Indianapolis 500

Pato O'Ward (5) leads Scott Dixon (9) during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 11, 2020 - 3:52 pm
The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans. O'Ward, in his first full season of IndyCar, has climbed to third in the championship standings headed into the...
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Scott Dixon pits during the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 29, 2020 - 7:52 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato repeated their 20-lap shootout from the Indianapolis 500 a week ago, with Dixon reversing the finishing order Saturday by winning at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis. Sato held off Dixon last Sunday for his second Indy 500 victory...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, winner of the 2020 Indianapolis 500 auto race, poses during the traditional winners photo session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 24, 2020 - 4:05 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is not NASCAR and the Indianapolis 500 is not 500-plus some extra miles. Accepting those truths helps understand the unsatisfying finish to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The 104th running of the showcase race was an odd and lonely event even before Takuma Sato took...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 24, 2020 - 3:22 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato won't waste any time wondering what might have happened if his teammate had not crashed in the closing laps of the Indianapolis 500. Scott Dixon might have run him down. Sato could have run out of gas. IndyCar maybe would have have thrown the red flag, setting up a...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 23, 2020 - 11:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At an eerily empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory in an odd and unsatisfying finish to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Sato held off Scott Dixon and won under caution after teammate Spencer Pigot crashed with five laps...
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Car owner David Letterman celebrates after his driver, Takuma Sato, of Japan, won the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 23, 2020 - 7:12 pm
The long, white beard cascading out from David Letterman's mask as he climbed onto the new-look winner's podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was evidence of just how long it's been since the longtime “Late Show" host joined team co-owner Bobby Rahal in celebrating an Indy 500 victory. Sixteen...
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Takuma Sato, of Japan, leads Marco Andretti into turn one during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 23, 2020 - 5:44 pm
The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19: ___ 5:45 p.m. Takuma Sato has won his second Indianapolis 500 after Spencer Pigot crashed heavily exiting Turn 4, bringing out the caution with five laps remaining and forcing what had been a...
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August 23, 2020 - 5:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 after late caution ends race.
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Andy Guthormsen sets up outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis 500 auto race is being held without fans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 23, 2020 - 2:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Kintonis refused to let COVID-19 derail his first Indianapolis 500 trip in years. The firefighter left Sedona, Arizona, on Saturday morning, drove 1,800 miles to Indianapolis and arrived at Gate 1 hours before Sunday's race just to hear the screaming engines at the...
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Mario Andretti, the 1969 Indy 500 winner, and grandson Marco, the pole-sitter for Sunday’s race, make a surprise visit to longtime ticket holder to Brenda Hamm in downtown Speedway, Indianapolis on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)
August 22, 2020 - 3:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Riding shotgun alongside his grandfather, Marco Andretti was at the front of 33 bright red convertible Camaros cruising down Main Street near Indianapolis Motor Speedway for an impromptu parade. The cars then peeled off and headed to the homes of longtime Indianapolis 500 ticket...
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