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May 25

F1: Ricciardo chases Hamilton to impressive podium in Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Sunday 25 May 2014. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Sunday 25 May 2014. (Photo: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo impressed once again with a superb third place in Monaco, on a day when teammate Sebastian Vettel was an early retirement.

The Australian caught Lewis Hamilton in the closing laps, and chased him across the line. He’s now finished fourth, fourth, third and third in the past four races.

May 25

F1: Bianchi gives Marussia first-ever points

The Marussia F1 team celebrate with French driver Jules Bianchi who scored two points for his ninth place finish in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix. (Photo courtesy Marussia F1 team)

The Marussia F1 team celebrate with French driver Jules Bianchi who scored two points for his ninth place finish in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix. (Photo courtesy Marussia F1 team)

Jules Bianchi earned the Marussia team its first-ever points with a superb ninth place in the Monaco GP – in the team’s fifth season.

Bianchi actually finished eighth on the road, but he had a five second penalty added to his race time, which dropped him behind Romain Grosjean.

May 25

Sights And Sounds: Hunter-Reay Wins Indianapolis 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in victory lane after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in victory lane after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

4:00 p.m. ET – Thank you for joining us for the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Congratulations once again to Ryan Hunter-Reay and his Andretti Autosport crew on winning the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

3:40 p.m. ET – For the 2012 IndyCar Series champion and newly-crowned Indy 500 winner, it’s time to celebrate.

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts the American flag in celebration after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay lifts the American flag in celebration after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with his son Ryden after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates with his son Ryden after winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

3:25 p.m. ET – After an impressive sixth-place effort in his first-ever IndyCar race, Kurt Busch is off to Charlotte Motor Speedway to compete in the Coca-Cola 600 (Live on FOX at 6:00 p.m. ET).

 

 

3:16 p.m. ET – Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500! Helio Castroneves finishes second, Marco Andretti third. Kurt Busch completes the first half of the double in sixth.

Ryan Hunter-Reay beats Helio Castroneves to the checkered flag to win the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay beats Helio Castroneves to the checkered flag to win the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

May 25

F1: Rosberg Takes Second Straight Monaco GP Win

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who came second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.

The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a strong start and holding off Hamilton to repeat his maiden GP win from pole here in Monaco last year.

“The pressure was on all the way but I kept it cool and was able to win,” said Rosberg, who celebrated by hugging his team engineers.

May 24

Top Five Indy 500s: No. 1 – Rathmann Vs. Ward In Epic Showdown

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

It was a bygone era of the Indianapolis 500, long before rear-engine racecars, ground effects, overtake assist devices and two-way radios. In fact, the frontstretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still the original paving bricks that gave the 2.5-mile oval the unique nickname of “The Brickyard.”

It was 1960 and the Indianapolis 500 featured a two-driver duel unlike any event that had ever been seen in the history of the race that began in 1911.