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Injured Indy Car Driver Addresses Media

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th June SportsIndianapolis 500James Hinchcliffe

With his trademark self-deprecating humor, James Hinchcliffe jokes that he received "a complete oil change" after his accident during preparations for the Indianapolis 500.

All kidding aside, the IndyCar driver recognizes he's very lucky to be alive.

Hinchcliffe suffered a life-threatening leg injury May 18 when a piece of his suspension broke during a crash and Read More »

Driver Hospitalized After Practice Crash At Indianapolis

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th May SportsIndianapolis 500James Hinchcliffe

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital after crashing his car into the wall Monday - the fourth frightening wreck at practice for the Indianapolis 500.

The Canadian drive slammed into the wall going into turn three at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His car briefly slid on its right side before coming came to rest upright.Read More »

Team Ganassi Finds Speed In Final Indy 500 Practice

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd May Sportsauto racingIndianapolis 500
Defending Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan turned the fastest lap of Carb Day, leading a stable of Ganassi Racing teams that have finally found some speed after a slow week of qualifying. Kanaan turned a lap of 227.838 mph during the hour-long session. He was followed by teammate Scott Dixon, who had a lap of 227.773 mph.Read More »

Franchitti Will Drive Pace Car For Indianapolis 500

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May. Franchitti was forced to retire in November from injuries suffered in an October IndyCar race at Houston. The four-time series champion won the Indy 500 in 2007, 2010 and 2012. He'll pace the field in the May 25 race in a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.Read More »

Kurt Busch To Attempt Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 In Same Day

Kurt Busch has finalized a deal with Andretti Autosport that will make him the first driver in 10 years to attempt to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Busch will try to qualify for the Indy 500 in a fifth car for Andretti.Read More »

Indiana Native At Pole Position for Indy 500

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May SportsEd CarpenterIndianapolis 500
Ed Carpenter will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, the local boy on the pole for the biggest race of the season. But the owner-driver of a modest one-car team insists that he doesn't feel any pressure, even though he also happens to be the stepson of series founder Tony George. Carpenter said that he's carried around the expectations of his family fRead More »

Indy 500 Security Tightened After Boston Marathon Bombings

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th May SportsIndianapolis 500security
Indianapolis 500 fans will have to leave their big coolers of beer at home and pay to park in a once-free lot as part of tighter security measures at Sunday's race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesman Doug Boles says the steps are a response to the bombing of last month's Boston Marathon and are designed to control access to the speedway and ensure police know who's at the track. Read More »

Franchitti, Dixon Top Charts Friday at Indianapolis

Date of Show: 
Fri 25th May

A pair of big names in Indy Car racing look fast in Friday practice. Click "play" icon to hear more.

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Catroneves Guns For Indy 500 "Four Win" Club

Date of Show: 
Wed 23rd May

Helio Castroneves is sporting a different countenance as he aims to join an exclusive club of racers. Click "play" icon to hear more.

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