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5hBob Pockrass

Pockrass: Danica Patrick looks back at Indy 500 experience

Danica Patrick made some fond memories in the Indy 500, but focused now on her NASCAR career, she's not thinking of going back to make new ones.

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12hJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Indy hits its stride

The Indianapolis 500 may have reached its peak in the 1960s as A.J. Foyt started winning, speeds kept rising and the ever-rising technology battle was at a fever pitch.

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16mBob Pockrass

IndyCar files lawsuit against Boston GP organizers

IndyCar has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the organizers of the Boston Grand Prix after the race, originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend, was scrapped in April.

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13hNate Saunders

Honda: Monaco a great chance for McLaren

Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa thinks McLaren can be competitive "throughout the weekend" in Monaco due to the characteristics of Monte Carlo's street circuit.

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1dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Buddy Lazier still living Indy 500 dream

Buddy Lazier won the Indy 500 in 1996, but he keeps coming back. Now 48 and trying to build his own team, Lazier says he'll keep driving as long as he thinks he can be competitive.

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12hJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: The golden era of the Indy 500

Led by Bill Vukovich, Indianapolis 500 drivers of the 1950s perhaps were more captivating than the cars. It was the golden era of Indy, but it had its dark moments, too.

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1dNate Saunders

Vettel to headline Schumacher charity game

Sebastian Vettel is set to captain a charity soccer match in honour of Michael Schumacher against a team led by German NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki.

Indy 500 Moment: Wheldon wins for Michael Andretti (0:43)
Hinchcliffe takes the pole for 100th Indy 500 (2:41)
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2dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Hulman saves day at Indy

Mauri Rose won the Indianapolis 500 three times in the 1940s. But the big winner in the World War II era was the Speedway itself -- its fate saved thanks in large part to Anton "Tony" Hulman Jr.

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3dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Danger, uncertainty and speed

By the '30s, the Indianapolis 500 had cemented its place in the sports landscape as an iconic event. But as the Depression dragged on and World War II loomed, speed, danger and uncertainty ruled.

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4dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: The '20s roared at Indy

The Roaring Twenties were roaring at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as officials tried to keep with spiraling engineering advances and speeds kept getting faster and faster.

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Hinchcliffe wins Indy pole a year after near-death

One year on from a life-threatening crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe claimed pole position on Sunday for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Indy 500 Moment: Sullivan's spin and win (0:43)
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Hagan, Brittany Force break records in Topeka

Matt Hagan and Brittany Force took advantage of cool conditions and a fast track to set records Friday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

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6dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: The first decade at Indy

Indianapolis Motor Speedway started ambitiously enough, but it would have been hard to foresee the track having the impact on Indianapolis, sports and culture it ultimately has.

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7dJohn Oreovicz

Oreovicz: Will this be another "Penske 500"?

Roger Penske has won a record 16 Indy 500s as a team owner, but he may never have come into the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" with more of a stacked deck than he has this year.

Indy 500 Moment: Hornish beats Andretti at the line (0:48)
How did Verstappen hold off Raikkonen? (1:55)

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