Monday, January 22, 2018
Sports

Simon Pagenaud takes Indianapolis Grand Prix for third straight IndyCar win

INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud turned up the heat in Indianapolis' record-breaking cold Saturday.

The hottest driver in IndyCar took the lead when Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves pitted with 20 laps to go, then beat Castroneves out of the pits one lap later on his way to winning the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Pagenaud beat the Brazilian by 4.4748 seconds on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, becoming the first driver to win three straight in the series since Scott Dixon in 2013.

"The temperature was so low, the tires weren't supposed to work in these temperatures, but they (worked) very well," Pagenaud said.

The temperature was 49 degrees and the wind chill was 43 at the start, according to theweatherchannel.com. The previous low for an IndyCar race at the historic speedway was 58 degrees for the 1992 Indianapolis 500.

On the first lap, Dixon appeared to force Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan toward the outside wall and into St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais, damaging both cars. Kanaan's race was done; Bourdais completed only 20 laps before dropping out.

Xfinity: Erik Jones won the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 200 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and took a $100,000 bonus from the series' Dash-4-Cash program. Four drivers were eligible for the bonus, which Jones claimed for the second time this season. Jones led a race-high 76 laps on the mile oval in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

Formula One: Two-time defending series champ Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the pole by 0.28 seconds for today's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. Points leader Rosberg has won the past seven series races dating to last season.

NHRA: Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led qualifying for today's Southern Nationals in Atlanta.

Comments
Super Bowl LII preview: First look at New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl LII preview: First look at New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Remember when the Bills were 3-1 and in first place in the AFC East? And when the Patriots were 2-2 and allowing 32 points per game? Weird, right?The Bills part, yes. The Patriots part, no.New England had done that before. Four other times in the Bil...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Eagles blow out Vikings to win NFC title

Eagles blow out Vikings to win NFC title

PHILADELPHIA — Confetti filled the air, fireworks erupted overhead, and fans sang "Fly, Eagles Fly!" No one dared head for the exits. There was too much to celebrate.The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.The makeshift podium hadn’t taken space on Ph...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Patriots rally past Jaguars to return to Super Bowl

Patriots rally past Jaguars to return to Super Bowl

Updated: 4 hours ago
Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

Add swagger to Lightning’s loss column

CHICAGO — It didn’t take the sound of a door slamming in the visitor’s dressing room Saturday night to sense this Lightning team is frustrated.Tampa Bay believed it had worked hard against the Wild — at least, harder than it did in Thursday’s letharg...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Jones: Saluting CBS, honesty and goats (not to be confused with GOATS)

Jones: Saluting CBS, honesty and goats (not to be confused with GOATS)

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best coverageThe best football broadcast I’ve ever seen was Super Bowl XLIII. That was NBC’s coverage of the Steelers’ last-minute victory over th...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Sports in brief

Sports in brief

hockeyU.s. men’s olympic Gm, key program builder dies suddenlyLongtime USA Hockey executive and U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly Sunday at age 53, shocking the sport less than three weeks before the start...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Healthy Keys back in Aussie quarters

Healthy Keys back in Aussie quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Madison Keys continued her strong run through the Australian Open draw, returning to the quarterfinals here for the first time in three years with today’s 6-3, 6-2 win over Caroline Garcia.The U.S. Open finalist is yet to drop ...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballNorth Carolina at Virginia Tech7 p.m.ESPNOhio State at Maryland7 p.m.ESPN2Iowa State at Texas7 p.m.ESPNUMaryland at Indiana7 p.m.FS1Holy Cross at American7 p.m.CBSSNWomen: LSU at Texas A&M7 p.m.SECNebraska at Ohio State8 p.m.Bi...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Expansion Golden Knights pass Lightning for top spot in NHL

Expansion Golden Knights pass Lightning for top spot in NHL

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Golden Knights are giving Vegas a great odds-beating story in their first year.The expansion team has the whole league playing catchup.James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help Vegas beat the Hurricanes 5-1 on Sunday and...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Greased poles don’t ward off Philly fans

PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of Eagles fans took to the streets to celebrate after their team’s 38-7 win over the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year’s AFC champions the ...
Updated: 6 hours ago