Indianapolis 500

FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, team owner Roger Penske, left, talks with driver Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, on pit road before an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves said it will depend largely on finding a sponsor, a search he believes will be helped greatly by the fact that another Penske driver, Simon Pagenaud, won Indy in May. (AP Photo/Randy Holt, File)
June 26, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves no longer races full-time in IndyCar after a nearly two-decade career with Penske that included Indy 500 wins in 2001...
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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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Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 27, 2019 - 2:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske celebrated his 50th anniversary in the Indianapolis 500 with his 18th victory. Along for the ride was sponsor John Menard, like Penske celebrating nearly a lifetime of annual trips to the fabled race. Unlike his old friend, he has had little success in the one event...
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Martin Truex Jr., left, is congratulated by team owner Joe Gibbs in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 27, 2019 - 12:38 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. gave team owner Joe Gibbs another reason to celebrate at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then broke to the front on a wild final restart and won the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons Sunday...
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Kyle Busch (18) leads Kevin Harvick (4) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 26, 2019 - 10:13 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has overcome an early crash to take the third stage of the Coca-Cola 600. Truex is looking for his second win in this race in the last four years. He hit the wall early in the race in his No...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 25, 2019 - 7:04 pm
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera. Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season. The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending F1 champion...
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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, sits in his car before the start of the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 25, 2019 - 9:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the...
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This photo provided by the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office shows Alfred Unser Jr. Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Indianapolis Star reports from police records that the 57-year-old Unser was stopped early Monday, May 20, 2019, in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County. (Hendricks County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 4:30 pm
AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Unser, 57, was stopped in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County on a charge of...
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