Two very normal Australian boys went vroom vroom in their cars today. When they had finished, one jumped into a pool of dirty water fully clothed with all of his friends, and the other drank a milk the wrong way. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!
Screaming “I won it” to his wife Liz, the look on 37-year-old Australian Will Power’s face so filled with emotion. He is a racing driver that wears his emotions on his sleeve, and is well known for flipping a few birds, and it feels good to see him finally win the 500. He’s won damn near everything else in North…
The “greatest spectacle in racing” just one-upped itself in one pit stop. The No. 26 pit stall and car of Zach Veach burst into flames after a fueling mishap during today’s Indianapolis 500, but his crew yelled at him to drive off anyway. Fortunately, the wind blowing over his car put out the flames in no time. Speed…
When Danica Patrick lost her Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride at the end of the 2017 season, she said she’d compete twice more, in two of America’s biggest racing events, before retiring from the top levels of the sport in 2018—the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Both of those attempts ended in a wreck.
There’s something incredibly satisfying about flying past a race track in an airplane and actually being able to sneak a picture. But I think astronaut Drew Feustel just one-upped all of us.
The Indianapolis 500 is one of several races that will leave you planted in front of the TV this Sunday and it’s known for one strange tradition: the winner gets handed a bottle of milk to drink and/or pour all over themselves. Indy 500 drivers even designate their preferred kind of milk before the race. Here’s what…
0.043 seconds is all that separated Al Unser, Jr’s victory from Scott Goodyear’s second place in the 1992 Indianapolis 500 race. Get ready for some great action as we close in on the 102nd Indy 500 one week from today.
If you talk to an IndyCar fan about Bump Day, you’re going to get two very drastic responses. People are either super incredibly excited about the fact that we’re finally going to see cars bumped again, or they’re dreading the entire day of qualifying dedicated to seeing which drivers aren’t going to make it.
While us normal people like to hang out and maybe sleep a bit after we shatter a bone, pro drivers tend to ask how quickly they can get back in the car they likely got injured in. For Sebastien Bourdais, who fractured his hip and pelvis in a huge Indianapolis 500 qualifying wreck, the answer was less than three months.
In a week when Andretti Autosport and Japanese-born driver Takuma Sato should be celebrating their Indianapolis 500 win, they’re instead busy deleting and reporting all of the derogatory and profane comments being posted on their social media. That’s not the reaction you expect after your first Indy 500 win.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso didn’t miss racing in the F1 Monaco Grand Prix he skipped for the Indianapolis 500, and it doesn’t sound like people from his home country did either. The reported Spanish television audience for the Indy 500 was more than double that of Monaco on Sunday.
One of the greatest traditions of the Indianapolis 500 isn’t on track at all. Take the vast cross-section of racing ultra-fans and loopy midwesterners, add enough alcohol to drown the entire German state of Bavaria, and you’ve got yourself the best people-watching on the planet.
When Takuma Sato made a late-race pass to win Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, it was worth enough in purse money to pay off your student loans and have cash left over to buy a Ferrari LaFerrari in full. The winner’s earnings were nearly $2.5 million this year, a whopping $1.7 million more than second place got.
Hopefully you enjoyed this year’s Indy 500, and remember: things could always be worse. Much worse.
With a several late-race passes over leader Max Chilton and a fierce battle for the win with Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato won the 2017 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His car was the Andretti Honda engine that could... actually survive the race.
Just moments after Fernando Alonso’s engine blew to bring out the yellow flag at the Indianapolis 500, five cars wound up in a massive crash with less than 20 laps to go in the race. Between engines blowing and cars crashing, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have much of a field left by the end of this thing.
I’m really not the biggest Fernando Alonso fan out there, but that didn’t matter when the Spanish Formula One driver walked past me at the Indianapolis 500. I was no match for his dreamy aura.
Fernando Alonso, painstakingly subject to his McLaren-Honda team’s awful car every week, can’t escape the back of the Formula One field. But by hopping into a car he’s never raced before for the Indianapolis 500 and running at the top of the field, Alonso’s reminding us just how amazing of a driver he is.
Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon sadly got caught in the path of Jay Howard’s out of control car during today’s race, sending Dixon airborne and temporarily halting the race for clean-up.
What’s the deal with the race Fernando Alonso opted to do over the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix this year? It’s the 101st running of the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indianapolis 500, and it’s perhaps the most prestigious oval race on earth. Here’s the basic rundown in case you’re new to this show.