Column: Indy 500 delivers spectacular show, brilliant racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The forecast called for a potential washout of the Indianapolis 500, yet the fans still packed the Snake Pit, crowded the Midway and roamed Gasoline Alley hoping rain wouldn't ruin...

Pagenaud gives sponsor John Menard his first Indy 500 win

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 ne...

Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske's golden anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has won his first Indy 500, making an audacious pass of Alexander Rossi before taking the white flag and holding of the hard-charging driver from Andretti Autosport....

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

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, t...

Focus moves off Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. The spotlight is there for the taking. The McLaren de...

McLaren's failed Indy 500 effort was a comedy of errors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. How bad was it? A week befo...

Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

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 t...

McLaren gets new setup but still struggling at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's another rough day for McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 as rain has slowed the team's preparation time for its last-gasp run at making the race. McLaren comple...

DragonSpeed to focus on building a fulltime IndyCar team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DragonSpeed plans to focus more energy on building an IndyCar program while scaling back its sports car efforts. DragonSpeed is trying to qualify Ben Hanley for t...

Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Rahal remembers watching the start of the Indianapolis 500 from a suite with his sponsors after he failed to make the 1993 field. He was bitter to miss "The...

McLaren gets Alonso on track for Fast Friday of the Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso is finally back on track preparing for the Indianapolis 500. McLaren lost almost two full days of practice after Alonso crashed Wednesday. The tea...

Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi's long month at home in Indianapolis got off to a rough start when a thief snatched a package off his front porch. If he has his way, it will be t...

Rosenqvist back on track at Indy as Alonso waits for a car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist has returned to practice for the Indianapolis 500 in a backup car prepared overnight by his Chip Ganassi Racing team. Rosenqvist crashed his main...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in ...