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IndyCar: Indianapolis
Polesitter for the 101st Indy 500 Scott Dixon celebrates with his two daughters
IndyCar

IndyCar: Indianapolis
F1 star Fernando Alonso qualified an impressive 5th for his first Indy 500
IndyCar

NASCAR: Charlotte
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, celebrates with the trophy during the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jerry Markland/Getty Images

IndyCar: Indianapolis
The remains of Sebastien Bourdais' Dallara after he plastered the wall in qualifying for the Indy 500. He remains hospitalized with a broken hip and pelvis
Tim Wohlford/AR1.com

IndyCar: Indianapolis
For the Indy 500 Alexander Rossi qualified fastest of the six Andretti Autosport cars in 3rd
Walt Kuhn

IndyCar: Indianapolis
The remains of Spencer Pigot's Dallara after he plastered the wall in practice for the Indy 500
Tim Wohlford/AR1.com

MotoGP: LeMans
Maverick Vinales passed his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi on the final lap to win
Yamaha

NASCAR: Charlotte
NASCAR gave drivers the chance to use the softer 'option tire' in the All-Star race. The racing wasn't any better
Pete McCole/AR1.com

IndyCar: Indianapolis
Leonard Wood showed up for the AJ Foyt special display at the Indianpolis Museum - one car was the #21 Wood Brothers Ford that Foyt drove
Michael Harding
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NASCAR Announces Major Changes To 2018 Schedule
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR has released its 2018 competition schedule for all three of its major touring series, introducing several changes to the track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship including the addition of the first road course in the playoffs. Several NASCAR tracks have had date swapped around including a second date for Las Vegas Motor Speedway and moving the tradition summer Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Speedway to September as one of the track in the playoffs.
Honda and Michelin pay tribute to Nicky Hayden
  MOG
Nicky Hayden was an HRC rider for much of his racing career, achieving many successes both in his home country and internationally. Nicky won the 1999 AMA Supersport Championship and the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship with American Honda and the 2006 MotoGP World Championship with Repsol Honda. Last year he moved to World Superbike Championship with Ten Kate Honda, winning a race in his first season. Yesterday’s terrible news of the loss of the much-loved American due to the consequences of a cycling accident in Rimini, Italy, on Wednesday May 17, is a terrible blow for the entire motorcycling community and for everyone at HRC.
Indy 500 Monday Press Conference
  Final full practice before the 500
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Monaco GP Preview
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Monaco is a race like no other. You don't need to be an F1 aficionado to know that much. The tight, twisting circuit that threads its way through the famous streets of Monte Carlo is a one-of-a-kind throwback to the eras of Fangio or Caracciola. And even now, decades later, this remains the crown jewel of the Formula One calendar. It's the race every single driver on the grid wants to win.

Brown, Capps, Gray Win At Topeka
  NHRA Heartland Nationals
Ron Capps raced his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory this season Sunday at the 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series schedule.
NASCAR's Soft Tire Experiment Falls Flat
  by Pete McCole
NASCAR's grand experiment to generate a new level of excitement to the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race fell flat on Saturday night, as their newly-introduced soft-compound tires came up far short of expectations. Kyle Busch won the event with a daring three-wide pass at the start of the final 10-lap segment, which was just one of two green-flag lead changes in the entire 70-lap race. It was just another ho-hum race, with none of the drama NASCAR was hoping for.
Indy 500 Front-Row Press Conference
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1st - Scott Dixon
2nd - Ed Carpenter
3rd- Alexander Rossi
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Scott Dixon wins pole for Indy 500
  by Tim Wohlford

Scott Dixon laid down the fastest qualification attempt -- and fastest 1-lap speed during qualification -- since Arie Luyendyk's 1996 record, and will start from the Pole position in the 2017 Indy 500.  Ed Carpenter will start in the middle of the first row, and last year’s winner Alexander Rossi will start on the outside of row 1.  Fernando Alonso will start a very respectable 5th.

Matt Hagan Shatters NHRA Records at Topeka
  NHRA Heartland Nationals
Matt Hagan raced his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to the No. 1 Funny Car qualifying position at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Park Topeka. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) were also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the eighth event of 24 on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Vinales outduels Rossi at LeMans
  French MotoGP
Maverick Vinales has won his third victory of the 2017 MotoGP season in a thrilling French Grand Prix at LeMans, passing Valentino Rossi on the last lap. After being passed Rossi crashed his Yamaha. Rossi took the lead with three laps to go from Vinales and started the final lap in first place, but made a mistake at Turn 8 that let Vinales through, then fell at Turn 11
Kyle Busch Wins First-Career NASCAR All Star Race
  by Pete McCole
Kyle Busch finally broke through to score his first-career all star race victory and his first ever Charlotte Motor Speedway win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after taking the checkered flag in the Saturday night’s 33rd-annual running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race. Busch led every lap of the final 10-lap shootout, taking the lead with a daring three-wide pass at the start of the segment and pulling away from Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson to finally win the race that has eluded him for 12 years. Larson got past Johnson on the final lap to finish second. Johnson, Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five.
Bowyer, Blaney, Suarez, Elliott Advance To All Star Race
  by Pete McCole
Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez picked up stage victories in Saturday night’s Monster Energy Open to advance to the 33rd running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott won the fan vote and claimed the 20th and final spot in the all star field.
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