INDIANAPOLIS — Sebastien Bourdais was in one of the best race cars he'd ever had, so fast that most of his competitors thought he would win the pole for the Indianapolis 500.
Ryan Hunter-Reay isn't a big jewelry fan.
Three things to know about today's 101st running of the Indianapolis 500:
INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves has spent the past six years chasing history at the Indianapolis 500, trying in vain to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. in an exclusive club of four-time winners.
INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais is recovering from pelvis surgery after his car slammed into a barrier, and he is expected to miss the rest of the season.
INDIANAPOLIS — St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais was scheduled for surgery Saturday night to repair a fractured pelvis after a fiery crash during Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
On Saturday, Tampa NASCAR driver Aric Almirola's No. 43 Ford twisted into a fiery contortion in a horrifying crash at the Go Bowling 400 in Kansas. He was cut out of the car and airlifted to the University of Kansas Medical Center. His team said Sunday that Almirola fractured his T5 vertebra.
CONCORD, N.C. — Tampa NASCAR driver Aric Almirola talked Friday about his injury suffered in a crash at Kansas Speedway last week, a fractured vertebra that has him out up to three months and vowing to heed doctor warnings and not rush back because further injury could lead to paralysis.
INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear.
Full disclosure: I like Danica Patrick.
Ever since she joined NASCAR six seasons ago, I've pulled for her to win. Partly because it would be great for the sport and partly to shut up the chauvinists who still don't believe a woman should be driving with men.