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Fast Friday gets frightening at Indy with winds making drivers uncomfortable at 240 mph

INDIANAPOLIS — First came the wind on “Fast Friday” for the 106th Indy 500. These were 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history — and the rain was expected to follow. It put the NTT IndyCar Series on its heels as race officials scrambled to save …

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Fast Friday’s 90 horsepower boost will require full commitment from Indy 500 drivers

INDIANAPOLIS — After using poise and instincts to win the rainy, white-knuckle GMR Grand Prix, Colton Herta will be chasing a new goal with 90 extra horsepower in Fast Friday practice for the Indy 500. All-out speed. The 22-year-old Californian and 32 other drivers entered in this year’s Indianapolis 500 will get their long-awaited, three-day …

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A happier Andretti returns to Indy 500 as part-time racer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn’t want to be at the track if he’s not racing. He’ll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away. Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week when he had an idea: Colton Herta …

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Jimmie Johnson third on first day of Indy 500 practice behind Takuma Sato, Scott Dixon

INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson was just behind a pair of Indy 500 winners as Honda swept the top four spots on the opening day of practice for the 106th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Two-time Indianapolis 500 Takuma Sato turned the fastest lap (228.939 mph) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, followed by a 227.768-mph …

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