IndyCar is mandating the use of panels on the rear wheel guards for the remaining three superspeedway races. Tuesday's action is in response to three cars going airborne during preparation for the Indianapolis 500.
Juan Pablo Montoya will receive $2,449,055 for his Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday. The Colombian driver's earnings were part of a $13,397,315 overall purse announced at the annual victory banquet Monday.
Despite a finish in which several drivers had a shot, there was little doubt that the winning team would either be Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Their drivers dominated the field and led 193 of 200 laps.
When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. The origins of that barrier began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George.
Officials are planning another $30 million-plus in renovations to the historic track in time for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next May. Improvements will be made to gateway entrances and grandstand seating.