|Photos of the Week|
Polesitter for the 101st Indy 500 Scott Dixon celebrates with his two daughters
F1 star Fernando Alonso qualified an impressive 5th for his first Indy 500
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, celebrates with the trophy during the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jerry Markland/Getty Images
The remains of Sebastien Bourdais' Dallara after he plastered the wall in qualifying for the Indy 500. He remains hospitalized with a broken hip and pelvis
For the Indy 500 Alexander Rossi qualified fastest of the six Andretti Autosport cars in 3rd
The remains of Spencer Pigot's Dallara after he plastered the wall in practice for the Indy 500
Maverick Vinales passed his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi on the final lap to win
NASCAR gave drivers the chance to use the softer 'option tire' in the All-Star race. The racing wasn't any better
Leonard Wood showed up for the AJ Foyt special display at the Indianpolis Museum - one car was the #21 Wood Brothers Ford that Foyt drove
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101st Indy 500 Field Starts Final Countdown to Race Day at Drivers' Meeting
Zedd to ride with racing legend Mario Andretti
Drivers participating in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil received final instructions and awards Saturday in the public drivers' meeting, the final race activity at the track before "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian co-owners Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta each accepted a "Baby Borg" trophy from Scott Gallett, vice president of marketing for BorgWarner, for being the winning driver and car owner at the 100th Indianapolis 500.
Ryan Blaney Scores First-Career Charlotte Victory
by Pete McCole
Nearly 10 years after his father Dave Blaney captured his first and only Xfinity Series victory in a thrilling last-lap battle at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ryan Blaney came full circle to collect his first Charlotte victory in Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300. Blaney took advantage of a late restart with three laps to go and powered past Kevin Harvick to take the lead and beat the Coca Cola 600 polesitter by four car lengths to win his first Xfinity Series victory of the season and fifth of his career.
Monaco Post-Qualifying Press Conference
1 - Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes)
Raikkonen and Vettel lockout Monaco front row
Hamilton eliminated in Q2
Kimi Raikkonen nipped his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel to take pole position for the 75th Monaco GP with a time of 1m12.178s, 0.043sec ahead of Vettel's best lap. It is only the 2nd time since 1979 that Ferrari has locked out the front row at Monaco. The big story was the failure of Lewis Hamilton to make it out of Q2. He tried over and over and just wasn't fast enough. Meanwhile his teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified 3rd ahead of Max Verstappen and his teammate Daniel Ricciardo.
Q&A with Castroneves, Sato and Alonso
On Carb Day at IndyDrivers
News bits from Miller Carb Day at the Indy 500
by Lucille Dust
The drivers had a busy day yesterday meeting with the media before the greatest spectacle in racing. This is part of their job and the media is heavier than normal this year with the Formula One two time champion, Fernando Alonso, driving for his first time in the 500 this weekend. Alonso is confident about his upcoming rookie drive and commented on the changes he has been experiencing in IndyCar. "In F1, it is only the mechanics and the race car on the grid. No journalists. Here there are a lot of people on the grid. Having the support from the fans that close before starting the race is a unique thing."
Kevin Harvick Wins First Coca Cola 600 Pole
by Pete McCole
Kevin Harvick took the pole for Sunday’s 58th
-running of the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, topping the speed charts in Thursday night’s qualifying session to earn his second-straight Charlotte pole and his first-ever pole in NASCAR’s longest race. Harvick powered to the top of the speed charts with a lap of 193.424 mph to take the pole. Kyle Busch was second, followed by Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Erik Jones
Monaco GP Thursday Press Conference
Andrew GREEN (Force India)
Paul Monaghan (Red Bull Racing)
Jorg Zander (Sauber)
Jonathan NEALE (McLaren)
Gene HAAS (Haas)
Franz TOST (Toro Rosso)
NASCAR Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018
The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the Class of 2018 during a ceremony at the uptown Charlotte facility on Wednesday, welcoming among the inductees NASCAR's first series champion, a four-time championship-winning crew chief and a premier engine builder and champion team owner - all of whom have made monumental contributions to the sport of stock car racing.
Monaco GP Wednesday Press Conference
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Nico HULKENBERG (Renault)
Esteban OCON (Force India)
Felipe Massa (Williams)
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)
Brown: Alonso confident, likes his chances for the 500
Also likes the idea of an F1/IndyCar doubleheader
Zak Brown took questions from the media today ahead of this weekend's Indy 500. AR1.com asked him what he felt Fernando Alonso's chances were to win the Indy 500, what McLaren F1 talent was brought over for the IndyCar effort, and what he thought about F1 returning to the Speedway in an IndyCar doubleheader weekend on the road course - IndyCar on Saturday and F1 on Sunday.
Yamaha hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory Milestone
500 MotoGP wins
Yamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its reputation today. Maverick Vinales rode a brilliant race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France, and sealed the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha.
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