Jeff Gordon won his first Brickyard 400 in 1994. Twenty years later, he returned to Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the fifth time. He's now a four-time champion with high hopes for a fifth, writes Ed Hinton.
Richard Childress -- then a hardscrabble owner/driver in NASCAR -- got his first look at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 35 years ago and said, "We could do it." And that's where it really started, writes Ed Hinton.
Ryan Hunter-Reay could have followed the siren song to other forms of racing, but he grew up dreaming of the Indy 500. His dreams -- and that of many American fans -- came true Sunday, Ed Hinton writes.
The Rahals and Andrettis have an outsize impact as American racing's Hatfields and McCoys. A dream scenario Sunday? Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti wheel to wheel for the Indy 500 victory, Ed Hinton writes.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Back home again in Indiana, and it seems that ... The older Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets, the nicer it gets. Improvements and changes never stop around here. I can still navigate the place, but have to focus. You can't drive throu...