Indiana - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Indiana Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life. As he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food restaurants still open near Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dixon and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchi... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:49:00 GMT 2017-05-22T22:49:00Z Indy 500 Drivers Robbed at Gunpoint Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-winner Scott Dixon and former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in an Indianapolis Taco Bell... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:14:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:14:00Z Chilton, Jones, Dixon post fastest speeds in Indy practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Max Chilton and rookie Ed Jones have turned the fastest laps in the second-to-last practice for this year's Indianapolis 500. Chilton had a top speed of 228.592 mph Monday. Jones was second at 228.118. Pole-winner Scott Dixon was third at 227.165. Points leader Simon Pagenaud had the fastest Chevrolet on the 2.5-mile... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:37:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:37:00Z At Least Three Small Tornadoes Hit Indiana The National Weather Service says at least three small tornadoes struck Indiana over the weekend. Flash floods swept semitrailers into a downtown creek... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:24:00 GMT 2017-05-22T06:24:00Z Alonso overcomes learning curve, engine change to start 5th INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a few brief moments Sunday, Fernando Alonso was on top of the IndyCar world. The two-time Formula One champion conquered an unexpected engine change and Indianapolis' usually tricky 2 1/2-mile oval with the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 15 years. Then reality set in when four of the last five drivers went even faster. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-05-22T00:31:00Z Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon made a big gamble pay off Sunday. After allowing engineer Chris Simmons to tinker with his car's qualifying trim and later questioning whether the changes might be too daring, Dixon delivered with the fastest speeds he's ever seen at Indianapolis. The New Zealander finished with a four-lap average of 232.... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-05-22T00:01:00Z AP Top Stories May 21 P Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 21: President Donald Trump gives overseas speech in Saudi Arabia; Graduates at Notre Dame leave commencement... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:53:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:53:00Z Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Davison will replace Sebastien Bourdais in Dale Coyne Racing's No. 18 car. Bourdais crashed Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, leaving him with multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip. The French driver had pelvic surgery and was recovering in a hospital Sunday. "I want to thank eve... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:40:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:40:00Z Bourdais fractures pelvis, hip during Indy qualifying crash INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais will have surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash in Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Indiana University Methodist Hospital doctors told track officials that the 38-year-old Frenchman had multiple fractures in his pelvis and a fractured right hip. He slammed head-on into... Sun, 21 May 2017 01:45:00 GMT 2017-05-21T01:45:00Z Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned a tough draw into a winning hand Saturday. Now he has to do it all over again. The only full-time owner-driver in the IndyCar Series took advantage of a cooling early evening track for a four-lap average of 230.468 mph on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Takuma Sato was second at 230.382, and Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy wi... Sun, 21 May 2017 00:58:00 GMT 2017-05-21T00:58:00Z AP Top Stories May 20 P Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 20th: President Trump receives lavish welcome in Saudi Arabia; Moderate Rouhani re-elected in Iran; Southern... Sat, 20 May 2017 23:50:00 GMT 2017-05-20T23:50:00Z Rainy practices makes pole favorites hard to find at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais took a deep breath Friday. After an early race-day exit last weekend and an engine change Thursday night, he moved into position to contend for the Indianapolis 500 pole. The Dale Coyne Racing driver jumped to the top of the speed chart with some extra horsepower, posting the fastest lap of the wee... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:37:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:37:00Z Bourdais posts fastest lap of week in Indy 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais posted the fastest lap of the week during Friday's Indianapolis 500 practice session and kept the top spot even after a two hour, 36-minute rain delay. The French driver finished with a top speed of 233.116 mph. It was the second-fastest speed for a driver who wasn't drafting someone else as Dale Coyne Racing became the fifth different ... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:02:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:02:00Z After rain delay, Pigot, Veach crash in Indy 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Zach Veach crashed hard Friday on the final day of practice before qualifying this weekend for the Indianapolis 500. Veach's car wiggled coming through the first turn before slamming hard into the outside wall. The car slid through the second turn and then hit the wall again before skidding to a stop. He stayed in the car momentarily before climbin... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-05-19T22:35:00Z Howard fastest, Honda dominates Indianapolis 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jay Howard topped the speed charts at Indianapolis 500 practice Thursday with a fast lap of 226.744 mph while Honda cars claimed nine of the fastest 11 speeds during the session. Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2014 winner at Indy, was second fastest at 225.826 mph while teammates Marco Andretti (225.709) and Fernando Alonso (225.619) were third and fourth. Alonso,... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:35:00Z Ed Carpenter fastest on 3rd day of Indy 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap by hitting 222.894 mph in a Chevrolet on the windy third day of Indianapolis 500 practice Wednesday. "I thought it was important to run on a day like today just because it is a challenge," the owner-driver said. "The wind was very, very gusty, variable. And to me, if you can go out and get comfortable in conditions like... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T23:49:00Z Rossi's back as race winner this time for Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's become normal these days for Alexander Rossi. As he stood in his pit, fans gathered nearby just hoping to catch a glimpse of the defending Indianapolis 500 champion. Crowds following race winners isn't an unusual sight during May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What's unusual is such interest in a driver making just his second trip to Indy. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:57:00Z As Penske's cars pull away, everyone else plays catch-up INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear. As Roger Penske's dominant cars continue to run up front, just about everyone else is pursuing the series' hottest team. Somehow over the last 14 months, Team Penske has turned one of the world's most competitive racing circuits into a virtual one-team showcase. It claimed... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:32:00Z Power reclaims top of Indy speed chart on warm, breezy day INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power reclaimed the top spot on the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Tuesday by turning a fast lap of 224.656 mph. Three-time race winner Helio Castroneves was second at 224.287. Power and Castroneves both drive for the Chevrolet-powered Team Penske. Gabby Chaves, of Harding Racing, was third at 223.991. Ryan Hunter... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:14:00Z Suspension issue shortens Alonso's 1st work day at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso got his first real introduction to IndyCar racing Monday. The track conditions changed dramatically from his trip to Indianapolis in early May. A rear suspension problem caused the team to scale back its late-day plans, and he found out just how much there is to learn over the next 10 days. It's a big... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-05-16T01:05:00Z Andretti posts fastest speed in Indianapolis 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti posted the fastest lap in Monday's first Indianapolis 500 practice. He completed the 2.5-mile oval in 226.338 mph. Scott Dixon was second at 225.296 mph. Andretti and Dixon both use Honda engines. Two-time Indy pole winner Ed Carpenter had the top Chevrolet car, finishing third at 224.969 mph on a warm... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:22:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:22:00Z Rookie Harvey hits wall in 1st crash of month at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie driver Jack Harvey became the first driver to crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month. The British native climbed out of his car Monday and did not appear to be seriously injured. He was checked at the infield medical center, released and cleared to drive. Harvey's car appeared to get too high going th... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:22:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:22:00Z IndyCar teams turn attention to preparing for Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt started plotting Indianapolis 500 strategy even before Saturday's race ended. He certainly wasn't alone. With Will Power dominating practice, qualifying and the IndyCar Grand Prix for his first win of the season, just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley began looking ahead to Monday's opening practice for the Indianapolis ... Sun, 14 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-14T15:38:00Z Will Power dominates in IndyCar Grand Prix victory INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power avoided the bad luck Saturday. He outran everybody else in the IndyCar Grand Prix. The Australian completed a dominant first weekend in Indianapolis by easily pulling away from Scott Dixon for his first victory of the season and Team Penske's third in a row. The victory margin of 5.2830 seconds didn't even seem that close, and Ryan Hunter-Reay ... Sat, 13 May 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-05-13T23:22:00Z Will Power breaks IndyCar Grand Prix qualifying record INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Helio Castroneves are turning IndyCar qualifying into a two-man race. And Team Penske just keeps getting stronger. Power claimed his third pole of the season and his second at the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday in a record time of 1 minute, 7.7044 seconds at 129.687 mph on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Castroneves was second at 1:08.11... Sat, 13 May 2017 01:40:00 GMT 2017-05-13T01:40:00Z Defending IndyCar champ eager to have some fun at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud can quickly recite his favorite and least favorite venues on IndyCar's schedule. Toronto has been nothing but trouble over the years. Indianapolis, on the other hand, has been fun. It helps, of course, when Pagenaud comes to town in May with three major titles — reigning series champ, current points le... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT 2017-05-11T22:10:00Z Young drivers could create changing of guard at Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles walks a fine line each May. Like many longtime Indianapolis 500 fans, Boles reveres the history of the race. As a promoter, he also understands the series needs new blood to expand the fan base and help the 500 keeps its title as the world's largest single-day sporting event. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-05-10T20:11:00Z F1 star Alonso learns some crucial lessons in 1st Indy test INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso got his first real lesson in IndyCar racing on Wednesday. It's not easy, even for a two-time Formula One champion. On a cool, brisk day that saw racing conditions worsen by the hour, the 35-year-old Spaniard turned his first laps on an oval, passed his rookie test and is now eligible to try to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 later this mo... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:16:00Z Column: So what that Alonso is racing the Indy 500? CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — During the last race at Long Beach, there was buzz that IndyCar officials wanted a superstar to commit to the Indianapolis 500 and make the 101st running a must-watch race. The 500 is one of the most iconic events in America, and it was going to be difficult for the speedway to top last year's centennial celebration. So names were bandied about, all of... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-04-18T00:27:00Z Booker scores 70 but Suns go down BOSTON (AP) — The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the visitors 130-120 on Friday night. Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor as the NBA's 70-point... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:53:00 GMT 2017-03-25T05:53:00Z