Mario Andretti

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The Wrecked, Rebuilt Life Of Aldo Andretti

“In my mind, I never actually retired,” Aldo says. “I just stopped doing it. I guess I couldn’t admit to myself that it was over.”

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What a Weekend: Best Moments of the Indy 500 in Photos

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The Grid: 33 Greatest Indy 500 Drivers of All Time—Ranked

We factored in the relative strength of competition, as well as personality, impact, and contribution to the sport. And, of course, we prized an appreciation for the institution and its hallowed traditions.

Keith Urban
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Just Announced: Keith Urban to Take Two-Seater Ride at Indy 500

“The Indy 500 is one of the true iconic motorsport events, and to get to drive with a legend like Mario in this 100th race is indescribable,” Urban said in a statement.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: All Roads Lead to the Speedway

Is it just us, or do all roads lead to Indiana’s—and the world’s—most famous racetrack? From Hawaii to Nazareth, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway leaves its tracks.

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Overheard on the Indianapolis 500 Red Carpet

Celebrities walked the 2015 Indianapolis 500 red carpet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Photos: 2015 Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race

IndyCar drivers present and past gather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for introductions ahead of the 2015 Indianapolis 500, as well as celebrities (Dave Letterman, Adam Carolla) and performers (Jordin Sparks, Straight No Chaser).

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Faces of IndyCar: Indianapolis 500 Practice & Qualifying

Up-close photos with current and former IndyCar drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ahead of the 2015 Indianapolis 500.

Paul George
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Celebrity Roster Announced for 500 Festival Parade

Spectators can expect to see a lot of familiar faces, according to a list of celebrities and notables released this morning.

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Goodbye, David Letterman: An Oral History

An oral history of the funniest guy ever to call Indy home.

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Turbo: Can This Little Guy Save IndyCar?

To pitch a movie in Hollywood, you need to be able to summarize the story in 25 words or less. Writer-director David Soren only needed nine: “Like The Fast and the Furious, but with snails.”

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Celeb Roster Just Released for 500 Fest Parade

The Indy 500 celebrity announcements are coming fast and furious now. The 500 Festival just released a complete roster of notables set to attend Saturday’s IPL 500 Festival Parade (May 26, noon, downtown).

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Vintner Mario Andretti Regales Guests at Wine Dinner

Earlier this week, May Madness reported that tickets to the Andretti Wine Dinner at Mo’s A Place for Steaks (47 S. Pennsylvania St., 624-0720) were going for $125 a pop. But evidently price was no object for the more than 150 diners who turned out last night to meet Mario Andretti and sit down to a four-course meal paired with wine from the racing legend’s own winery and vineyard in Napa Valley, California.

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Carb Loading: Not Too Late for Andretti Dinner Rez

May Madness just learned this evening that a handful of tickets are still available to the exclusive Andretti Wine Dinner, to be held this Thursday (May 17, 7:30 p.m.) at Mo’s A Place for Steaks.

The tickets run $125 apiece. You get a four-course meal, pairings from the Andretti Winery in Napa Valley, and a photo-op meet-and-greet with racing legend Mario Andretti.

While supplies last.

Mo’s A Place for Steaks: 47 S. Pennsylvania St., 624-0720