Month: May 2022

May 27, 2022 Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will become the first North American racing series to use 100% renewable fuel in its race cars. Shell, which recently signed a five-year extension to be the fuel sponsor for the open-wheel series, announced plans Friday to switch to a low-carbon fuel in 2023. The new fuel
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10:46 AM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Pato O’Ward inked a contract extension two days before the Indianapolis 500 that makes him the centerpiece of Arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar and perhaps beyond. The deal announced Friday extends O’Ward’s contract through the 2025 season and includes a pay raise, a McLaren for his personal use
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson cashed in on the race’s record purse, earning an unprecedented $3.1 million check for Sunday’s victory. Prize totals were announced Monday, the same day the annual victory celebration was held in downtown Indianapolis. The 31-year-old Ericsson became the second 500 champion from Sweden,
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3:07 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Colton Herta rolled his Indianapolis 500 car end-over-end during Friday’s final practice. The star driver for Andretti Autosport was uninjured in the most significant crash in the buildup to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” “I think I was going a little too fast for that corner,” Herta said.
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4:08 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Ericsson had to leave Formula One to become a global superstar — a goal achieved Sunday when the Swedish driver won the Indianapolis 500. Ericsson took control of the race late — largely because of teammate Scott Dixon’s speeding penalty — and had it under control for
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