Manor Formula One reserve driver and Indianapolis 500 rookie Alexander Rossi appeared to coast through the finish running on what had to be leftover fumes to win today’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
When you’re driving 200 mph, there’s not much time to react to a crash, especially when that crash happens only a few feet ahead of you. Just ask Conor Daly at this year’s Indy 500, who spun himself into a wall trying to avoid a crashed Mikhail Aleshin.
We already know how complicated Formula One steering wheels can be, but are the reins of an IndyCar any simpler? What do all of those buttons do? Here’s a breakdown.
Today’s Indianapolis 500 is full of unlikely mistakes from experienced hotshoes, and that’s exactly how to describe this bizarre pit lane collision between Townsend Bell, Helio Castroneves and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Seriously, what are they doing in pit lane today?
Sage Karam, one of several one-off entries hoping to impress his way into more IndyCar drives during today’s Indianapolis 500, is out of the race after smacking into the wall outside Turn 1.
Juan Pablo Montoya will have his worst-ever finish at the Indy 500, and his first finish outside the top five today. He’s officially out of the race after a spin sent him into the wall outside Turn 2.
IndyCar’s Will Power got sent to the back of the field for an unsafe release into the path of Tony Kanaan during today’s Indianapolis 500. From the onboard video, it just kind of looks like the driving of a sleepy grandma puttering outside her lane as sleepy grandmas do.
The 100th Indianapolis 500 only attracted 33 cars—enough to fill the grid, but not enough to have entries bumped from the grid during qualifying. Despite the milestone year, teams are still very conservative with who they’ll put in a car. Here’s why just making the grid was so hard this time.
The Indianapolis 500 is about to make history with its landmark 100th race, and we’re live on the scene to survey the grid. Join our own Jason Torchinsky live now as he tours the grid ahead of the race. What do you want to know about the cars on the grid? The drivers lined up with them? Ask us now!
What on earth is a dome skid, and why is it such a big deal? Well, for one, we haven’t seen the kind of massive airborne crashes at this year’s Indianapolis 500 like we did last year. Racer caught up with polesitter James Hinchcliffe ahead of the race for a quick, clear run-down of IndyCar’s new safety gear.
It’s notoriously difficult to get in and out of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Traffic will be so bad for this weekend’s sold-out race, you might as well camp out. Since you’re not driving anyway, why not have a beer—or ten? Join us as we roam Indy’s campgrounds in search of the party.
Today’s Indy cars look drastically different than those that ran in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and that has a lot to do with the series’ aerodynamic advancements. The Verizon IndyCar Series has a video showing just how much slipperier cars have become throughout the decades, and take this as a warning: nerdy…
When people mention James Hinchcliffe’s life-threatening Indianapolis 500 practice accident one year ago, they often gloss over all of the gory details. Not Hinch himself, though. His recap of the accident—which he doesn’t remember, thanks to a concussion—and his recovery on The Players’ Tribune is a must-read.
Everyone knows it’s the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, but how are teams preparing for it? What do teams bring with them? How do they set up their car, and their work space? Join us for a walk through live now as we head into Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s haulers here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It’s time for the so-called “greatest spectacle in racing”: the Indianapolis 500. This year’s race is even more intense given that it’s the 100th running of the big show. Here’s why you should tune in, besides the fact that if you don’t you’re a bad American.
The Indianapolis 500 only hits its milestone 100th race once. All eyes are on the sleepy burg of Speedway, Indiana, including ours. As such, five of us are here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking in the greatest spectacle in racing.
The Indianapolis 500 doesn’t greet winners with a big bottle of champagne as most races do. They hand the winner an ice cold bottle of milk. This creates a curious artifact every year: a list of driver’s milk preferences. Who wants the whole experience? Who’d rather water it down? Behold! Here’s this year’s list.
Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya’s first qualifying run on Sunday got trashed this weekend. Montoya was given a do-over after running over a garbage bag on track.
The Verizon IndyCar Series’ James Hinchcliffe might have just pulled off one of the best comebacks in racing. In 2015, Hinchcliffe almost died in an Indianapolis 500 practice crash when a suspension piece went through his leg. This year, he’ll start the Indy 500 on pole position for its landmark 100th running.
One of this year’s rookies is more familiar with the Indianapolis 500 than most: Stefan Wilson. Stefan’s brother Justin died last year following a head injury sustained at Pocono, but Justin’s legacy lives on in an unlikely way— his notes. Stefan used Justin’s notes to help him through his first IndyCar drive since…