Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this July 8, 2018, file photo, James Hinchcliffe celebrates after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for three races this season, including the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 19, 2020 - 10:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for three races this season, including the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe in January landed enough sponsorship to run both of the May races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and set out to find a team to give him a seat. He landed...
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IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden poses for photos during IndyCar Media Day, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 10, 2020 - 5:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn't happened in nearly a decade. Yet he'd give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500. “No doubt,” Newgarden...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Sebastien Bourdais, left, and Joao Barbosa walk back to their garage after a practice session during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar fine-tune its newest safety innovation. Later that night, he learned he was likely losing his job with a year remaining on his contract. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 04, 2020 - 1:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Foyt Racing has completed its IndyCar lineup and will use Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Dalton Kellett in its flagship No. 14 car. Four-time series champion Bourdais will drive the Chevrolet-powered entry in the season-opener at St. Petersburg, Barber, Long Beach and...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, watches after his run during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. Kanaan will get to race 5 oval events, including the Indianapolis 500, in what will be called his “farewell tour” this upcoming IndyCar season. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
January 30, 2020 - 10:48 am
Tony Kanaan will close his wildly popular IndyCar career this season on a farewell tour of oval tracks and the Indianapolis 500. The “TK Farewell Tour” was announced Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kanaan is one of the most revered drivers in speedway history. Fans adore the wide-...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, responds to a question as Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George looks on during a news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 04, 2019 - 10:04 pm
Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the iconic...
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Will Power poses with the trophy after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, James Hinchcliffe stands next to his car during qualifying for the IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on Arrow SPM's current infrastructure.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 09, 2019 - 1:46 pm
McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on SPM's current infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible for...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 10, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with racing team owner Roger Penske, left, as driver Simon Pagenaud watches on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, as the president honored Team Penske for winning the 2019 Indianapolis 500 auto race. President Trump said Thursday, June 20, 2019, that he's awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Penske, the most powerful man in American motorsports. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Roger Penske, one of the most powerful men in American motorsports. "He's very deserving. He's a great gentleman," Trump said as he made the announcement Thursday at the White House. "I've known him a...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, celebrates by swimming in the James Scott Memorial Fountain after winning the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader in Detroit, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 02, 2019 - 7:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Scott Dixon has had a lot of memorable days as a five-time IndyCar season champion. There's a good chance, though, it will be easy for him to remember what happened Sunday. Dixon won the Detroit Grand Prix, his first victory of the year and 45th of his career, just hours after being...
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Josef Newgarden takes the 10th turn during the first race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader, Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 01, 2019 - 6:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit Grand Prix (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Josef Newgarden has won the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races, outlasting the competition Saturday on a rain-slicked road course. The Team Penske driver finished nearly a second in front of Alexander Rossi, who...
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