Indy 500
Jul 3

IndyCar: Superhero Hunter-Reay continues to wear ‘magic suit’

Ryden smiles as Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay tosses him into the air. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryden smiles as Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay tosses him into the air during post-Indianapolis 500 celebrations. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – When 18-month-old Ryden Hunter-Reay sees his Indianapolis 500-winning Dad put on his bright yellow DHL firesuit, he thinks it’s a “magic suit.”

“He freaks out every time he sees me in it,” Ryan Hunter-Reay told FOXSports.com “He thinks I’m Mickey Mouse or something. I’m about as cool as Mickey Mouse when I have my ‘magic suit’ on.”

Jun 8

From Red Flag At Indy To Green-White-Checkered Finish At Texas

Ed Carpenter leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ed Carpenter leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Montoya brought up the idea of how cool he thought green-white-checkered finishes could be for IndyCar only moments after his third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

“No way,” Will Power quickly responded. “Not in IndyCar.”

Except that is exactly what had just happened Saturday night after a late caution led to a restart with two laps left at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track.

May 26

Indy win eludes Power again as speeding penalty costs him points lead

Will Power lost the points lead to Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay after Power brought his Penske Racing Indy car home to an eighth place finish Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power lost the points lead to Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay after Power brought his Penske Racing Indy car home to an eighth place finish Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – One way or another, Will Power of Team Penske always seems to be in the middle of the action.

Quite often, it means a trip to Victory Lane. But at the Indianapolis 500, he often becomes a victim of his own mistakes.

May 25

Sights And Sounds: Hunter-Reay Wins Indianapolis 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in victory lane after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in victory lane after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

4:00 p.m. ET – Thank you for joining us for the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Congratulations once again to Ryan Hunter-Reay and his Andretti Autosport crew on winning the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

3:40 p.m. ET – For the 2012 IndyCar Series champion and newly-crowned Indy 500 winner, it’s time to celebrate.

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts the American flag in celebration after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts the American flag in celebration after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with his son Ryden after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with his son Ryden after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

3:25 p.m. ET – After an impressive sixth-place effort in his first-ever IndyCar race, Kurt Busch is off to Charlotte Motor Speedway to compete in the Coca-Cola 600 (Live on FOX at 6:00 p.m. ET).

 

 

3:16 p.m. ET – Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500! Helio Castroneves finishes second, Marco Andretti third. Kurt Busch completes the first half of the double in sixth.

Ryan Hunter-Reay beats Helio Castroneves to the checkered flag to win the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay beats Helio Castroneves to the checkered flag to win the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

May 24

Top Five Indy 500s: No. 1 – Rathmann Vs. Ward In Epic Showdown

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

It was a bygone era of the Indianapolis 500, long before rear-engine racecars, ground effects, overtake assist devices and two-way radios. In fact, the frontstretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still the original paving bricks that gave the 2.5-mile oval the unique nickname of “The Brickyard.”

It was 1960 and the Indianapolis 500 featured a two-driver duel unlike any event that had ever been seen in the history of the race that began in 1911.