INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is over. The spotlight is there for the taking.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner.
Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end a 21-race drought. On Sunday, he put Roger Penske back on the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):
Simon Pagenaud has won the pole for the Indianapolis 500, strengthening his case for keeping...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):
American Spencer Pigot earned the top seed in the Indianapolis 500 pole shootout after...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure of making the Indianapolis 500 amped up considerably on "Fast Friday" as teams desperately searched for the speed needed to make the biggest race of the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first time Takuma Sato drove with IndyCar's new debris deflector he felt like he had one eye closed. Ed Carpenter thought he was seeing double.
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.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):
Scott Dixon won his second consecutive IndyCar Series race to quickly break a tie for the third-most career wins in Indy-car history.
Dixon led 119 of 248 laps at Texas on Saturday night for his 43rd career victory. A week ago at Detroit, he won to match Michael Andretti's 42 wins. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt's 67 wins and Mario Andretti's 52.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves and Sebastien Bourdais each tried to make the most of a rare passing opportunity during the second half of Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
Tony Kanaan and Danica Patrick, they spun out and crashed, too.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter spends the entire year thinking about the Indianapolis 500, even though he runs a full-time IndyCar effort with other drivers in the seat the rest of the year.
The race is quite literally in his blood: He is the stepson of Tony George, whose family has owned Indianapolis Motor Speedway for decades and who founded the Indy Racing League in the 1990s.
That explains why Carpenter had such a hard time processing things Sunday.
DETROIT (AP) — Ed Carpenter made a major contribution to this year's Indianapolis 500 when he ensured Danica Patrick would have a car for her farewell race.
Now Carpenter looks like a threat to steal the show himself — and what a story that would be.
DETROIT (AP) — As Danica Patrick prepares for her farewell at this weekend's Indianapolis 500, another big event on the auto racing calendar looms earlier in the week: The vote for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Jeff Gordon is the big name among the nominees for Wednesday's vote , but as Patrick's retirement approaches, her own candidacy for an honor like that has become an interesting topic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.
Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.
After crashing Roger Penske's front-row party by claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole-winning run and watching his teammate, Patrick, qualify seventh for the final start of her career, Carpenter quickly turned his attention to hosting a bigger family celebration at the track his stepfather's family owns.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first of two qualifying days for the Indianapolis 500 (all times local):
Three-time Indianapolis 500 Helio Castroneves withstood a late afternoon charge from two-time Indy pole winner Ed Carpenter to hold onto the top seed in Sunday's nine-car pole shootout.
All 33 starting spots on the grid will be determined Sunday.
Castroneves posted a four-lap average of 228.919 mph on the fourth attempt of the day then waited through two rain delays and 43 runs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick got her No. 13 GoDaddy green Chevrolet up to speed quickly Wednesday.
She's still trying to find her comfort level, had just a brief bit of time in traffic when she ran behind team owner Ed Carpenter, and understands it's going to take some time to get reoriented with the new Indy cars.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick's IndyCar comeback got off to a troubled start. That steering wheel — so heavy! And all those buttons!
Danica Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since 2011.
Weather prevented her from turning any laps, but she still debuted her new No. 13 Ed Carpenter Racing machine on Indy's famed Yard of Bricks.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ready or not, Danica Mania is headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for her final curtain call.
The second leg of Danica Patrick's retirement moves forward in full swing when she travels to Indianapolis next week for a seat fitting in Ed Carpenter Racing's No. 13 Chevrolet. She'll jump behind the wheel of an Indy car again for a shakedown during a Chevrolet test at Indy on March 29. She's got a firesuit coming that sponsor GoDaddy has allowed her to design.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned a tough draw into a winning hand Saturday.
Now he has to do it all over again.
The only full-time owner-driver in the IndyCar Series took advantage of a cooling early evening track for a four-lap average of 230.468 mph on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Takuma Sato was second at 230.382, and Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy winner, third at 230.333.
Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso finished seventh at 230.034.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap by hitting 222.894 mph in a Chevrolet on the windy third day of Indianapolis 500 practice Wednesday.
Veach happy to be thrown into IndyCar in Alabama
Zach Veach had called Ed Carpenter Racing simply to check in on a fellow injured driver.
But, since he was on the phone and there was a temporary vacancy, Veach figured he may as well let general manager Tim Broyles know he was available and "more than happy to help out" if there was a need.
Zach Veach to make IndyCar debut in Alabama this weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Zach Veach will make his IndyCar debut this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
Ed Carpenter Racing announced Tuesday that Veach will fill in for JR Hildebrand, who broke his left hand on the last lap April 9 at Long Beach. Hildebrand had surgery two days later.
The 22-year-old Veach was set to make his debut at the Indianapolis 500 next month with A.J. Foyt Racing.
IndyCar’s Josef Newgarden joining Team Penske
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske went 1-2-3 in the IndyCar standings this year. He figured he could have done better.
Team Penske added Josef Newgarden to its roster on Wednesday, giving the organization the top four finishing drivers in this season's IndyCar standings.
Newgarden, who finished fourth this year in the series, was the top free agent in IndyCar and becomes the first American driver on Penske's open wheel roster since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2007.
Josef Newgarden leaving Ed Carpenter for IndyCar promotion
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden has informed Ed Carpenter he will not return to the IndyCar team next season.
Ed Carpenter Racing announced Newgarden's decision on Thursday. The American driver is thought to be highly coveted by Team Penske, which has been in limbo over the status of former Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. It could lead to a seat swap, with Newgarden going to Penske and Montoya moving to ECR.
Mikhail Aleshin wins pole at Pocono; Josef Newgarden 2nd
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Mikhail Aleshin has won the IndyCar pole at Pocono Raceway.
Aleshin, fastest in morning practice on the tricky 2.5-mile triangular track, turned a fast lap of 220.454 mph in his No. 7 Honda to edge Josef Newgarden for the top spot Saturday. It's the first career pole for the Russian, who drives for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.