Supercar ace Scott McLaughlin will make his IndyCar debut in a fourth Penske entry in next month's season finale at St Petersburg
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 17, 2020, 8:29 pm
IndyCar plans to return to Nashville next year on an urban street course that will be a three-day festival of sound and speed that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix. The Music City Grand Prix is scheduled for Aug. 6-8 on a temporary circuit. It is the first new street course added to the IndyCar schedule since 2013 and returns the series to the city to Nashville for the first time since 2008.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2020, 5:16 pm
IndyCar will hold a street race in downtown Nashville in 2021 and will be called the "Music City Grand Prix", marking a return to the calendar for the city
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 16, 2020, 4:35 pm
Scott McLaughlin is in talks with the Australian government about a travel exemption that would allow him to make his IndyCar debut next month
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 16, 2020, 3:25 pm
Sebastien Bourdais says he'll avoid setting targets for his return to IndyCar after it was announced he will contest this year's final three rounds ahead of a full 2021 season
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 15, 2020, 9:26 pm
Sebastien Bourdais will return to IndyCar with A.J. Foyt Racing in a full-time job for 2021 that begins with the final three races of this season. Bourdais, a four-time champion, had been scheduled to split the No. 14 at Foyt this season with both Tony Kanaan and rookie Dalton Kellett. The schedule was decimated by the pandemic so Bourdais, who was supposed to drive the first three races of the season, has yet to turn a lap in competition.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 15, 2020, 5:55 pm
Ryan Hunter-Reay was left frustrated at what he feels were missed opportunities in the IndyCar Mid-Ohio double-header thanks to pitstop strategy and questionable track ethics from Scott Dixon
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 14, 2020, 3:57 pm
Mid-Ohio IndyCar winner Colton Herta says that hitting the right fuel number gave him an edge over his Andretti Autosport team-mates despite possibly making the wrong strategy call on tyres
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 13, 2020, 9:18 pm
Colton Herta led an Andretti Autosport resurrection as the struggling team swept the podium Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and earned its first victory of the season. Herta started on the pole and cleanly made it through a dicey opening turn as the 20-year-old won for the third time in his career. Rossi finished third a day earlier in the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader for what was just the second podium finish all year for Andretti.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 13, 2020, 7:34 pm
Colton Herta headed an Andretti Autosport 1-2-3 in the second and final IndyCar race of the double-header weekend at Mid-Ohio, as points leader Scott Dixon finished 10th after a spin
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 13, 2020, 6:52 pm
Colton Herta earned pole position for the second race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio after topping a rain-hit qualifying session that involved a crash for race one victor Will Power
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 13, 2020, 3:48 pm
Will Power claimed his first victory of the 2020 IndyCar season with a commanding victory in the opening race of the double-header weekend at Mid-Ohio
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 13, 2020, 7:24 am
Team Penske's Will Power earned his third pole position of the 2020 IndyCar season, after topping qualifying for the opening race of the double-header weekend at Mid-Ohio
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 12, 2020, 7:06 pm
The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans. O'Ward, in his first full season of IndyCar, has climbed to third in the championship standings headed into the Saturday and Sunday doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Had the pandemic not decimated the IndyCar schedule, O'Ward might have built some momentum to have already earned his first series win.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 11, 2020, 8:08 pm
McLaren would "definitely be interested" in holding talks with Sergio Perez over a drive with its IndyCar team in 2021 if the Mexican driver wanted to move into the series
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 11, 2020, 6:05 pm
Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team. The seven-time NASCAR champion will work with the Ganassi organization to finalize sponsorship on a two-year program for Johnson to run the road and street course races on IndyCar's schedule. If funding is secured, Johnson would be teammates with five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 9, 2020, 5:30 pm
Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is aiming to make the switch to IndyCar in 2021, and has announced he has joined forces with Chip Ganassi Racing
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 9, 2020, 4:20 pm
When Tony Kanaan announced an oval-only IndyCar schedule in 2020, it was with the full intention of bringing down the curtain on a career which yielded the 2004 IndyCar title and victory in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic which meant the Brazilian's farewell tour would be staged largely without fans in attendance, Kanaan hinted several times that this year's Indy 500 would not, after all, be his final appearance in the race in which he endured several near-misses prior to his 2013 breakthrough. Sure enough, following the Gateway double-header, Kanaan confirmed that he would seek another oval-only programme in 2021, but conceded he will have plenty of work to do to convince a sponsor to back him and a team to sign him.
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 7, 2020, 12:44 pm
The IndyCar Series has reinstated a double-header event at Mid-Ohio next weekend, after the race meeting was postponed from its planned August date due to a spike in coronavirus cases
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 5, 2020, 9:59 pm
Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso's previous Indianapolis 500 experience provided a "two-way exchange" within the Arrow McLaren SP team to help improve set-up, according to Robert Wickens
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 2, 2020, 3:03 pm
Robert Wickens says Arrow McLaren SP's investment in youth with Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew is "no longer a risk" having surpassed expectations during the 2020 IndyCar campaign
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 1, 2020, 4:19 pm
Tony Kanaan is aiming to race on all of IndyCar's oval rounds in 2021, despite the veteran driver having previously expected to wind down his time in the series
Author: Autosport
Posted: September 1, 2020, 1:55 pm
Ed Carpenter Racing rookie Rinus VeeKay hailed Sunday's IndyCar race at Gateway as "one of the best races I have ever driven" en route to a hard-fought fourth place finish
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 31, 2020, 10:20 am
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden believes he can still beat Scott Dixon to the 2020 title, but says he needs to "reverse the trend" of his season so far
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 31, 2020, 9:06 am
Josef Newgarden raced to his second IndyCar victory of the season Sunday, holding off rookie Pato O'Ward before a late caution ended the race at World Wide Technology Raceway under the yellow flag. It's the second IndyCar race to finish under caution in one week. Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 under yellow last Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 30, 2020, 11:39 pm
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden recorded his second victory of season for Team Penske under caution in the second race of the double-header at Gateway
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 30, 2020, 10:11 pm
Scott Dixon admitted that reaching a half-century of US open-wheel victories was something he 'never thought possible' after beating Takuma Sato in the first of IndyCar's two races at Gateway
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 30, 2020, 2:34 pm
Scott Dixon and Takuma Sato repeated their 20-lap shootout from the Indianapolis 500 a week ago, with Dixon reversing the finishing order Saturday by winning at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis. Sato held off Dixon last Sunday for his second Indy 500 victory in four years. Dixon had 20 laps to chase Sato down, but a late caution ended the race under yellow.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 29, 2020, 11:53 pm
Scott Dixon fended off a late charge from Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato at Gateway to record his 50th IndyCar career win and extend his championship points lead
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 29, 2020, 9:21 pm
Will Power scored his 59th IndyCar Series pole position for the first of two races at Gateway, while Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato topped the times for Sunday's second race
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 29, 2020, 5:01 pm
Alexander Rossi has conceded the IndyCar championship to Scott Dixon and adjusted his goals toward winning any remaining races this season. The current IndyCar schedule lists just five races remaining races in a choppy year heavily disrupted by the pandemic. Dixon opened the season with three consecutive wins and heads into a doubleheader at World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis this weekend with an 84-point lead in the standings over reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 28, 2020, 10:11 pm
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will return to the cockpit this weekend at Gateway to drive Honda's two-seat IndyCar at the start of the race
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 28, 2020, 6:05 pm
Rinus VeeKay said he would apologise to his Ed Carpenter Racing crew after his "biggest nightmare" of hitting crew members was realised in his second pitstop at the Indianapolis 500
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 25, 2020, 2:21 pm
Spencer Pigot says he has full recollection of the enormous shunt that ended his Indianapolis 500 and caused the race to end under caution
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 25, 2020, 8:39 am
One-time Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud rued his lowly qualifying position for this year's race which mired his Team Penske entry in traffic during the race, unable to show its potential
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 24, 2020, 1:29 pm
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato says his victory in this year's race with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing was "mission completed" after his near-miss with the same team in 2012
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 24, 2020, 11:27 am
Scott Dixon says he should have been "more aggressive" with IndyCar rival Takuma Sato for victory in the Indianapolis 500, having spent the latter stages on a lean fuel mix
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 24, 2020, 9:52 am
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso said "we could not achieve anything more" than a lapped 21st place in the Indianapolis 500 after losing his clutch in the pits
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 24, 2020, 9:07 am
Scott Dixon expressed doubt that 2020 Indianapolis 500 race winner Takuma Sato had enough fuel to go the distance if the race had run green until the finish
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 23, 2020, 10:24 pm
Takuma Sato won his second Indianapolis 500 after a huge late accident for Spencer Pigot brought about an early end to the 104th running of the race
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 23, 2020, 10:15 pm
Alexander Rossi says he "had a car to win" the Indianapolis 500 before a penalty for pit lane contact with Takuma Sato and a Turn 2 crash put him out
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 23, 2020, 9:28 pm
Like Fernando Alonso, Johnny Herbert tried to find success in America's greatest race following wins in Formula 1 - as he told us in the 9 May 2002 issue of Autosport magazine - but things didn't go to plan
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 23, 2020, 8:54 am
Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden believes Team Penske will be a contender for the win on Sunday - but is wary of putting too much stock in its Carb Day performance
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 22, 2020, 3:32 pm
Fernando Alonso believes his car is strong enough to get to the front of the Indianapolis 500, after making a "step forward" in today's Carb Day final practice
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 21, 2020, 6:45 pm
Pato O'Ward put his Arrow McLaren SP at the top of the speed charts in the last on-track session before the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 21, 2020, 5:34 pm
Senior IndyCar officials Mark Miles says the series is learning to make decisions more quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will need to remain "agile and flexible" in future
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 20, 2020, 9:06 pm
The IndyCar Series will continue to hold races at Portland until 2023, despite the cancellation of this year's race due to COVID-19, after event promoters signed a three-year contract extension
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 20, 2020, 6:06 pm
IndyCar management trio Mark Miles, Jay Frye and Doug Boles are "glad" to have Fernando Alonso returning for a third attempt at winning the Indianapolis 500
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 20, 2020, 2:32 pm
Fernando Alonso says he needs "a good car in traffic" as he starts 26th on the 33-car grid for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 19, 2020, 2:41 pm
Andretti Autosport is renowned as one of the top squads in IndyCar, but a two-race outing for the team in 2010 didn't allow one of Britain's most underrated talents to shine, as he tells JAMES NEWBOLD
Author: Autosport
Posted: August 18, 2020, 4:06 pm

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