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May 16

Clauson to compete in 2015 Indy 500 with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing

15 June, 2012, West Allis, Wisconsin USA (c)2012, F. Peirce Williams LAT Photo USA

Bryan Clauson behind the wheel of an Indy Lights car in June, 2012, Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photographic)

INDIANAPOLIS – At one time the Indianapolis 500 was the pinnacle form of racing that race drivers in the United States Auto Club (USAC) aspired to achieve. Over the last three decades, however, the sport moved away from the American grassroots form of racing such as USAC Midgets, Sprints and Silver Crown to road racers from Europe and South America.

Bryan Clauson hopes to bring USAC back to the Indy 500, beginning next season, when the three-time USAC National Driver’s Champion was announced as the driver for Jonathan Byrd’s Racing in 2015.

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)

James Hinchcliffe is all smiles after being cleared to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (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 IndyCar Series driver from Toronto – affectionately know as the “Mayor of Hinchtown” – is back in office after he passed a closed concussion test by the INDYCAR 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.

May 16

TV Schedule: MotoGP Le Mans, Indy 500 Qualifying & NASCAR All-Star Race

FOX Sports 1's live coverage of the MotoGP race from Le Mans, France kicks off Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

FOX Sports 1′s live coverage of the MotoGP race from Le Mans, France kicks off Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, May 16

11 a.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
Noon ET – Indy 500 Practice | Indianapolis (Streaming Online) *LIVE
Noon ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
1:45 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Practice | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
4:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
7:00 p.m ET – NASCAR Cup Showdown | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
8:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Race | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

Saturday, May 17

8:00 a.m. ET – Indy 500 Practice | Indianapolis (Streaming Online) *LIVE
10:30 a.m. ET – National Arenacross | Salt Lake City (FOX Sports 1)
11:00 a.m. ET – Indy 500 Qualifying | Indianapolis
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Qualifying | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
8:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup All-Star Race | Charlotte (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

Sunday, May 18

7:00 a.m. ET – MotoGP World Championship | Le Mans (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
10:15 a.m. ET – Indy 500 Qualifying | Indianapolis
1:00 p.m. ET – Monster Jam | Anaheim (FOX Sports 1)
2:00 p.m. ET – ARCA Racing | Toledo (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
2:00 p.m. ET – Indy 500 Fast 9 Qualifying | Indianapolis
8:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO3 | Le Mans (FOX Sports 2)
9:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO2 | Le Mans (FOX Sports 2)

May 16

MotoGP: Marquez Sets Pace On Friday At Le Mans

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the MotoGP action on the first day of the 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix concluded at Le Mans, Marc Marquez outpaced his fellow premier class riders, leading the way from Andrea Iannone and Alvaro Bautista in FP2.

Having also topped the timesheet in the morning session, Marquez quickened the pace in the afternoon sunshine, registering a 1:33.452 best time, which is under the fastest lap in a race at Le Mans set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011.

May 15

F1: Grosjean test drives Prost’s 1983 Renault turbo

Alain Prost won three races en route to finishing second place in the 1983 driver's standings.

Alain Prost won three races in 1983 en route to finishing second place in the 1983 driver’s standings. (Photo courtesy: Renault)

Romain Grosjean had a chance to experience turbo F1 cars of an earlier era when he drove Alain Prost’s Renault RE40 at Silverstone Thursday.

Prost finished second in the 1983 World Championship, losing out to Nelson Piquet’s Brabham at the final round in South Africa.