The Most Dangerous Thing In Juan Pablo Montoya's Garage Has 17 HP

Old race cars, model airplanes, trophies, a climbing wall, and even the Indianapolis 500 Oldsmobile Aurora pace car from his first win: it’s good to be Juan Pablo Montoya. Now that he’s won a second Indy 500, we fully expect Montoya to make a few additions to this Miami warehouse full of toys.
» 5/28/15 10:01am Today 10:01am

Montoya Drove From The Back To Win A Four-Way Battle For The Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
» 5/24/15 4:13pm Sunday 4:13pm

Racers Crash On First Lap Of Indianapolis 500, Then Crash Under Yellow

It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
» 5/24/15 1:52pm Sunday 1:52pm

Drivers Playing Musical Chairs At The Back Of The Indianapolis 500 Grid

What’s up with the last row of the Indianapolis 500’s starting grid, and why isn’t it the Hawksworth/Coletti/Clauson trio who actually qualified last? Well, it’s IndyCar’s reminder that driver changes are for Le Mans, not the 500. Here’s who swapped seats with who, and why. » 5/23/15 3:58pm Saturday 3:58pm

Hinchcliffe Expected To Make Full Recovery After Horrific IndyCar Crash

Finally, some good news from IndyCar. Yesterday we learned that injuries sustained by James Hinchcliffe in his terrible crash at Indy were far worse than we thought. The suspension went through his leg and into his pelvis, causing extreme bleeding. But today he’s improved greatly and is expected to recover fully. » 5/20/15 2:03pm 5/20/15 2:03pm

This Is David Letterman Interviewing Mario Andretti At The 1971 Indy 500

David Letterman’s career in TV comes to an end this evening with the conclusion of his run as host of Late Show. But Letterman has humble roots in Indiana, and before he became one of the most successful late night hosts in history, he was just a guy from Indiana that loved racing. Here he is at the Indy 500. » 5/20/15 12:29pm 5/20/15 12:29pm

Report: Hinchcliffe Had Suspension Piece Go Through Leg, Nearly Bled Out

Yesterday, James Hinchcliffe had a massive crash during practice for the Indy 500. He was taken to the hospital and had surgery on his leg. IndyCar described his condition as “stable.” But now Racer reports that he actually had the suspension go through his leg and into his pelvis, and the blood loss posed an… » 5/19/15 11:41am 5/19/15 11:41am

James Hinchcliffe Hospitalized After IndyCar Practice Accident

According to MotorSportsTalk, a component failure on James Hinchcliffe’s number 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda IndyCar sent him into the wall outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Turn 3. Hinchcliffe was transported to nearby IU Methodist Hospital with a thigh injury from the wreck.
» 5/18/15 3:13pm 5/18/15 3:13pm

IndyCar Responds To Flips By Mandating Race Aero For Qualifying

Three incidents with three different Chevrolet IndyCars forced the series to put a stop to teams removing or swapping aerodynamic pieces to get a good, low-drag package for qualifying. They mandated that teams qualify in full-race trim and lowered the boost cars can run to slow down the cars in qualifying. » 5/17/15 3:06pm 5/17/15 3:06pm

Ed Carpenter Escapes Unharmed After Latest Terrifying IndyCar Flip

Ed Carpenter is the latest driver to experience a frightening flip in IndyCar. His #20 Chevrolet spun exiting turn 2 during a practice session this morning, hit the wall backwards, then climbed up the wall, eventually landing upside-down. The result was pretty scary. Thankfully, he escaped the flip unharmed.
» 5/17/15 9:02am 5/17/15 9:02am

Katherine Legge And Her All-Female Team Hope To Win The 2016 Indy 500

Grace Autosport hopes to break new ground for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next year: they’re the first all-female team. Not only is Katherine Legge driving the car itself, but the entire team behind her will be female as well. No one team in professional motorsport has ever done anything like this before.
» 5/15/15 6:30pm 5/15/15 6:30pm

Simona de Silvestro Escapes Unharmed After Her IndyCar Ignites On Fire

Simona de Silvestro’s cars have an unfortunate history of catching fire at the Indianapolis 500, it seems. Today’s practice session fire was her third fire in five visits to the famous race. Fortunately, she was able to hop out of the car before flames caught up to her seat inside.
» 5/13/15 10:38am 5/13/15 10:38am

Injured Spectator Sues IndyCar After Skull Fractured By Race Debris

Per the Tampa Bay Times, the spectator injured by a flying chunk of aero kit at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has filed a lawsuit against the series, race owner/operator Green Savoree, and the manufacturer of the fence around the track for damages in excess of $15,000.
» 5/12/15 1:20pm 5/12/15 1:20pm

This Is Honda's Leaner, Meaner Aero Kit For The Indianapolis 500

If you thought Honda’s usual aero kit for IndyCar this year was too complicated, busy and silly, perhaps you’ll like the more classic look of their superspeedway version. Honda optimized their aerodynamics for big oval races like the Indianapolis 500, foregoing a few wings for straight =-line speed.
» 5/01/15 2:48pm 5/01/15 2:48pm