Martin Truex Jr. overcame an early flat tire after hitting the wall, then survived a wild restart five laps from the end Sunday night to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four seasons.
His latest win gave team owner Roger Penske his 18th victory in his 50th year at the track.
The three-time Formula One champion, who raced in the Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas, died Monday at age 70. He won the Monaco Grand Prix twice.
The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day.
Las Vegan Matt Jaskol has a prime vantage point for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500: He’ll be atop the turn 3 grandstand, spotting for third-generation driver Marco Andretti.
IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said Thursday a “very limited supply” of vaccines will be available at the medical building near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum.
NASCAR announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks.
Lauda won the F1 drivers’ championship in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and again in 1984 with McLaren.
Roger Penske supports guarantees for the 20-something cars that run all 17 of the IndyCar races, even if it’s a slap at tradition.
The stock car racing organization has forged a partnership with Genius Sports, which has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks.