Indianapolis 500

Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara poses for a photo after winning the pole position for the 98th Indianapolis 500.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole For 2nd Straight Year

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole.

05/18/2014

Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, races during the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Franchitti Wins Indianapolis 500, His Third

Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap.

05/27/2012

Dan Wheldon of England driver of the #77 Sam Schmidt Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series  World Championship on October 13, 2011 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Wheldon Dies After Massive Crash In Vegas

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a fiery 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when his car flew over another on Lap 13 and smashed into the wall just outside turn 2.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2011

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels Car Jump To Precede Indy 500

This year’s Indianapolis 500 auto race will be preceded by an attempt to break a world record jump – by a toy vehicle.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011