Automobile racing

FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, Marco Andretti, right, talks with car owner and father Michael Andretti during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Michael Andretti needed some assurances before running six cars in this year's Indianapolis 500. He also needed some help. But aside from finding extra crew members and sponsorship, the biggest challenge of this week may be communication. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 23, 2017 - 5:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Andretti's busiest month could turn into his best Indianapolis show. He has four cars in the front three rows of Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Two of those drivers — the defending race champion, Alexander Rossi, and this year's highest-profile rookie, Fernando Alonso —...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, grabs his helmet before the start of a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. But the restaurant was closed by the time Dixon had completed his media obligations Sunday night. "Really only the next choice was to get fast food...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:41 am
PIRATES-BRAVES Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, climbs out of his car following during a practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 2:04 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso. Sure, "The Iceman" was robbed at gunpoint in the drive thru of a Taco Bell just a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway not...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 6:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life. As he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food restaurants still open near...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 6:07 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are saying Scott Dixon's wife was not in the car when the Indianapolis 500 pole winner and three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. The police report lists three victims: Dixon, his wife, Emma, and Franchitti. Police...
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James Davison drives through the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 4:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Max Chilton and rookie Ed Jones have turned the fastest laps in the second-to-last practice for this year's Indianapolis 500. Chilton had a top speed of 228.592 mph Monday. Jones was second at 228.118. Pole-winner Scott Dixon was third at 227.165. Points leader Simon Pagenaud...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 3:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon, his wife and retired three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell making a late-night food run, police said Monday. The robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m...
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James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, smiles during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 22, 2017 - 2:40 pm
There was a palpable sense of excitement everywhere Doug Boles went a year ago, whether it was the gas station or grocery store or his office on 16th and Georgetown just outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Everyone was talking about the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Boles shared in the...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. A police report that the robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at the fast-food restaurant less than a mile...
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