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Fernando Alonso's reaction when he got bumped out of the Indy 500

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Fernando Alonso's McLaren comes back on the hook after Alonso smacked the wall and crashed

IndyCar: Indianapolis
McLaren Team Owner Zak Brown consoles Fernando Alonso - they go back home with their tails between their legs, not fast enough to even qualify

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Polesitter Marc Marquez begins to gap the field by lap 2
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A happy Indy 500 Polesitter, Simon Pagenaud

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Philipp Eng earned an emotional maiden DTM victory in his 23rd start

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Pippa Mann happy to be in the race in 30th position

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Roger Penske happy that his team has won the Indy 500 pole 18 times now

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The Repsol Honda team celebrates Honda's 300th MotoGP win
Repsol Honda
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Scenes from Indy 500 Monday Practice
  Drivers testing race setups
SageKaram1.jpgIndy 500 polesitter Simon Pagenaud, and his Penske Chevy teammate Josef Newgarden turned the fastest laps on Monday as teams set their cars up in race trim during a 2-hour practice session. It will be the last times the drivers are on track until Carb Day on Friday when they will have a final 90-minutes to get their cars right. Here are some photos from Monday's action
Indy 500 Monday Race-Trim Practice Press Conference
  Next to last practice before the big race
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Tony Kanaan, AJ Foyt Racing
McLaren didn't deserve to make the Indy 500
  They were unprepared for the challenge that is the Indy 500
McLaren looked like a bunch of rank amateurs at Indy this past week and most could see there was a good chance they would miss making the Indy 500 from the day they unloaded. By the slimmest of margins, Fernando Alonso missed making the field of 33 cars for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 scheduled for Sunday. Kyle Kaiser posted a 4-lap average of 227.372 while Alonso’s was 227.353; a difference of just 0.019 mph was the difference between the 33rd and 34th place cars as part of the Last Row Shootout. Kaiser was in. Alonso was out.
Torrence, Capps, Butner, Hines Win at Richmond
  Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park
Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence secured his second consecutive victory at the Virginia NHRA Nationals and third of the season Sunday evening at Virginia Motorsports Park. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the eighth of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. 

Indy 500: Alonso and De Ferran Post-Qualifying Q&A
  After missing Indy 500
Fernando Alonso, McLaren Driver
Gil de Ferran, McLaren Sporting Director
Indy 500 Front Row Press Conference
  Plus Roger Penske
1st - Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
Roger Penske, Owner, Team Penske
2nd - Ed Carpenter, Owner/Driver, Ed Carpenter Racing
3rd - Spencer Pigot, Ed Carpenter Racing
Simon Pagenaud wins pole for 103rd Indy 500
  by Tim Wohlford
In a high-drama day, delayed by rain, Penske Chevy driver Simon Pagenaud put up 3 laps over 230 mph and averaged 229.992 mph over 4-laps to win the pole for the 103rd Indy 500 - the 18th Indy 500 pole for Team Penske. The Ed Carpenter Chevy team took the other two front row spots with Ed Carpenter 2nd quick and Ed Jones putting up the 3rd best 4-lap average. But perhaps the biggest shock of the day was F1 team McLaren and 2-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso failing to make the race - just too slow by 13/1000th of a second over the 10 mile run.
Sage, Hinch and Kyle in... and Alonso is OUT!
  by Tim Wohlford
So much for the snotty F1 fans thinking their series is superior. McLaren and Fernando Alonso were bumped out of the Indy 500 by the minnow IndyCar team Juncos and their young American Kyle Kaiser. Sage Karam, James Hinchcliffe and Kyle Kaiser are all in the 2019 Indy 500.  Fernando Alonso, Pato O'Ward and Max Chilton are out of the race.  Team officials emphatically rule out a ride-buy for Fernando, so, he's out...
F1 Greats Don't Always Have Fun at Indy
  by Tim Wohlford
Should Fernando Alonso not make the Indy 500 this year -- and the odds are not in his favor -- then he will join a long line of F1 greats (and also-rans) who came to Indy just to have a miserable time.  From Ascari to Andretti, F1 success has often been allusive -- and sometimes the results have been catastrophic.  Consider the long list of woe encountered by just a few of the F1 drivers....
Marquez defeats 3 Ducatis at LeMans
  Beats Dovi by 2-secs
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) cruised to victory at the Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France to claim Honda’s 300th premier class victory, the Championship leader beating Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci as the Italians take a double Desmosedici podium in France.
Scenes from Indy 500 Qualifying Saturday
  by Brian Fahie
Drama, excitement, surprises, tears. First-day qualifying for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge had it all. But then, that’s become the norm for qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Following Saturday’s intense action on the hallowed 2.5-mile superspeedway oval. Our Brian Fahie captures some of the emotion down on pit lane.
Indy 500 Saturday Post-qualifying Press Conference
  Fast-9 plus too slow Alonso
Fernando Alonso, too slow to qualify
Ed Carpenter, 7th
Spencer Pigot, Fastest
Ed Jones, 6th
Colton Herta, Fastest rookie in 5th
Alexander Rossi, 8th
Pippa Mann, 30th
Will Power, 2nd
Josef Newgarden, 4th
Sebastien Bourdais, 9th
Simon Pagenaud, 3rd
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