Indy 500

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Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag to win the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. But instead of the roar of the crowds to celebrate the moment, it was just the humming of engines.

Takuma Sato Wins Second Indianapolis 500

Aug 24, 2020
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Takuma Sato won the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday. Sato returned to victory lane after winning the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing” in 2017.

Indy 500 Officials Comment On The Upcoming Race

Aug 21, 2020
Samantha Horton / IPB News

The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is days away with final preparations being made for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Race officials are encouraging fans to stay home and watch the race on television.

FILE PHOTO: Doug Jaggers / WFYI News

Drivers will begin practicing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week for the “greatest spectacle in racing,” knowing that come race day the stands won’t be packed with people.

FILE PHOTO: Doug Jaggers / WFYI News

The Indy 500 will run without people in the stands this year. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the decision Tuesday, reversing previous plans to maintain some attendance during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Indianapolis 500 will look a little different this August with reduced fans and other health precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the race is still expected to draw in more than 50,000 spectators.

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The Indianapolis 500 will not be run on Memorial Day weekend this year. The race has been rescheduled to Aug. 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon Pagenaud celebrates at the yard of bricks after winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, 2019. (Doug Jaggers/WFYI)
Samantha Horton

Frenchman Simon Pagenaud won this year’s Indy 500, getting to kiss the bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Will Power Wins Indy 500 For The First Time

May 28, 2018

The 102nd Indianapolis 500 – "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" – left fans on their toes until the very end Sunday, with a new face added to the list of winners.

With several veteran drivers crashing at the brickyard, it came down to the last four laps before Australian Will Power with Team Penske Chevrolet took the lead and didn’t give it up.

“It’s funny, you forget where you are, you’re so immersed in the race, that you don’t even realize,” Power says. “Like on the white flag lap, I started screaming because I just knew I was going to win it.”

Ed Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole For The Third Time

May 21, 2018
Ed Carpenter with the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole position for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Chris Jones/Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Samantha Horton

Driver and car owner Ed Carpenter secured the top spot in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Sunday, clocking an average speed of more than 229 miles-per-hour.

On this Memorial Day Weekend edition of the podcast, we'll hear from Steven Lattimore about a new VFW post in Gary, and Jill Sheridan reports on what the Indy 500 is doing to help organ donors. We'll also hear from Nick Janzen about the conservation of Bison in Indiana, along with John Cain on “Eye On the Arts” about the upcoming performance of Primal Roots.