Andretti Autosport's Alexander Rossi says that reduced on-track time is causing the apparent proliferation of errors among all IndyCar teams in the paddock, pitlane and on the race tracks
Posted: July 13, 2020, 6:08 pm
Arrow McLaren SP's Patricio O'Ward has been left with mixed emotions after dominating at IndyCar's second round of the Road America double-header only to ultimately lose out to Felix Rosenqvist
Posted: July 13, 2020, 2:20 pm
Scott Dixon’s win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along. Felix Rosenqvist overtook Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career win Sunday in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America.
Posted: July 12, 2020, 9:19 pm
Felix Rosenqvist claimed a maiden IndyCar race victory with a penultimate lap overtake on the pole-sitting Arrow McLaren SP of Pato O'Ward in the second race at Road America
Posted: July 12, 2020, 7:02 pm
Arrow McLaren SP's Pato O'Ward earned a shock maiden IndyCar pole position for the second race of the Road America double-header
Posted: July 12, 2020, 3:24 pm
Scott Dixon expects the strategy employed by Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing in the first of this weekend's IndyCar races at Road America will be copied in race two
Posted: July 12, 2020, 8:45 am
Winning an IndyCar race is nothing new for Scott Dixon, particularly this year. ''To see fans and hear fans cheering again was definitely a lot of fun,'' the 39-year-old New Zealander said after winning the opening race of a weekend doubleheader. This marked the third IndyCar event of this pandemic-delayed season - Dixon has won all three of them - and the first to admit fans.
Posted: July 12, 2020, 3:40 am
Five-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon earned his third successive victory of the 2020 season in the first of two races this weekend at Road America
Posted: July 11, 2020, 11:34 pm
Josef Newgarden won the pole position Saturday for the opening race of a weekend doubleheader at Road America, with IndyCar welcoming fans to its races for the first time this season. Newgarden, a Chevy driver and member of Team Penske, had a time of 1 minute, 45.5191 seconds on a course that is slightly more than 4 miles and includes 14 turns. Newgarden, whose speed was 136.946 mph, also earned the pole at Road America in 2018 and went on to win that race.
Posted: July 11, 2020, 8:02 pm
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden has taken pole position for the first of the two races at Road America this weekend
Posted: July 11, 2020, 7:19 pm
Will Power had the fastest practice time to open the first day of the Rev Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday at Road America as IndyCar welcomed fans to its races for the first time this season. Power, a Chevy driver and member of Team Penske, finished the more than 4-mile, 14-turn road course in 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds for a speed of 136.322 mph. He was followed in order by Jack Harvey (1:46.1606), Josef Newgarden (1:46.1914), Felix Rosenqvist (1:46.2319) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:46.2519). All the drivers are chasing Scott Dixon, who tops the point standings after winning the first two IndyCar races of the season at Fort Worth, Texas, and Indianapolis.
Posted: July 11, 2020, 4:52 pm
Simon Pagenaud says racing hasn’t been quite the same without spectators to cheer the drivers on for the opening stages of the IndyCar season. Pagenaud won’t have to worry about that this weekend. The IndyCar series will welcome fans for the first time this season during the REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday and Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Posted: July 10, 2020, 9:17 pm
Grand Prix of Indy winner Scott Dixon says the timing of the race's only full-course caution meshed ideally with Chip Ganassi Racing's "aggressive" race strategy
Posted: July 4, 2020, 8:31 pm
It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner ended what had been a frustrating quest for a second win at the Brickyard, beating Graham Rahal to the checkered flag by 19.9469 seconds Saturday and claiming his first IndyCar Grand Prix title. ''It's really nice to get another win at Indianapolis even though it's not the big one,'' Dixon said.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 8:22 pm
Scott Dixon eased to his first win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course after a caution period thwarted polesitter Will Power in the second IndyCar race of the season
Posted: July 4, 2020, 6:11 pm
IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are making an active effort to increase diversity throughout the industry with a $1 million donation to a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative. “As our country has grappled with systemic issues related to race, equality and access to opportunity, we’ve been doing a lot of listening, learning and reflecting,” said Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp. “‘Race for Equality & Change’ will create a more diverse and inclusive INDYCAR community that fundamentally transforms our sport.”
Posted: July 4, 2020, 4:02 pm
Will Power brought back normalcy to Indianapolis on Friday. After a two-month race delay and a one-month hiatus between IndyCar's first two races, Power reclaimed his status as the favorite for Saturday's Indianapolis Grand Prix favorite by overtaking Jack Harvey in the final seconds of qualifying with a pole-winning run of 1 minute, 10.1779 seconds on the track's road course. It took everything Power had to eek it out.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:23 pm
Team Penske's Will Power denied Jack Harvey a maiden IndyCar pole position on the Indianapolis road course, as last year's winner Simon Pagenaud struggled to a lowly 20th position
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:45 pm
The purists can relax: Roger Penske did not remove troughs from the men's bathrooms at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's been six months since Penske completed his purchase of the 111-year-old national landmark, a fixer-upper that he has already lavished with some $15 million worth of improvements. “It's like you just bought a Ferrari,” said Penske, “but it was rained on.”
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:29 pm
The Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar Series team has revealed the colours of Fernando Alonso's challenger for the delayed 2020 Indianapolis 500 in August
Posted: June 30, 2020, 5:20 pm
Jimmie Johnson will get his first test in an IndyCar next week when he drives a Chip Ganassi Racing around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's road course
Posted: June 29, 2020, 9:34 pm
The rescheduled Indianapolis 500 will be run with fans in attendance at IndyCar's iconic event, but only at 50% of the Motor Speedway's 230,000 capacity
Posted: June 26, 2020, 4:52 pm
IndyCar will allow fans into an event for the first time in the 2020 season at next month's double-header round at Road America
Posted: June 26, 2020, 4:13 pm
The Indianapolis 500 will run in August with 50% fan capacity, a total that could still hit six figures at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indy 500 was bumped from its traditional May date because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 104th Indy 500 will run Aug. 23 at half the total of what is traditionally one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Posted: June 26, 2020, 3:59 pm
Sage Karam will race in next week's Grand Prix of Indianapolis driving for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the team's first non Indianapolis 500 appearance since 2013
Posted: June 23, 2020, 3:28 pm
As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we revisit the race four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears picked as his personal favourite - the 1981 Michigan 150
Posted: June 19, 2020, 1:31 pm
Felix Rosenqvist has attributed his breakthrough oval performance at IndyCar's season opener to a visit he made to see three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti over the winter break.
Posted: June 11, 2020, 8:24 am
There were no spectators, and there won’t be for the next race on July 4, but the series finally started its season that was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic with a long, well-screened day - from the health screenings everyone had to go through just to get inside Texas Motor Speedway to the new protective windscreens over the cockpits of the cars. “We knew coming in it was going to be a tough situation for the IndyCar Series putting together the race and making sure we could put on the show to entertain people," said Simon Pagenaud, who was runner-up behind Dixon. NBC Sports said Sunday that the Saturday night prime-time telecast drew nearly 1.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched IndyCar race outside the Indianapolis 500 on any network since 2016.
Posted: June 7, 2020, 9:03 pm
Felix Rosenqvist doesn't blame James Hinchcliffe for the final-stint shunt that cost him a shot at victory in the IndyCar season-opener at Texas Motor Speedway
Posted: June 7, 2020, 2:24 pm
Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he felt "like we won the race with how bad we were", after the Penske driver finished third in the Texas season-opener
Posted: June 7, 2020, 7:59 am
IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a place he knows well. Dixon, a five-time IndyCar champion, took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his fourth win at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked oval, where drivers also practiced and qualified earlier in the day.
Posted: June 7, 2020, 3:19 am
Scott Dixon won the opening race of the delayed 2020 IndyCar Series season at the Texas Motor Speedway as Ganassi team-mate Felix Rosenqvist crashed out late on
Posted: June 7, 2020, 1:34 am
Takuma Sato missed the delayed season-opening IndyCar race after his team wasn't able to get the car repaired in time for the green flag Saturday night after a crash in qualifying. Sato got high into Turn 1 on the high-banked Texas Motor Speedway on the start of his qualifying run, and slammed hard into the wall about 2 1/2 hours before the race started. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing crew worked feverishly to try to get the car ready the race, which followed practice and qualifying earlier in the all-in-one-day event.
Posted: June 7, 2020, 12:22 am
Reigning IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has claimed pole position for the first race of the delayed 2020 season at Texas Motor Speedway
Posted: June 6, 2020, 10:23 pm
When reigning Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew secured his step up to IndyCar with Arrow McLaren SP, he never expected to wait until the middle of 2020 to make his debut. But as he and the rest of the grid get ready for action in Texas this weekend, it will test how good his extra preparation has been
Posted: June 6, 2020, 2:50 pm
With IndyCar roaring back into action at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, David Malsher-Lopez looks ahead to what is currently set to be a 14-race season, analyses Alexander Rossi's chances of winning his first IndyCar title and checks out his competition
Posted: June 6, 2020, 10:18 am
Roger Penske will watch the IndyCar season opener from a suite at Texas Motor Speedway - his first time off the pit stand and on the other side of the fence since his teams failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1995. At 83, Penske is considered at high risk for the coronavirus and he will avoid large crowds by working inside the paddock from a transporter separate from the rest of his team.
Posted: June 5, 2020, 10:09 pm
Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start its season, though the timing still has him a bit out of sorts. “One of the weirdest things, I’ve been doing this so long, knowing the (Indianapolis) 500 is in August, it still feels like it’s going to be in May even though we’re in June,” Carpenter said. “It’s definitely an interesting scenario to go straight to Texas.”
Posted: June 5, 2020, 8:03 pm
In the first of a series of articles focusing on Brits who went in search of the American Dream, Martin Plowman recalls how help from an IndyCar legend and friend paved the way for an enlightening but short-lived career in the States
Posted: June 5, 2020, 12:47 pm
Graham Rahal admits he is nervous about Saturday's race. ''This is going to be a first for us - the glare, the pitting, does it get beat up on an oval, just the visibility standpoint, the heat, all of these things on an oval,'' Rahal said. Series officials started searching in earnest for another safety device for their open cockpits after Justin Wilson died in August 2015 after being hit in the head by a broken part from another car.
Posted: June 5, 2020, 6:26 am
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says the rookie class will struggle at this weekend's Texas Motor Speedway season-opener and throughout the season, due to the lack of seat time
Posted: June 4, 2020, 4:29 pm
The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag. The 2020 season will open Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in NBC's first primetime IndyCar race. The series follows NASCAR, which heads into this weekend having already completed nine events.
Posted: June 4, 2020, 3:19 pm
IndyCar president Jay Frye admits the coronavirus pandemic may delay the introduction of a new chassis and hybrid motors, and will outline the latest plans in the next 30 days
Posted: June 3, 2020, 5:42 pm
Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. “We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind of had all that pent-up tension to get going,” five-time IndyCar champion Dixon said this week. Instead of the streets of St. Pete, the pandemic-delayed season will get started at the fast 1 1/2-mile track in Texas with an all-in-one-day opener.
Posted: June 2, 2020, 11:53 pm
Carlin will enter just one car for this weekend's 2020 IndyCar Series opener at Texas, as the 31 originally to be driven by Felipe Nasr has been withdrawn
Posted: June 2, 2020, 2:53 pm
Scott Dixon says he wishes the IndyCar Series hadn't been so radical with the regulation of tyre usage ahead of this weekend's 2020 opener at Texas Motor Speedway
Posted: June 1, 2020, 8:24 pm
Fifty years on from the first of Al Unser's record-matching four Indianapolis 500 triumphs, Autosport's IndyCar correspondent DAVID MALSHER-LOPEZ recalls the career of an Indy hero
Posted: May 30, 2020, 4:25 pm
As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at Roger Penske's choice as the race of his life - the 1994 Indianapolis 500
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:28 pm
Chip Ganassi Racing driver Marcus Ericsson says he has complete faith in IndyCar to ensure a safe return to racing in Texas on 6 June
Posted: May 24, 2020, 3:24 pm
On the day we would traditionally be watching one of the biggest races in the world, David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute to Ted Horn, who was consistently robbed by fate at Indianapolis Motor Speedway but holds a record for top-four finishes that has never been matched
Posted: May 24, 2020, 3:15 pm