Ganassi adds another Kiwi in Armstrong to IndyCar lineupDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Marcus Armstrong was a Scott Dixon fan his entire life and when he was 8, the aspiring young racer asked his fellow New Zealander to autograph a helmet visor that he hung on his bedroom wall.
Jamie Chadwick parlays W Series success into Andretti rideDecember 1, 2022 GMT
Jamie Chadwick, the three-time W Series champion, has at last parlayed her success in the all-women series into a bigger ride.
The British racer on Thursday was selected the driver for Andretti Autosport in the Indy NXT Series next season.
McLaren name Alex Palou reserve driver for F1 teamDecember 1, 2022 GMT
Alex Palou was named a Formula One reserve driver for McLaren Racing on Thursday, confirming the end of a prolonged battle for the IndyCar champion and the F1 team.
The Spaniard, who won the 2021 IndyCar championship for Chip Ganassi Racing, last July said he was declining to return to Ganassi next year and instead would drive for McLaren.
Joey Logano wins at Phoenix to earn 2nd NASCAR championshipNovember 7, 2022 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Penske Perfect.
From the first NASCAR race with the new Next Gen car, the Daytona 500, the IndyCar championship and now the NASCAR Cup title, it's been about as close to a perfect season as possible for Roger Penske.
Jimmie Johnson returns to NASCAR as part-owner, driverNovember 4, 2022 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR retirement and IndyCar experiment lasted all of two seasons.
The seven-time NASCAR champion is returning in 2023 to the series that made him a global motorsports star as the part-owner of Petty GMS.
McLaren plucks away Ganassi sponsor and Kanaan for Indy 500November 1, 2022 GMT
The tit-for-tat war between Zak Brown and Chip Ganassi took another turn Tuesday when Arrow McLaren SP announced it had signed both a Ganassi sponsor and Tony Kanaan to drive the Indianapolis 500.
Kanaan spent four seasons driving for Chip Ganassi Racing and the last two Indianapolis 500s.
Herta signs 4-year Andretti IndyCar extension through 2027October 25, 2022 GMT
Colton Herta so firmly believes Andretti Autosport can return to the top of IndyCar that he announced a four-year extension Tuesday through 2027 before Roger Penske or Chip Ganassi even got a shot at signing the American.
IndyCar’s Palou left ‘super happy’ by F1 practice sessionOctober 21, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former IndyCar champion Alex Palou had barely started his first live grand prix session behind the wheel of a Formula One car when he declared the feel and speed of the McLaren “insane.”
Wheldon’s memory hangs over Las Vegas 11 years after deathOctober 16, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The memory of Dan Wheldon hung over Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, the 11th anniversary of his fatal crash, as NASCAR opened the third round of its playoffs at the track.
It marked the first time a major race has been held at Las Vegas on the anniversary of Wheldon's 2011 death.
Palou, O’Ward to run upcoming F1 practices for McLarenOctober 14, 2022 GMT
McLaren Racing will run IndyCar stars Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward in a pair of upcoming Formula One practice sessions.
McLaren said Friday that Palou, the 2021 IndyCar champion, will run next Friday's first practice session at Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
Ferrucci hired to drive Foyt’s flagship No. 14 in IndyCarOctober 6, 2022 GMT
Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time IndyCar racing next season in A.J. Foyt's flagship car after two seasons filling in as a substitute driver for other teams.
AJ Foyt Racing said Thursday that Ferrucci will drive the No.
Conor Daly to make Cup debut at Roval with Mayweather’s teamSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
Conor Daly ended the 2021 IndyCar season without a job and unsure where his racing career was headed. Just about a year later, he's brought a new sponsor to motorsports that not only shored up Daly's future but now has him prepared to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut.
Foyt promotes Benjamin Pedersen to IndyCar for 2023 seasonSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
Benjamin Pedersen is the first driver to land a promotion from Indy Lights into IndyCar as AJ Foyt Racing confirmed Wednesday he'll be part of its 2023 lineup.
Pedersen, a 23-year-old dual citizen of Denmark and the United States, spent last season running the full Indy Lights schedule for HMD Motorsports.
AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racingSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family.
He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that will look like in 2023.
FIA denies Colton Herta the license needed to race in F1September 23, 2022 GMT
The governing body for Formula One on Friday said IndyCar star Colton Herta will not be granted the Super License the American needs to join the F1 grid next season.
“The FIA confirms that an enquiry was made via the appropriate channels that led to the FIA confirming that the driver Colton Herta does not have the required number of points to be granted an FIA Super Licence," the FIA said in a statement.
McLaren hires Barnhart, considering Kyle Busch for Indy 500September 22, 2022 GMT
The head of McLaren Racing held a town hall Thursday at its IndyCar shop to introduce new hire Brian Barnhart and quell any concerns over this week's sudden departure of the team president.
Zak Brown did not give a title for Barnhart, an industry veteran who spent the past season as strategist for Alexander Rossi at Andretti Autosport.
NASCAR’s 2023 Cup schedule remains largely unchangedSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR released its 2023 schedule on Wednesday that includes previously announced races at the new downtown Chicago street course and a return to North Wilkesboro in North Carolina along with only one notable date shift.
Staying Put: Palou & Rosenqvist to remain with IndyCar teamsSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
The messy saga surrounding Alex Palou's racing future was finally cleared up Wednesday when the Spaniard said he will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season — and then immediately hopped into one of McLaren's cars for a Formula One test in Barcelona.
AUTO RACING: Power wins 2nd IndyCar title; Verstappen closeSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
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Power wins IndyCar championship; Palou wins season finaleSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar's intense season came to a nail-biting end in which Team Penske's superstars duked it out for the title and the future of the race winner clouded once again.
Will Power beat Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden by 16 points for the Australian to win his second IndyCar title, and the 16th national championship for Roger Penske.
Power breaks Andretti qualifying record in pursuit of titleSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Will Power broke Mario Andretti's record for poles on the day he most needed a big run. The greatest qualifier in IndyCar history is now one step closer to a second championship.
Dixon still in IndyCar title fight despite Indy 500 gaffeSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon knows IndyCar’s tightest championship race in nearly 20 years would have probably been long decided if not for a rare gaffe by “The Iceman” in the Indianapolis 500.
Herta unsure if IndyCar farewell and move to F1 are imminentSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta insists he has no deal to race in Formula One next season, is surprised at the sudden interest from AlphaTauri and doesn't really want an exemption to receive the Super License required to compete in the global series.
Jimmie Johnson has Carvana sponsorship for 2023 racing plansSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson announced Friday that sponsor Carvana has agreed to fund next year's racing endeavors and the seven-time NASCAR champion will use the next few weeks to determine his 2023 schedule.
Penske’s Will Power in tight title fight with no team ordersSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — What's 10 points worth? That's what Will Power hopes he doesn't find out while trying to close out the closest IndyCar championship fight in nearly 20 years.
Power takes a 20-point lead into Sunday's season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway over six-time champion Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden, Power's Team Penske teammate and a two-time IndyCar champion.
McLaughlin signs extension with Team Penske ahead of finaleSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar newcomer Scott McLaughlin is here to stay with a multi-year contract extension from Team Penske just as the New Zealander heads into his first championship race since joining the series.
Column: FIA license system needs overhaul for U.S. racingSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Colton Herta wants at least one more week to himself before he will begin to contemplate his 2023 plans.
No team orders: Penske sends 3 drivers to IndyCar title raceSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott Dixon watched Scott McLaughlin lead lap after lap around Portland International Raceway and figured at some point, his fellow New Zealander would be ordered to pull over.
McLaughlin wins in Portland as Will Power widens title leadSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin led a Team Penske rout at Portland International Raceway by scoring his third victory of the season in a 1-2 finish that moved Will Power one race closer to the IndyCar championship.
Herta push to F1 continues; driver remains mum on 2023 plansSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — McLaren supports Colton Herta receiving an exemption to compete in Formula One next season, and Red Bull adviser Helmut Marko says a deal is in place to bring the American to the grid.
Team Penske sweeps Portland qualifying in IndyCar title raceSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Team Penske powered its way around Portland International Raceway on Saturday in a 1-2-3 qualifying sweep that poised the IndyCar championship leaders for a big swing against Ganassi in the title fight.
F1 heads debate Super License system and exemption for HertaSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
Colton Herta's name continues to spin throughout the Formula One paddock and did so again Saturday in a debate on the American's ability to obtain the Super License required to compete in the global series.
Newgarden hit with grid penalty in tight IndyCar title fightSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As IndyCar speeds into the final two races of its season and the tightest championship race in nearly two decades, a top contender has taken an early hit.
Josef Newgarden was penalized six spots Friday on the starting grid because Team Penske changed his engine ahead of the Portland Grand Prix.
Herta tuning out F1 rumors ahead of IndyCar final stretchSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Colton Herta receives a buzz on his phone alerting him every time his name is linked to a Formula One seat next season with AlphaTauri.
The speculation is so rampant that Herta said Friday he's stopped reading the reports.
Malukas dazzles racing through field and against PenskesAugust 21, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden saw the checkered flag out his windshield as the hard-charging rookie sprinted closer and closer into his rearview mirror.
David Malukas was coming fast for the leaders, seemingly out of nowhere, late Saturday night after a long rain delay and a strung-out race.
Newgarden rockets into title contention with 5th IndyCar winAugust 21, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden considers teammate Scott McLaughlin one of his closest friends, his “Bus Bro” at the racetrack, and the driver he knows who will race him clean with a win on the line.
Will Power ties Mario Andretti’s IndyCar pole record at 67August 19, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — IndyCar points leader Will Power won the pole for the Saturday night race at World Wide Technology Raceway and tied Mario Andretti for series pole record.
The 67th pole of Power's career was won Friday on the short oval outside St.
Johnson seeks to close oval schedule with 1st IndyCar winAugust 19, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — The focus in IndyCar is clearly on the seven-driver championship race as it heads into the final oval race of the season. But one more round racetrack also means a chance for Jimmie Johnson to grab his first series victory.
Castroneves signs extension for one more full IndyCar seasonAugust 19, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — There was no chance Meyer Shank Racing would risk four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves making history with another team.
Curtailing that possibility, the team announced a one-year contract extension Friday that will bring Castroneves back for a 26th full IndyCar season.
Felix Rosenqvist clarifies contract situation with McLarenAugust 9, 2022 GMT
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.
Column: Palou persevering through Ganassi contract chaosAugust 8, 2022 GMT
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.
Dixon eyes record-tying 7th championship after Nashville winAugust 8, 2022 GMT
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.
McLaughlin wins Nashville pole; Grosjean, Lundgaard followAugust 6, 2022 GMT
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.
Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of controlAugust 6, 2022 GMT
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.
Rested Newgarden seeking IndyCar lead at home in NashvilleAugust 5, 2022 GMT
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.
VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversyAugust 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Colton Herta looks for redemption in return to Music CityAugust 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Andretti, Rossi penalized for illegal winning car at IndyAugust 3, 2022 GMT
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.
Newgarden overcomes injury to qualify 5th at IndianapolisJuly 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Rosenqvist fights for job with pole-winning run at IndyJuly 29, 2022 GMT
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.
NASCAR and IndyCar intersect at Indianapolis extravaganzaJuly 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Newgarden cleared to practice at Indy after Iowa collapseJuly 28, 2022 GMT
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.
IndyCar champ Palou declares he will be at McLaren in 2023July 28, 2022 GMT
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.”
Ganassi sues IndyCar champion Palou over contract disupteJuly 27, 2022 GMT
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.
Column: NASCAR and IndyCar speed into shared Indy weekendJuly 26, 2022 GMT
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.
Newgarden out of hospital, Ferrucci on standby for IndyCarJuly 25, 2022 GMT
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.
Josef Newgarden taken to hospital; Pato O’Ward wins at IowaJuly 25, 2022 GMT
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.
Newgarden continues Penske dominance at Iowa with 4th winJuly 23, 2022 GMT
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.