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Indy 500 2016: Weekend Race Schedule, TV Coverage and More

It's easy to classify any event as historic and call it a day—especially when it comes to the sporting juggernaut that is the Indy 500. But it's not a throwaway descriptor for the 2016 iteration, as the Indy 500 has truly made history this year by selling out and lifting the controversial media blackout for the first time since 1950. In other words, the Indy 500 enters the modern world and will get a televised edition, and the networks will pull out all the stops to celebrate. The Indianapolis Star's Curt Cavin detailed some of the plans: "ABC is planning a local lead-in to Sunday’s race. Its SportsCenter crew will be at IMS both weekend days, and in the hour before the 500’s broadcast begins SportsCenter will have Colts q...

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NASCAR at Charlotte 2016 Qualifying Results: Race Order, Final Times, Reaction

After it seemed like Joey Logano would continue his hot streak at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. will instead be the pole-sitter for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. NASCAR provided a clip of Truex's lap that gave him the pole heading into Sunday:  Charlotte Motor Speedway also captured this image of the victorious Truex, who will be looking for his first career win on that race track this weekend: Logano recorded the fastest times in the first two rounds of qualifying and seemed well on his way to following his All-Star race win last week in Charlotte with a pole win, but Truex's top time of 28.077 seconds in the final round edged out Logano's 28.124 seconds. Logano could have been the third driver ever to come in first in each ...

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NASCAR at Charlotte 2016 Qualifying Results: Live Leaderboard Updates

Martin Truex Jr. will sit on the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 after narrowly edging out Joey Logano in the final round of qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex earned his ninth career pole by running the 1.5-mile lap in 28.077 seconds, which translates to 192.328 mph. That beat out Logano, who ran it in 28.124 seconds and was looking to sweep all three rounds of qualifying for the second time this season. Logano is coming off a win in last weekend's NASCAR All-Star race, also in Charlotte. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will get third while Denny Hamlin, who has made the finals in every qualifying in 2016, starts fourth. Scroll down for all of Bleacher Report's updates, analysis, pictures, tweets, statistics and anything else...

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Indy 500 Lineup 2016: Starting Grid and Breakdown of Sunday’s Thrilling Event

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday has few equals in the sporting realm. It's not just the fast pace, risky overtakes and ever-evolving aerodynamics of the sport. The athletes involved—from James Hinchcliffe's comeback story to Ed Carpenter's legendary status—make for a deep and entertaining field.   Qualifying was proof enough. The action was intense and came down to milliseconds to form the official starting grid,  from which each driver will then trek the 500 miles in search of a checkered flag. Here's a look at the official grid: It's all about Hinchcliffe this year—and not because he won the pole. He looked great last year in practice before a near-fatal wreck.  "My last memory of the Spe...

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Indianapolis 500 Betting Preview: Power, Pagenaud Co-Favorites on Indy 500 Odds

In what looks to be one of the most competitive fields ever, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place this Sunday and could also be one of the most memorable based on the latest betting odds at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. Five drivers are listed at odds of 7-1 or less, led by two favorites who have never won the race in Will Power and Simon Pagenaud, who are both 6-1. Defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya is also at 6-1, followed by two other former winners, Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves, at 13-2. Montoya won the Indy 500 as a rookie in 2000 and followed that up with his second career victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. The 40-year-old Colombian is one of just two Chevrolet drivers to take the che...

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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and More

As the 2016 Formula One season gets set to resume with the Monaco Grand Prix, all eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg following their first-lap crash in Spain on May 15. The drivers have clashed on several occasions since Mercedes' rise to prominence at the beginning of 2014, but the Spanish GP was the first time both drivers were forced to retire as a direct result of an on-track collision. An incident of that magnitude would normally risk splitting a team in half, but Hamilton has insisted his relationship with Rosberg remains unchanged after clear-the-air talks ahead of the Monte Carlo weekend. If there are any cracks in the relationship between the Mercedes team-mates, Fernando Alonso—still searching for that elusive t...

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Indy 500 2016: Latest Race Odds and Sleeper Contenders

James Hinchcliffe headlines the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. He's not alone, of course, not with names such as Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power in the running for the historic right to grab a checkered flag at Sunday's event. Hinchcliffe's return from a life-threatening crash last year won't fade as the headline act going into the event. For bettors who are hoping to come out of it ahead, though, it's always worth taking a gander at the odds out of Las Vegas and digging deep to find a few worthwhile sleepers with big returns. Here's a look at the odds with a few sleepers to know after the jump.   Indy 500 Odds Full odds available at Odds Shark.   Sleeper Contenders Ryan Hunter-Reay (20-1) Ryan Hunt...

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Monaco Grand Prix 2016 Qualifying: Results, Times from Thursday’s F1 Practice

Daniel Ricciardo topped the classification of a practice session in Monaco for the first time in his career on Thursday, finishing ahead of Lewis Hamilton in FP2, who had set the pace in the morning's practice ahead of the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix. Mercedes team-mate and world championship leader Nico Rosberg finished close behind the Englishman on both occasions in an electrifying day of practice, while grip appeared to be an issue in both sessions as a number of drivers found themselves in the barriers. Read on for a recap of Thursday's practice action in Monaco.   FP2 Recap Here is how the classification stood at the end of FP2, per F1: The virtual safety car was deployed early in the afternoon session when Romain Gros...

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Jules Bianchi’s Family Launch Legal Action After Death: Latest Details, Reaction

Jules Bianchi's family are set to take legal action against Formula One's governing body, Team Marussia and the Formula One Group after the Frenchman died following a crash at Suzuka's Japanese Grand Prix in October 2014. Per BBC Sport, lawyers are preparing to begin proceedings as the Bianchi family believe "one or more of the three parties may have contributed to the crash" that led to Bianchi's death at the age of 25. Driving for Marussia in Japan at the October 2014 race, Bianchi suffered head injuries after colliding with a recovery vehicle and died on July 17, 2015, after spending nine months in a coma. A Press Association report (via the Guardian) relayed a statement from Stewarts Law...

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Monaco Grand Prix 2016 Preview: Start Time, TV Info, Weather, Schedule, Odds

After a spectacularly unpredictable Spanish Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton took Nico Rosberg out on Lap 1 and Max Verstappen claimed his maiden victory, Formula One heads down the Mediterranean coast to Monaco. The Monaco Grand Prix was first held in 1929 and has been run continuously since 1955. Run through the tight, twisty streets of the city, Monaco remains perhaps the toughest test of the season for the drivers. Even the smallest mistakes are punished with a race-ending smash into the Armco barriers lining the circuit. If you hate the endless run-off areas at the modern, Hermann Tilke-designed tracks, Monaco is the race for you. "When I think of Monaco, I always remember the first time I drove there in a Formula 1 car and went at ful...

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