Indianapolis 500 Archive

  • Oreovicz: The magic of Mario

    It was a long time in the making, but when Mario Andretti finally was honored Thursday night by the Road Racing Drivers Club at Long Beach on Thursday, magic happened, writes John Oreovicz.

    Apr 14 11:38 AM ET | By John Oreovicz

  • Hunter-Reay claims pole in all-Andretti front

    Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    Apr 12 9:31 PM ET

  • Oreovicz: Hunter-Reay gets it going

    Ryan Hunter-Reay has won at Long Beach before, but qualifying has always been a different story. He rolled to the pole Saturday for Sunday's race, but admits that may not mean much, writes John Oreovicz.

    Apr 12 8:52 PM ET | By John Oreovicz

  • Oreovicz: Long Beach rolls on

    The Long Beach Grand Prix is a success story and a vital event in American open-wheel racing. Rumblings it may move back to being a Formula One event puts its history in focus, writes John Oreovicz.

    Apr 9 3:05 PM ET | By John Oreovicz

  • Oreovicz: Restart savvy paved way for Power

    Whether he intended to or not, Will Power scrunched up the field on a pivotal restart Sunday in St. Pete. But it likely didn't impact the outcome -- a clear victory for Team Penske, writes John Oreovicz.

    Apr 8 5:35 PM ET | By John Oreovicz

  • Oreovicz: Mario's world

    If you want to talk about the state of racing -- any kind of racing -- it's hard to find someone better than Mario Andretti, writes John Oreovicz.

    Mar 24 | By John Oreovicz

  • Veach earns 1st career Indy Lights victory

    Zach Veach won his first career Indy Lights race by leading every lap of Sunday's season-opener in St Petersburg.

    Mar 31 2:19 AM ET

  • Power dominant in IndyCar season opener

    Will Power has picked up right where he left off last season. In Victory Lane.

    Mar 30 9:42 PM ET

  • Oreovicz: Sato surprises in stormy St. Pete

    Takuma Sato shrugged off a lengthy weather delay to win the pole for Sunday's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, writes John Oreovicz.

    Mar 30 1:05 AM ET | By John Oreovicz

  • Sato wins pole for IndyCar season opener

    Takuma Sato has won the pole at St. Petersburg for Sunday's season-opening IndyCar Series race.

    Mar 29 9:05 PM ET

  • Oreovicz: St. Pete surprise?

    The longest offseason in racing is over, with the IndyCar Series ready to take to the streets of St. Petersburg to open 2014. Who gets an early leg up on the championship? The event offers up more than just the usual suspects.

    Mar 28 | By John Oreovicz

  • News & Commentary

    James: Something's missing at start of IndyCar season

    When the IndyCar season roars into action this weekend, for the first time in a decade there will be no full-time female drivers. And prospects for the near future aren't good.

    Mar 28 12:38 PM ET | By Brant James

  • Oreovicz: Grid walk

    There are new faces in new places, but the 2014 IndyCar Series grid could be a strong one. John Oreovicz takes a trip down pit road to break it down team by team.

    Mar 26 | By John Oreovicz

  • Oreovicz: Can IndyCar turn things around?

    With new faces, new engine rules and a new title sponsor, the Verizon IndyCar Series has a golden opportunity for growth in 2014, writes John Oreovicz.

    Mar 26 | By John Oreovicz

  • Swan song: Nabors to hit his last note at Indy

    Actor Jim Nabors says this year's Indianapolis 500 will be the last time he performs "Back Home Again in Indiana" live to a global audience of race fans.

    Mar 25 4:40 PM ET

  • Rahal transporter catches fire on way to St. Pete

    A Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team transporter caught fire en route to the IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Mar 25 11:35 AM ET

  • Franchitti 'very lucky' to drive Indy pace car

    Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive the pace car in the 98th running of the Indy 500 in May.

    Mar 25 11:34 AM ET

  • Brazil will host IndyCar race beginning 2015

    Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying Friday that a race will held in the capital of Brasilia.

    Mar 21 9:49 PM ET

  • IndyCar: Double points for 500-mile races

    IndyCar will award double points for the three "Triple Crown" races and award points based on qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

    Mar 20 7:42 PM ET

  • Oreovicz: Ready to roll

    The IndyCar set is ready to get back in action at the end of the month, and this week's test in Alabama -- led by Will Power -- demonstrated that the battle between engine suppliers Honda and Chevrolet may be a good one.

    Mar 20 | By John Oreovicz

  • Indianapolis 500 veteran Bettenhausen dies

    Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway say race car driver Gary Bettenhausen has died. He was 72.

    Mar 17 10:59 AM ET

  • Hydroxycut back with KVSH on Bourdais car

    Hydroxycut will return to KVSH Racing this season as sponsor for seven race weekends, and the co-primary sponsor for Sebastien Bourdais in the Indianapolis 500.

    Mar 17 9:16 AM ET

  • Verizon becomes IndyCar Series' title sponsor

    IndyCar announced a multiyear agreement with Verizon on Friday that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series.

    Mar 14 1:09 PM ET

  • Oreovicz: Mears a voice of experience

    Before we protest the new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500, let's listen to someone who knows a thing or two about going fast at the historic track: four-time Indy champion Rick Mears.

    Mar 13 | By John Oreovicz

  • Tagliani gets Indy 500 ride with Sarah Fisher

    Alex Tagliani will drive a second entry in the Indianapolis 500 for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

    Mar 13 1:51 PM ET