The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
IMS chairman Mari Hulman George has been ordering Indy 500 drivers to “start your engines” for longer than most of us have been alive. Today, another woman tried to butt in on her command, Kanye-style. Mari Hulman George wasn’t having any of it, and damn near backhanded the young lady. »
Ed Carpenter is the latest driver to experience a frightening flip in IndyCar. His #20 Chevrolet spun exiting turn 2 during a practice session this morning, hit the wall backwards, then climbed up the wall, eventually landing upside-down. The result was pretty scary. Thankfully, he escaped the flip unharmed.
Helio Castroneves has won the Indy 500 three times. He’s blessed at the speedway. But today the speedway bit back. Thankfully, Helio is ok. »
Casual observers might wonder why pit crew wear safety equipment like flame-resistant suits and helmets, seeing as how they’re not driving any cars or anything. But this is exactly why as much safety equipment as possible is absolutely necessary, for everyone involved. »
A suspension wasn't the only thing spawned by the Kurt Busch protective order ruling last week. Pit stall vandalism, regrettable tweets and even an IndyCar statement have been among the fallout from NASCAR's decision to suspend Kurt Busch indefinitely. Here's a rundown of everything you may have missed. »
ESPN on ABC's coverage of the thrilling final laps of yesterday's Indy 500 left many viewers upset, as Bristol's repeated coverage of the race leaders' significant others battled that of the actual racing. Here's a comparison of what ESPN aired versus video from the international feed. »
After a relatively incident-free running of the 98th Indianapolis 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay is your 2014 race winner. Congrats Ryan! »
Since 1911, the Indianapolis 500 has been an American Memorial Day tradition. Like the Kentucky Derby and horse racing, it's the one event where people who don't even care about the sport end up watching. The difference? The damn horses don't go 240 MPH. »
Marco Andretti is a third generation driver with the most famous name in motorsports. He's only 27, but he's been racing for ages. And now he's here to answer all of your most important questions before the Indy 500 on Sunday. »
A huge collision occurred right at the start of the inaugural IndyCar Indianapolis Grand Prix involving Carlos Munoz, Mikhail Aleshin, and Sebastian Saavedra. It looks as if Saavedra suffered some sort of electrical failure, preventing his car from launching, even while it sat on pole. »
During the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power and Scott Dixon hit the pits at the same time. After swapping tires, Dixon took off as Travis Law, a crew member for Power's car, was carrying a tire away from the pit. Dixon's rear tire clipped Law's handheld tire and the speed sent it flying into Law and Law into… »
Sébastien Bourdais came second in the IndyCar race in Toronto yesterday, and was accordingly given a trophy. Said trophy proceeded to completely fall apart and bounce away from his hands before shattering. It looks like they don't make trophies like they used to. »