Automobile racing

May 25, 2017 - 7:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead," will drive the pace car Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Morgan shot to stardom with a recurring role on ABC's show "Grey's Anatomy," and has appeared on shows ranging from "...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, Marco Andretti, right, talks with car owner and father Michael Andretti during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Michael Andretti needed some assurances before running six cars in this year's Indianapolis 500. He also needed some help. But aside from finding extra crew members and sponsorship, the biggest challenge of this week may be communication. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 25, 2017 - 2:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before Marco Andretti ties the knot, he has another milestone in mind to seal with a kiss. This love story comes with no guarantees: The Brickyard just may jilt him. But "Indianapolis 500 champion Marco Andretti" sure does have a nice ring to it for a family touched with more...
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Marco Andretti prepares to drive during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 25, 2017 - 2:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before Marco Andretti ties the knot, he has another milestone in mind to seal with a kiss. This love story comes with no guarantees: The Brickyard just may jilt him. But "Indianapolis 500 champion Marco Andretti" sure does have a nice ring to it for a family touched with more...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016, file photo, the car driven by Alexander Rossi is serviced during a pit stop in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Putting together the right pit crew can make all the difference on race day. Just ask defending Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi, who overcame some early race struggles last year and wound up relying on those same guys to help him reach victory lane. (AP Photo/Rob Baker, File)
May 24, 2017 - 11:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the agonizing seconds ticked away last May, Alexander Rossi's frustration mounted on pit lane. The first time his crew struggled with the fuel probe, Rossi dropped from 10th to 22nd. The second time, it knocked him back to 30th and seemingly out of contention in his first...
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Former team owner Robert Yates is congratulated by a family member after being named as a member of the class of 2018 during an announcement at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 8:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself. It turns out his professor was wrong. Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, grabs his helmet before the start of a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 1:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. But the restaurant was closed by the time Dixon had completed his media obligations Sunday night. "Really only the next choice was to get fast food...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, climbs out of his car following during a practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 23, 2017 - 2:04 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso. Sure, "The Iceman" was robbed at gunpoint in the drive thru of a Taco Bell just a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway not...
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Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, watches with his wife, Emma, the final attempt to knock him off the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 22, 2017 - 11:26 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. A police report that the robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at the fast-food restaurant less than a mile...
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The car driven by Sebastien Bourdais, of France, impacts the wall in the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Fair)
May 21, 2017 - 6:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Davison will replace Sebastien Bourdais in Dale Coyne Racing's No. 18 car. Bourdais crashed Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, leaving him with multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip. The French driver had pelvic surgery and was recovering in...
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Scott Dixon, right, of New Zealand, celebrates with car owner Chip Ganassi after winning the pole during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 21, 2017 - 6:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years Sunday to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole. The New Zealander finished with a qualifying speed of 232.164 mph, the best since Arie Luyendyk's track record of 236.986 in 1996. Dixon's first...
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