Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Josef Newgarden celebrates winning the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas. The race will be run June 6 without spectators at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Randy Holt, File)
May 07, 2020 - 2:39 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas next month with a nighttime race June 6 without spectators. The race at Texas Motor Speedway was the next one on the series schedule that hadn't been postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus...
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In this image taken from video provided by iRacing IndyCar, driver Scott McLaughlin, left, leads the field at the green flag during the First Responder 175 presented by GMR virtual IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Indianapolis, Ind. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 4:30 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time V8 SuperCars champion saw his IndyCar plans...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, McLaren driver Lando Norris, of Britain, poses for a photo at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. Formula One driver Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating the race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas, Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the series immediately suspended competition. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
April 25, 2020 - 4:24 pm
Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, the sun begins to rise at the main entrance to the track before the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk to the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Mich, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew all practicing social distancing. Penske also had the small matter of planning his first Indianapolis 500.(AP Photo/R Brent Smith, File)
April 06, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Roger Penske has canceled the doubleheader race at Detroit and adjusted the IndyCar schedule Monday as the series remains on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Penske told The Associated Press he had no choice but to cancel the two races at Belle Isle because Michigan is under a stay-at-home order...
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A car drives past the entrance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk to the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Mich, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew all practicing social distancing. Penske also had the small matter of planning his first Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 28, 2020 - 4:38 pm
Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office. He works 12 or more hours a day from his conference room at Penske Corp., which has a skeleton crew...
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The grandstands are empty as cars makes their way around past the Mahaffey Theater and head towards turn 10 at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Friday, March 13, 2020 in St. Petersburg. NASCAR and IndyCar have postponed their weekend schedules at Atlanta Motor Speedway and St. Petersburg, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 4:39 am
It was bump day for the Indy 500. The Indianapolis 500 is now a summer event. The Monster Mile could be set for a monster-sized NASCAR weekend spectacle of racing. And a supersized shakeup of the schedule looms whenever NASCAR and IndyCar resume in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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The areas around the track and grandstands are nearly empty at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Friday, March 13, 2020 in St. Petersburg. NASCAR and IndyCar have postponed their weekend schedules at Atlanta Motor Speedway and St. Petersburg, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 4:48 pm
IndyCar isn't sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. For now, the series will follow the lead of other racing leagues and go virtual. IndyCar's first iRacing event will be Saturday with a 25-car field. The track is still being decided by fan vote. IndyCar, like all...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 26, 2020 - 4:44 pm
The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23, three months later than its May 24 scheduled date. “The month of May at the Indianapolis Motor...
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The Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is seen nearly empty, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. All games at the Center have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 18, 2020 - 5:31 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Big South Conference became the latest to announce it is canceling all spring athletic activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference said its chief executive officers and...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 7:29 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 7:15 p.m. WrestleMania in Tampa, Florida is down for the count. The WWE's annual wrestling extravaganza -- often called the Super Bowl of wrestling -- will not be held at the home of the Tampa Bay...
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