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Will Power takes splash of gas, wins IndyCar race at Gateway

Will Power took a splash of fuel late in Saturday night’s IndyCar race, allowing him to go wide open to the checkered flag and not only give team owner Roger …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Scott Dixon qualifies 13th for Pocono race

Days after signing a contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon had one of his worst qualifying performances of the IndyCar season. The series leader starts 13th at Pocono …


Josef Newgarden leads IndyCar qualifying at Toronto

Josef Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track to take the pole position for the IndyCar race at Toronto. Newgarden passed Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds after gambling …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Josef Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win and 4th of ’18 at Iowa

Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden’s up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago. Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway – the …


Indy 500 winner Will Power hopes to get back on track

Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power hopes to get back on track after two straight disappointing finishes in what has been an uneven season. While Power won the 500, he also …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas to win his second consecutive IndyCar Series race. He quickly broke a tie for the third-most career wins in the Indy-car …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Tony Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas

Tony Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas, even after the changes to the track. Kanaan was the runner-up at Texas last year after the track was repaved and …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Scott Dixon earns first IndyCar win of season

Scott Dixon raced to his first IndyCar victory of the year. He outlasted Ryan Hunter-Reay by 1.8 seconds at Belle Isle. Dixon hadn’t led a lap all season until this …


Team Penske flying high after another Indy 500 victory

Roger Penske is rolling into this weekend’s IndyCar races at Belle Isle on the heels of another Indianapolis 500 win. Will Power’s victory last weekend gave Penske’s team its fourth …


Danica Patrick notices good omens ahead of final Indy 500 race

Danica Patrick noticed a few good omens ahead of her final Indianapolis 500. First, she is starting in perhaps the oldest row in the race, alongside former winners Scott Dixon …


Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

Danica Patrick was looking relaxed at the final media day of her racing career, wearing white cutoff shorts and $500 Golden Goose sneakers – with just a touch of gray …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Tony Kanaan paces Indy 500 field in final Carb Day practice

Tony Kanaan paced the field for the Indianapolis 500 through its final practice on Carb Day, turning a lap of 227.791 mph and showing off the Chevrolet power that has …


As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter a factor at Indy

As both a driver and an owner, Ed Carpenter is a factor at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Carpenter’s team added a third seat for Danica Patrick, clearing the way for …


Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills

Takuma Sato learned a tough, painful lesson from his spectacular final lap crash at the 2012 Indianapolis 500. Eventually it paid dividends. The Japanese driver believes he might not be …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

James Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe has stopped looking for a way to get back into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He says barring “unforeseen circumstances” he will not race this weekend. The Canadian driver was …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:41 p.m.

Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500. The longtime team owner and drivers Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi left pit lane empty-handed. They didn’t have …


VP Mike Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

Vice President Mike Pence surprised Indianapolis 500 organizers and fans by taking an impromptu stroll through Gasoline Alley and toward pit lane during Friday’s practice. The former Indiana governor spent …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Marco Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

Marco Andretti again finished atop the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Friday, posting the fastest lap of the day at 231.802 mph. The Andretti Autosport driver also was the fastest on …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Helio Castroneves gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced the first practice sessions for the Indianapolis 500. It was a big boost of …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 4:29 p.m.

Power play leads Penske to 200th series win in IndyCar GP

Will Power retook the lead with 34 laps to go and pulled away to win the IndyCar Grand Prix for the second straight year and give Team Penske its 200th …


New aero kits may create more passing in Indy Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud expects Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley. If the expected warm temperatures …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Will Power wins his third pole for IndyCar GP

Will Power won his third IndyCar Grand Prix pole by turning a fast lap of 1 minute, 9.8182 seconds on his final qualifying run. The Australian claimed his 51st pole, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Danica Patrick returns to Indy’s famous oval for 1st time since ‘11

Danica Patrick has made her highly anticipated return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She climbed inside an Indy car for the first time since 2011 and took laps on the 2.5-mile …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Josef Newgarden to start from pole in Alabama, heavy rain forecast

Defending champion Josef Newgarden will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden edged fellow Team Penske driver Will Power in the final qualifying lap to earn the third …


Jenna Fryer: Sebastien Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world. In case you forgot, refer to the breathtaking pass he made Sunday on the streets of Long Beach …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Alexander Rossi puts Honda on pole at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Alexander Rossi will start on the pole for Sunday’s race through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Rossi is in a Honda for Andretti Autorsport. Penske driver Will Power will …


Josef Newgarden hopes lessons learned pay off at Long Beach

Josef Newgarden has not had much luck racing on the streets of Long Beach but believes he’s due for something good to happen in the storied event. The defending IndyCar …


Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job

James Hinchcliffe lobbied hard for his childhood friend from Canada to become his new teammate. It wasn’t an easy sell because Robert Wickens had zero IndyCar experience, and after racing …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Josef Newgarden wins IndyCar race in Phoenix

Josef Newgarden used four new tires to catch rookie Robert Wickens and win the IndyCar race at ISM Raceway. Newgarden started fourth on a restart with eight laps left, and …


Sebastien Bourdais takes IndyCar pole in Phoenix

Sebastien Bourdais took the IndyCar pole at ISM Raceway to join Simon Pagenaud in an all-French front row. Bourdais had a two-lap average of 188.539 mph on the 1.022-mile oval …