 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Simon Pagenaud has won the pole for the Indianapolis 500, strengthening his case for keeping his job at Team Penske. Pagenaud averaged 229.992 mph in four laps of Sunday qualifying to lock down the top spot...
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