Newly crowned Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa has been called up by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to test an IndyCar for the first time in his career
Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:22 pm
Felix Rosenqvist is set to leave Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the IndyCar season to partner Pato O'Ward in the Arrow McLaren SP team in 2021
Posted: October 14, 2020, 7:31 am
Pato O'Ward will remain with the Arrow McLaren SP team for the 2021 IndyCar season, having shown "incredible form this year" according to team co-owner Sam Schmidt
Posted: October 13, 2020, 8:17 pm
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves is aiming to announce his 2021 plans in the next four weeks, with a return to IndyCar "the ideal" option
Posted: October 13, 2020, 6:22 pm
Oliver Askew will not be retained by Arrow McLaren SP for 2021, but may still race for the team in the IndyCar finale at St. Petersburg
Posted: October 12, 2020, 9:36 pm
2014 IndyCar champion Will Power will have a hand in the design of a new $175 million circuit in his hometown of Toowoomba
Posted: October 5, 2020, 12:30 pm
Scott Dixon looked invincible in the first half of this IndyCar season. Runner-up finishes at Iowa and in the Indianapolis 500 gave Dixon five top-twos in seven races, and a win at St. Louis extended the streak to six of eight. Now, the Iceman needs everything he can muster to clinch his sixth IndyCar title.
Posted: October 4, 2020, 4:26 pm
After another frustrating weekend five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon says the Chip Ganassi Racing team still has a tough job ahead to clinch the title in St Petersburg
Posted: October 4, 2020, 11:49 am
Will Power counted down the laps Saturday, struggling to maneuver around the lapped cars in front of him. ''It was pretty intense because you had cars in front of you, that was the biggest problem,'' Power said. For most of the day, the gap between Power and those chasing him was at least five seconds and he was so strong Herta and third-place finisher Alexander Rossi, teammates with Andretti Autosport, acknowledged they weren't going to get past the 2014 IndyCar champ and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner without a mistake.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 9:59 pm
Will Power converted pole into victory at IndyCar's Harvest Grand Prix at Indianapolis despite intense pressure from Colton Herta, as Josef Newgarden trimmed Scott Dixon's points lead
Posted: October 3, 2020, 8:10 pm
The IndyCar Series will continue running the same engines each of the next two seasons. It also will be working with the same two engine manufacturers, Chevrolet and Honda, into the foreseeable future. IndyCar President Jay Frye announced Saturday the three parties agreed to delay the introduction of a new engine until 2023 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: October 3, 2020, 6:36 pm
IndyCar has pushed back the introduction of its hybrid power unit formula to 2023 in an effort to spread out costs for teams and manufacturers in an uncertain economy
Posted: October 3, 2020, 3:51 pm
Will Power took pole at the Indianapolis road course for the second Harvest Grand Prix race, while championship contenders Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon will start ninth and 15th respectively
Posted: October 3, 2020, 3:15 pm
IndyCar owners Penske Entertainment has announced significant steps in its Race for Equality & Change initiative to improve diversity within the series and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Posted: October 3, 2020, 2:44 pm
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he has "no room to be mediocre" and a "perfect" run if he is to beat Scott Dixon to the 2020 title
Posted: October 3, 2020, 8:18 am
Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense. The two-time IndyCar champion pulled away from the rest of the field over the final 18 laps Friday, racing to his third win of the season, this time by a margin of 14.2940 seconds over Alexander Rossi. With the Harvest GP win, Newgarden moved within 40 points of what once was a seemingly safe 120-point lead of five-time series champ Scott Dixon with two races remaining.
Posted: October 2, 2020, 10:47 pm
Reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden dominated the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix double-header on the Indianapolis road course, slashing Scott Dixon's championship lead to 40 points
Posted: October 2, 2020, 10:14 pm
Michael Shank's race team will be expanding again next season. On Friday, the co-owner of Meyer Shank Racing announced Liberty Media has made an investment in the Ohio-based team, which will help fund its IndyCar operations as well as its recently announced multi-year program with the Acura DPi series. ''We have worked to build our IMSA and IndyCar racing programs step by step and this is another big progression for our organization to have Liberty Media make an equity investment in MSR,'' Shank said.
Posted: October 2, 2020, 5:45 pm
Meyer Shank Racing has announced that Formula 1 majority shareholder Liberty Media has made a minority equity investment in the team
Posted: October 2, 2020, 3:33 pm
A cut-and-shut car without a full-time engineer was hardly the ideal platform for a Le Mans winner four years out of single-seaters to make his Champ Car bow. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Guy Smith doesn't recall his 2004 cameo fondly, as he tells MATT KEW
Posted: October 2, 2020, 2:05 pm
Rinus VeeKay took his maiden IndyCar series pole position in qualifying for the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix double-header on the Indianapolis road course, just pipping Colton Herta
Posted: October 2, 2020, 2:29 am
From the moment Helio Castroneves first arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2001, he followed the same route through Gasoline Alley. The 20-year partnership between Castroneves and Penske became the model of stability in a sport defined by so many parts. When the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner showed up Thursday for the inaugural Harvest GP, he pulled on a new driver's suit bearing the name of a new team owner.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 11:25 pm
Scott Dixon keeps finding ways to put the milestones in perspective. Sure, he knows a sweep of the Harvest GP doubleheader in Indianapolis would give him six wins this season, matching a career high. ''I feel very lucky and privileged to do what I do,'' Dixon said.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 11:24 pm
IndyCar announced a 17-race schedule for 2021 on Thursday that includes a stop at Texas Motor Speedway before the Indianapolis 500 for the first time ever. Texas was one of the first tracks to support the open-wheel series when it launched and joined the schedule in 1997, the first full season of IndyCar competition. The race had traditionally been held in June immediately after the Indy 500 until 2012, when Belle Isle took its slot.
Posted: October 1, 2020, 3:32 pm
The IndyCar Series has released a 17-race calendar for the 2021 season which does not include the oval rounds at Iowa and Richmond
Posted: October 1, 2020, 3:05 pm
Honda Performance Development has announced British engineer David Salters will become its new president with Ted Klaus set to retire after 30 years with Honda
Posted: October 1, 2020, 8:37 am
IndyCar and NASCAR will once again combine for a double-header race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season, but with an added twist
Posted: September 30, 2020, 8:06 pm
Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, who leads the 2020 championship with three rounds to go, says that each one becomes more significant
Posted: September 29, 2020, 2:35 pm
James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the seat left vacant this week by Zach Veach. Hinchcliffe ran three races earlier this year for Andretti, where he drove three seasons from 2012 through 2014. ''It's always unfortunate to have to change drivers this far into a season, but we have to look at finishing the year the best we can for the 26 team and start evaluating and looking at options for 2021,'' said team owner Michael Andretti.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 5:13 pm
James Hinchcliffe will join Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the IndyCar season following Zach Veach's split from the team
Posted: September 25, 2020, 4:10 pm
Oliver Askew knew something was medically wrong in the days after ''the hardest hit I've ever had'' in the Indianapolis 500. The IndyCar rookie told The Associated Press on Thursday he has been experiencing dizziness, sleeping difficulties, irritability, headaches and confusion since he crashed in the Aug. 23 race. Askew will not compete in next weekend's doubleheader on the road course at Indianapolis and Arrow McLaren SP will use three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the No. 7 Chevrolet.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 12:17 am
Helio Castroneves will stand in for Oliver Askew at Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet in next week's Indianapolis road course double-header after the IndyCar rookie was declared not fit to drive
Posted: September 24, 2020, 8:55 pm
Andretti Autosport split with IndyCar driver Zach Veach on Wednesday and will use the final three races of the season to evaluate options for a 2021 replacement. ''His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character,'' Andretti said.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 6:09 pm
The greatest Indycar is the focus of the fifth episode of the Autosport 70 mini-series, which celebrates our 70th birthday
Posted: September 23, 2020, 5:48 pm
Zach Veach has relinquished his Andretti Autosport IndyCar with immediate effect, on learning he will not be returning to the team in 2021
Posted: September 23, 2020, 4:25 pm
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has announced its entry with Sage Karam for next week's IndyCar Harvest GP double-header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course
Posted: September 22, 2020, 3:07 pm
Supercar ace Scott McLaughlin will make his IndyCar debut in a fourth Penske entry in next month's season finale at St Petersburg
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted: September 11, 2020, 8:08 pm