Before the Brickyard 400, before stock cars kicked up dirt on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway rectangle, some of NASCAR's greatest names tried to race in the Indy 500. And failed.
Foyt. Rutherford. Parnelli. Luyendyk. Granatelli. The Unsers. The living legends of the Indianapolis 500 gathered at Gasoline Alley on Sunday in a throwback weekend for the ages.
Marco Andretti is ready to fill his family's big shoes in racing at the Indianapolis 500.
In a column for ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that a new CEO has made the Indy 500's 100th race worth watching.
Ryan McGee wrote a pretty nice feature on the 25th anniversary of 'spin and win' (1985 Indy 500) here on ESPN.Com a while back. Now, with another Indy upcoming, he looks back on life, racing, NASCAR, Winston and Indy with Mr. Danny Sullivan.
Danny Sullivan won the Indianapolis 500 in 1985 with his "spin to win." But his real legacy after that win was turning himself into the model for the modern race car driver.
Was it the wild crash on Turn 1 where he broke his back? Or the pit fire that engulfed him in flames? Any way you look at it, the 2009 Indy 500 made a cult hero out of Vitor Meira.
Sarah Fisher has special plans for the Indy 500 (and they involve Ellen DeGeneres).
Janet Guthrie made history in NASCAR and IndyCar three decades before Danica Patrick, overcoming obstacles and insults even worse than those female racers face today.