INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon started on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 a year ago, quickly went to the front and led 95 laps, and there was every reason to believe he would finally kiss the bricks for the second time after 14 years of trying.
Dixon, Palou into Indy 500 fast 12 after late engine swapsMay 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou made late engine swaps before the start of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday. Callum Ilott made it onto the track after his Juncos Hollinger Racing team was forced to put together a backup car in just over 12 hours.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon gave Chip Ganassi Racing a big boost in the first Indianapolis 500 practice.
Nobody else could catch the two Indianapolis 500 winners Wednesday.
IndyCar’s Dixon still upset with O’Ward about race day crashApril 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's opinion about Sunday's crash hasn't changed, nor has Pato O'Ward's respect for the six-time IndyCar champion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Column: Palou contract fight is business, not personalJuly 19, 2022 GMT
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.
Dixon continues climb through IndyCar history with 52nd winJuly 18, 2022 GMT
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.
Scott Dixon ties Mario Andretti with 52nd career IndyCar winJuly 17, 2022 GMT
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.
Herta breaks IndyCar streak with pole-winning run at TorontoJuly 16, 2022 GMT
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.
Scott Dixon seeks to snap losing streak at Mid-Ohio courseJuly 1, 2022 GMT
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.
An Indy 500 ending to forget for 6-time series champ DixonMay 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Need for speed: Indy 500 tabs ‘Rooster’ to wave green flagMay 24, 2022 GMT
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.
Column: Indy 500 a showcase of IndyCar’s growing strengthMay 23, 2022 GMT
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.
Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph runMay 23, 2022 GMT
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.
Quick qualifying run gives Palou another 2nd at IndianapolisMay 22, 2022 GMT
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.
Dixon looking to jumpstart season with strong Indy 500May 18, 2022 GMT
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.”
INDY DAY 1: Sato, Honda strong on opening day of practiceMay 18, 2022 GMT
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.
Castroneves starts record Indy 500 quest with ‘perfect’ carMay 17, 2022 GMT
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.
VeeKay wins pole at Barber as Rossi rebounds from crashApril 30, 2022 GMT
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.
Scott McLaughlin looks to open first IndyCar winning streakMarch 18, 2022 GMT
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.
A dozen IndyCar drivers racing Rolex for preseason prepJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
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.
O’Ward says IndyCar championship is Alex Palou’s to loseSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
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.
Alex Palou recovers in Portland for 3rd win and IndyCar leadSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
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.
Johnson’s 1st oval test clears way for laps at IndianapolisAugust 31, 2021 GMT
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.
Erratic driving upends IndyCar’s championship raceAugust 22, 2021 GMT
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.
Ericsson soars to victory in inaugural Music City Grand PrixAugust 9, 2021 GMT
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.
Herta wins pole in dominant outing through NashvilleAugust 7, 2021 GMT
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.
Column: Ganassi saw writing on wall for his NASCAR futureJuly 5, 2021 GMT
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.
Palou makes late surge to win IndyCar race at Road AmericaJune 20, 2021 GMT
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.
Palou shakes off Indy defeat, takes points lead to DetroitJune 11, 2021 GMT
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.
Dixon, other big-name drivers struggle through Indy 500May 30, 2021 GMT
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.
Dixon paces Carb Day as Team Penske finally shows speedMay 28, 2021 GMT
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.
Listen to your father: Herta finds success working with dadMay 25, 2021 GMT
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.
CHILD’S PLAY: Young new talent takes Indy 500 by stormMay 24, 2021 GMT
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.”
Iceman shakes through head cold to show he’s IndyCar’s bestMay 24, 2021 GMT
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.
Dixon slams brakes on youth movement with Indy 500 poleMay 23, 2021 GMT
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.
Hondas dominate speed chart in preview of Indy qualifyingMay 22, 2021 GMT
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.
Ed Carpenter Racing posts strong day in Indy 500 practiceMay 19, 2021 GMT
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.
Trio of Indy winners silences youth movement on opening dayMay 18, 2021 GMT
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.
Rinus VeeKay becomes IndyCar’s latest first-time winnerMay 15, 2021 GMT
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.
Palou on pole for IndyCar at Texas after qualifying canceledMay 1, 2021 GMT
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...
Scott Dixon seeks motorsports milestone 7th championshipApril 16, 2021 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott Dixon looks around the IndyCar paddock and sees drivers half his age acting like A...
Ericsson signs multi-year contract to return to GanassiOctober 28, 2020 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Ericsson signed a multi-year IndyCar deal Wednesday to return to Chip Ganassi Racing...
Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winningOctober 26, 2020 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams...
Newgarden wins IndyCar finale but can’t deny Dixon 6th titleOctober 26, 2020 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar championship...
Power wins pole at St. Pete as title contenders stumbleOctober 24, 2020 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power won his fifth pole of the season and flirted with the St. Petersburg track record Saturday in qualifying for the IndyCar season finale...
Newgarden tightens championship race ahead of IndyCar finaleOctober 23, 2020 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon has controlled IndyCar’s title race since the start of this disrupted start-and-stop season...
Column: Quiet and calm Dixon closes in on 6th IndyCar titleOctober 19, 2020 GMT
Scott Dixon was a quiet kid with rosy red cheeks when he left New Zealand looking for a career racing cars...
Power claims another pole at Indy, Dixon’s woes continueOctober 3, 2020 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power counted down the laps Saturday, struggling to maneuver around the lapped cars in front of him...
Column: Indy 500 protects tradition over a better finishAugust 24, 2020 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is not NASCAR and the Indianapolis 500 is not 500-plus some extra miles...
Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 at empty trackAugust 24, 2020 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At an eerily empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory in an odd and unsatisfying finish to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing...
The Latest: Sato wins 2nd Indy 500 as race ends under yellowAugust 23, 2020 GMT
The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:...
Pagenaud snaps Ganassi streak with IndyCar win at IowaJuly 18, 2020 GMT
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud's worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa Speedway...