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.
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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon answered a few questions and started to trudge down pit road when he realized he forgot someone: His wife.
Dixon turned around, grabbed Emma's hand and took off on what had to be one of the most agonizing walks of his IndyCar career.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Teller feels the need, the need for speed. The “Top Gun: Maverick” actor will get it as the honorary starter for what should be the fastest Indianapolis 500 in history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds.
Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou gracefully accepted another second-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
He'd rather be winning.
The Spaniard was runner-up to Helio Castroneves in last year's Indianapolis 500 and returned to the 2.5-mile oval for Sunday's final day of qualifying and finished second again.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon won't sugarcoat the start he has had this season: “It’s been pretty horrendous,” the six-time IndyCar champion admitted.
There’s no race like the Indianapolis 500 to turn a season around, and Dixon got off to a strong start in pursuit of his second win at “The Greatest Spectacle of Racing.”
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves started his record-breaking quest with the perfect car. Now he just needs to run another perfect race.
Less than a month after the four-time race winner slammed his No.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Rinus VeeKay led an upset in IndyCar qualifying to position himself to race for the win at Barber Motorsports Park.
The Dutchman was the surprise pole-winner for Sunday's race following a qualifying session that saw most of IndyCar's top names fail to advance through the rounds.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The lone bright spot in Scott McLaughlin's rough rookie IndyCar season was a eye-popping debut at challenging Texas Motor Speedway.
The New Zealander made his career debut on an oval last May at Texas in his fourth IndyCar start.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Palou had a fabulous first year with Chip Ganassi Racing. He won his first IndyCar race and parlayed it into the series championship. He bought his first car — a Porsche — and attended his first concert and first NASCAR race and quietly married his longtime girlfriend during the offseason.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Alex Palou strolled confidently through the Laguna Seca paddock, his focus firmly honed on closing out his first IndyCar championship.
There are mathematical possibilities that could hand the 24-year-old Spaniard the title on Sunday during the penultimate race of the season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Alex Palou and teammate Scott Dixon missed the first turn on the first lap at Portland International Raceway, it put Pato O'Ward in position to take firm hold of the IndyCar championship.
Jimmie Johnson moved one step closer to adding the Indianapolis 500 to his IndyCar schedule with a successful test on his first oval.
The track was familiar — Johnson has a record seven victories at Texas Motor Speedway — but the sensation of speed was totally different.
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 used the slowed car in front of him as a launching ramp and shot up and over — with a dangling wing — Sebastien Bourdais' Chevrolet.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colton Herta zipped around 11 turns, over a bridge and through an NFL parking lot and had one small piece of feedback for IndyCar's debut race on Nashville's city streets.
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.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Alex Palou believed his car had enough speed to outduel Josef Newgarden in the final few laps at Road America.
An unexpected mechanical issue for Newgarden made the task much easier.
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Palou still felt the sting from his second-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 when he saw Helio Castroneves at the victory dinner and begged the winner to tell him how he made the decisive final pass.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi had bad timing and luck Sunday in the Indianapolis 500.
The May struggles continued for Will Power.
And previous race winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan, along with two-time series champ Josef Newgarden, were never serious contenders in the race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon ran to the top of the board in the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 and called it a day with 45 minutes remaining in the session.
“Hopefully it runs this good in the race,” Dixon said after his lap at 228.323 mph put the six-time IndyCar champion in control of Friday’s practice.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael and Marco Andretti had epic screaming matches during races. Bobby Rahal found “No kid wants to listen to their dad” when he worked with his son, Graham.
The Andrettis and Rahals were the poster families for the notion that father and son should never be paired at the highest levels of motorsports.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay traveled from The Netherlands to his first Indianapolis 500 as a wide-eyed 15-year-old fan at the 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon is sick — not like crazy fast sick and on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time in his career — but his ears are clogged and his sinuses are stuffed and he probably needs to see a doctor.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon saw his team tinkering with his race car but asked no questions. When his three teammates made their Indianapolis 500 qualifying attempts, he didn't want to hear their feedback.
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) — Ed Carpenter Racing, fresh off its first victory since 2016, brought fast cars to Indianapolis Motor Speedway with every intention of completing a sweep in its own backyard.
Six-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon was fastest Wednesday on the second day of Indianapolis 500 practice, but he was followed closely by the American combo of Conor Daly and Ed Carpenter.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The kids were at last quieted when Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened for practice. Experience mattered once again, and a trio of former Indianapolis 500 winners led the way.
Will Power ran 226.470 miles per hour Tuesday in a Chevrolet for Team Penske, followed next by Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay continued IndyCar's youth movement Saturday by scoring his first career victory with a win on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Dutchman became the third first-time winner through five races this season, the most at this point in the season since 2013.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alex Palou will start on the pole for the IndyCar Series' first oval race of the season at Texas after qualifying was canceled Saturday because of overnight rain and morning mist...
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