Shoot to Thrill
Indy 500 pole-winner to be decided by three-day "shootout"
The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will include three rounds over two days, with the pole-winner emerging from a "Fast Nine Shootout" on what used to be Bump Day. IndyCar officials also said Friday there will be points incentives that have yet to be announced. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Kurt Busch and Andretti Autosport announced Tuesday that he will try to become the first driver in 10 years to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion, will try to qualify for the Indy 500 in a fifth car for Andretti. Full Story.
One More Shot
Jacques Villeneuve will finally get a chance to win a second Indianapolis 500. Almost two decades after winning his first title, the 42-year-old Canadian will return to the historic 2.5-mile oval in May, driving for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The official announcement came Wednesday. Full Story.