IndyCar driver Will Power was not pleased with race officials this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and vented his frustration with two glorious, flaming birds of obscenity. And thus a meme was born. TO THE PHOTOSHOPS!
Heads up Indy Racing League fans (all twelve of you). The IRL's announced they're sticking with current chassis-builder Dallara for the next generation of lighter-weight and cheaper cars with customizable aero-packages.
The last lap of this year's Indy 500 provided the most excitement when Mike Conway's #24 car collided with an out-of-gas Ryan Hunter-Reay, sending Conway backwards into the catch fence. Here's the terrifying replay.
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.
During a pit stop, Vitor Meira got the OK to pull away before the fuel probe was totally withdrawn, resulting in a full-car fireball!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.
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.
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.
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.
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.