Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after he did not qualify for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2018 - 10:06 am
Only 33 cars will start the Indianapolis 500 and the field will not be expanded to include James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann, two popular drivers bumped out of the race in qualifying. IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye tells The Associated Press the series is not considering...
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Danica Patrick is hugged by Patrick Bourdais after she qualified for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2018 - 7:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair. Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast,...
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CORRECTS TO JAMES DAVISON NOT JAMES DAVIDSON - James Davison, of Australia, speeds down the main straight during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 18, 2018 - 11:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500. One year after dominating the month of May, and a year before the open-wheel split officially began, the team owner and his two drivers — Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi — left pit lane empty-handed...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, signs an autograph for a fan on the opening day of practice for the Indy 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 15, 2018 - 6:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves wasted no time getting up to speed at his favorite race track. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was fastest in Tuesday afternoon's opening practice session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Castroneves turned a lap at 224.665 mph around the speedway. The...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2018, file photo shows Danica Patrick preparing to practice for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since 2011. Weather prevented her from turning any laps. Patrick is the only woman to win an IndyCar race, lead laps in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, win the pole for the Daytona 500, and the highest-finishing woman in both iconic races. She left the IndyCar Series after the 2011 finale for a full-time move to NASCAR, but is closing her storied career at the track most associated with her historic moments. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, F162ile)
March 28, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Danica Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since 2011. Weather prevented her from turning any laps, but she still debuted her new No. 13 Ed Carpenter Racing machine on Indy's famed Yard of Bricks. Patrick didn't mind her...
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March 28, 2018 - 10:30 am
Danica Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since 2011. Weather prevented her from turning any laps, but she was still able to debut her new No. 13 Ed Carpenter Racing machine on Indy's famed Yard of Bricks. Patrick didn't mind...
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Graham Rahal (15) races into turn two before finishing second in the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 21, 2018 - 3:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next season. In fact, the entire IndyCar package is moving to NBC in 2019 in what could turn out to be an exceptional deal for the series because of promised increased exposure...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Castroneves was back running laps at Barber Motorsports Park, getting valuable time in a new car and reuniting with his Penske teammates. In another adjustment to his new gig mostly racing sports cars, Castroneves was there Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to get acclimated to the new car not prepping for a return trip in April to the track where he won the inaugural IndyCar race. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
March 20, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Helio Castroneves was back running laps at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday, getting valuable laps and reuniting with his Penske teammates. Castroneves was getting acclimated to the new Indy car, not prepping for a return trip in April to the track where he won the...
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Sebastien Bourdais (18) celebrates after winning the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 11, 2018 - 4:55 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais wept as he crossed the finish line Sunday for his second consecutive victory at St. Petersburg. The win was a milestone for him in his recovery from serious injuries suffered in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Across the paddock, Robert Wickens...
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