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

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One year after near-fatal wreck, driver starts at top of Indy field

James Hinchcliffe beat Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay to pole for the biggest race in the world, one year after the crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that almost cost him his life.

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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.

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

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Roger Penske would like to put Helio Castroneves on the grid at the Indy 500, but the circumstances need to be right.

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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.

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

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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.

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In the lead-up to the 2015 Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon decided to prank young racecar driver Sage Karam by turning his Chevrolet Camaro into the Karamo.

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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.

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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.

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AJ Foyt won Le Mans with Dan Gurney back in '67. Now he'll be fielding a third car at Indy this year with a tribute livery to Gurney's Eagle, driven by Alex Tagliani.

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Honda and Chevrolet gear up for the 99th Indianapolis 500 by unveiling their new aerodynamics packages for super speedways, with less drag and downforce for higher top speeds.

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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.

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The rookie who finished second after crashing on the last lap at the 2011 Indianapolis 500 will be back at the Brickyard again after signing with CFH Racing.

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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.

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Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune from businesses like car dealers and truck rentals over the years and even nearly bought Saturn from General Motors at one point.

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Rookie of the Year at the 1986 Indianapolis 500 funded career with multi-million dollar drug ring

Racing drivers live the fast life, but it's not all glory and fame. That's especially true of Randy Lanier – the former professional racing driver was sentenced in 1988 to life without parole on drug trafficking charges. But now he's being released.

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Anyone that's been to a race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway knows this to be true: The scoring pylon, which sat at the start-finish line and showed the positions of drivers as they lapped the oval has been horribly, terribly outdated, making it quite difficult to read. Considering this, the new, 92-foot-tall, $1-million, LED-adorned scoring tower that's just been erected is a huge improvement. Just compare the above image of the new tower with the inset image of the older model to

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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

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Like many of you, I spent my pre-Memorial Day Sunday sitting on the couch, watching racing. It started early, with the 7:00 AM kick off of Monaco Grand Prix coverage. There was a break in between, for things like bathroom stops, walking the dog and acknowledging that my loving girlfriend hadn't abandoned me for lack of attention. That was quickly followed up by a belter of an Indianapolis 500, which featured the second closest finish in race history.

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