INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the waning laps of a rage-filled Indianapolis 500, Alexander Rossi was pacing the field back to the green flag when he made a brazen declaration to his Andretti Autosport...
One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.
Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look...
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) — Indianapolis 500 pole winner Simon Pagenaud devoted Monday's practice to working exclusively in race trim. The result didn't change.
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) — 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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move — and a rooster tail celebration.
He completed a daring three-turn pass on the second-to-last lap...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):
Simon Pagenaud passed five-time series champ Scott Dixon 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...
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.
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.
Team Penske starting 1-2-3 for IndyCar at Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Team Penske will start in the top three spots for the IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The last time Penske swept the top three qualifying positions for a race was the 2017 season finale at Sonoma Raceway, when the team also went on to finish 1-2-3 in the race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The remnants of Team Penske's autograph battle can be found all around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Simon Pagenaud's signature adorns a giant poster of teammate and defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden hanging outside the famed track. Newgarden's autograph is affixed to a street sign bearing Pagenaud's name.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chevrolet engines have powered some of IndyCar's biggest wins over the last six years.
Their drivers have won three of the first five races this season, four straight series titles and claimed the top four starting spots in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.
So why is there so much chatter about Chevy vs. Honda in Sunday's race? It's the one mountain Chevy continues to try and conquer.
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) — Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced the first practice sessions for the Indianapolis 500.
It was a big boost of confidence for Castroneves, who wasted no time getting up to speed at his favorite race track. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was fastest in Tuesday afternoon's opening practice session, while Pagenaud led the morning session.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud expects the IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just about everyone else in Gasoline Alley.
The expected warm temperatures and breezy conditions could change racing conditions on Saturday. New aero kits are expected to create better drafting. A smoother asphalt surface is expected to make cars less sensitive. And this time, winning the pole may not be the surest path to victory lane.
Team Penske to enter IMSA finale at Road Atlanta
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske will field an entry for IndyCar stars Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar season finale at Road Atlanta.
Preparing to launch its Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International program in January in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Team Penske said Friday that it has entered the ORECA 07-Gibson in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race Oct. 7.
Newgarden gives Team Penske a 15th IndyCar championship
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden rushed through the doors on to the championship stage with an American flag draped around his shoulders. He felt silly, he said, like a boxer at a title fight.
Simon Pagenaud focused on defending IndyCar title
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has two races to atone for a costly mistake.
Winning a second straight IndyCar championship remained on his radar prior to qualifying on Saturday at Watkins Glen International. He sits fourth in the standings, 43 points behind Penske Racing teammate Josef Newgarden.
Penske’s Newgarden guarded about his IndyCar points lead
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Less than a week after his series-leading fourth win of the IndyCar season created a more comfortable lead in the points standings, Penske Racing's Josef Newgarden remains guarded about his title chances with two races remaining in the season.
Josef Newgarden races to 4th IndyCar win of season
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden bumped past Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud and drove away to his fourth IndyCar series victory of the season Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Pagenaud was in front heading into Turn 1 on the 218th lap, but left a lane open for Newgarden, who got his nose under Pagenaud as they exited Turn 2. When Pagenaud didn't give, Newgarden forced the issue and bumped Pagenaud, forcing the 33-year-old Frenchman to back off — dropping him to third.
Simon Pagenaud takes Toronto IndyCar pole
TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud took the pole Saturday for the IndyCar race Sunday at Exhibition Place.
Pagenaud had a track-record lap of 58.9124 seconds at an average speed of 109.138 mph on the 1.786-mile street course for his first pole of the season and 10th overall.
The Frenchman, the defending series champion who won this this year on the oval in Phoenix, gave Team Penske its eighth pole in 11 races this season.
Josef Newgarden gives Team Penske hope in Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar powerhouse Team Penske has never won at Iowa Speedway, even though the open-wheel series has been running at the track for more than decade.
This offseason, Penske brought in the driver who last year executed perhaps the most impressive run that Iowa had ever seen.
Josef Newgarden broke an IndyCar record in Iowa for Ed Carpenter Racing, leading 282 out of 300 laps to win despite a broken right clavicle and a fractured right hand.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — As usual, Helio Castroneves took charge.
Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud came in early for their news conference after a good practice at Road America for the Team Penske drivers. Castroneves, still in his firesuit, picked up the microphone and started moderating the discussion as if he was a veteran announcer.
"You're such a natural," Pagenaud said to laughter. "The guy is great."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves has spent the past six years chasing history at the Indianapolis 500, trying in vain to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. in an exclusive club of four-time winners.
He didn't anticipate making a different kind of history last weekend.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Max Chilton and rookie Ed Jones have turned the fastest laps in the second-to-last practice for this year's Indianapolis 500.
Chilton had a top speed of 228.592 mph Monday. Jones was second at 228.118. Pole-winner Scott Dixon was third at 227.165.
Points leader Simon Pagenaud had the fastest Chevrolet on the 2.5-mile oval at 226.998 as drivers worked on race-day setups.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar chase is kicking into high gear.
As Roger Penske's dominant cars continue to run up front, just about everyone else is pursuing the series' hottest team. Somehow over the last 14 months, Team Penske has turned one of the world's most competitive racing circuits into a virtual one-team showcase.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Helio Castroneves are turning IndyCar qualifying into a two-man race.
And Team Penske just keeps getting stronger.
Power claimed his third pole of the season and his second at the IndyCar Grand Prix on Friday in a record time of 1 minute, 7.7044 seconds at 129.687 mph on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Castroneves was second at 1:08.1169, setting up the teammates for their third consecutive side-by-side start.