Update: Rossi returns to pits after taking early hit

Sports 05/11/19, 15:08

The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):4 p.m.American Alexander Rossi suffered damage to his car as the green flag waved to start Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, steers his car during qualifications for the Indy GP IndyCar auto race at ...

Herta posts fastest time in final warmup for IndyCar GP

Sports 05/11/19, 11:28

American Colton Herta posted the fastest lap in the final warmup session for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.The 19-year-old rookie completed the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in 1 minute, 9.2003 seconds. He'll start fourth in the race at Indianapolis.Five-time series champion Scott Dixon was second at 1:09.5805 after qualifying second on ...

Rookie Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

Sports 05/10/19, 17:01

Swedish rookie Felix Rosenqvist won the pole for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix by edging teammate Scott Dixon in qualifying Friday.Rosenqvist finished with a fast lap of 1 minute, 8.2785 seconds. Dixon, of New Zealand, made it an all Chip Ganassi Racing front row with a time of 1:08.2979.England's Jack Harvey ...

IndyCar drivers eager to compete after extended break

Sports 05/10/19, 15:09

All Colton Herta wanted to do after crashing at Long Beach was race. All he did over the next 3½ weeks was test for two days in Indianapolis.The interminable wait finally ended Friday.Twenty-four days after competing in California, Herta and the other series regulars eagerly jumped back into their cockpits ...

IndyCar to debut safety device earlier, at Indy road race

Sports 04/26/19, 14:49

IndyCar announced Friday it will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks later.The 3/4-inch-wide titanium "AFP" piece is bolted to the car just in front of the open cockpit so it ...

IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

Sports 04/24/19, 13:29

IndyCar drivers will be using a new safety device starting with next month's Indianapolis 500.Series officials say each car will be fitted with a ¾-inch-wide titanium debris deflector, which is intended to protect the driver's head in the open cockpit.A handful of drivers got a brief chance to work with ...

McLaren headed back to Indy 500 and eventually IndyCar

Sports 04/23/19, 14:54

McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Then the manufacturer was done, back to England with a focus on Formula One and no time for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."Fernando Alonso's quest to win motorsports version of the Triple Crown ...

Column: Teams are right to ask for guaranteed Indy 500 spots

Sports 04/22/19, 15:37

The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in a century of tradition with rules and regulations, pomp and pageantry that have remained largely unchanged since 1911.The fastest 33 cars compete in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and drivers unable to make the cut watch from the sidelines. James Hinchcliffe, a series regular ...

New name, and high-tech plan, for St. Louis-area race track

Sports 04/17/19, 14:24

A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a promise to become a proving ground for tech innovations aimed at enhancing the fan experience.Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, will be renamed World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. ...

Fresh from first win, Herta off to good start in Alabama

Sports 04/05/19, 17:31

Colton Herta hasn't won since he was 18, so he's eager for another taste of success.OK, it's only been two weeks since the IndyCar rookie became the youngest driver to win in series history, but that victory lap was packed with appearances, media interviews and the New York Yankees' opening ...

Earnhardt joins NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500

Sports 04/03/19, 14:21

NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 next month.The second-year analyst will be part of a team that features 14 commentators and host Mike Tirico and analyst Danica Patrick.Earnhardt will be a roving reporter for his first Indianapolis 500 ...

Herta exceeding rookie hopes as IndyCar’s youngest winner

Sports 03/28/19, 14:27

Colton Herta is a shaggy-haired, taco-loving teen too cheap to move out of his parents Southern California home. He's also IndyCar's newest winner and enjoying a whirlwind celebration that took him to Yankee Stadium for opening day.Herta turns 19 on Saturday and his victory last week in IndyCar's inaugural race ...

Steinbrenner IV veers left away from baseball into IndyCar

Sports 03/27/19, 16:50

Instead of trying to be "the next George Steinbrenner," George Steinbrenner IV is trying to be "the next Roger Penske."He's part of baseball royalty, the grandson of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and a slam-dunk applicant for a cushy job in one of the most storied franchises in ...

Power to start from pole at inaugural IndyCar Classic

Sports 03/24/19, 11:30

Team Penske's Will Power will start from pole position to lead the field into the inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.Power has 35 career race wins and Sunday offers an extra $100,000 bonus if he can win from pole position, something he has done 16 ...

Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

Sports 03/23/19, 19:03

Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team Penske.Logano turned a lap at 97.830 mph in Saturday qualifying to earn the top starting spot. His pole-winning run came roughly 90 minutes after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the pole for the IndyCar ...

IndyCar Classic a “home” race for Foyt family

Texas 03/22/19, 14:30

Larry Foyt's memories of the Austin area mostly involve water skiing and packs of adolescent boys sneaking a peek at the nudist beach in an area called Hippie Hollow.The president of A.J. Foyt Racing would like to add something new to the mix: a checkered flag or at least a ...

IndyCar Classic set for debut race at US home of F1

Texas 03/21/19, 16:08

From the time the first piles of dirt and rock were moved to start paving a new Formula One track in Texas, the owners of the Circuit of the Americas eyed a future with IndyCar.It may have taken longer than fans had hoped, but they finally have one. And with ...

Swede Felix Rosenqvist strong in IndyCar debut for Ganassi

Sports 03/12/19, 13:34

Felix Rosenqvist was buckled into his brand new race car and ready to pull off pit lane when his boss leaned into the cockpit."Hey," Chip Ganassi told his newest driver, "it's nice to finally have you here."Very nice indeed.FILE - In this Sunday, March 10, 2019, file photo, Chip Ganassi ...

Update: Bourdais exits IndyCar opener with car trouble

U.S. 03/10/19, 13:10

The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local):2:05 p.m.Sebastien Bourdais will not win his third consecutive IndyCar race on the streets of his home city.Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson (7) of Sweden drives through turn two during the warm ups at IndyCar Firestone ...

Wickens feted before IndyCar’s season-opening race

Sports 03/10/19, 09:02

The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg.Wickens is at a track for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury in an August race. He turns 30 on Wednesday.Wickens was surprised before the morning warmup when all ...

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