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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Josef Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

IndyCar at Pocono Raceway faces uncertain future

IndyCar and Pocono Raceway could be headed toward another split. The track has no deal for the open-wheel series to return for an eighth straight year in 2020, and another …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud wins 2nd straight pole at Iowa

Simon Pagenaud will start first in the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

Josef Newgarden’s 1st Texas IndyCar win is series-best 3rd

Josef Newgarden has his first IndyCar victory in Texas and is the first three-time winner in the series this year. Newgarden held off Alexander Rossi over the final 10 laps …


Simon Pagenaud still has a lot to respond to after Indy 500 win

Simon Pagenaud says he still has more than 2,000 messages to respond to from his Indianapolis 500 victory. He plans to get to every one of them. He just needs …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Josef Newgarden wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix races

Josef Newgarden outlasted the competition, winning the first of two Detroit Grand Prix races on a rain-slicked course and becoming the IndyCar points leader. The Team Penske driver with a …


Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

Jarrett Andretti will become the seventh member of his family to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he competes in the Indy Lights race ahead of the Indy 500. It …


One-shot drivers hoping to use Indy 500 as launching pad

Sage Karam carried the burden of an entire team into his final four-lap qualifying attempt for the Indianapolis 500 last weekend. He could extend his season by putting Dennis Reinbold’s …


Mario Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere. His face, his race car number and the familiar STP logo are on memorabilia for this year’s Indianapolis 500. It is all …


Focus moves off Fernando Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

The soap opera surrounding McLaren’s failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. Attention has shifted to the 33 drivers in the field. The spotlight is …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Fernando Alonso and McLaren miss Indy 500 on first day of qualifying

Fernando Alonso and McLaren are in serious danger of missing the Indianapolis 500 after a rocky first day of qualifying. Alonso needed four attempts to crack the top 30 that …


Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

Bobby Rahal remains firmly against guaranteeing spots in the Indianapolis 500 to fulltime entrants of the IndyCar Series. It’s a hot-button issue since championship contender James Hinchcliffe last year missed …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 9:46 a.m.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500. The retired NASCAR driver is going to the Indy 500 for the first time this year. Earnhardt will …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Pressure mounts as teams fear not qualifying for Indy 500

Fast Friday raises intensity as teams worry about not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Conor Daly paced the final day of practice before qualifying and the Ed Carpenter cars continued …


Helio Castroneves adds goal as he chases record-tying 4th Indy win

Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May pleading with Roger Penske for one more chance at a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win. Now that Castroneves is back in town and Penske …


Alexander Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

American IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi is in a contract year with Andretti Autosport. There has been speculation he will be courted by Team Penske. Rossi says now is not the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

McLaren’s miserable return to the Indianapolis 500 continued when it lost an entire day of practice to car repairs. McLaren was working on the backup car for Fernando Alonso, who …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starting in the movie “Ford v …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Fernando Alonso: ‘We will be back stronger’ after Indy 500 crash

McLaren is off to a terrible start at the Indy 500 after Fernando Alonso crashed on the second day of practice. McLaren has been plagued by electrical issues so far …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud top 229 mph on Indy 500 opening day

Will Power and Simon Pagenaud both topped 229 mph on opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice. The Team Penske duo both posted laps faster than the 229.618-mph lap that won …


Jenna Fryer: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

Simon Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

Simon Pagenaud made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap then sped away from Scott Dixon to capture his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory on Saturday. It’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Rookie Felix Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

Swedish rookie Felix Rosenqvist won the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix by beating teammate Scott Dixon in qualifying. Rosenqvist finished with a fast lap of 1 minute, 8.2785 seconds. …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

IndyCar to debut safety device earlier, at Indy road race

IndyCar will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series moved up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks …


Fernando Alonso, Helio Castroneves leave Indy test with unfinished business

Helio Castroneves and Fernando Alonso kept waiting around. Now both international stars have some unfinished business to take care of before qualifying for this year’s Indianapolis 500. A rain delay …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

IndyCar drivers will be using a new safety device starting with this year’s Indianapolis 500. Series officials say each car will be fitted with a 3/4-inch wide titanium debris deflector, …


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 …