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Will his Honda engine hold up? The same question goes for the weather.

Honda engines like Alonso's have had a run of bad luck. One blew up on Friday.

"Today we ticked all the boxes," Fernando Alonso said.

It's the 14th time a Corvette has paced the race.

Alonso drove 222 mph in his IndyCar rookie test.

Racing used to be exceptionally dangerous. Apparently, so was drinking cocktails like this.

"I'm thrilled to be making a one-off return to Formula One racing."

Button will be the most experienced driver in the race as he makes his 306th start.

McLaren F1 driver will skip the Monaco Grand Prix.

McLaren hasn't yet announced his replacement for the F1 season's third race.

Alexander Rossi was clutch in the final laps to capture his first Indy 500 victory

The real car that ran at Indy.

This is the Ford Mustang convertible used to pace the 1964 Indianapolis 500. And you can own it for a suitcase full of money.

Roger Penske will celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 by driving the Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition pace car.

After competing in his first 24-hour race and defending his titles in para-cycling, 48-year-old Alessandro Zanardi wants to race in the Indianapolis 500.

We recap the 99th running of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Spoilers ahead.

Tony Kanaan Whips Us Around Indianapolis Motor Speedway In The Chevy Corvette Z06

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan takes us for a hot lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car. The 99th running of the Indy 500 takes place this weekend.

James Hinchcliffe suffered serious injuries in practice for the Indianapolis 500 when a suspension failure caused his car to crash into the wall. After undergoing surgery, he's now in stable condition.

Ed Carpenter, Josef Newgarden and Helio Castroneves all had their racecars flip during practice for the Indianapolis 500. The crashes forced rules changes from officials for the event's qualifying.

To set the pace at the 99th Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard has selected a Corvette for the 13th time, and the track's winningest driver, Jeff Gordon, to pilot it.

Jim Nabors may be best known for playing Gomer Pyle, but he's been part of Indy 500 for over four decades. Now that he's retiring, though, the race organizers have nominated an Indiana-based a cappella group to uphold the tradition.

Indy 500, Long-Term Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac Drops Three-Row Crossover, 2015 Ford Mustang Pricing

Episode #382 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2014 Indianapolis 500, the addition of a Jeep Cherokee to our long-term fleet, Cadillac dropping plans for a three-row crossover, and 2015 Ford Mustang pricing. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for t

Indy 500, Long-Term Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac Drops Three-Row Crossover, 2015 Ford Mustang Pricing

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #382 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight.

The Indianapolis 500 has lost one of its great competitors just weeks before the 2014 running of the famous race. A.J. Watson (pictured above left) competed multiple times from 1948 to 1984 as a designer, crew chief and mechanic, scoring six wins in his career with his own chassis at the Yard of Bricks. Watson died shortly after his 90th birthday.

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