John Force tied Ed “Ace” McCulloch for the most Funny Car wins in Indy history, powering his Camaro to a run of 3.919 seconds at 324.44 mph to beat Jack Beckman.
Pocono’s track has been questioned over its compatibility with IndyCar. A five-car crash occurred on the opening lap at the track last month. Justin Wilson was killed there in 2015 and Robert Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury last year when his car sailed into the fence.
The England-based company plans to return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Matt Breeden was chosen to oversee the SVRA’s day-to-day operations, including finances, event management and member relations.
Roger Penske, 82, is a fixture in the Detroit automotive scene and is one of America’s most successful businessmen. He celebrated his record 18th Indianapolis 500 victory as a car owner in May with driver Simon Pagenaud.
Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. But the native of France didn’t hesitate to accept President Donald Trump's invitation.
The governor previously did not have authority to appoint anyone to the quasi-government agency, but that changed earlier this year in legislation that’s expected to keep the Indiana Pacers in town and fund the CIB for the next 25 years.
Alexander Rossi pocketed $759,159 for his second straight runner-up finish.
John Menard finally reached victory lane Sunday with owner Roger Penske and driver Simon Pagenaud, their car sponsored by Menard’s Midwest-based home improvement chain. Menard has been sponsoring cars at Indy since 1979.
NBC’s first broadcast of the Indy 500 earned a household rating of 3.43, the best for the race since the 100th running of the race earned a 4.1 rating in 2016.
Helio Castroneves has won the Indianapolis 500 three times, making him one of the most accomplished auto racers in history. But he says his personal brand owes more to dancing than driving.
The safety piece will virtually cover the open-air cockpit with a clear screen on a titanium framework. Its purpose is to protect the driver from flying debris.
Fifty years after his signature win, Speedway legend dismisses idea of a family curse.
NBC mainstays Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by Tom Hanks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of a live broadcast honoring caregivers to U.S. military veterans.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared to qualify a car for the Indianapolis 500, and small oversights snowballed into the final result.
Kyle Kaiser, 23, in a dramatic last-gasp bid by tiny Juncos Racing, knocked Fernando Alonso off the bubble and ruined the day for McLaren, which was trying to make a comeback to the Indy 500 for the first time since the 1970s.
McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for Indianapolis 500 practice.