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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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.
Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist joins IndyCar Series
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist will move to IndyCar next season as driver for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside five-time champion Scott Dixon.
Rosenqvist won two races and three poles in the FIA Formula E series this past season. The Swede finished sixth in the standings.
He will replace Ed Jones in the Ganassi lineup that features Dixon, who just wrapped his fifth title. Rosenqvist will be sponsored by NTT Data, which renewed its contract with Ganassi for the No. 10 Honda.
Column: Ganassi, Penske shine on strong day of motorsports
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske stood atop the timing stand at Sonoma Raceway, transfixed by the overtime laps of NASCAR's playoff opening race at Las Vegas. He had three drivers in contention for a critical victory, and when Brad Keselowski crossed the finish line for Team Penske's 500th organizational win, the Captain pumped his fist in the air.
Scott Dixon adds 5th IndyCar championship to resume
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon was fully reclined, quietly watching NASCAR on television with friends, as the clock inched toward the IndyCar season finale. A fifth championship was one steady Sunday drive away and Dixon wasn't the least bit stressed.
The Latest: Scott Dixon seals 5th IndyCar championship
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season finale Sunday at Sonoma Raceway (all times local):
Scott Dixon has won his fifth IndyCar championship with a second-place finish at Sonoma Raceway.
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the race from the pole.
Dixon needed only a steady race to hold off challenger Alexander Rossi in the championship fight. Rossi broke his front wing on the opening lap when he ran into teammate Marco Andretti and it effectively ended his chances.
Hunter-Reay knocks championship contender Dixon from pole
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay snatched the pole from championship contender Scott Dixon in the final seconds of qualifying Saturday at Sonoma Raceway.
Hunter-Reay crossed the timing line in 1 minute, 17.6277 seconds to earn his first pole of the season and deny Dixon the top starting spot. Dixon, who is vying for a fifth IndyCar title, went 1:17.7599 and was atop the leader board until the very end when Hunter-Reay shot to the top.
Rossi changes perceptions as he chases IndyCar championship
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It was just assumed that Alexander Rossi didn't want to be an IndyCar driver when he joined the series. His career had been aimed at making it in Formula One, and when that didn't come together, IndyCar was the only thing left.
So he became the villain, which doesn't at all fit Rossi.
The Iceman is 1 drive away from a fifth IndyCar championship
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon said just one word over his radio, a four-letter expletive, as his car crashed off course on the opening lap of a critical championship race. He fell silent as track workers rushed to free Marco Andretti from an overturned car nearby, chaos all around him in the multi-car crash.
Dixon was not rattled. He maneuvered his car out of the dirt, wedged it around the accident scene and back onto the track, spraying a cloud of dust as he sped away,
Sato wins in Portland; Dixon rallies to finish 5th
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon claimed to remember little about his last race at Portland International Raceway, a visit 16 years and four championships ago.
Should he win a fifth IndyCar title this season, his return to the Pacific Northwest will be one he never forgets.
Dixon salvaged his championship run Sunday with an improbable comeback that made the championship his to lose.
Sato wins in Portland; Dixon rallies to finish 5th
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon salvaged his championship run with an improbable comeback Sunday at Portland International Raceway that put him in control of his race to a fifth IndyCar title.
Dixon finished fifth, far behind race winner Takuma Sato, but put together the kind of drive that may define his season. He started 11th, was collected in an opening-lap crash, penalized for speeding on pit road and twice drove through the field from 20th.
The Latest: Takuma Sato snatches win at Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Portland International Raceway (all times local):
Takuma Sato has snatched a victory at Portland International Raceway by benefiting from yellow flags to cycle his way into the lead.
It is the third IndyCar victory for the Japanese driver and first since he won the Indianapolis 500 last season. Sato won for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Will Power wins pole in IndyCar return to Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Will Power is clinging to a spot in the championship race and the Indianapolis 500 winner will start from the pole in IndyCar's return to Portland International Raceway.
Power won the 54th pole of his career and fourth of the season. The Australian is coming off a victory last weekend and a victory Sunday on the permanent road course would ensure he's got a shot at winning his first IndyCar title.
Championship race centerpiece of IndyCar return to Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — IndyCar's championship race is the centerpiece of the long-awaited return to Portland International Raceway, once a schedule staple for American open wheel racing and now a throwback to headier times.
Dixon still leads as IndyCar championship chase tightens up
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Scott Dixon has done very little wrong the past five weeks, being a model of consistency in the midst of an IndyCar championship chase he hopes will deliver him a fifth title in the open-wheel series.
Power takes splash of gas, wins IndyCar race at Gateway
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Will Power used to hate racing on ovals about as much as he hates conserving fuel.
The oval part has changed considerably this season. The fuel part?
"I was just, 'Ah! Come on! Let's race this properly!'" Power said Saturday night, after some of his closest rivals began saving every last drop as they tried to finish on one less pit stop.
"I was just so stoked," Power said, "when they said, 'Let's just go hard.'"
The Latest: Power wins IndyCar race at Gateway
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Gateway Motorsports Park (all times local):
Will Power got the fuel strategy right to win Saturday night's IndyCar race at Gateway Motorsports Park, keeping his championship hopes alive and giving team owner Roger Penske another win at the track.
Scott Dixon qualifies 13th for Pocono race
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Scott Dixon has been about flawless as he chases his fifth IndyCar championship.
He hit a minor bump at Pocono.
Days after signing a contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing, Dixon had one of his worst qualifying performances of the season. He starts 13th on Sunday, well behind his closest championship contenders.
IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCar's greatest drivers.
The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-sponsored entry and ends all speculation he'd leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. The McLaren entry has not been announced, but Dixon is among the top IndyCar drivers who had been targeted to team with Alonso.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall.
Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field pitted three times, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner finished 12.8 seconds ahead of rookie Robert Wickens in the caution-free race on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. The race covered 90 laps and 202.3 miles.
Rossi wins pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi won his third pole of the season Saturday, leading qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Rossi, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner, denied Will Power his third pole at the Lexington, Ohio, course. His NAPA Auto Parts Honda had a one-lap speed of 125.677 mph over the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course.
"This is special," Rossi said. "Road courses are not the strongest attribute for me."
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Scott Dixon is in a good spot both mentally and in the IndyCar Series standings.
He took a family vacation to the Bahamas after winning the most recent race at Toronto on July 15 to extend the four-time series winner's lead to 62 points over defending champion Josef Newgarden.
Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time
TORONTO (AP) — It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon.
Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn 11 of lap 33, the American hit the wall, allowing Dixon to overtake him for the lead and get his third win in the event.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden's up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago.
Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway — the scene of perhaps his most impressive performance back in 2016 — in hopes of closing the gap further on series leader Scott Dixon.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Road America (all times local):
Pole sitter Josef Newgarden had a dominating run at Road America for his third IndyCar victory of the season.
The defending series champion crossed the finish line with a comfortable 3.38-second cushion over second-place Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Newgarden led 53 of 55 laps in the 222-mile race, pulling away slowly from Hunter-Reay over the last 15 laps. Points leader Scott Dixon finished third.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Weekends at IndyCar tracks are a little quieter this season for Scott Dixon. The outgoing Tony Kanaan isn't around anymore at Chip Ganassi Racing to share a laugh.
Their friendship has lasted, though.
"I think the thing I've commented on the most is probably how quiet it's been without TK," Dixon said. "He's a huge character and we had a ton of laughs with him around."
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Even with all the speed, Scott Dixon still hadn't led a lap all season when he left Indianapolis last month.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon didn't spend much time sharing the spot with Michael Andretti for the third-most wins in Indy-car history.
A week after a matching victory, Dixon led the last 119 laps in the IndyCar Series race at Texas on Saturday night to move ahead of Andretti with career win No. 43.
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.
Scott Dixon is looking for just a bit more consistency from start to finish on race weekends, even if he hasn't placed out of the top five in more than a month.
Imagine what Dixon could accomplish the rest of this IndyCar season once he really feels like he's in a groove behind the wheel of the No. 9 Honda.
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Sunday's IndyCar race in Detroit (all times local):
Ryan Hunter-Reay won his first IndyCar race since 2015, prevailing at Belle Isle after teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go.
Dixon earns first IndyCar win of season
DETROIT (AP) — Scott Dixon won his 42nd IndyCar race, pulling even with Michael Andretti for third on the career list.
Dixon did it by outlasting three of Andretti's drivers — including his son.
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's IndyCar race at Belle Isle (all times local):
Scott Dixon raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, outlasting Ryan Hunter-Reay by 1.8 seconds at Belle Isle.
Dixon hadn't led a lap all season until Saturday, but this was his fourth top-five finish in seven races this year. It was his 42nd career victory in the series, moving him into a tie for third on the career list with Michael Andretti.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick loves good omens.
She learned of a couple of them Saturday that could bode well for her in the Indianapolis 500.
The popular if polarizing Patrick, who will be racing for the final time Sunday, spent the morning signing autographs alongside Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves at the racetrack. The trio will make up the third row when the green flag drops, with Patrick starting on the inside.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon has no trouble watching replays of last year's Indianapolis 500, when a car driven by Jay Howard slid across the track and sent him catapulting into the catch fence.
Dixon understands that crashes happen in auto racing. They happen at unpredictable times and unbelievable speeds, especially at Indy. Everything is magnified at the hallowed racetrack, success measured in hundredths of seconds and the failures leading to devastating wrecks.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon beat James Hinchcliffe in the finals of the pit stop challenge on Friday, dealing the Canadian driver and his crew another disappointment on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon had the advantageous inside lane, where concrete provides better traction, for the first and last run in the best two-of-three finals. Hinchcliffe won on his turn from that lane.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan found himself in a familiar place atop the speed chart Friday at the final practice for the Indianapolis 500, while Honda appeared to find a little more speed on Carb Day.
Kanaan paced the field with a lap of 227.791 mph, underscoring the might that Chevrolet has shown all month. But he was followed by three Honda-powered cars driven by Scott Dixon, Marco Andretti and Sebastien Bourdais, a sign of just how wide open Sunday's race figures to be.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power's timing was impeccable Saturday.
He picked the perfect strategy with his red tires. He pressed the push-to-pass button at precisely the right moment. He gave Roger Penske his 200th series win at Penske's place — Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis (all times local):
Will Power led the final 34 laps Saturday and pulled away for his second straight IndyCar Grand Prix win, giving Team Penske its 200th series win.
Power defeated Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing by 2.2443 seconds.
Robert Wickens finished third, 8.1621 seconds back. He drives for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior."
The four-time IndyCar champion, nicknamed "The Iceman," thought it sounded fun when he was approached with the idea of trying out. As the competition has drawn near, Dixon is wondering what he got himself into.
Long Beach, Calif. — Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world.
In case you forgot, refer to the breathtaking pass he made Sunday on the streets of Long Beach to move into second place that will make every highlight reel this season. OK, so IndyCar ruled the pass illegal and made Bourdais return the position to Scott Dixon. No biggie. The Frenchman simply passed Dixon again.
Need a favorite IndyCar driver to root for? Bourdais could be the one for you.