Indy 500

  • Hemi Indy Feature, credit Gene Herman

    A specially-developed stock block version of the original Chrysler Hemi nearly brought an end to the Offenhauser dynasty at the Indy 500

  • 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Indy 500 postponed due to coronavirus

    More events on the automotive calendar have been affected by the coronavirus.

  • 2019 McLaren Indy 500 team
    Fernando Alonso is a free agent for 2020 Indy 500 after McLaren contract expires

    Alonso's time behind the wheel of McLaren Formula One and Indy cars finished without a win.

  • McLaren IndyCar, 2019
    McLaren lists series of blunders that cost it a spot in the 2019 Indy 500

    The McLaren IndyCar team made a series of mistakes that kept Fernando Alonso from qualifying for the 2019 Indy 500. We have the details.

  • The finish of the 96th Indy 500 - Photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series/LAT USA
    After decades on ABC, NBC will air 2019 Indy 500

    The Indy 500 has been broadcast by ABC since 1965 but the 2019 race will be on NBC and the network is promoting it heavily, which bodes well for IndyCar racing in general.

  • 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport Indy 500 pace car
    2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport to pace 103rd Indy 500

    The 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 has a pace car, and it could mark the last hurrah for the C7 Corvette. A 2019 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport will lead 33 drivers to the green flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the brand announced on Monday. Chevrolet said in a statement that it's honored to...

  • Fernando Alonso

    Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso is in the hunt for motorsport's coveted Triple Crown, and that means he'll return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. The race is scheduled for May 26. McLaren and Alonso made the announcement on Saturday. The Triple Crown consists of a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monaco Grand Prix, and Indy 500. Alonso has two of the three with two Monaco Grand Prix wins under his belt, and a victory with Toyota at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. The latter finally realized Toyota's dreams of a Le Mans victory after many years of heartbreak. Alonso entered the 2017 Indy...

  • 2016 winning Honda IndyCar at 100th Indianapolis 500
    Honda IndyCar that won 100th Indy 500 heads to auction

    Auction house Mecum always manages to consign some incredible machines for its sale events, but the latest is a little more special than your average collector car. IndyCar fans will have all eyes on Mecum's sale during next month's 2018 Monterey Car Week. The event will see the victorious Honda...

  • Will Power wins the 2018 Indianapolis 500
    Will Power wins 2018 Indy 500, Danica Patrick crashes out

    This past Sunday marked Will Power's first victory at the Indy 500, and Danica Patrick's final motorsports outing. It was nothing but good news for Power, and an unfortunate end for Patrick's racing career. Power took the lead on lap 196 and crossed the finish line in his No. 12 Verizon...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car collection
    One man's Chevy Corvette Indy 500 pace car collection's heading to auction

    The Indy 500 and the Chevrolet Corvette are a match made in brickyard bliss. The Corvette as a pace car is an institution. But, this collection of pace cars is unlike anything we've seen before. Why? Because it includes a Corvette pace car from every year the nameplate was used to pace the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car for the  2018 Indianapolis 500
    2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the...

  • Danica Patrick - Anne Proffit photo
    Danica Patrick to retire from motorsports after 2018 Indy 500

    Next year, NASCAR will see another high-profile retirement following Dale Earnhardt, Jr's final race, which took place yesterday. Danica Patrick announced she will retire from motorsport following two final races. She'll run NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 and one last race at the 2018...

  • Takuma Sato and Michael Andretti embrace at the end of the Indy 500

    Takuma Sato took the checkered flag at the 2017 Indy 500. He drank the milk. He rose to the challenge and shined in the spotlight. Sato did so with the support of his Andretti Autosport racing team. Mobil 1 The Grid produced a video to show just what this team is all about and the various team members that drive it forward. Sato got the big win this year, but he was running with some very competent team members as well. Driving on the Andretti Autosport roster are Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Alexander Rossi. You'll no doubt remember that Rossi came won the Indy 500 last year as a...

  • Takuma Sato, 2017 Indy 500 Champion
    Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indy 500, Fernando Alonso retires due to engine trouble

    After a grueling 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Takuma Sato emerged victorious at the end of the 200-lap race. Sato's surprise victory came after a battle with Hélio Castroneves in the final few laps of the race. Sato is a former Formula One driver and has only won one...

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren, Fernando Alonso partner with Andretti for 2017 Indy 500

    McLaren is floundering in Formula One and there isn’t much hope for the rest of the season. McLaren has even decided to let star driver Fernando Alonso skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious race on the calendar, to race in the Indianapolis 500 which is on the same...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition pace car for the 2016 Indianapolis 500
    50th Anniversary Camaro SS named official pace car of 2016 Indy 500

    The Chevrolet Camaro turns 50 this year—the actual anniversary is September 26—and as part of the celebrations a special anniversary version of the current, sixth-generation model will serve as official pace car for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. It will be the ninth time a Camaro has paced...

  • Juan Pablo Montoya, Indianapolis 500 May 24, 2015, Photo courtesy
    2015 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins at the Brickyard

    Juan Pablo Montoya was less than a second—0.1046, to be exact—in front of fellow Team Penske driver Will Power crossing the finish line at the Indianapolis 500. But he was first. The victory marks the Columbian driver's second trip to the winner's circle at the historic 2.5-mile...

  • Jeff Gordon and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car for the 2015 Indianapolis 500
    Jeff Gordon To Pace 2015 Indy 500 In A Chevy Corvette Z06

    NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon isn’t racing as much as he used to but the four-time Sprint Cup champion will be at next month’s 2015 Indianapolis 500, where he’ll be behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car. This will be the 13th time a Corvette has served as the official...

  • 2014 Indianapolis 500

    Sporting events across the globe draw in passionate fans who show support for their favorite teams, players, drivers, riders, and combatants. Watching a live sporting event is a wonderful way to spend a few hours, regardless of which sport you out there enjoy the most. Some sports, however, are more entertaining than others. Motor racing is one such sport that is an amazing sensory experience when viewed live. USA Today and its readers agree, because the publication recently had folks vote on the Must-Attend sporting events out there. Topping the charts? The Indianapolis 500. DON'T MISS...

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay - Anne Proffit photo
    Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins 2014 Indy 500

    Ryan Hunter-Reay took his second win of the 2014 IndyCar season at the weekend, emerging victorious in the 98th running of the famous Indianapolis 500. Hunter-Reay, driving the DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport, has become the first American to win the event since 2006, snatching the lead from Helio...

  • Dario Franchitti and the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Indy 500 pace car
    Dario Franchitti To Pace Indy 500 Using 2014 Camaro Z/28

    Recently retired racing driver Dario Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion, will be pacing this year’s ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ from behind the wheel of a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Franchitti’s appearance at the Indy 500...

  • Tony Kanaan after winning the 2013 Indianapolis 500
    Tony Kanaan Wins 2013 Indy 500

    Tony Kanaan, driver of the #11 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 yesterday. The win was Kanaan's first at the event after 12 starts. Of course, it was no easy feat, especially with strong drivers Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz and Ryan Hunter-Reay also eager for the title...

  • Indy Lights four-wide finish at the 2013 Freedom 100
    IndyLights Four-Wide Photo-Finish Spectacular: Video

    This may be the best racing finish of the year. Actually, it may be one of the best ever. The situation: the close of the Freedom 100 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Battling it out over the last two laps, Gabby Chaves, Sage Karam, and Carlos Munoz pull off some incredible side-by-side open...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - 2013 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    NFL’s Jim Harbaugh To Pace Indy 500 In 2014 Corvette Stingray

    The head coach of NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, will be driving the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car at this Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, the 97th running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ Harbaugh will lead the pack of 33 cars to the start of the...

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