The Indy 500 has always been the most important race on the schedule, the only one where a driver can reach transcendent status simply by being the first to cross the yard of bricks.
Juan Pablo Montoya will make a two-race return to NASCAR this season, driving for Team Penske in the Brickyard 400 and at Michigan International Speedway.
Kanaan and IndyCar points leader Will Power were among 18 drivers taking part in an open Firestone tire test Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR is overhauling its qualifying process and will go to a knockout format similar to Formula One and IndyCar.
Scott Dixon became the latest driver to deny Roger Penske an IndyCar championship, wrapping up his third title Saturday night in a race of attrition at Auto Club Speedway.
Dario Franchitti will remain in Houston for the next few days as he recovers from a frightening crash at the last lap of the Houston grand prix over the weekend.
The 78-year-old IndyCar team owner and four-time Indy 500 champion had been suffering from pain in his left leg for months and was hoping to put off surgery until after the season.
Helio Castroneves said that he was “very shocked” to learn his race-winning car at Texas had failed post-race inspection.
IndyCar has fined Team Penske $35,000 and docked it 15 entrant points because the underwing on Helio Castroneves’ race-winning car at Texas didn’t meet specifications.
Helio Castroneves’ fourth IndyCar victory at Texas was much different than his other ones.
Rahal is back at Texas Motor Speedway, where last June he was out in front and seemingly on his way to finally winning again when he drifted too high and brushed the wall.
Tony Kanaan is close to his bucking bulls this week. Kanaan owns two bulls, and keeps them on a ranch in Stephenville, about 100 miles away from the Texas Motor Speedway.