Indianapolis 500

December 04, 2018 - 9:12 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso will be powered by Chevrolet for his second attempt to win the Indianapolis 500. Alonso is entering the race with McLaren, which had a 70 percent win rate from 1968 to 1970 when partnered with Chevrolet that included 23 consecutive victories. The IndyCar Series...
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November 27, 2018 - 2:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fernando Alonso will return to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona next year with Wayne Taylor Racing. The two-time Formula One world champion and Kamui Kobayashi, an FIA World Endurance Championship regular, were named co-drivers Tuesday for the twice-round-the-clock endurance...
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Mclaren driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, right, is flanked by Nascar World champion Jimmie Johnson before driving a McLaren 570S car at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso drive Pirelli hot laps together around the Abu Dhabi F1 track on Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 24, 2018 - 12:35 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso drove for fun together around the Abu Dhabi F1 track on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon. Alonso took the wheel of the McLaren 570S car, with Johnson for once in the...
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, of Spain, makes a toast during a promotion event made by one of his sponsors, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Alonso will compete Sunday in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
November 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next year. Alonso said on Saturday he wants to be the second driver in history to win the unofficial triple crown of motorsport with a victory at the historic American speedway...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2009 file photo, Mari Hulman George, chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, gives the command to start engines at the start the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Hulman George, chairman of the board emeritus of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died early Saturday, Nov. 3, 3018. She was 83. Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Hulman George’s death early Saturday in a statement and said her family was by her side.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and became known to millions of fans over the years as the one who ordered countless drivers to start their engines before races, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Tony Stewart heads to the hauler after a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Racing practice in Homestead, Fla. Stewart is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 in part because of injuries Robert Wickens suffered in an IndyCar crash. "After Robert Wickens got hurt, I don't know how excited I am about it anymore," Stewart told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "You watch Robert get hurt and ask yourself if it's really worth it." (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
October 25, 2018 - 2:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 in part because of injuries Robert Wickens suffered in an IndyCar crash. Stewart has been consistent in his desire to run at least one IndyCar race on an oval, preferably at Pocono Raceway, to acclimate himself to...
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McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, of Spain, arrives for a news conference for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
October 18, 2018 - 5:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires from Formula One. The McLaren driver raced at Indianapolis in 2017. He led 27 laps and was in contention to win until his engine failed in an appearance that made a splash...
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October 13, 2018 - 7:28 pm
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday's race. He edged teammate Clint Bowyer, who qualified second...
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September 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It was just assumed that Alexander Rossi didn't want to be an IndyCar driver when he joined the series. His career had been aimed at making it in Formula One, and when that didn't come together, IndyCar was the only thing left. So he became the villain, which doesn't at all...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 file photo,Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt prepares to drive his modified Corvette, in Las Vegas. Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash 16 years ago. Sam Schmidt was left quadriplegic from a racing accident and the team he later created has suffered a series of tragedies and setbacks. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
September 11, 2018 - 3:13 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The stranger had tears in his eyes as he pushed through a crowd to reach Sam Schmidt in his wheelchair. Schmidt was watching his team tune up a pair of engines, the roar was relentless and the man had to lean in close and shout in Schmidt's ear to be heard. Thank you, the man...
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