McLaren headed back to Indy 500 and eventually IndyCar
McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Then the manufacturer was done, back to England with a focus on Formula One and no...
The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in a century of tradition with rules and regulations, pomp and pageantry that have remained largely unchanged since 1911.
Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated to the late Dan Gurney.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at...
Column: Long Beach sets gold standard in race promotion
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — House of Pistachios was a mom-and-pop startup launched in 1984 by a Southern California family trying to hawk homemade nuts, mints, candies, fruits and chews. As the tiny...
Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — 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...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local):
Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the...
IndyCar energized by strong field and electric crowd
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying event of the season.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi will try to win his second consecutive race through the streets of Long Beach from the pole.
The defending race winner snagged the top starting spot...
Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — 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...
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — IMSA points leader Jordan Taylor has been cleared to race this weekend after an emergency appendectomy while on vacation in Hawaii.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — 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...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local):
Takuma Sato of Japan has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his fourth career IndyCar...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — 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...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 next month.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Colton Herta is a shaggy-haired, taco-loving teen too cheap to move out of his parents Southern California home. He's also IndyCar's newest winner and enjoying a whirlwind...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Instead of trying to be "the next George Steinbrenner," George Steinbrenner IV is trying to be "the next Roger Penske."
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Rookie Herta wins IndyCar Classic at 18 years old
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything went Colton Herta's way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on the podium instead of apple cider.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske.
Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn...
Team Penske’s Power to start on pole at IndyCar Classic
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Will Power topped qualifying once again. Now he has a chance to turn pole position into a tidy little payday if he can drive to another victory.
IndyCar Classic a “home” race for Foyt family
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Larry Foyt's memories of the Austin area mostly involve water skiing and packs of adolescent boys sneaking a peek at the nudist beach in an area called Hippie...
IndyCar Classic set for debut race at US home of F1
AUSTIN,Texas (AP) — From the time the first piles of dirt and rock were moved to start paving a new Formula One track in Texas, the owners of the Circuit of the Americas eyed a future with...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was buckled into his brand new race car and ready to pull off pit lane when his boss leaned into the cockpit.
Another race and another Penske victory with IndyCar win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske's hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory in the IndyCar season opener — the fourth win for a Penske car in...
The Latest: Newgarden gives Roger Penske yet another win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local):
Josef Newgarden has won the IndyCar season-opening race to...
Wickens feted before IndyCar’s season-opening race
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske's teams are off to such a strong start to the motorsports season that his IndyCar group arrived at the season-opening event under pressure to match the...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — McLaren will receive engineering support from Carlin Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500.
McLaren entered Indy in 2017 with Fernando Alonso in a partnership...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Motorsports giant Roger Penske disclosed Friday that he received a kidney transplant shortly after the 2017 IndyCar season finale.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Something about the city of St. Petersburg captured Sebastien Bourdais when he first moved to America to pursue his racing career. He made his debut racing through the...
IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The first IndyCar race of the season will see both A.J. Foyt and paralyzed driver Robert Wickens back at the track.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's newest IndyCar title defense began Tuesday with some endorsements.
Team owner Chip Ganassi tabbed the five-time series champ as someone whose star power...
IndyCar to debut cockpit protection in Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will require its cars to have titanium debris deflectors on the cockpit beginning with this year's Indianapolis 500.
Tirico chosen to host NBC’s inaugural Indy 500 coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world.
‘Swedish invasion’ set for IndyCar in 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the United States.
Now they represent a "Swedish invasion" of IndyCar as two series rookies with vast experience and big expectations heading into the 2019 season.
IndyCar drivers cheering Robert Wickens recovery
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers are watching Robert Wickens' determined recovery from a horrific crash last season and cheering him on in hopes he will be able to return to racing.
IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction.
The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch.
Firestone reaches 5-year extension as IndyCar tire supplier
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Firestone has agreed to a five-year extension to remain the sole tire supplier for the IndyCar Series.
The deal, announced Wednesday, runs through 2025. Firestone has worked with IndyCars for more than eight decades and enters its 20th consecutive year as the series' exclusive tire manufacturer. It also is the title sponsor of two races this season: The opener in St. Petersburg on March 10 and the finale at Laguna Seca on Sept. 22.
Acura becomes title sponsor of Long Beach Grand Prix
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Long Beach Grand Prix will have Acura as its title sponsor starting in April when the 45th edition is run in the streets of the seaside city.
Race officials said Tuesday that a multiyear deal was reached with the automaker whose U.S. headquarters is in nearby Torrance.
Honda, the American parent of Acura, has had a long association with the IndyCar race. Honda-powered cars have won six of the last 10 races, including last year with Alexander Rossi.
Gainbridge becomes new presenting sponsor for Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will have a new presenting sponsor for the next four years.
Race officials announced Thursday that Gainbridge, an online annuity and life insurance company, has agreed to a deal to sponsor IndyCar's biggest race starting this May. Gainbridge replaces PennGrade, whose three-year deal expired in 2018.
The move comes as preparations for this season kick into high gear.
Conor Daly part of all-American Andretti lineup for Indy 500
Conor Daly has been chasing sponsorship money all across the country in a nonstop effort to continue his racing career. He's willing to drive anything, but the Indianapolis 500 is the priority.
Courtney Force ends successful Funny Car career
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Courtney Force, the winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, is stepping away from driving.
Force is a 12-time Funny Car winner, was the No. 1 qualifer 28 times and ranked in the top 10 of the NHRA standings in six of her seven seasons. The daughter of 16-time world champion John Force plans to stay involved with the race team and maintain her corporate sponsorships.
Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team
Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season as the title partner of the IndyCar team.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled its two-car driver lineup Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, not far from Arrow's Colorado headquarters. The team had three Dallara-Honda Indy cars on display, one for James Hinchcliffe, one for new driver Marcus Ericsson and one for injured driver Robert Wickens.
IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor
IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan.
The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., already sponsors a car for Chip Ganassi Racing and received enough exposure from that deal to warrant a larger piece of the open-wheel racing series. The season's first race is March 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor ‘soon’
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The search for IndyCar's new title sponsor may be nearing an end — and just in time for NBC to provide more value with expanded television coverage of the series.
Mark Miles, the president and CEO of IndyCar parent Hulman & Co., said Wednesday he hopes to make a formal announcement before February's scheduled test at Austin, Texas.
IndyCar promotes Jay Frye to president in reorganization
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jay Frye, IndyCar's head of competition and operations for the past three years, has been promoted to president of the open-wheel racing series.
The move was announced Monday by Mark Miles, president and CEO of Hulman & Co., which owns IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The promotion is effective Jan. 1. Miles will remain as CEO of IndyCar.