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Relentless Rossi just misses second 500 victory

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

No one was more aggressive in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 than Alexander Rossi. Despite a day littered with bad breaks and unfortunate luck, the 2016 winner was resilient in his pursuit of the Borg-Warner Trophy. Rossi came up just short of the comeback […]

Pagenaud Holds Off Rossi to win Indy 500

By Brendan Rourke | @B_RourkeSports

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud’s unforgettable month of May started with a victory in the Indy Grand Prix. It continued when he earned the pole position for the 103rd Indianapolis 500. And it culminated Sunday with a desperate chase in the final decisive laps of his first […]

Postcard from Speedway: From Smelling Roses to Kissing Bricks, How I Was Pleasantly Surprised By My Hometown Event

I didn’t want to love the Indianapolis 500.

People told me horror stories about “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”: the monstrous, miles-long traffic jams that’d make me beg to watch paint dry, the drunken debauchery of the Snake Pit, the mind-numbingness of watching cars go round and round a 2 1/2-mile track for 3 ½ […]

Postcard from Speedway: ‘I Had Never Seen a Spectacle Like This’

A month ago I was preparing to attend my first Indianapolis 500. Paddock Box 34, Row G, Seat 2 was where I was going to witness the start and the finish before my plans changed. I woke up Sunday knowing I was going to watch from the media center, an opportunity that would not be […]

The ‘Last Box to Tick’ Makes Power the Indy 500 Champion

By Josh Roller

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time, Australia is home to a winner of the Indianapolis 500. Will Power delivered the victory on Sunday to give team owner Roger Penske his 17th victory in the 102nd running. Power emerged after six lead changes in the last 25 laps to […]