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Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season

Alexander Rossi has had a nondescript start to the IndyCar season and that’s fine with him in his quest for his first series title. Rossi finished second in the standings …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 2:32 p.m.

Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father’s wish to race at Indy

Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father’s wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will make his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100 next month. Andretti is …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Japan’s Takuma Sato grabs pole at Barber Motorsports Park

Takuma Sato will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing grabbed the first two spots. Sato claimed the eighth pole of his career, beating …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 2:06 p.m.

Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

Will Power has won the pole for the eighth time at St. Petersburg and has given the Team Penske IndyCar effort a boost in its season debut. Penske drivers have …


McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

McLaren will lean on Carlin Racing when it fields its Indianapolis 500 entry this year with Fernando Alonso. Carlin will assist with engineering support for the single-car McLaren team. IndyCar …


IndyCar welcomes A.J. Foyt and Robert Wickens back to track

A.J. Foyt will be making his first appearance at an IndyCar race since poor health sidelined him last June. Robert Wickens also plans to attend the IndyCar opener this weekend …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

IndyCar returns to racing after a long layover with its season opener this weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The series has been reclaiming some its relevancy and …


Scott Dixon hoping to add back-to-back titles to ring collection

Scott Dixon got his newest IndyCar championship ring from team owner Chip Ganassi at a luncheon in Indianapolis. Dixon says his goal is to achieve one thing that’s eluded him: …


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, …