Indianapolis 500
Apr 14

IndyCar announce changes to Indy 500 qualifying format

The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 25, 2014 with Tony Kanaan as the defending champion. (Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 25, 2014 with Tony Kanaan as the defending champion. (Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 now allows any entry that has not made the field at the end of the first day a chance to make the last row of the grid on the second day.

The IndyCar Series announced the changes Monday.

Apr 10

Buddy Lazier enters 2014 Indianapolis 500

Buddy Lazier qualified for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Buddy Lazier qualified for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, but retired early on with a mechanical failure. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

1996 Indianapolis 500 and 2000 IndyCar champion Buddy Lazier will attempt to race his way into the 2014 Indy 500 with a family-owned car.

The 46-year old Colorado native made his return to the Indianapolis 500 last year, but an early mechanical failure put him out of the race. However, the team have now had a whole year to put everything back together, and Lazier is confident that this year will provide better results.

Mar 21

IndyCar to award double points for 500-mile races

Indianapolis, along with Pocono and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

Indianapolis, along with Pocono and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

IndyCar will award double points for the three ”Triple Crown” races and award points based on qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

The three ”Triple Crown” races are the only 500-mile events on the schedule: The Indianapolis 500, the July race at Pocono and the season finale at Fontana.

Mar 20

Congratulations flow in for Hildebrand on Indy 500 ride

JR Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 IndyCar season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

J.R. Hildebrand in his National Guard attire during the 2011 IndyCar season. (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

News broke Thursday afternoon that J.R. Hildebrand will compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 in the No. 21 car fielded by Ed Carpenter Racing.

Hildebrand has competed against Ed Carpenter on the track before, but now, with the 2009 Indy Lights Championship and the 2011 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year to his name, Hildebrand’s resume has proven strong enough to land him a ride with a solid team again.

Feb 10

IndyCar: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Legends Day shaping up to be huge event

Racing icon Mario Andretti will be honored as part of Legends Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Racing icon Mario Andretti will be honored as part of Legends Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24. (Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The month of May is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Monday morning the track announced another exciting event would be added to the growing schedule.

Country music superstar Jason Aldean will perform in concert during Legends Day on Saturday, May 24.

“Over the last several years we have continued to add reasons for our fans to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the day before the Indianapolis 500 to celebrate our current drivers and the legends of the race as part of Legends Day,” said J. Douglas Boles, IMS president.

“Adding a concert featuring an outstanding entertainer like Jason Aldean is a fantastic way for fans to cap off a day of honoring our current and past drivers and get geared up for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ that will take place the next day.”