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Jun 3

IndyCar: Indy 500 Champ Hunter-Reay Endures Downer In Detroit

Ryan Hunter-Reay sits third in the championship standings after the doubleheader in Detroit. (Photo: Getty Images)

sits third in the championship standings after the doubleheader in . (Photo: Getty Images)

Just one week after winning the biggest race of his life – the 98th running of the – Ryan Hunter-Reay followed with a downer in Detroit.

The 2012 Verizon Series champion arrived at Belle Isle looking like the king of the racing world and for a good reason. He won one of the most thrilling Indy 500s in history when he defeated three-time winner Helio Castroneves by just 0.0600 seconds in the second-closest Indianapolis 500 finish in history. Then it was off to New York for a victory tour that included ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange and an appearance on “Today” before jetting down to Dallas and a stop at Texas Motor Speedway for more media appearances.

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May 27

Jim Nabors reflects on 42 years of singing at Indianapolis 500

Jim Nabors attends the 2014 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

attends the 2014 at on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – He may have been born and raised in Alabama but it didn’t take long for Jim Nabors to become a true Hoosier – the term for a native of Indiana.

Nabors had already earned fame on television as “Gomer Pyle USMC” on the long-running CBS comedy, when he was invited to the 1972 and told he was singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” by a conductor for the Purdue University Band.

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May 16

Hinchcliffe Talks Injury That Nearly Sidelined Him From Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe is all smiles after being cleared to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

is all smiles after being cleared to drive at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

As James Hinchcliffe rolled up in his golf cart to the Andretti Autosport garage in Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with girlfriend Kirsten Dee he leaned over and gave her a kiss before heading back to work.

The popular Verizon Series driver from Toronto – affectionately know as the “Mayor of Hinchtown” – is back in office after he passed a closed concussion test by the Medical Staff Thursday. That means Hinchcliffe could return to the cockpit of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda after he passed the medical evaluation.

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May 13

Mario Andretti gives 102-year-old ride around Indy

 

Tuesday morning, Mario Andretti gave 102-year-old Edith Pittenger a ride around the 105-year-old Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a two-seat Indy car ride.

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May 12

IndyCar: Hildebrand set for Indianapolis redemption

J.R. Hildebrand (L) will drive the No. car for Ed Carpenter in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

J.R. Hildebrand (L) will drive the No. 21 car for Ed Carpenter in the 98th running of the next Sunday. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

INDIANAPOLIS – J.R. Hildebrand has literally come “full circle” at and the driver can’t help but smile when he considers the irony of his return to the Indianapolis 500.

The day after last year’s , Hildebrand was fired by Panther Racing team owner John Barnes after crashing on the third lap of the race in Turn 2.

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