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
Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now. On Sunday, he'd chase a second straight Indianapolis 500 victory. Instead, he is spending the Memorial Day weekend quietly at home, far away from deafening engines and roaring crowds.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:16 pm
The return of Richmond Raceway to the IndyCar Series calendar has been pushed back to 2021 while the Toronto street race has also lost its date on the 2020 schedule
Posted: May 21, 2020, 8:57 pm
Marcus Ericsson believes the rivalries emerging from the incidents in IndyCar's iRacing series finale could continue into the start of the real-world season next month
Posted: May 21, 2020, 1:50 pm
The Month of May is traditionally devoted to the Indianapolis 500, which this year has been postponed to August due to the coronavirus pandemic. To maintain the traditional Indy fever, Autosport picks its top 10 Indy 500s
Posted: May 19, 2020, 10:03 am
Just days after his terrifying Formula 1 crash at Suzuka, a battered Allan McNish went to the United States to take on an equally frightening IndyCar oval test with Penske at Fontana
Posted: May 19, 2020, 8:04 am
Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto has admitted that the team is currently investigating the possibility of entering the IndyCar, possibly as soon as 2022
Posted: May 14, 2020, 8:16 pm
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will host the 2020 IndyCar Series season finale on 25 October having lost the opener slot amid the coronavirus pandemic postponements
Posted: May 13, 2020, 5:46 pm
IndyCar plans to crown its champion on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, with the original opener being rescheduled for Oct. 25 as the finale. IndyCar was supposed to start its season March 15 on the temporary street course and teams were already in place to compete before sports shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. IndyCar initially planned to go forward with the opener without spectators but ultimately suspended the season 48 hours before the race.
Posted: May 13, 2020, 5:14 pm
British single-seater powerhouse Carlin is ready to run a Formula 2 driver in the IndyCar Series if motorsport in the US gets going before the Formula 1 season
Posted: May 10, 2020, 2:12 pm
Veteran IndyCar mechanic, race engineer and team manager Larry Curry has died after a stroke, aged 68
Posted: May 9, 2020, 6:40 pm
The 2020 IndyCar Series season will begin on 6 June with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, which will be held behind closed doors
Posted: May 7, 2020, 6:24 pm
When Justin Wilson delivered victory for Dale Coyne Racing at Watkins Glen in IndyCar back in 2009, it was not only a case of beating the big boys but also putting right the wrongs of a missed opportunity from the opener at St. Petersburg
Posted: May 6, 2020, 12:55 pm
McLaren CEO Zak Brown admits 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson have expressed interest in racing in IndyCar
Posted: May 4, 2020, 7:47 pm
Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time V8 SuperCars champion saw his IndyCar plans postponed. McLaughlin instead settled for a virtual victory Saturday on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - his second win of IndyCar's iRacing six-race series - after a wild finish in which most of the leaders crashed as they rushed toward the checkered flag.
Posted: May 2, 2020, 9:43 pm
Scott McLaughlin took victory in the final round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge at a virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway after late chaos saw a number of front-runners crash out
Posted: May 2, 2020, 8:43 pm
Embarrassing the IndyCar series regulars with a victory on his virtual series debut last weekend was another demonstration of Lando Norris' affinity with Esports. But it would do him a disservice to ignore the intensive preparation he puts in
Posted: April 30, 2020, 10:49 am
Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The 20-year-old British driver is a skilled iRacer and competed in the virtual event for Arrow McLaren SP, an IndyCar team that McLaren partnered with for this season to enter the American series.
Posted: April 25, 2020, 8:25 pm
Bobby Rahal has paid tribute to the late 1981 CART Rookie of the Year Bob Lazier, who recently died from complications arising from coronavirus at the age of 81
Posted: April 20, 2020, 5:29 pm
A second straight victory in virtual racing for Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske, and tempers were hot at the end of this one. Pagenaud, the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner, competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar's race Saturday on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. A frantic final 10 laps decided the iRacing event.
Posted: April 18, 2020, 9:41 pm
2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud won his second IndyCar iRacing Challenge race after teammates Will Power and Scott McLaughlin collided with a lapped car at the virtual Twin-Ring Motegi
Posted: April 18, 2020, 9:12 pm
IndyCar's virtual return to Michigan International Speedway mimicked the U.S. 500 at the start, when the current open-wheel racing stars mismanaged the green flag and triggered a spectacular crash. The accident in the opening seconds of the Chevrolet 275 iRacing event gave Saturday's latest event a throwback feel. When CART fractured and IndyCar was born, the CART teams boycotted the Indianapolis 500 and instead raced at Michigan.
Posted: April 11, 2020, 8:22 pm
Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr remains optimistic of racing an IndyCar after his one-off deal to race for Carlin at St. Petersburg was aborted by the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: April 9, 2020, 1:03 pm
IndyCar has cancelled the Detroit Grand Prix, while turning some existing events into double-headers and adding an October race at the Indianapolis road course as part of a revised calendar
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:49 pm
Roger Penske has canceled the doubleheader race at Detroit and adjusted the IndyCar schedule Monday as the series remains on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Penske told The Associated Press he had no choice but to cancel the two races at Belle Isle because Michigan is under a stay-at-home order and workers cannot begin constructing the track. Penske is the promoter of that race.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:04 pm
Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. McLaughlin won IndyCar’s virtual race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, the second race in the series’ attempt to create content during the worldwide shutdown of sports. McLaughlin drives for Roger Penske in Australia and the team owner had planned to give McLaughlin his series debut in May on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 9:07 pm
IndyCar's virtual racing will be televised beginning with Saturday's iRacing event, which has been picked up by NBC Sports. The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing's online stream. Totals viewers jumped to 600,000 when IndyCar tallied how many watched drivers' social media feeds or gaming channels.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 6:33 pm
IndyCar is currently standing by its new 2020 start date of 30 May at the Detroit Grand Prix, despite Michigan declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:59 pm
The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet. Kanaan participated in two virtual races, a legends event won by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti. Then he joined the first of a six-week series that launched Saturday to give IndyCar fans content during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 9:48 pm
Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office. Penske has 60,000 employees across the world in an organization in constant flux because of the COVID-19 crisis. The Indianapolis 500 won't be run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946 after Penske on Thursday postponed one of America's crown jewel sporting events until Aug. 23.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:39 pm
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar's inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during the coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a halt. IndyCar's first race is Saturday and Johnson is the 26th driver to enter.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:43 pm
IndyCar CEO Mark Miles says he's hopeful that the double-header weekend in Detroit can happen as scheduled on May 29-31 despite the current acceleration of coronavirus cases in the US
Posted: March 27, 2020, 10:18 am
When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this August, he responded immediately. ''I think it was a great move with the uncertainty, the unknowns, it's just not good so trying to have the 500 in May was extremely risky.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:18 pm
IndyCar isn't sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. IndyCar's first iRacing event will be Saturday with a 25-car field. IndyCar, like all sports, has been idled during the coronavirus pandemic, which hit the United States just as the series was ready to open its season.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:49 pm
The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. “The month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I am disappointed that we have had to reschedule the Indianapolis 500,” said Roger Penske, the motorsports titan who finalized his purchase of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this year. The Indianapolis 500 began in 1911 but did not run in 1917, 1918 and from 1941-45 because of World Wars I and II. Tony Hulman bought the neglected speedway after the second war and the Indy 500 returned on Memorial Day weekend in 1946.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 8:45 pm
The 2020 edition of the Indianapolis 500 will now be postponed to August 23, as IndyCar continues to push back events amid the ensuing coronavirus pandemic.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 5:35 pm
The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach has confirmed that after exhaustive efforts to reschedule the 46th Acura GP of Long Beach for 2020, it will now not be possible
Posted: March 18, 2020, 7:31 pm
The organisers of races at Long Beach are still aiming to find a slot in the IndyCar schedule for 2020, which could also double up as an IMSA round
Posted: March 18, 2020, 9:30 am
IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are aiming to ensure the 2020 edition of the Indy 500 goes ahead as planned despite current advice from healthcare representatives regarding the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: March 16, 2020, 3:57 pm
IndyCar CEO Mark Miles says that the series is focused on being "absolutely ready with the normal schedule" for the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Posted: March 14, 2020, 9:57 am
IndyCar has cancelled the first four rounds of the 2020 season, including this weekend's race at St. Petersburg, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread
Posted: March 13, 2020, 4:24 pm
The IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach will not run as scheduled, due to the City of Long Beach prohibiting all large-scale events through April 30, due to the coronavirus
Posted: March 12, 2020, 11:48 pm
General admission for Sunday's IndyCar season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been banned due to coronavirus, but the race will go ahead
Posted: March 12, 2020, 3:15 pm
A billionaire and ballistic windscreen will be the obvious attention-getters as IndyCar opens its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg. Roger Penske, the winningest car owner in Indianapolis 500 history, in January completed the purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and most of its assets. The new owner of the league, the prestigious 500 and the landmark speedway is armed with a three-car team that includes both defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and defending Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud.
Posted: March 11, 2020, 8:08 pm
The Andretti Autosport trailer carrying Colton Herta's car to the opening round of the 2020 IndyCar Series at St. Petersburg has caught fire in Florida
Posted: March 11, 2020, 2:09 pm
Ex-Formula 1 racer Felipe Nasr will join Carlin for Sunday's St. Petersburg IndyCar race, while Conor Daly has been signed to sub for Max Chilton in four oval races
Posted: March 10, 2020, 5:21 pm
The CEO of new IndyCar owners Penske Entertainment Mark Miles says he's not expecting the spread of coronavirus to alter the 2020 calendar
Posted: March 9, 2020, 3:26 pm