IndyCar

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso, left, of Spain and Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany play a table tennis ahead of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
April 12, 2017 - 6:53 am
WOKING, England (AP) — McLaren says Fernando Alonso will race for the team at the Indianapolis 500 and miss the Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren will be racing in the famous race in the United States for the first time in 38 years. The Indy 500 and the Monaco GP both take place on May 28. McLaren says...
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Indy car driver James Hinchcliffe celebrates inside victory circle after winning the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Long Beach, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (Stephen Carr/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
April 09, 2017 - 10:17 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Not once did James Hinchcliffe think his career was over after a near-fatal accident in 2015. The IndyCar star nearly bled to death after wrecking in practice at the Indianapolis 500, and even though his injuries sidelined him the rest of the season, he knew he'd be back...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:29 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe raced to his first victory since his near-fatal accident in 2015 by hanging in a three-lap shootout to the finish Sunday on the streets of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe had two strong late restarts to win in a Honda for Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports. It was the...
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April 08, 2017 - 7:47 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Helio Castroneves has won the pole at Long Beach for the third consecutive year. The Team Penske driver held off five Hondas to secure the top starting spot Sunday on the temporary street course through Long Beach. He had the only Chevrolet in the final round of qualifying...
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April 08, 2017 - 5:37 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Mario Andretti will get back into a race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to go head-to-head in semi-autonomous vehicles against paralyzed former driver Sam Schmidt. The race will be May 13 on the 2.439-mile permanent road course at Indianapolis. Schmidt was paralyzed...
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Race winner Sebastien Bourdais, of France, left, and third place finisher Scott Dixon of New Zealand spray each other in Victory Lane after the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race Sunday, March 12, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
March 12, 2017 - 5:44 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais believed he could drive for tiny Dale Coyne Racing and really make a difference for a race team that has little chance against the big guns in IndyCar. But he had a condition: Bourdais wanted to be reunited with the team players he was with when he was...
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March 11, 2017 - 4:25 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power has won the pole for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg, proving he still is the best driver at navigating the temporary street circuit. It is the seventh pole in eight years at St. Pete for Power, who also won the pole for this race last year...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, waits in his car for the start of practice at the IndyCar auto race in Sonoma, Calif. Pagenaud leads a dominant Team Penske squad into IndyCar's season-opening race on Sunday, and the Frenchman has his eye on a second consecutive series championship. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 09, 2017 - 5:03 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske really couldn't ask for much more from his IndyCar team after a year in which his drivers went 1-2-3 in the standings and Simon Pagenaud earned his first series championship. But that's not the way Team Penske operates. The Captain always wants more, is...
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