IZOD INDYCAR

WHAT: Indianapolis 500

WHEN: Noon

WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval, 2.5 miles).

DISTANCE: 500 miles, 200 laps

TELEVISION: ABC, 11 a.m.

LAST YEAR: Dario Franchitti won the race for the third time. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won a last-lap fight with Takuma Sato, their tires briefly touching to send Sato spinning hard into the wall. Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon finished second.

LAST RACE: Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe won the Sao Paulo 300 on May 5 for his second victory of the year, passing Sato on the final turn.

FAST FACTS: Ed Carpenter, the stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George, took the pole Saturday in a car he owns himself. Carpenter had a four-lap average of 228.762 mph. Andretti Autosport drivers Carlos Munoz, Marco Andretti and E.J. Viso took the next three spots. Franchitti and Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves are trying to tie the race record of four victories shared by A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Castroneves qualified eighth and Franchitti 17th. … The race was first run in 1911.

NEXT RACES: Chevrolet Indy Dual, June 1 and 2, The Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit.

Driver standings

1. Takuma Sato, 136

2. Marco Andretti, 123

3. Helio Castroneves, 116

4. James Hinchcliffe, 112

5. Scott Dixon, 101

6. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 94

7. Justin Wilson, 91

8. Oriol Servia, 89

9. Simona de Silvestro, 86

10. Charlie Kimball, 80

11. E.J. Viso, 80

12. Simon Pagenaud, 80

13. Josef Newgarden, 76

14. Graham Rahal, 74

15. Dario Franchitti, 70

16. J.R. Hildebrand, 70

17. Tony Kanaan, 69

18. Will Power, 68

19. Alex Tagliani, 68

20. Sebastien Bourdais, 65

 

NASCAR SPRINT CUP

WHAT: Coca-Cola 600

WHEN: 6 p.m.

WHERE: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles), Concord, N.C.

DISTANCE: 600 miles, 400 laps

TELEVISION: FOX, 5:30 p.m.

LAST YEAR: Kasey Kahne won NASCAR’s longest race for the third time for his first victory for Hendrick Motorsports. Denny Hamlin was second.

LAST WEEK: Jimmie Johnson won the All-Star race at the track for the record fourth time. He also joined the late Davey Allison as only drivers to win two years in a row.

FAST FACTS: Johnson has six Charlotte victories in points races. The five-time series champion won five times in a six-race stretch — taking the 2003 Coca-Cola 600 and sweeping the spring and fall races in 2004 and 2005 — and won the 2009 fall race. Johnson has two victories this season — at Daytona and Martinsville — and leads the season standings, 44 points ahead of Carl Edwards. … Jeff Gordon won the 1994 race for his first Cup victory. He also won in 1997 and 1998, and has two Charlotte fall victories. … Clint Bowyer won the October race at the track. … Darrell Waltrip won a record five times.

NEXT RACE: FedEx 400, June 2, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.

Driver standings

1. Jimmie Johnson, 423

2. Carl Edwards, 379

3. Matt Kenseth, 364

4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 359

5. Clint Bowyer, 349

6. Kasey Kahne, 326

7. Brad Keselowski, 326

8. Kyle Busch, 325

9. Aric Almirola, 317

10. Kevin Harvick, 315

11. Paul Menard, 315

12. Jeff Gordon, 311

13. Greg Biffle, 311

14. Martin Truex Jr., 301

15. Jamie McMurray, 295

16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 282

17. Ryan Newman, 276

18. Kurt Busch, 262

19. Joey Logano, 259

20. Jeff Burton, 258