Vitor Meira's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Indy 500

Vitor Meira had a pretty rough Indianapolis 500. His car went up in a fireball, and he returned on the lead lap only to get involved in the days most spectacular crash. Roll the videos! » 5/26/09 2:30pm 5/26/09 2:30pm

Helio Castroneves Cries Victorious Tears

From a rumored affair to actual tax evasion charges, things have been a little rough for Helio Castroneves. Top it off with your third Indy 500 win and things get, well, emotional. » 5/26/09 1:30pm 5/26/09 1:30pm

The Ten Worst Things About The Indy 500

While it was great to see Helio Castroneves take home his third win, and watching the cars is always a treat, there are plenty of things to hate about the Indianapolis 500. Here are our top ten. » 5/24/09 7:00pm 5/24/09 7:00pm

Helio Castroneves Wins 2009 Indy 500, Third Victory At Indy

Helio Castroneves has won the 2009 Indianapolis 500, marking his third career win here at the Brickyard. It also makes for a record breaking 15th team with for Penske Racing. Official race results below. » 5/24/09 4:40pm 5/24/09 4:40pm

Indy 500: Vitor Meira Crash Introduces Sideways Retaining Wall Racing

We haven't gotten decent images yet, but if you missed it, Vitor Meira, who returned to the field after a near-flambe, got tangled with Raphael Matos, his car flipped backwards, landed on its side pod and slid along the wall for about a quarter mile before landing upright. Unbelievable. » 5/24/09 4:24pm 5/24/09 4:24pm

Vitor Meira Lights Self On Fire, Will Change Pants Later

During a pit stop, Vitor Meira got the OK to pull away before the fuel probe was totally withdrawn, resulting in a full-car fireball! The pit crew quickly put out the fire and Meira went back into the race and remained on the lead lap! Cajones? Yep. » 5/24/09 3:37pm 5/24/09 3:37pm

Indy 500: Tony Kanaan Crashes Out Hard On Lap 99

Tony Kanaan's streak of leading every Indianapolis 500 he's ever been in has come to an end as he crashed hard into the wall on the entry of turn two and bounced off, hitting hard again on the other side. Thankfully he walked off under his own power. » 5/24/09 2:59pm 5/24/09 2:59pm

Indy 500: Davey Hamilton Hits The Wall In Turn Four

Turn four at the Indy 500 is turning into a graveyard as Davey Hamilton has hit the wall following similar crashes from Graham Rahal, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Doornbos (who kissed the wall after some 150 MPH reverse lock correction). We're 90 laps in and under green once again. » 5/24/09 2:42pm 5/24/09 2:42pm

Graham Rahal Crashes Exiting Turn Four, Dixon Takes Lead

For the second straight year, Graham Rahal has crashed in the beginning laps of the Indy 500, grinding the outside of his car hard into the outside wall while exiting turn four. Lucky for us he came to rest just in front of the press box. Pics below. » 5/24/09 2:20pm 5/24/09 2:20pm

Indy 500: Ryan Hunter-Reay Crashes Into Pit Lane

Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #21 car lost it into the outside of turn four and slid into pit lane amidst a shower of sparks. We're sitting at 12 laps of yellow out of 26 so you might say the Indianapolis 500 is getting off to a crashy start. » 5/24/09 1:48pm 5/24/09 1:48pm

Indy 500: And They're Off... To A Yellow

The green flag dropped on the 93th running of the Indianapolis 500 and almost right away two cars went into the wall. Mario Moraes and Marco Andretti tangled in the first lap. The 22-year-old Moraes was apparently on his cell phone and not paying attention, pushing Andretti into the wall. » 5/24/09 1:29pm 5/24/09 1:29pm

Things You See At The Indy 500

It's getting close to the start now, the grandstands are full, cars are on the track, all the teams are making last minute checks and Miss America is singing "America the Beautiful." Here's a collection of some of the sights and sounds going on right now at the Indy 500. » 5/24/09 12:45pm 5/24/09 12:45pm

Everything You Need To Know About The 2009 Indy 500

It may be 200 laps worth of left turns, but the Indianapolis 500 is a very big race. We've assembled the definitive collection of everything you need to know about today's events. » 5/24/09 10:30am 5/24/09 10:30am

Camaro Pace Cars Have Brake Weights, Crazy Wheel Imbalance

You might think the General would have addressed the brake weights added to the Chevy Camaro's squealing calipers for their Indy 500 pace cars. You'd be wrong, because these have those plus a ton of weights for actual wheel balancing. » 5/24/09 8:00am 5/24/09 8:00am

Indy 500: We're Here!

After a harrowing battle with 326 miles of cornfields and freeways, we've made it through the gates of the Indianapolis 500. It's already muggy, and the red sunrise looms like a warning from the racing gods. » 5/24/09 7:15am 5/24/09 7:15am

Jalopnik Going Indy, Perhaps A Bit Gonzo

Just a reminder that we'll be live from the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in racing this weekend. With a crowd capacity of 400,000 around the 2.5 mile oval and untold hoards tailgating outside, we'll be covering the ins-and-outs of this mind-bogglingly huge festival of speed. Details below. » 5/22/09 3:00pm 5/22/09 3:00pm