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Indianapolis 500


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Race for Indy (Indianapolis) cars, which resemble Formula One cars. It takes place on the 2-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Summary: Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 26 (ANI): Mercedes driver and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has downplayed racing at the Indy 500 or Le Mans, saying that no other motorsport series excites him as much as Formula One.
Automotive retailer AutoNation Inc (NYSE: AN) announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with McLaren-Honda to sponsor Fernando Alonso, two-time Formula One Champion, in his first ever Indy 500 race.
Hours earlier, Dixon had won pole position for next Sunday's Indy 500 race, the most famous event in the Verizon IndyCar US motor racing series.
The Indy 500 is known as the Greatest Spectacle in Racing thanks to fierce competitors like Mario Andretti and great brands like Firestone, said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
McLaren is returning to the Indy 500 after an absence of 38 years and will enter a single car in the race.
Ahead of the 100th Indy 500, Allison Transmission Holdings and Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials celebrated their shared heritage and recent centennial milestones.
But the race wasn't a total bust for the team, with Graham Rahal finishing fifth in the Indy 500.
The 19-year-old Indy 500 rookie has danced in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway paddock at a makeshift prom, was runner-up to Scott Dixon in the pit crew competition and become an instant fan favorite and media darling with his carefree persona.
TURBO (U) TURBO (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) is a garden snail, who yearns to put pedal to the metal like his hero - Indy 500 champion, Guy Gagne (Bill Hader).
The big task awaiting him is to win the time-honoured Indy 500 which narrowly eluded him last year," Kyodo News said in a commentary after his triumph at the Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday, the third leg of the 19-round IndyCar series.
On the heels of an Indy 500 win this weekend, Justin Timberlake's denim brand William Rast has announced an endorsement agreement with champion racecar driver and model Danica Patrick.
ENGLISHMAN Dan Wheldon benefited from a last-corner accident to win the 2011 Indy 500, his second victory in one of motorsport's major events.