Indianapolis 500: Alex Tagliani Leading (Pictures)

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The 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 race is underway, and drivers like Danica Patrick, Alex Tagliani, and more have been in Indianapolis all weekend for the pre-race festivities. Now, they're off!The race kicked off just a bit ago, and Tagliani is leading from the pole after about 25 laps. There's still a lot of the race to go, and we'll have to see if he can keep the lead. Takuma Sato was the first racer to crash and be taken out of the race. He crashed on lap 21 on this hot day in...Read Full Story

Indy 500 Pictures and Update

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Alex Tagliani won the pole for the Indy 500 next weekend after holding his lead in the qualifiers today, reports IndyStar.com . The racer barely held onto his position today, though he pulled it off by re-qualifying in the Fast Nine with a four-lap average speed of 227.472 mph in the Sam Schmidt Motorsports No. 77 car.Joining him in the front row for the annual race, held this year on May 29, are 2008 winner Scott Dixon and Oriol Servia. Surprisingly, for the first time since 2004, a car from...Read Full Story

Indianapolis 500 Race Facts

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It's that time of year again! The Indianapolis 500 goes down today, and we've got some great facts for you about the historic Memorial Day weekend IndyCar race. The race kicks off at 1:12 today and you can watch all the action on ABC this afternoon. Now for the facts: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, with more than 250,000 seats. If all the seat boards were laid end-to-end, they would stretch 99.5 miles. Wow!More trivia: The first event at...Read Full Story

Indy 500 Schedule

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It's that time of year again! The Indianapolis 500 goes down today, and there's a whole schedule of events. There's events like the Spectacle of Bands, then the cars get to come onto the pit lane at 10am, then they get in place, and, finally, after plenty of engine warm-up, they're off! The TV broadcast starts at noon on ABC, and after a bunch of hoopla, the cars get to leave their spots on the track and start racing around at 1:12pm. The excitement really begins then! But, that's not to...Read Full Story

Indy 500 Qualifying Pictures

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The Indianapolis 500 qualifying round was today, and things were looking grim for Danica Patrick, one of the biggest names in IndyCar racing. She came in 23 of 24, and even got booed, according to the LA Times. She received some negativity from the crowd after she reportedly criticized the car's setup. "I say one confident thing out there, that it's not me, and everybody boos me," she said. "I don't know, maybe they were booing me before, but some of them were probably cheering for me...Read Full Story