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6hJohn 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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13hJohn 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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14hNate 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)
Hinchcliffe goes from nearly dying to pole position (1:37)
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1dJohn 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.

Quadriplegic drives car over 150 mph (0:25)
Cars go airborne in horrific Formula 3 crash (0:20)
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2dJohn 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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3dJohn 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: Mario Andretti wins (0:32)
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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5dJohn 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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6dJohn 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.

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6dTony Fabrizio

Legge won't try to qualify for 100th Indy 500

Unable to obtain a "viable car," the all-female team that hoped to race in the 100th Indianapolis 500 with Katherine Legge won't attempt to qualify for the race.

Indy 500 Moment: Hornish beats Andretti at the line (0:48)
Get ready for the 100th running of the Indy 500 (0:30)
Indy 500 Moment: Montoya wins as a rookie (0:46)
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8dNate Saunders

Hamilton-Rosberg crash: The blame game

The Final Stint looks at whether either Mercedes driver can be blamed for their collision in Spain and what their body language revealed after the race.

Indy 500 Moment: Tony Kanaan Finally Wins (0:44)
How did Verstappen hold off Raikkonen? (1:55)
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6dNate Saunders

Vettel fastest on first day of Barcelona test

Sebastian Vettel returned Ferrari back to the top of the timing screens as he went fastest in the opening day of this week's in-season test in Barcelona.

9dLaurence Edmondson

Verstappen: First F1 win an 'amazing' feeling

Max Verstappen described his first victory in Formula One as feeling "amazing" after he capitalised on a collision between the Mercedes drivers to win the Spanish Grand Prix.

'A future star in the making' (1:39)
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9dLaurence Edmondson

Stewards deem Mercedes clash a racing incident

The stewards of the Spanish Grand Prix opted not to apportion blame for the first lap collision between Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, calling it a racing incident.

Indy 500 Moment: Johncock holds off Mears (0:55)
'Mercedes collision a long time coming' (1:40)
Strategies prove pivotal in Spain (1:08)
Pagenaud thrilled to make it three in a row (2:12)
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6dMarty Smith

Inside Team Penske headquarters

Marty Smith visits the 450,000-square-foot home of Penske, where it's Christmastime -- in May. For Roger Penske, May matters more than anything else in his expansive business.

Indy 500 Moment: Helio goes back-to-back (0:56)

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