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Helio’s 2009 Indy 500 victory an emotional release from eventful era

(Editor’s note: As Helio Castroneves attempts to make history May 29 as the first five-time Indy 500 winner, NBC Sports will review his four previous victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and examine how each race was a significant and unique milestone for both the driver , series or track — and sometimes for all three. …

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‘No other race in the world I’d rather be at than the Indy 500’

INDIANAPOLIS – McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has stood on the starting grid of the most famous races in the world, such as the Grand Prix of Monaco. That iconic Formula One event will take place on the streets of Monte Carlo on Sunday, but Brown won’t be there. Instead, Brown will be overseeing his …

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Colton Herta’s car flips upside down in scary crash during Indy 500 Carb Day practice

INDIANAPOLIS — Colton Herta came into the Indianapolis 500 fresh off a race win and one of the greatest on-track IndyCar saves in years, but the 22-year-old Andretti driver knew full well a road course win in the rain – even on the grounds of the Racing Capital of the World – meant very little. …

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Colton Herta ‘fine’ after terrifying airborne wreck in final Indy 500 practice on Carb Day

INDIANAPOLIS — Colton Herta was uninjured and walked away after his car flipped over in a scary crash Friday During final practice for the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport driver, who won the GMR Grand Prix two weeks ago at IMS, lost control of his No. 26 Dallara-Honda while exiting Turn …

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Colton Herta medically cleared for Indy 500 after airborne crash

Colton Herta was unharmed after a scary crash during the final Friday practice for the Indianapolis 500, but his vehicle was not so lucky. The driver was medically cleared following the wreck that saw his No. 26 car go airborne and upside down after crashing hard into the wall, according to The Indianapolis Star. Herta …

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