Newgarden wins Long Beach pole in tight IndyCar title race

The IndyCar championship race tightened ahead of the Grand Prix of Long Beach after a messy qualifying session put contenders Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward in the middle of the pack. Josef Newgarden, a distant third in the standings but still mathematically in the mix for the title, seized the opportunity and won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending race.

Palou takes pole at Portland International Raceway

Alex Palou earned the first pole of his IndyCar career and put himself in position to reclaim the championship lead Sunday at Portland International Raceway.

IndyCar to return to Iowa Speedway for 2022 doubleheader

IndyCar will return next season to Iowa Speedway, a short oval track beloved by fans and drivers that had fallen off the schedule after 14 years.

Palou, O'Ward resume IndyCar title battle in Nashville

Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward are 1-2 in the points race and six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon is third. Newgarden, the Tennessee native and pingpong enthusiast, is 69 points behind Palou entering Nashville.

Johnson has sights set on bigger, better finishes in IndyCar

Jimmie Johnson dodged tractors and skirted around workers putting the finishing touches on the city-street track on his first laps riding a golf cart through the downtown course.

Newgarden snaps streak on 50th anniversary of 1st Penske win

Josef Newgarden snapped his streak of late race misfortunes Sunday to win for the first time this season, earning the first IndyCar victory of the year for Team Penske on the same weekend the storied organization celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first win.

Female engineers pushing IndyCar teams to wins

Danielle Shepherd grew up in Ohio a racing fan, cheering wildly for Jimmy Vasser in the 180-degree Keyhole turn at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It didn't hit her until she was in college and had ditched her plans to study Spanish and international relations that she realized she might someday work with her favorite driver.

IndyCar driver VeeKay injured in cycling accident

IndyCar driver VeeKay injured in cycling accident

Rinus VeeKay has been injured in a cycling accident and his status for IndyCar's race at Road America this weekend is uncertain, Ed Carpenter Racing said Tuesday. The team said VeeKay was being treated for a clavicle injury by IndyCar's medical staff.

Ware to make IndyCar debut at Road America

Cody Shane Ware will make his IndyCar debut at Road America this weekend driving a car for Dale Coyne Racing that has an association with Ware's father.

Askew gets call from old team Arrow McLaren SP as emergency replacement

Oliver Askew, like most race car drivers, never goes to a track without his helmet — one never knows when a team might need an emergency driver.

Rosenqvist in hospital after crash into wall in Detroit

Rosenqvist in hospital after crash into wall in Detroit

Felix Rosenqvist was hospitalized overnight following a wall-smashing crash Saturday early in the IndyCar race on Belle Isle. Arrow McLaren SP said Oliver Askew will replace Rosenqvist in Sunday's race. Askew made 12 starts for the team last year but was replaced by Rosenqvist after the season.

Dixon, other big-name drivers struggle through Indy 500

Dixon, other big-name drivers struggle through Indy 500

Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi had bad timing and luck Sunday in the Indianapolis 500. The May struggles continued for Will Power. Yes, even on a day when one of IndyCar's most popular drivers, Helio Castroneves, captured a record-tying fourth win, it was a rugged day for some of the series other big stars.

Castroneves wins Indy 500 for fourth time

Helio Castroneves joined the exclusive club of four-time Indianapolis 500 winners Sunday, and then scaled the fence at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in front of the largest crowd since the start of the pandemic.

25 years after split, American open-wheel racing at peace

Michael Andretti hears the line repeatedly. Yes, he's led more Indianapolis 500 laps than any driver who never reached victory lane. He also knows it's a title that could have been avoided if the Championship Auto Racing Teams series and the Indy Racing League hadn't parted ways in 1996, splitting American open-wheel racing in two.

Dixon paces Carb Day as Team Penske finally shows speed

Dixon paces Carb Day as Team Penske finally shows speed

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 500 to host 135,000 fans

Indianapolis 500 to host 135,000 fans

The Indianapolis 500 will welcome a sold-out 135,000 spectators on Sunday — nine months after the race ran without fans for the first time in its 105-year history — and drop the green flag on a packed house and a party not seen since early 2020.

Dixon shakes through head cold to show he's IndyCar's best

Dixon shakes through head cold to show he's IndyCar's best

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. But Dixon is the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation and the four Chip Ganassi Racing cars were dialed in for qualifying. All four had a solid shot at the pole and some sort of head cold was hardly going to slow him down.

Ed Carpenter Racing posts strong day in Indy 500 practice

Ed Carpenter Racing posts strong day in Indy 500 practice

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.

Patrick to lead Indy 500 field in Chevy pace car

Patrick to lead Indy 500 field in Chevy pace car

Danica Patrick will be on the track at the Indianapolis 500, at the front of the field once again. Patrick was announced Wednesday as the pace car driver for IndyCar's marquee event. She will drive a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hardtop convertible to lead the field to green on May 30.