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May 27

Jim Nabors reflects on 42 years of singing at Indianapolis 500

Jim Nabors attends the 2014 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Jim Nabors attends the 2014 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – He may have been born and raised in Alabama but it didn’t take long for Jim Nabors to become a true Hoosier – the term for a native of Indiana.

Nabors had already earned fame on television as “Gomer Pyle USMC” on the long-running CBS comedy, when he was invited to the 1972 Indianapolis 500 and told he was singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” by a conductor for the Purdue University Band.

May 27

Horner admits Montreal will be challenge despite team’s progress

Red Bull Racing's team principal Christian Horner looks on in the pits of the Monaco street circuit during the second practice session of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix in Monte Carlo on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Red Bull Racing’s team principal Christian Horner looks on in the pits during the second practice session for the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. (Photo: Alexander Klein/Getty Images)

Christian Horner says that Red Bull is making progress in its pursuit of Mercedes – but says much still depends on what Renault can do.

At a track where the emphasis switched from the power unit to the chassis, Daniel Ricciardo finished a strong third in Monaco while teammate Sebastian Vettel suffered a disappointing turbo failure.

May 26

Alonso honorary starter for 24 Hours of Le Mans; McNish Grand Marshal

Fernando Alonso waves to the fans during the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso waves to the fans during the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Alan McNish and Fernando Alonso will be among the dignitaries that will be honored in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced Monday.

McNish, a three-time race winner and reigning FIA World Endurance champion, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 82nd running of the event, while two-time Formula One World Champion and Ferrari factory driver Alonso has been named the race starter.

May 26

Indy win eludes Power again as speeding penalty costs him points lead

Will Power lost the points lead to Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay after Power brought his Penske Racing Indy car home to an eighth place finish Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power lost the points lead to Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay after Power brought his Penske Racing Indy car home to an eighth place finish Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – One way or another, Will Power of Team Penske always seems to be in the middle of the action.

Quite often, it means a trip to Victory Lane. But at the Indianapolis 500, he often becomes a victim of his own mistakes.

May 26

Raikkonen blames Chilton for puncture that triggered nightmare race

Kimi Raikkonen dropped out of the points after his and Kevin Magnussen's cars come to a halt in the hairpin. (Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen dropped out of the points after his and Kevin Magnussen’s cars nearly collide in the hairpin. (Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen endured a nightmare race in Monaco that saw the Ferrari driver lose a potential third place to a puncture he received after being hit by Max Chilton.

He later retired after an incident with Kevin Magnussen during his attempt to recover ground. The Finn received a reprimand from the FIA stewards for the latter.