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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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November 08, 2018 - 4:34 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An IndyCar official said Thursday there is no deal in place to return to Brazil in 2020 with a road race in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella earlier this week said he had reached an agreement with series organizers. Jay Frye, IndyCar's president of competition and...
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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 08, 2018 - 2:10 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso is almost in retirement mode, but doesn't think it is time to relax just yet. The Spanish driver said on Thursday he can score the last points of his 17-year career at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 37-year-old believes the...
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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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Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson, of Sweden, leaves the pits lane after the qualifying session for the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 30, 2018 - 10:17 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will move to IndyCar in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The team plans to keep a seat for injured driver Robert Wickens. The team announced Tuesday that Ericsson will pilot the No. 7 Honda. The Swedish driver is expanding his...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Robert Wickens talks after the second practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto. Wickens is paralyzed from the waist down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his "first slide transfer as a paraplegic" that showed him moving from a table to his wheelchair. His videos had shown for the past month that he is working daily to move his legs again, but his Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, post was the first time he publicly confirmed paralysis. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. The 29-year-old Wickens has been updating his rehabilitation progress on social media and posted a video Thursday of his "first slide transfer as a paraplegic" that showed him...
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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 16, 2018 - 3:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar team owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan are expanding into sports car racing with a new Lexus-backed team in the IMSA Championship. Aim Vasser Sullivan will field two Lexus RC F GT3 race cars in the GT Daytona class next season. The driver lineup is pending...
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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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