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AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar driver Scott Dixon is speaking publicly for the first time about being robbed at gunpoint hours after winning the pole for this weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Dixon and retired IndyCar great Dario Franchitti were robbed at a Taco Bell drive-thru on Sunday night not far from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two teenage boys were later arrested by police...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

IndyCar drivers Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint in Taco Bell drive-thru

The IndyCar world has descended upon Indianapolis for the biggest race of the year, and we’ve already seen some crazy stuff happening on the track. On Sunday night, another crazy thing occurred, though this happened off the track as Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at an Indianapolis Taco Bell, per FOX 59 in Indianapolis.Franchitti and Dixon were reportedly...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter Tops Saturday Indianapolis 500 Qualifying as Fast 9 Advance

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — In an Indianapolis 500 qualifying day marred by bad weather and a serious accident from a top qualifying contender, Ed Carpenter Racing’s eponymous team owner came out on top. Ed Carpenter’s No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet was one of the last five cars to qualify for a chance to...
Via Motorsports Tribune
3 days ago

Marco Andretti Leads Opening Day at Indy, Alonso Fastest Rookie

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The opening day of practice for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 officially began after a two hour rookie orientation/veteran refresher period and Marco Andretti led the speed chart with a lap of 226.338 mph. Scott Dixon was second with a lap of 225.296 mph. Both are driving Honda-powered cars. The first Chevrolet was Ed Carpenter...
Via Motorsports Tribune
8 days ago

Buddy Lazier, 49, attempting 20th start at the Indy 500

Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Will Power wins pole for IndyCar Grand Prix

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power brreaks IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick hopes LeBron James would pick up phone if she called

It’s difficult to imagine anyone not picking up their phone if Danica Patrick was calling, but there’s one future hall of fame athlete who might be a little too busy.No, not Tom Brady, we’re talking about LeBron James. In a video tweeted Thursday by Pocono Raceway, Danica Patrick joined fellow Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Clint Bower and Kevin Harvick in answering a variety...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Two-time Le Mans winner felt he had to hide homosexuality

Although the racing community has become more diverse than it once was, it appears the world of motorsport still isn’t entirely accepting of change.Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 class winner Danny Watts announced Monday he is homosexual, reportedly making him one of the most successful European drivers who’s come out thus far, Motorsport.com reports. Watts hung up his helmet...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Letterman claims he was drunk on 'SportsCenter'

David Letterman has been enjoying his retirement, mostly staying out of the spotlight since he retired as the Late Night host last year. On Sunday, Letterman resurfaced at the Indianapolis 500, in support of his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team, which Letterman co-owns with former Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal. The long-time Late Night host took time out of his day to appear on...
Via Awful Announcing
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Indianapolis 500 the year you were born?

Every true NASCAR fan would want to know who won the Indianapolis 500 the year he or she was born, and the real fanatics want to know every since the race's inception. This list chronicles every champion since 1911, many of whom kissed the track and drank the milk.
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Posts Season-Best Runner-Up at Barber

Graham Rahal, driver of the No.15 Steak and Shake Honda, had the best race of his season so far, finishing in the runner-up spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motor Park. Rahal finished the race second last year as well. The race was exciting specially for Rahal behind the wheel as he battled Simon Pagenaud for the win. “Yeah, it was entertaining,” Rahal...
Via On Pit Road
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Andretti Autosport Looks For Success in Season Opener

Finally we have the first race of the 2016 IndyCar season upon us and no other team is more ready for it then Andretti Autosport. The team enters the year with four teams, following a key game changer during the off-season. Right before the season started Andretti merged with Bryan Herta and together they will fieled the No. 98 car driven by F1 driver Alexander Rossi. Andretti...
Via On Pit Road
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: Ed Carpenter Racing Sticks With Josef Newgarden For 2016

Despite what seemed to be a devastating blow suffered last week when co-owner Wink Hartman withdrew his funding from the now Ed Carpenter Racing team for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, team owner and two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter says that the word “setback” is far from the appropriate term to describe the prospects for his operation entering the new season...
Via On Pit Road
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan got an awesome and elaborate new Indy 500 tattoo

Tony Kanaan is one of the better IndyCar drivers out there. Kanaan won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship, and more recently, the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Like many star athletes do, Kanaan went out and got a tattoo as a tribute to his craft. His was quite big, and very detailed, as you can see from his Instagram post: And it's done. The story of my life with my best...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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