FILE - In a Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Colton Herta looks at his practice results during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. Herta is closing in on a deal to be pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are getting a jump on their 2020 plans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 21, 2019 - 3:02 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta's masterful debut weekend at Laguna Seca Raceway continued with a pole-winning run for the IndyCar season finale. The rookie has been fast in every session around the historic road course and has overshadowed the IndyCar championship race, which will be decided...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, Alexander Rossi smiles during a news conference for an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Josef Newgarden leads Rossi in the IndyCar standings heading into this weekend's finale at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 20, 2019 - 3:16 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technical race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in describing Colton...
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File-This Aug. 17, 2019, file photo shows Josef Newgarden laughing during a news conference for Sunday's IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, in Long Pond, Pa. Newgarden has been the IndyCar points leader for all but one race this season and built enough of a cushion that his mindset has changed as the championship race speeds into an anticlimactic final two events of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 01, 2019 - 2:48 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Will Power has won at Portland International Raceway in a strong day for Team Penske, as Josef Newgarden slightly tightened his grip on the IndyCar championship. Newgarden started Sunday's race with a 38-point lead in the standings and had a trouble-free drive around the...
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Will Power poses with the trophy after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked...
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Drivers led by Simon Pagenaud (22) enter Turn 1 after taking the green flag to start the IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 12:41 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 3:35 p.m. IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist has been taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening after he was involved in a five-car wreck at the start of the race at Pocono. The...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:28 am
McLaren will return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The new venture will be renamed Arrow McLaren Racing SP and rely on Arrow SPM's current infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible...
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Marcus Ericsson (7) gets together with Takuma Sato on the first lap during an IndyCar Series auto race, Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
July 28, 2019 - 3:17 pm
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Scott Dixon held off rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist on Sunday to win the Honda Indy 200 for the sixth time, putting himself back in contention to defend his IndyCar season championship. Dixon won by 0.0934 seconds in the closest finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the...
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Storms clouds roll in over the grandstands before the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 21, 2019 - 12:01 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, IndyCar leader Josef Newgarden tightened his grip on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory...
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Alexander Rossi passes the finish line during practice for the IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 19, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud will start first in Saturday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole for the second week in a row. Pagenaud, who won in Toronto last weekend starting from the front row, posted an average speed of 180.073 mph to capture his third pole of 2019 and...
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Simon Pagenaud of France celebrates after winning first pole position during qualifying at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto, in Toronto, Saturday July 13, 2019. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 2:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has won his third race of the season as IndyCar's championship fight tightened Sunday in Toronto. The win on the streets around Exhibition Place is the third of the season for Pagenaud, but first away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Frenchman won the Indy 500 and...
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