An­dretti on the pole at Indy

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Marco An­dretti won the pole for the In­di­anapo­lis 500 on Sun­day in a light­ning-fast first step toward snap­ping the in­fa­mous “An­dretti Curse” at In­di­anapo­lis Mo­tor Speed­way.

That curse has haunted three gen­er­a­tions of rac­ers since 1969, when Mario An­dretti won his only Indy 500. Now his grand­son has cleared the first hur­dle toward an elu­sive win.

Mario was 1-for-29 in the race with just three poles, his last in 1987. His son, Michael, never won a pole, and his best fin­ish in 16 tries was sec­ond in 1991. Jeff An­dretti went 0-for-3, John An­dretti 0-for-12 and Marco is 0-for-14.

The last of nine driv­ers to make a qual­i­fy­ing run, Marco logged a four-lap av­er­age of 231.068 mph to bump five-time IndyCar cham­pion Scott Dixon from the pole.

† Chase El­liott fin­ished first in the NASCAR Cup Se­ries’ first road course race at Day­tona In­ter­na­tional Speed­way in Florida, hold­ing off hard-charg­ing Denny Ham­lin af­ter a late restart.

† Lewis Hamil­ton beat Max Ver­stap­pen by 24 sec­onds in the Span­ish Grand Prix at Cir­cuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to ex­tend his For­mula One cham­pi­onship lead.

STAN­LEY CUP PLAY­OFFS Over­time vic­to­ries for Stars, Is­lan­ders

The Stars scored 16:05 into over­time af­ter Joe Pavel­ski forced the ex­tra pe­riod by com­plet­ing a hat trick in the fi­nal sec­onds of reg­u­la­tion to beat the Flames 5-4 and even their West­ern Con­fer­ence se­ries at 2.

† Mathew Barzal scored 4:28 into over­time, lift­ing the Is­lan­ders to a 2-1 vic­tory over the Cap­i­tals in their East­ern Con­fer­ence se­ries and moving them one vic­tory away from a sweep.

MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Her­man’s vic­tory puts him in play­offs

Jim Her­man ral­lied to win the Wyn­d­ham Cham­pi­onship in Greens­boro, North Carolina, and a spot in the FedEx Cup play­offs, shoot­ing a 7-un­der 63 for a one-stroke vic­tory.

† Ohio State quar­ter­back Justin Fields cre­ated a pe­ti­tion to im­me­di­ately re­in­state the fall foot­ball sea­son.

† With an 8-5 vic­tory, the In­di­ans beat the host Tigers for the 20th con­sec­u­tive time.

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