Andretti's stellar buildup to Indy 500 goes poof on race day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Andretti brought the perfect setup to Sunday's Indianapolis 500. His cars were fast, his drivers qualified well and with a bevy of experience and two race...

Indy 500 fans line gates around track to be part of race day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Kintonis refused to let COVID-19 derail his first Indianapolis 500 trip in years. The firefighter left Sedona, Arizona, on Saturday morning, drove 1,800 mile...

IndyCar team owners on board The Captain's ship at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When IndyCar racing resumed in early June, team owner Michael Shank changed course. Drivers and crew members started traveling on private flights instead of subst...

As Indianapolis 500 nears, sound of silence is deafening

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's almost race weekend and the tiny enclave of Speedway looks virtually barren. The usually colorful campgrounds and parking lots are empty, green grass untouch...

Foyt doing his part to bring fans back to Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades. Only now, it is August and In...

Kanaan hoping to make one more farewell tour next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan wanted to celebrate this season with his longtime, loyal fans. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Suddenly, races were being postponed or cance...

Nelson gets back to work as Colts hold 1st padded practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quenton Nelson's 7 1/2-month wait finally ended Monday. The two-time All-Pro guard dressed in shoulder pads, pulled on a helmet and finally got back to work at th...

Chevy drivers hoping Honda's edge closes during Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso and Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indy winner, knew Friday night where they would be starting the Indianapolis 500. Will Power, the 2018 Indy winner...

Strong qualifying run puts rookie VeeKay in Indy shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay made quite an impression with his first qualifying lap for the Indianapolis 500 — posting a career- best 231.789 mph. He thinks he can go even faster...

Chevy's struggles keep Penske out of Indy 500 pole shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One by one, Roger Penske's four drivers took their shots during Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday. Each time, they returned frustrated or flummoxed, futilely s...

Rahal drivers gain advantage with Indy 's qualifying draw

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal took advantage of a coin flip Friday. He's hoping it pays off all weekend. Minutes after completing Friday's Indianapolis 500 practice, the 31-year-o...

Double-duty debate will keep Davison busy at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Davison would do almost anything to go racing full-time again — even pulling double duty at two of the sport's most iconic venues with an injured heel. This...

Hanley, crew work overtime after slow start in Indy practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Hanley made the long walk from his pit box to Gasoline Alley on Thursday morning, watching another frustrating round of Indianapolis 500 practice. He won't ha...

Purdue coach proposes running 2 football seasons in 2021

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree. On Thursday, two ...

Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves understands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval better than most. He's won three 500 titles, finished second three times and started from the p...