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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. A day after his fourth Indy 500 win, he explained his tactics

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 edging past Alex Palou on the penultimate lap of a thrilling race that validated Michael Shank's faith in the veteran Brazilian - who is discovering that there is life after Penske after all

Daly: Indy 500 lead stint "proved we belong up there"

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly believes his stint leading Sunday's Indianapolis 500 "proved we belong up there" before his hopes were dashed by a frightening wheel strike.

O’Ward not "fast enough” to win Indy 500

Pato O’Ward says his Arrow McLaren SP machine was not "fast enough" to win Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and there’s "more to be done" before his team can contend next year.

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 crashing out with a loose rear wheel.

Palou didn’t expect second place at the Indy 500 "would hurt that much” Indy 500
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Palou didn’t expect second place at the Indy 500 "would hurt that much”

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

Indy 500 winner Castroneves: “The older guys still get it”

Indianapolis 500’s newest four-time winner Helio Castroneves made a point to take a swipe at the regular talk of the current youth movement in IndyCar racing.

Indy 500: Castroneves pulls off stunning victory to beat Palou for fourth win

Helio Castroneves scorched to a sensational Indianapolis 500 victory, beating Alex Palou in a thrilling battle for the lead.

Pagenaud as confident as 2019 for Indy 500 despite qualifying woes

Simon Pagenaud says he feels "just as confident" for tomorrow's Indianapolis 500 as he was when he won the race in 2019, despite the Team Penske driver's struggles in qualifying.

Dixon, Power disagree over desired Indy 500 weather

Previous Indianapolis 500 winners Scott Dixon and Will Power are hoping for different weather and track conditions as they tackle IndyCar's most prestigious race from opposite ends of the grid.

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.

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

Known as the “greatest spectacle in racing”, the Indianapolis 500 is renowned for close racing in excess of 220mph with drivers just inches apart for 500 miles. But how many cars race, for how long does it last and has there ever been a race without a caution?

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.

Podcast: 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 polesitter Scott Dixon says practice for this year’s race hasn’t revealed much and no one truly knows the competitiveness of their cars.

Indy 500 preview: Will experience or youth be victorious at the Brickyard?

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...

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.

How many F1 drivers have won the Indy 500? Winners, drivers & more

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

2021 Indy 500 – Start time, how to watch, & more

Scott Dixon will start the 105th Indianapolis 500 from pole position after topping the fast nine qualifying session from Colton Herta. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

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

Rinus VeeKay says Ed Carpenter Racing's cars fared well in qualifying for IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 because they’re set up to handle the way the Chevrolet engine delivers its power.

Dixon didn’t want to know trim level before “hairy” Indy 500 pole run

Scott Dixon described his run to a fourth Indianapolis 500 pole as "hairy" after admitting he wasn’t sure how much downforce he had before his four-lap pole shootout run.

Indy 500: Dixon beats Herta to grab fourth pole

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

Indy 500: Power survives brush with wall to join Karam and De Silvestro on grid

Will Power survived a scrape with the wall to join Sage Karam and Simona De Silvestro in progressing through Bump Day to secure a place on the Indy 500 grid.

Dixon admits he still gets nervous before Indy 500 qualifying

Scott Dixon has admitted he still gets nervous before a four-lap run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway despite topping the times ahead of the Fast Nine Indy 500 pole position shootout.

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

Ed Carpenter believes his eponymous IndyCar team has everything it needs to challenge for the Indianapolis 500 in Sunday's Fast Nine shootout, allaying fears that the Chevrolet engine is underperforming.

Indy 500: Dixon leads as Power and De Silvestro face qualifying battle

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

Indy 500: Harvey heads final practice, Penske struggles continue

The final practice before qualifying for the 2021 Indianapolis 500 saw Jack Harvey of Meyer Shank Racing go fastest in the four-lap simulation runs as Team Penske’s struggles for pace continued.

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

Santino Ferrucci has rebounded from his Day 3 crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and is aiming for a spot in Sunday's Indy 500 shootout for pole.

McLaughlin's Indy 500 win chances 'as good as any rookie has ever had'

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

Dreyer & Reinbold still aiming for full-time IndyCar return

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing owner Dennis Reinbold wants to bring his team back to IndyCar full-time, after plans to expand its presence this year was altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indy 500: Kanaan leads Daly on Day 3 practice as Ferrucci crashes

Tony Kanaan topped the day three practice times for the 2021 Indianapolis 500 ahead of Conor Daly, as Santino Ferrucci suffered a heavy crash.

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

Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Tony Kanaan and Alex Palou have formed a Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2-3-4 on top of the speed charts halfway through the third day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.

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

Scott Dixon topped the speed charts after day 2 of practice for the Indianapolis 500, as three Chip Ganassi Racing cars and two Ed Carpenter Racing entries filled the top five places.

Paretta Autosport hints at more IndyCar 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.

Indy 500: Power tops opening day of practice

Will Power led Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato on the opening day of practice for the 2021 Indianapolis 500, as seven of the nine participating former winners filled the top 12.

Indy 500: Rahal leads Dixon in opening practice

Graham Rahal put defending Indianapolis 500 winners Rahal Letterman Lanigan on top for the opening practice for the 105th running of the Indy 500 ahead of 2008 winner Scott Dixon.

Sato could land $380,000 jackpot for back-to-back Indy 500 win Indy 500
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Sato could land $380,000 jackpot for back-to-back Indy 500 win

Takuma Sato will stand to gain an extra $380,000 on top of his seven-figure race winnings, should he win the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500.

New Top Gun team completes 35-car Indy 500 entry list

A new startup IndyCar team, Top Gun Racing, will field a single-car entry for series returnee R.C. Enerson in this year's Indianapolis 500 to complete a 35-car entry.

Tony Stewart to join A.J. Foyt as guest at Indy 500

Three-time NASCAR champion and former IRL IndyCar champion Tony Stewart will attend this year’s Indy 500 as guest of his hero A.J. Foyt.

Andretti adds sixth Indy 500 entry, Wilson to drive

Stefan Wilson will enter the Indianapolis 500 for a third time, and for a second time driving for Andretti Autosport in the blue-riband IndyCar event.

40 percent crowd capacity allowed for this year’s Indy 500

The 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 will run with up to 40 percent of venue capacity permitted, totalling approximately 135,000 fans.

“Couple of weeks” before IMS can define Indy 500 crowd situation

Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles has admitted that the plan for handling a large crowd at next month’s Indy 500 remains fluid for now.

VeeKay breaks finger in Indy 500 test crash

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet’s Rinus VeeKay suffered a hard collision with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway SAFER barrier on his fifth lap in Thursday’s Indy 500 test, sustaining a broken finger.

Hildebrand to race Foyt tribute car in Indy 500

J.R. Hildebrand will drive a fourth AJ Foyt Racing entry in the Indianapolis 500 with a paint scheme echoing that on A.J. Foyt’s first Indy winning car, 60 years ago.

Montoya to run #86 at Indy to honour Revson’s pole for McLaren

Juan Pablo Montoya’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet will carry #86 at next month’s Indianapolis 500 to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Peter Revson’s record-breaking pole run in the McLaren M16.