100th Indianapolis 500 content recap

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Check out a recap of all of MotorSportsTalk’s extensive on-site coverage from the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on NBCSports.com.

There are a handful of additional posts still to come from Indianapolis that are not as time sensitive, and those will be rolled out in the coming days and weeks.

The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Detroit this weekend for a doubleheader event, and then is back on NBCSN starting on June 11 from the Texas Motor Speedway at 8 p.m. ET.

From Texas, NBCSN and CNBC will carry the balance of the IndyCar season through the season finale in Sonoma on September 18.


Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500 in fuel mileage stunner (5/29; Race Main Bar)
Kanaan leads final Indy 500 practice from Carb Day (VIDEO) (5/27)
Stoneman edges Jones in closest IMS finish ever in Freedom 100 (VIDEO)
Newgarden leads frenetic, crazy Monday practice at Indy (5/23)
Hinchcliffe captures pole for 100th Indy 500 (5/22)
“Hinch” on top following thrilling final hour of Indy day 1 qualifying (5/21)
Rossi leads final practice before Indy 500 qualifying (5/21)
Power goes 232-plus to pace Fast Friday for Indy 500 (5/20)
Chaves, Coyne top Thursday practice for Indy 500 (5/19)
RHR leads Andretti train on day two of Indy 500 practice (5/18)
Track activity washed out on Tuesday in Indy (5/17)
Andretti leads but speeds hard to read after Indy 500 first practice (5/16)


Bell, Hunter-Reay crash in pit lane battling for Indy 500 lead (5/29)
Castroneves leads halfway; Karam crashes out on Lap 94 at Indy 500 (5/29)
Defending Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya wrecks out on Lap 64 (5/29)

Indy Carb Day rolling notebook (5/27)
WATCH LIVE: Indy Carb Day on NBCSN at 11 a.m. ET (5/27)

Indy 500 Thursday notes: Logos, lights, Lilly, lunches and more (5/26)

IMS confirms 100th Indy 500 full sellout, local TV blackout lifted (5/25)
Report: INDYCAR files lawsuit against Grand Prix of Boston (5/25)

Tagliani crashes during Sunday qualifying in Indy (5/22)
Dixon team scrambling to change engines before Indy final qualifying (5/22)
A banzai final run was “Lucky 7” for Mikhail Aleshin at Indy (5/22)

Bell, Andretti lead through first run of Indy qualification attempts (5/21)
Chilton crashes in pre-qualifying practice at Indy (5/21)
Indy 500 qualifying delayed; track open til 7 p.m. (5/21)

NAPA, “P-Cap,” and pressers highlight busy Friday morning at IMS (5/20)

100th Indy 500 to feature Chris Pine waving the green flag (5/19)

Rookie Spencer Pigot sustains first hit of the month in Indy practice (5/18)
One year later: Hinchcliffe not only back at IMS, but stronger (VIDEO) (5/18)
Colts punter Pat McAfee’s new shirt company to ride Daly’s Freedom Wagon (5/18)
Tickets go on sale for IndyCar’s return to Watkins Glen this morning (5/18)
Grace Autosport confirms it won’t field entry in 100th Indy 500 (5/18)

Fun with dogs, Mario Kart battle highlight Indy practice rainout (5/17)
Hot Wheels reveals special car trophy for 100th Indy 500 (5/17)
Brabham, PIRTEK Team Murray through first GP, first oval day (5/17)

Clauson, Byrd Racing embark on historic four-car, four-day run (5/16)


Until he pit for fuel, Carlos Munoz ‘knew’ he had Indy 500 won (5/29)
Third in Indy 500 a bitter pill to swallow for Newgarden, ECR (5/29)
Hinchcliffe ends Indy 500 seventh, doubts victory was possible (5/29)
Tony Kanaan had a blast despite finishing 100th Indy 500 in fourth (5/29)
Charlie Kimball overcame drama and debris to finish 100th Indy 500 in fifth (5/30)
NBCSN’S Townsend Bell’s 10th Indy 500 fun to watch, but ends P21 (5/31)

Tony Kanaan woos IMS after posting fastest Carb Day lap (5/27)

Pippa Mann on Monday’s practice: “Like Carb Day on steroids” (5/23)
Hinchcliffe’s recovery and pole is an incredible kickoff to Indy 500 (VIDEO) (5/23)
Accolades, congratulations flow in for Hinchcliffe after Indy 500 pole (5/23)

Qualifying bid may have lacked, but don’t discount Ganassi in Indy 500 (5/22)
Hinchcliffe snaps Team Penske pole dominance in 2016 (5/22)
Here’s updated standings after Indy 500 qualifying points earned (5/22)
Pole “would have been amazing,” but Newgarden race-focused from P2 (5/22)
While not on the pole, Ryan Hunter-Reay still has great seat for Indy 500 (5/22)

RLL crew does a great job to get Pigot out in new chassis (5/19)

Chaves settling into Coyne, appreciating multi-car atmosphere (5/18)

Alexander Rossi fastest rookie in “eye-opening” first day on IMS oval (5/16)
Kyle Larson reiterates desire to one day run the Indy 500 (5/16)
100th Indianapolis 500 entry list revealed (5/16)
Charlie Kimball’s car number switches to No. 42 for Indy 500 (5/16)
100th Indy 500 practice officially kicks off today (5/16)

The oval baptism of Alexander Rossi (6/2)
After tough Indy, Castroneves has mind set on enjoying himself on an isle — Belle Isle (6/2)
Juan Pablo Montoya has nowhere to go but up at Belle Isle after finishing last in Indy 500 (6/2)

Heading to Detroit, the Indy 500 shook up IndyCar’s points (6/1)
While Alexander Rossi was top rookie finisher in Indy 500, four others had mixed results (6/1)
Rossi Indy 500 win adds to Andretti’s, Honda’s incredible year (6/1)

Bryan Clauson pulls off ‘Hoosier Double’ — Indy 500 and sprint car win in same day (5/31)
Indy 500 champ Alexander Rossi visits NASCAR AMERICA (VIDEO) (5/31)
Despite rough finish, Conor Daly finds humor in 2016 Indianapolis 500 experience (5/31)
Big payday: Alexander Rossi earns $2.54 million for winning 100th Indianapolis 500 (5/31)

Bell’s best shot 1 of 5 great hopes for Andretti Autosport in Indy 500 (5/29)

Firestone: the tire that Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series ride upon (5/28)
Simon Pagenaud has tunnel vision about Indy 500 — but that’s a good thing (5/28)
Honda bullish ahead of pivotal Indy 500 (5/28)
Carpenter’s “Team America” trio optimistic of big race day at Indy 500 (5/28)
Castroneves still chasing fourth Indianapolis 500 victory (AP, 5/28)
CK crew, trio of Brabham cars highlight PIRTEK Team Murray’s week (5/28)

When Townsend Bell and Mario Andretti made pizza (VIDEO) (5/27)
Oriol Servia believes Sunday may be best chance ever for him to win Indy 500 (5/27)

Josef Newgarden channels his inner ‘Ted Crasnick,’ fools almost all IndyCar drivers (5/26)
Guess who showed up at Indy? New NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin (5/26)
Oh, Canada! James Hinchcliffe hopes to repay countrymen for support with Indy 500 win (5/26)
The divided 500: the 1996 Indy and U.S. 500s, 20 years later (5/26)

Driver helmets looking very stylish for Sunday‘s Indianapolis 500 (5/25)
It’s a dog’s life: While ‘dad’ Simon is away, Norman Pagenaud will play (5/25)
Castroneves ‘IndyCar-aoke’ challenge backfires when Brabham, Chilton nail it (5/25)
Honor, privilege to call 100th Indy 500 not lost on Goodyear, Cheever (5/25)
Annual Carb Night Burger Bash just two nights away, now downtown (5/25)
In 20 years since 1996 win, Buddy Lazier has lived Indy’s evolution (5/25)

Hinchcliffe on NASCAR AMERICA, on pole: “It was surreal” (VIDEO) (5/24)
Here are your Indy 500/Carb Day times this weekend on NBCSN (5/24)
Oddsmaker picks Will Power to win 100th Indianapolis 500 (5/24)
Hawksworth’s luck goes from bad to worse leading into Indy 500 (5/24)
MotorSportsTalk team’s Indianapolis 500 Memories (5/24)
Long-awaited dream for Stefan Wilson’s Indy 500 debut to come true (5/24)

The 100th Indy 500 rookie class boasts five fascinating stories (5/23)
Words don’t cover Power’s desire to win an Indy 500 for Penske (5/23)

Townsend Bell thriving early on at Indy in Andretti’s fifth car (5/19)
Assessing risk management one of Max Chilton’s goals for May (5/19)
Justice Brothers family legacy hits 71 years in 100th Indy 500 (5/19)

NHRA’s Don Schumacher Racing trio visits Karam’s DRR IndyCar (PHOTOS) (5/18)
Dreyer, Reinbold family legacy in Indy 500 is incredible (PR, 5/18)

Throwback cars giving 100th Indianapolis 500 retro look (AP, 5/17)


DiZinno: Reflecting on Month of May 2016, and 100th Indy 500 (6/1)
DiZinno: Shock finish matches Rossi’s unpredictable, improbable rise (5/30)
PREVIEW: Track temps, unpredictability set to define 100th Indy 500 (5/29)
2016 Indy 500 driver-by-driver one-liners (5/29)
DiZinno: After qualifying, 100th Indy 500 has plenty of dream stories (5/22)
Indy 500 practice week is done, so what does it all mean?


Sage Karam 1: “I’m so excited to be back at Indy”
Karam 2: “Time to trim out for qualifying”
Karam 3: “Tricky qualifying run for the Gas Monkey Energy car”
Karam 4: “From Carb Day to race day”
Karam 5: “I’m so bummed, because our car was so fast”
Scott Hargrove post-Indy GP, pre-Freedom 100



PRE-MAY 16, EARLIER MAY INDY 500 CONTENT (Does not our include Angie’s List GP content)

Townsend Bell’s 2016 Indy 500 livery revealed (5/14)
Aleshin, Servia liveries, SPM garage revealed (5/12)
Tagliani, Brabham liveries unveiled for Month of May (5/11)
Children’s TherAplay event fun charity kickoff to May in Indy (PHOTOS) (5/11)
IndyCar: Drivers can make up a lot of points in next month (5/11)
Mikhail Aleshin, James Hinchcliffe help make Rev Indy a big success (5/10)
Spencer Pigot’s debut with Chicago Cubs is washed out (5/10)
USWAG releases Justin Wilson sock to benefit Dyslexia Institute of Indiana (5/9)
Inovateus Solar confirmed to join Stefan Wilson’s Indy 500 bid (5/9)
IMS confirms 100th Indy 500 reserved seats are sold out (5/6)
Handful of Indy 500 sponsor announcements made on Thursday (5/5)
Justice Brothers to run 100th Indy 500 with Townsend Bell (5/4)
Pippa Mann’s Indy 500 program official as #GetInvolved launches (5/2)
Ed Carpenter Racing reveals Preferred Freezer liveries for May (5/1)

There’s inevitably more posts, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

All told, we’re thankful for all your reads and support this month of May.

Again, the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to NBCSN on Saturday, 8 p.m. ET on June 11 for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

2023 SuperMotocross Power Rankings after Detroit: Chase Sexton narrowly leads Cooper Webb


For the fifth time in 10 rounds of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season, the three riders at the top of the championship standings shared a podium and while those points tell one story, the NBC SuperMotocross Power Rankings after Detroit tell a slightly different tale.

SuperMotocross Power Rankings Detroit
Cooper Webb is peaking at the right time. – Feld Motor Sports

Chase Sexton has been all but perfect during the past 45 days with podium finishes in each of his heats and Triple Crown features. His only stumble during this period was a 10th-place finish in the Indianapolis Main. Last week, Sexton was perfect with wins in both his heat and the feature, although he needed a little help from an Aaron Plessinger mistake to take the top spot on the podium at the end of the night.

Cooper Webb finished fifth at Houston and was beginning to worry ever so slightly about his position in the points. Prior to the race in Tampa, he told NBC Sports that it was time to win and like Babe Ruth pointing to the outfield fence, Webb went out and captured it. Following that race, Webb has swept the podium and earned the red plate two weeks ago in Indianapolis. At Detroit, he added two more points on Eli Tomac as the season begins to wind down.

Tomac struggled with a stiff neck at Indianapolis and after a modest third-place showing in Detroit, he revealed he was still suffering a little. Webb and Sexton have been able to close the gap on Tomac in the past 45 days, but one of the main reasons he is so close in the points was a pair of wins that started the year. Seattle is going to be important for the defending champion because Tomac cannot afford to lose any more momentum with seven rounds remaining.

MORE: Chase Sexton inherits the win in Detroit

It appeared Jason Anderson was turning things around. He earned his fifth heat win at Detroit, which was also his sixth consecutive race (including features) in which he scored a top-five. A fall in the Detroit Main dropped him a lap off the pace and sent him home with a season-worst finish of ninth, causing a ripple effect in the SuperMotocross Power Rankings.

Justin Barcia was a huge part of the show last week in Detroit. He swapped positions with both Webb and Tomac in the middle stage of the race, which allowed Sexton to close the gap. Barcia finished fourth in that race to earn his third consecutive top-five. He’s been outside the top 10 only once in the first 10 rounds.

Adam Cianciarulo had a great start to the Main. He led a couple of laps before losing a lap and slipping back to eighth in the final rundown. That run was strong enough to elevate him three positions in the SuperMotocross Power Rankings after Detroit.

450 Rankings

Driver Percentage
1. Chase Sexton
[2 Main, 6 Heat wins]
87.00 1 0
2. Cooper Webb
[2 Main, 1 Heat win]
86.71 2 0
3. Eli Tomac
[5 Main, 6 Heat wins]
84.57 3 0
4. Jason Anderson
[5 Heat wins]
80.71 4 0
5. Ken Roczen
[1 Main, 1 Heat win]
80.50 5 0
6. Justin Barcia
[1 Heat win]
79.07 7 1
7. Aaron Plessinger 77.14 6 -1
8. Adam Cianciarulo 69.75 11 3
9. Christian Craig 68.86 10 1
10. Justin Cooper 63.90 9 -1
11. Justin Hill 58.57 15 4
12. Dean Wilson 51.50 12 0
13. Colt Nichols 51.25 13 0
14. Shane McElrath 46.86 17 3
15. Josh Hill 46.79 16 1
16. Benny Bloss 45.31 18 2
17. Jared Lesher 39.00 NA
18. Joey Savatgy 38.63 14 -4
19. Cade Clason 37.50 21 2
20. Grant Harlan 35.54 23 3

Supercross 450 Points

The NBC SuperMotocross Power Rankings look at the past 90 days in the 250 class in order to have a balanced comparison between the East and West divisions and Hunter Lawrence has been all but perfect this year. At Detroit, he earned his fifth win of the season and kept alive a streak of podium finishes in six rounds. He tied his brother Jett Lawrence with 10 250 wins one week before the West riders take to the track for back-to-back races at Seattle, Washington and Glendale, Arizona.

SuperMotocross Power Rankings Detroit
Nate Thrasher is settling into a comfortable role as ‘best in class’. – Feld Motor Sports

The Lawrence brothers are dominating the points in each of their respective divisions, which means the remainder of the field is battling to be best in class.

In the East, that rider is Nate Thrasher, who beat Hunter in a head-to-head matchup in their heat only to finish second in the main when the majority of points were awarded. Thrasher seems to have accepted his position in the championship standings, but that doesn’t mean he won’t keep trying for wins.

Haiden Deegan showed a lot of aggression in his heat last week. He threw a couple of block passes at his teammate Jordon Smith and set up a series of events that kept Smith from making the big show while Deegan settled into second in the preliminary. Deegan was unconcerned about how he raced his teammate and would not let a little controversy keep him from celebrating his second career podium in Detroit.

Supercross 250 Points

Jeremy Martin just keeps clicking off solid results. He won his heat last week by making a pass on Deegan and Smith while they were in the heat of their battle. Martin finished fourth in the Main, which means he continues to have only one finish worse than sixth in any of the features or mains.

Smith fell one position in the points standings, but the damage was even worse in SuperMotocross Power Rankings after Detroit. Crash damage in his heat contributed to a last-place finish in that race, for which he earned minimal points. He was not able to advance from the Last Chance Qualifier after stalling his bike in heavy traffic.

250 Rankings

Rider Power
1. Hunter Lawrence – E
[5 Main, 5 Heat wins]
90.43 1 0
2. Jett Lawrence – W
[3 Main, 3 Heat wins]
90.30 2 0
3. Nate Thrasher – E
[1 Main, 3 Heat wins]
84.00 5 2
4. Cameron McAdoo – W
[1 Heat win]
79.80 9 5
5. Haiden Deegan – E
[1 Heat win]
78.21 7 2
6. Jeremy Martin – E
[2 Heat wins]
78.00 8 2
7. Jordon Smith – E
[3 Heat Wins]
76.77 4 -3
8. Levi Kitchen – W
[1 Main]
75.30 3 -5
9. Mitchell Oldenburg – W 75.20 11 2
10. RJ Hampshire – W
[4 Heat wins]
74.50 17 7
11. Max Anstie – E 74.43 6 -5
12. Tom Vialle – E 72.07 12 0
13. Max Vohland – W 71.56 10 -3
14. Stilez Robertson – W
[1 Heat win]
69.22 14 0
15. Chris Blose – E 67.43 18 3
16. Chance Hymas – E 67.10 15 -1
17. Enzo Lopes – W 66.00 20 3
18. Michael Mosiman – E 65.80 16 -2
19. Pierce Brown – W 65.78 13 -6
20. Phil Nicoletti – W 59.25 21 1

* The NBC Power Rankings assign 100 points to a Main event winner and 90 points for each Heat and Triple Crown win, (Triple Crown wins are included with heat wins below the rider’s name). The points decrement by a percentage equal to the number of riders in the field until the last place rider in each event receives five points. The Power Ranking is the average of these percentage points over the past 45 days for the 450 class and last 90 days for 250s (because of the split nature of their season).

POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 8 AT DAYTONA: Chase Sexton unseats Eli Tomac
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 7 AT ARLINGTON: Jason Anderson narrowly trails Tomac
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 6 AT OAKLAND: Perfect night keeps Tomac first
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 5 AT TAMPA: Sexton, Cooper Webb close in
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 4 AT HOUSTON: Tomac rebounds from A2 crash, retakes lead
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 3 AT ANAHEIM 2: Consistency makes Ken Roczen king
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 2 AT SAN DIEGO: Roczen moves up, Sexton falls
POWER RANKINGS AFTER WEEK 1 AT ANAHEIM 1: Tomac, Jett Lawrence gain an early advantage