The strange motorsports silly season has knocked IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist into limbo, with the Swede now desperately trying to hold onto his current seat and avoid being shipped to McLaren Racing's new Formula E team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conversation, if one could even call it that, might not have lasted even 10 seconds. It was more of an exchange between Chip Ganassi, who took a moment to congratulate Alex Palou, the driver he is suing because the IndyCar champion is trying to leave his team at the end of the season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott Dixon arrived in Nashville not really a championship favorite, but still mathematically eligible to win a record-tying seventh IndyCar title.
And even though he was stuck in the middle of a tight pack of drivers jostling for the championship, The Iceman never counted himself out of the fight.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right?
Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou?
Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he’s the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a motorsports silly season in which the domino effects stretch three series, across the globe and into at least one courtroom.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wasn't at peak physical condition when he raced last week at Indianapolis, that much he admits.
But sitting out would have crippled his championship chances, so earning the medical clearance to compete following his post-race collapse at Iowa was Newgarden's only choice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing.
The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colton Herta always wanted to be a racecar driver and pursuing his passion came with parental conditions, among them the insistence he learn to play a musical instrument.
“I chose piano at first and I hated it, so I started playing drums when I was like 11 or 12, off and on until the last few years,” Herta said.
IndyCar on Wednesday fined Andretti Autosport $25,000 because the team used a water bottle to make weight in the car Alexander Rossi drove to end his 49-race losing streak.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden kept the focus simple all week.
He ignored the cell phone, avoided social media and spent 48 hours resting, hopeful it would help him recover from the head injury he suffered last weekend and stay in the IndyCar championship hunt.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist continued to fight for his seat in the IndyCar Series with a pole-winning run on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Swede earned his second pole of the season with a run of 1 minute, 10.2265 seconds in Friday qualifying.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now is the time to tune into American motorsports, on display all weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and IndyCar intersect with both series embroiled in turmoil.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was cleared Thursday to practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following his collapse after crashing at Iowa.
Newgarden will be re-evaluated Friday after practice to determine if he can compete Saturday on the road course at Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who has contracts signed with two different race teams for 2023 and is being sued by Chip Ganassi Racing, declared Thursday: “I will be in the McLaren family next year.”
The fight over IndyCar champion Alex Palou is headed to court as Chip Ganassi Racing filed a civil lawsuit in Indiana against the Spanish driver who is attempting to leave the team at the end of the season.
Denny Hamlin ate dinner next to the winning Pocono Raceway trophy, opened the celebratory champagne awarded to the victor and enjoyed a glass with his meal.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was released from a Des Moines hospital on Monday and returned to his Tennessee home, where he will wait for an evaluation to determine if he can race this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden collapsed in the motorhome lot following his late crash Sunday at Iowa Speedway and was taken to a Des Moines hospital by helicopter for evaluation.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden was furious when he was beaten by his teammate for the pole at Iowa Speedway.
He overcame his fury by winning the race.
Newgarden extended the Team Penske dominance at Iowa by winning the first race of a weekend doubleheader Saturday.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Will Power swept both poles for the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa Speedway to move within one of Mario Andretti's all-time record.
Power dominated Saturday's quirky qualifying session in which his first lap set his starting spot for the race later that afternoon.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou insisted Friday he wasn't lying last month when he told The Associated Press he was happy driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, wasn't talking to any other teams, and was set to return to the No.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The longtime premise in Iowa of “If you build it, he will come” originates with the 1989 “Field of Dreams” movie.
A twist on the slogan could be used this weekend at Iowa Speedway, where sponsor Hy-Vee has taken an “if you promote it, they will come” approach to the star-studded IndyCar doubleheader.
Sage Karam planned to keep it simple, just a bike ride this week through the first turn at Pocono Raceway. An easy outing, no reporters around to ask questions, no fans wondering how he's feeling in his return to his hometown track.
It couldn't have been more than a decade ago that Chip Ganassi hosted a dinner at his usual window table in his favorite Indianapolis steakhouse. The movers and shakers of the local IndyCar scene were present, including Zak Brown, and the group played credit card roulette to determine who would cover the bill.
Scott Dixon remembers winning his first IndyCar race more than two decades ago, back when the only thing he cared about was keeping his job, and the thought of having his name someday mentioned in the same breath as A.J.
TORONTO (AP) — Scott Dixon had been waiting more than a year to join Mario Andretti in second place on IndyCar's career wins list.
The only one ahead of him now is A.J. Foyt.
The six-time series champion finally snapped a 22-race winless streak Sunday when he held off pole sitter Colton Herta and Felix Rosenqvist on a late restart to win in the series' return to Canada following a three-year hiatus.
Dr. Julia Vaizer, an an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will become the first female medical chief for IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway when she takes over next season.
Colton Herta finally broke through.
After nine consecutive races with nine different pole winners, the 22-year-old Californian became IndyCar's first two-time pole winner this season. Herta posted a fast lap of 59.2698 seconds Saturday on Toronto's bumpy, 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street course, edging six-time series champ Scott Dixon.
Marcus Ericsson won't let Saturday's qualifying disappointment ruin his breakout season.
He still heads into Sunday's race at Toronto atop the IndyCar standings an with a chance to pad his lead.
Alex Palou had to fight for every opportunity on his rise through open-wheel racing, and that probably makes everything that has transpired this week feel equal parts stressful and satisfying for IndyCar's series champion.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou's top priority remains winning a second straight IndyCar championship.
His future after this year is looking awfully murky.
Shortly after Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday it would exercise a team option to keep the star Spaniard next season, Palou and Arrow McLaren SP said they had agreed to a deal for 2023.
Colton Herta took his biggest leap yet in his attempt to return an American to a seat in Formula One when the 22-year-old IndyCar driver finished two days of testing with McLaren on Tuesday over the Portuguese circuit at Portminao.
Michael Andretti acknowledged Tuesday that the meltdown of his IndyCar team at Mid-Ohio was unacceptable and said his four drivers will be expected to work together as teammates the remainder of the season.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Michael Andretti wants Formula One to believe that he should be the team waving the American flag in the world's most popular motorsport series.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — As Scott McLaughlin celebrated with his parents and Team Penske on the quaint victory podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a full-blown crisis raged across the paddock at Andretti Autosport.
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — What a week for Robert Wickens, who picked up his second win in seven days on Saturday while celebrating the birth of his first child.
Wickens returned to his native Canada and teamed with countryman Mark Wilkins to win the Touring Car class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The IndyCar championship race faces a major shakeup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where the top title contenders struggled and Pato O'Ward won the pole to match a series mark set in 1961.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — There is nobody better than Scott Dixon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where The Iceman has a record six IndyCar victories and has only finished outside the top-10 twice in his career.
Robert Wickens last weekend used hand controls in an IMSA sports car race for his first victory since a 2018 spinal cord injury temporarily ended his racing career.
Robert Wickens won for the first time since suffering a spinal cord injury in 2018 by teaming with Mark Wilkins to win the TCR class Saturday in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Watkins Glen International in New York.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From Italy to Iowa to the simulator and finally the Finger Lakes, there’s been no rest for Jimmie Johnson. He heads this weekend to Watkins Glen for one of this final two scheduled appearances in the IMSA sports car.
McLaren isn't done with Felix Rosenqvist and on Thursday signed the Swedish driver to a multi-year contract extension. The team just didn't designate where Rosenqvist will drive.
McLaren indicated Rosenqvist could be shifted to its new Formula E program when it launches in 2023.
Golf is in the early days of a bitter showdown between the established PGA Tour and an upstart series backed by the repressive Saudi regime, which hopes that throwing around billions will help people forget about its appalling human rights record.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Another week, another driver atop the points standings in this extraordinary IndyCar season.
Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing overtook Team Penske’s Will Power and moved back into the points lead after a second-place finish Sunday at Road America. The points lead has changed hands after each of the last six events.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wanted to thank the pet service that helped him adopt his 30-pound mutt, Axel, that has become part of his family.
The Team Penske driver repaid the shelter — literally — with his performance behind the wheel.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Alexander Rossi won his first pole in three years and will now try to snap a losing streak that dates nearly as long.
Rossi will start from the pole Sunday at Road America, site of his last IndyCar Series victory 44 races ago on June 23, 2019.