Reporter Out At Denver Post After 'Unacceptable' Tweet About Indy 500 victor

Doug Mendoza
June 2, 2017

Alonso beat Jones to this year's award and was presented with it during the post-Indy 500 victory celebrations event. "I was waiting for the moment and the last two laps, the vehicle worked beautifully".

The Honda teams had a clear horsepower advantage over Chevrolet, but things were dicey in Indy for more than a week and certainly on race day: Before Alonso's failure, 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay lost his engine and so did Charlie Kimball. He was ultimately classified as finishing in 24th.

The results of the qualifying and race for the Indy 500 have boosted the championship efforts of both Castroneves and Sato. The skipped the Monaco Grand Prix held on the same day to take part in the race.

Takuma Sato was naturally ecstatic to clinch victory in Sunday's 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, and praised runner-up Helio Castroneves for driving cleanly as they battled for the win. Again, I will say I'm sorry, I know better, and I'm angry at myself because there was no constructive goal in saying it and I should not have said it, especially because The Denver Post has been dragged into this. "Takuma was a lot of help, coming from Formula 1".

"The last two laps, the auto worked beautifully".

Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Yet as a race team owner, Michael Andretti is now dominant.

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"I am sorry, I made a mistake, and I understand 72 years have passed since the end of World War II and I do regret people with whom I probably am very closely aligned with politically and philosophically have been so offended".

"This is really awesome". "I'm not American of course, but I'm proud to be here". The Spanish racing driver had led laps and had the fastest average speed of the race at the time of his retirement. "This is going to be mega-big", the driver said Sunday. You don't just dream about it.

"Obviously every race you compete, you want to be at the checkered flag", he said.

A spectacular crash between Scott Dixon and Jay Howard came in the first half of the race, with Dixon's vehicle flying through the air after colliding with Howard's. "I had huge ambition and I had to try".

It's no surprise that Alonso has been facing engine woes with his McLaren vehicle in F1 and it seemed the troubles weren't ready to leave him at Indy 500.

Former Marussia F1 driver Max Chilton led a race-high 50 laps of the race, and picked up a cheque for $484,129.

Having never raced on an oval track or even driven an IndyCar until this month, the 34-year-old's bravery and skill won the respect of the almost 300,000 spectators who gave him a rousing standing ovation as his McLaren Andretti Autosport Honda slowed to a stop on the home straight-away.

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