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Indy 500 has its highest viewing figures in five years Indy 500
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Indy 500 has its highest viewing figures in five years

NBC has revealed that Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 saw a 51 percent increase in viewership over the delayed August 2020 edition.

Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history

Helio Castroneves’ overwhelming vivaciousness outside the cockpit belies a hardcore racer who knows how to plot his moves – and then recall it all for us. A day after his fourth Indy 500 win, Helio explained his tactics to David Malsher-Lopez.

How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status

Helio Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears with the most Indianapolis 500 wins after sweeping around the outside of Alex Palou on the penultimate lap in a thrilling climax. In one race, he validated Michael Shank's and Jim Meyer's faith in him, and Helio himself discovered there's life after Penske after all.

ECR's Indy 500 bid unravels after leading the most laps Indy 500
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ECR's Indy 500 bid unravels after leading the most laps

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay and Conor Daly said they loved leading their first laps at the Indianapolis 500, but issues in the second half stopped them challenging for the win.

Rahal's missed shot at Indy 500 win "is going to sting" Indy 500
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Rahal's missed shot at Indy 500 win "is going to sting"

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Graham Rahal says his exit from the 2021 Indianapolis 500 is "going to sting for a while" after the American crashed out due to a loose rear wheel.

O’Ward: “We just weren’t fast enough” to win Indy 500 Indy 500
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O’Ward: “We just weren’t fast enough” to win Indy 500

Pato O’Ward says there’s “more to be done” at his Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet team if he is to contend for victory in next year’s Indianapolis 500 after he finished fourth on Sunday.

Helio just gave me 10 more years of my career, says Pagenaud Indy 500
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Helio just gave me 10 more years of my career, says Pagenaud

The 2019 Indy winner Simon Pagenaud says Helio Castroneves’ victory in today’s Indy 500 has elongated his own IndyCar career by proving the elder generation still has what it takes.

Palou: “I didn’t expect second place would hurt that much” Indy 500
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Palou: “I didn’t expect second place would hurt that much”

Indy 500 runner-up Alex Palou says he’s proud of his performance but that it “hurts a lot” to fall half a second short of beating Helio Castroneves for victory.

Indy winner Castroneves: “I’ve still got it, don’t you think?” Indy 500
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Indy winner Castroneves: “I’ve still got it, don’t you think?”

Indy 500’s newest four-time winner Helio Castroneves used NBC’s TV broadcast to take a swipe at the regular talk of the current youth movement in IndyCar racing.

Indy 500: Castroneves beats Palou, scores famous fourth win Indy 500
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Indy 500: Castroneves beats Palou, scores famous fourth win

Helio Castroneves has become the fourth four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 after his Meyer Shank Racing-Honda finished half a second ahead of Alex Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing entry in a tense duel in the closing laps.

The 33-car line-up for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500

On Sunday at 12.45pm ET, the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 gets underway at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These are the 33 IndyCars that will take the green.

Penske hopes for “full house” at 2022 Indy 500

Roger Penske says he hopes today’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 will “help our country moving forward” as it recovers from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

Confident Pagenaud thrilled by car: “She’s a beauty!” Indy 500
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Confident Pagenaud thrilled by car: “She’s a beauty!”

2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud reckons despite Team Penske’s struggles in qualifying, he can charge forward in tomorrow’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon, Power at odds over desired weather for Indy 500

Scott Dixon and Will Power are hoping for different weather and track conditions as they tackle the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 from opposite ends of the grid.

2021 Indy 500 Pace Car: What is it and who’s driving it?

Regardless of who’s competing, there’s always one car that leads at the Indy 500 – the pace car. Find out what it is, who’s driving and more.

2022 Indianapolis 500 logo is revealed

The logo for next year’s 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge features the legendary winner’s wreath.

Indy 500: Ganassi, Penske lead final practice on Carb Day

Pole-winner Scott Dixon topped the near-two hours of action that IndyCar was able to squeeze in before the rain returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the final day of practice before Sunday’s Indy 500.

How much money does the Indy 500 winner receive? Prize purse explained Indy 500
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How much money does the Indy 500 winner receive? Prize purse explained

The Indianapolis 500 is a race like no other and packs one of the richest prizes in all of motorsports.

Indy 500: How many cars race, how long is it, where is it & more Indy 500
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Indy 500: How many cars race, how long is it, where is it & more

The Indy 500 is known as the “greatest spectacle in racing” and sees drivers race at speeds well in excess of 220mph just inches apart for 500 miles, but how many cars race, how long does it last and has there ever been a race without a caution? Find out below.

Star of “Art of racing in the rain” to be honorary Indy starter

Milo Ventimiglia, an Emmy nominated actor, as well as a director and producer, will serve as honorary starter for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Indy 500 reaches its restricted-capacity crowd limit Indy 500
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Indy 500 reaches its restricted-capacity crowd limit

Indianapolis Motor Speedway has revealed that it has reached its 40 percent venue capacity, and that there will be no delay in TV broadcast in the local area.

Brown: Montoya is “contributing to everybody” at Arrow McLaren SP

Juan Pablo Montoya’s presence at Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet for the Indianapolis 500 has helped boost the team as a whole, says McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

Power: I’d give up my 2018 Indy 500 prize money to win again

Team Penske’s Will Power says he would give up all his winnings from the 2018 Indianapolis 500 “in a heartbeat” if it meant he could win America’s biggest open-wheel race again this weekend.

Andretti has “thought about” quitting IndyCar if he wins Indy 500

Marco Andretti has admitted retiring from IndyCar is a possibility should he win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Dixon: “We haven’t seen a true picture” in Indy 500 practice

Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon says that practice days have only revealed so much and that no one truly knows the competitiveness of their cars, outside of their teams.

Brown praises IndyCar, believes TV data can be improved

McLaren CEO Zak Brown reckons the racing in IndyCar is “awesome” but believes the information relayed to TV viewers could be enhanced.

F1 drivers who won the Indy 500

The Indy 500 is called ‘the greatest spectacle in racing’, but how many Formula 1 drivers have taken it on and won?

Fittipaldi receives fastest Indy 500 rookie qualifier award

Pietro Fittipaldi has received his Fastest Rookie qualifier award from the 2012 winner of the accolade, Josef Newgarden, after qualifying an impressive 13th last Saturday.

Every Indy 500 pace car and its driver, 1911 to 2021

Danica Patrick is the latest in a long roll-call of celebrities and/or motorsport figures to drive the pace car and lead the eleven rows of three to the green flag.

How did the Indy 500’s Borg-Warner Trophy become an icon?

When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.

Indy 500 preview: Will experience or youth be victorious?

A quarter of the drivers racing in the 105th edition of the Indianapolis 500 are former winners - but are they the favourites? The veteran drivers largely impressed in qualifying - but there's also a plethora of young guns looking to secure victory at IndyCar's flagship race...

The 33-car line-up for this year’s Indy 500

On Sunday at 12.45pm ET, the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 gets underway at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These are the 33 IndyCars that will take the green.

Indy 500: Ganassi cars lead last practice before Carb Day Indy 500
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Indy 500: Ganassi cars lead last practice before Carb Day

Alex Palou, Marcus Ericsson, Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon occupied four of the top five speeds in the final race-trim practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before next Friday’s two-hour Carb Day practice.

VeeKay: “Perfect” Carpenter cars “suit Chevy powerband”

Rinus VeeKay says the reason Ed Carpenter Racing cars were so strong in qualifying is because they’re set up to handle the way the Chevrolet delivers its power.

Dixon didn’t want to know trim level before “hairy” pole run

Scott Dixon has admitted he wasn’t sure how much downforce he had when he embarked on his four-lap run that won him pole for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Indy 500: Dixon beats Herta for fourth Indy pole Indy 500
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Indy 500: Dixon beats Herta for fourth Indy pole

Scott Dixon eclipsed a great effort from Colton Herta and the Ed Carpenter Racing duo to nail his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole, and Ganassi’s sixth, with a four-lap average of 231.685mph.

Indy 500: Karam, Power, De Silvestro have made the race Indy 500
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Indy 500: Karam, Power, De Silvestro have made the race

Sage Karam, Will Power – surviving a scrape on the wall – and Simona De Silvestro will occupy the last row of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500, while there was heartbreak for Charlie Kimball and RC Enerson.

Indy 500: Castroneves tops practice, three last-chancers run

Helio Castroneves went fastest for Meyer Shank Racing as Fast Nine pole contenders got an opportunity for last-minute testing, as did the five fighting for the last row.

Castroneves, Jones, Fittipaldi become stars of Indy qualifying

Helio Castroneves, Ed Jones and rookie Pietro Fittipaldi proved startling stars of qualifying for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Carpenter: We have everything we need to fight for Indy pole

Ed Carpenter Racing blew apart the theory that Chevrolet was underperforming at high boost levels in Indy this year, when it qualified fourth and fifth ahead of tomorrow’s Fast Nine shootout.

Dixon thrilled by team, admits to nerves before qualifying Indy 500
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Dixon thrilled by team, admits to nerves before qualifying

Scott Dixon was thrilled to see Ganassi qualify all four cars for Sunday’s Fast Nine shootout for pole, but admitted he gets nervous before a four-lap run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy 500: Dixon P1, Power and De Silvestro not yet qualified

Will Power and Simona De Silvestro are among the five drivers who will fight for the last row of the Indianapolis 500 grid tomorrow, while Scott Dixon will lead the Fast Nine shootout.

Palou suffers heavy shunt in Indy qualifying

Alex Palou has suffered a huge shunt during qualifying for the 105th Indy 500 qualifying, but has been released from the infield Medical Center and cleared to drive again.

Indy 500: Dixon leads qualifying, Power is in trouble

Scott Dixon led qualifying after the opening four-lap runs for the Indianapolis 500, Ed Carpenter starred for Chevrolet, but 2018 Indy winner Will Power has found his Penske lamentably slow.

Indy 500: Harvey heads practice, Penske struggles continue

The final practice before qualifying saw Jack Harvey of Meyer Shank Racing-Honda top the four-lap simulation runs while Team Penske-Chevrolet’s struggles for pace continue.

Ferrucci rebounds from Indy shunt, aims for a Fast Nine slot Indy 500
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Ferrucci rebounds from Indy shunt, aims for a Fast Nine slot

Santino Ferrucci rebounded from his Day 3 crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to claim eighth in the qualifying simulation runs and aim for the Sunday shootout for pole.

Indy 500: Ericsson, Herta top 4-lap averages on Fast Friday Indy 500
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Indy 500: Ericsson, Herta top 4-lap averages on Fast Friday

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson led the four-lap averages in qualifying simulations on Fast Friday at the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500, ahead of Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward.

Dr. Terry Trammell earns Louis Schwitzer BorgWarner Award

The 55th annual Louis Schwitzer Award was presented to Terry Trammell, M.D., for his work on biomedical engineering for IndyCar driver safety at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy 500: Honda dominates first half of Fast Friday

HPD Honda-powered cars have sprung to prominence at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the BorgWarner twin-turbos have been turned up to 1.5-bar boost.

McLaughlin “has as good a chance as any rookie has ever had”

Tim Cindric, Team Penske president, believes Scott McLaughlin has as good a chance to win the Indianapolis 500 as any rookie has ever had.

F1 vs IndyCar: Which is faster, horsepower, assists and more compared

Formula 1 and IndyCar are both considered to be premier single-seater series, with huge fan bases and drivers clamoring to compete within it.

Dreyer & Reinbold still aiming for full-time IndyCar return

Dennis Reinbold says he still aims to return Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to IndyCar full-time after the plan to expand its part-time presence this year was altered by the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

O’Ward, VeeKay, Herta talk sketchy cars, difficult passes

Pato O’Ward, Rinus VeeKay and Colton Herta had varied days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Day 3 of practice but all concluded it’s tough to pass because the IndyCars feel so “sketchy” in dirty air.

Indy 500: Kanaan leads Daly in race setup testing on Day 3 Indy 500
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Indy 500: Kanaan leads Daly in race setup testing on Day 3

The 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan set the fastest lap of the day, as he and Conor Daly were the only drivers to go over 225mph.

Indy 500: Ferrucci suffers big shunt on Day 3 Indy 500
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Indy 500: Ferrucci suffers big shunt on Day 3

Santino Ferrucci has crashed on the third day of practice for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Indy 500: Ganassi 1-2-3-4 halfway through Day 3 practice Indy 500
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Indy 500: Ganassi 1-2-3-4 halfway through Day 3 practice

Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Tony Kanaan and Alex Palou have put their Chip Ganassi Racing-Hondas on top of the speed charts halfway through the third day of practice.

Newgarden’s “best chance yet” at Indy 500 win, says engineer Indy 500
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Newgarden’s “best chance yet” at Indy 500 win, says engineer

Josef Newgarden’s Team Penske race engineer Gavin Ward believes this year is the two-time champion’s best chance yet at Indianapolis 500 glory.

Indy 500: Ganassi and Carpenter cars top Day 2 of practice Indy 500
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Indy 500: Ganassi and Carpenter cars top Day 2 of practice

Scott Dixon led speed charts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after Day 2’s six hours of practice, as three Chip Ganassi Racing-Hondas and two Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolets filled the top five places.

Paretta Autosport hints at more races beyond Indy 500

Paretta Autosport team owner Beth Paretta has suggested her team will continue beyond the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 – and Simona de Silvestro believes she could be available for future outings.

Enerson completes rookie test, becomes 35th Indy contender

RC Enerson and Top Gun Racing-Chevrolet have completed the Indy 500 Rookie Orientation Program and is now eligible to take part in practice.