Indianapolis 500

May 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
AVON, Ind. (AP) — 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 in Avon, just west 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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Simon Pagenaud, of France, is congratulated by car owner Roger Penske after winning the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 8:16 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner. Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end a 21-race drought. On Sunday, he put Roger Penske back on the pole for the Indianapolis 500. And he may not be finished. Pagenaud traded high-fives and pumped his fist...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, is congratulated by car owner Roger Penske after winning the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 6:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud turned a stressful weekend into an unforgettable celebration. Pagenaud earned his first career Indianapolis 500 pole with a four-lap average of 229.992 mph, edging three-time pole winner Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot on Sunday. He is the first Frenchman to win...
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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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The crew of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, pulls the car back to the garage area after rain ended a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 5:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso and McLaren missed the Indianapolis 500 after a 23-year-old American in a rebuilt race car for an underfunded team snagged the final spot in the field. Kyle Kaiser bumped Alonso out of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" by .02 mph in the "Last Row Shootout" to...
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The crew of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, pulls the car back to the garage area after rain ended a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 5 p.m. Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500 when he failed to qualify for next week's race on the second and final day of qualifying on the 2.5-mile oval. The Spaniard left on...
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The crew of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, pulls the car back to the garage area after rain ended a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 4:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local): 4 p.m. McLaren used a lengthy rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to patch together a car it will desperately try to qualify for the race. The car Fernando Alonso will make his final qualifying attempt in has...
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The crew of Fernando Alonso, of Spain, pulls the car back to the garage area after rain ended a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2019 - 11:39 am
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 completely overhauled its car Sunday morning and sent Fernando Alonso on track with a new setup. But the car was too low in...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, climbs out his car at the conclusion of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 18, 2019 - 6:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock himself into the field on the first day of qualifying. The two-day qualifying process guaranteed a spot in the May 26 race for the fastest 30 cars in Saturday qualifying. It...
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