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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch started his Saturday by joining past winners at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a class photo on the Yard of Bricks.
He was seated next to Arie Luyendyk, in front of Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves — a combined eight Indy 500 titles flanking NASCAR's only active driver with multiple Cup championships.
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.
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.
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.
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) — Competitive balance has defined the opening portion of this IndyCar season.
Road America’s history suggests that trend will continue Sunday.
The first seven IndyCar races have featured six different winners.
Tony Stewart went to bed at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after pulling an all-nighter at Eldora Speedway.
Stewart has $1 million to give away Thursday night and is determined that his track in Rossburg, Ohio, will be in the best condition possible for the return of The Eldora Million.
DETROIT (AP) — The milk has barely been washed out of Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson’s firesuit and the IndyCar season has gone wild.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson cashed in on the race's record purse, earning an unprecedented $3.1 million check for Sunday's victory.
Prize totals were announced Monday, the same day the annual victory celebration was held in downtown Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — “Winning the Indy 500, it's not bad for a pay driver.”
That was the message from Marcus Ericsson after the biggest victory of his life, an Indianapolis 500 win that just maybe would earn him some respect as a race car driver.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist sensed Swedish race fans started following IndyCars earnestly again in 2019.
Marcus Ericsson's Indianapolis 500 victory will likely fuel the momentum.
Ericsson on Sunday became the second 500 winner from Sweden and his homecoming later this summer could be fit for a king.
MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each added 24 and the Boston Celtics held off a frantic rally in the final seconds to beat the Miami Heat 100-96 Sunday night to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson, once a Formula One backmarker, is now an IndyCar frontrunner.
And an Indianapolis 500 champion.
Ericsson became the second Swede to win the Indy 500 on Sunday when he held off some of the biggest names in North American auto racing in front of the largest crowd of his life.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson said a few prayers when he wrecked late in his Indianapolis 500 debut with his teammate in the lead.
The worst-case scenario after his No. 48 car slammed into the wall, spewed debris over the track and ground the race to a 12-minute, red-flag halt would have been a blown chance at the checkered flag for Marcus Ericsson.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pato O’Ward stood crestfallen for another year on pit road as a second straight potential Indianapolis 500 victory fell just out of reach. O’Ward had Marcus Ericsson in sight but failed after 12 minutes on pit road to figure out how to get the jump off the final restart on the Indy 500 champion.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato shot to the top of the speed chart late Tuesday on the first day of preparations for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Sato went 228.939 mph (368.44 kph) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bump six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon as fastest on opening day.
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Alex Palou stood in the darkened infield watching a replay of the crash that had knocked him out of the final oval event of the season and, consequently, swallowed the last of his lead in the IndyCar standings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Ericsson thought for sure his car would snap in half as he treated the slowed car in front of him like some sort of Monster Jam ramp and soared through the air and leapfrogged a spot before he slammed onto the asphalt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Ericsson used the slowed car in front of him as a launching ramp and shot up and over — with a dangling wing — Sebastien Bourdais' Chevrolet.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — After telling the world he was pulling out of NASCAR, Chip Ganassi returned home to Pittsburgh for sushi dinner with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande, his house guests for a week between sports car races.
DETROIT (AP) — Chip Ganassi tells anyone who will listen that "I like winners” whenever one of his drivers takes the checkered flag. So when Marcus Ericsson was hired, he worried the team owner would see his long losing streak and question the pick.
DETROIT (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing completed a Saturday sweep at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and put a pair of former Formula One drivers in victory lane after its win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson considered racing in America even before his Formula One contract expired.
The Indianapolis 500 debut of Fernando Alonso four years ago intrigued the young Swedish driver, and when he started watching, he saw a tight, entertaining open-wheel series where anyone could win.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon put his car back on top of the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Friday.
With much less fanfare, teammate Marcus Ericsson turned some heads by posting the best four-lap average.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing...