IndyCar will use an ''Aeroscreen'' developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies for cockpit protection beginning next season. Justin Wilson died in 2015 when a piece of debris struck his helmet during a race at Pocono. ''IndyCar has always been on the forefront of driver safety
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:48 pm
McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a failed effort to get Fernando Alonso on the track Thursday for practice. Alonso crashed early Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and McLaren has frantically been trying to piece together its
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 10:09 pm
Patricio O'Ward is the third driver to crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500 and the Mexican rookie narrowly avoided flipping his car. Fernando Alonso and Felix Rosenqvist both crashed in practice this week and both went to backup cars. Rosenqvist was ready to go when Indianapolis Motor
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 5:09 pm
McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 was slowed at first by electrical problems. When Fernando Alonso finally got his car up to speed, he hit three walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and significantly damaged the celebrated bright orange machine. Mechanics labored Wednesday in the buttoned-down
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:52 pm
Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500. The most successful IndyCar team owner in history told The Associated Press on Wednesday that when the three-time race winner made the full-time switch to sports cars last year, he made a three-year commitment to bring
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 10:31 pm
Mike Harding grew up an avid Indianapolis 500 fan and smartly used the iconic event to grow his business. Harding signed rookie Colton Herta this year and in March the team won in Austin, Texas, mere days before Herta's 19th birthday. The youngest winner in IndyCar history has been strong in every
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 8:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this year's Indianapolis 500.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 15, 2019, 5:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Will Power and Simon Pagenaud put Team Penske atop the speed chart on the first day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 and immediately parked their Chevrolets.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 14, 2019, 11:04 pm
Simon Pagenaud passed five-time series champ Scott Dixon on the second-to-last lap Sunday and pulled away for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory as rooster tails from the wet track flew behind him as he crossed the famed yard of bricks. Dixon led most of the second half of the race but Pagenaud made
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 11, 2019, 10:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- American Colton Herta posted the fastest lap in the final warmup session for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 11, 2019, 4:28 pm
Felix Rosenqvist was fast enough Friday to qualify ahead of teammate Scott Dixon. The Swedish rookie was even good enough to break up Team Penske's dominance at the IndyCar Grand Prix. If he does it again Saturday, the 22-year-old Rosenqvist could throw quite a party.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 10, 2019, 11:05 pm
All Colton Herta wanted to do after crashing at Long Beach was race. All he did over the next 3+ weeks was test for two days in Indianapolis. Twenty-four days after competing in California, Herta and the other series regulars eagerly jumped back into their cockpits to practice and qualify for Saturday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 10, 2019, 8:10 pm
James Hinchcliffe may always remember how he spent race week in Indianapolis last year. ''Qualifying for a 500-mile race isn't the most important thing but, obviously, you have to make the show,'' he said Thursday with a chuckle. The fate of Hinchcliffe, a national spokesman for
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 10, 2019, 6:13 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Television star Justin Hartley will be the honorary starter for Saturday afternoon's IndyCar Grand Prix.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 8, 2019, 7:12 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 7, 2019, 7:06 pm
IndyCar announced Friday it will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks later. The 3/4-inch-wide titanium ''AFP'' piece is bolted to the car just in front of the open cockpit
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 26, 2019, 7:50 pm
IndyCar has brought the debut of its new cockpit protection system, dubbed 'Advanced Frontal Protection' (AFP), forward to its the next race on the Indianapolis road course
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 26, 2019, 7:10 pm
Fernando Alonso said running only 29 laps of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Wednesday's test meant he cannot yet judge whether the McLaren Dallara-Chevrolet IndyCar package will be competitive
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 25, 2019, 8:21 am
Takuma Sato put Rahal Letterman Lanigan on top on a heavily rain disrupted first day of Indianapolis 500 testing, as Colton Herta led the 'rookie' session featuring Fernando Alonso
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 25, 2019, 5:23 am
Helio Castroneves and Fernando Alonso kept waiting around Wednesday. Now both international stars have some unfinished business to take care before qualifying for this year's Indianapolis 500. After enduring a rain delay of more than four hours and watching IndyCar regulars turn laps at Indianapolis
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 25, 2019, 12:57 am
Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. The defending Indianapolis 500 champion and 2014 series champion was one of more than two dozen drivers who spent Wednesday testing the safety device designed to reduce the risk of head injuries in the series that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 24, 2019, 10:19 pm
McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Fernando Alonso's quest to win motorsports version of the Triple Crown has sparked a renewed interest in Indy for McLaren, which has entered next month's race while exploring an eventual
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 23, 2019, 7:55 pm
Hildebrand will pilot the No. 48 as a nod to the number used by Gurney, a racer, car builder and team owner who died in 2018. Hildebrand will be teammates with Sage Karam and his car will be sponsored by Salesforce.com. Hildebrand has eight previous Indy 500 starts and was leading on the final lap
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 22, 2019, 4:31 pm
JR Hildebrand is to return to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, this time carrying the 48 made famous by Dan Gurney
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 22, 2019, 3:50 pm
IndyCar stewards have set a confusing precedent with their decision to penalise Graham Rahal for blocking Scott Dixon in Long Beach, says Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing president Piers Phillips
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 15, 2019, 2:30 pm
McLaren joining the IndyCar field full-time is still a case of 'when not if', but timing depends on the team's Formula 1 form says its CEO Zak Brown
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 15, 2019, 9:31 am
Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. It was the only wrong move Rossi made Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 15, 2019, 12:04 am
Alexander Rossi put on a masterclass to win IndyCar's Long Beach Grand Prix for the second consecutive year and claim Andretti Autosport's 200th win across all categories
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 14, 2019, 10:54 pm
Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the streets of Long Beach, and the American joined some of the top stars in racing as multiple winners of the second-biggest race on the IndyCar schedule. Rossi won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from the pole, same as
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 14, 2019, 10:31 pm
Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying event of the season. Rahal and Power mocked Pagenaud, who admitted confidence for Sunday's race has stroked his ego, all while Alexander Rossi coolly listened as his rivals praised his pole-winning lap
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 13, 2019, 10:32 pm
Alexander Rossi took pole position for IndyCar's Long Beach Grand Prix for the second consecutive season, usurping Scott Dixon from the top of the timesheets late on
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 13, 2019, 8:41 pm
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Alexander Rossi will try to win his second consecutive race through the streets of Long Beach from the pole.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 13, 2019, 8:39 pm
Alexander Rossi has been quietly ''collecting points'' through the first three races of the IndyCar season. There's been nothing spectacular about his start to the season - finishes of fifth, ninth and fifth and five total laps led - but it could be the strategy that leads him to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 12, 2019, 10:58 pm
Chip Ganassi Racing's five-time and reigning champion Scott Dixon led Friday afternoon IndyCar practice in Long Beach, beating morning pacesetter Ryan Hunter-Reay by 0.0494 seconds
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 12, 2019, 10:05 pm
Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he becomes the seventh Andretti to race at the venerable track in his Indy Lights debut next month. John Andretti and Michael Andretti are first cousins, and Jarrett Andretti will race at Indy for
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 12, 2019, 9:32 pm
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has completed his Texas Motor Speedway Indycar test for McLaren Racing ahead of the 2019 Indianapolis 500
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 10, 2019, 11:11 am
IndyCar president Jay Frye admits that delaying the introduction of the 2.4-litre engines in 2021 will be considered, if it will help entice another engine manufacturer
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 9, 2019, 11:59 am
Takuma Sato says his late mistake while leading IndyCar's Barber race caused a "heart attack", but described his victory as his "cleanest" in the series yet
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 8, 2019, 3:36 pm
McLaren has revealed Fernando Alonso's Indycar for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, which sports a similar livery to the Formula 1 team
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 8, 2019, 1:09 pm
Takuma Sato had one ''little moment'' when his car went into the grass late in the race. Other than that, the Japanese driver didn't have too many worrisome moments at Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on his way to a fourth career IndyCar victory. ''Obviously, we
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 8, 2019, 1:03 am
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Takuma Sato picked up his first victory of the 2019 IndyCar season with a dominant display at Barber Motorsports Park
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 7, 2019, 10:22 pm
Takuma Sato of Japan has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his fourth career IndyCar victory. Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, became the fifth driver to win after starting on the pole at Barber Motorsports Park and was in control most of the way. Scott Dixon earned his sixth runner-up
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 7, 2019, 10:20 pm
IndyCar president Jay Frye admits that delaying the introduction of the 2.4-litre engines will be considered if the series believes it will help entice another engine manufacturer
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 7, 2019, 7:03 pm
The chances of the IndyCar Series returning to Japan for a championship race is not looking promising, according to Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, IndyCar's owners
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 7, 2019, 2:12 pm
Takuma Sato, teammate Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing outshined the powerhouse teams at Barber Motorsports Park. Sato claimed the eighth pole of his career on Saturday and the first since Pocono in 2017, and Rahal had the second-fastest qualifying time for Sunday's Indy Grand Prix
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 6, 2019, 11:32 pm
Takuma Sato led a Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing one-two during IndyCar qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park, as Team Penske struggled for pace.
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 6, 2019, 9:14 pm
Colton Herta hasn't won since he was 18, so he's eager for another taste of success. OK, it's only been two weeks since the IndyCar rookie became the youngest driver to win in series history, but that victory lap was packed with appearances, media interviews and the New York Yankees'
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 5, 2019, 10:32 pm
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe set the fastest time of Friday IndyCar practice at Barber Motorsports Park ahead of Austin winner Colton Herta
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 5, 2019, 9:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 next month.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 3, 2019, 7:21 pm
Josef Newgarden has drawn parallels between his own career and that of IndyCar's youngest-ever race winner Colton Herta, following Herta's Austin triumph
Author: Autosport
Posted: April 3, 2019, 2:02 pm