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Power wins shortened Pocono race marred by wreck, weather

Aug. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

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 by...

Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

Aug. 17, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Josef Newgarden gets a kick out of anyone who considers the IndyCar championship race limited to two or three drivers. The 2017 series champion counts a field four or five deep all chasing him for first as the season winds down. Newgarden, first in the standings, took the pole at...

McLaren to return to full-time IndyCar racing in 2020

Aug. 9, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

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 SPM's current infrastructure. McLaren will be responsible for technical...

Unser Jr. admits to operating vehicle while intoxicated

Aug. 6, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, but will spend no time in jail. Court records show Unser received a 363-day suspended sentence, and 363 days of probation. He is required to complete 480 hours of community...

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud unveils famed trophy in Paris

Aug. 5, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Simon Pagenuad became the first Indianapolis 500 winner to unveil his likeness on the iconic trophy outside the United States. Pagenaud celebrated his Indianapolis victory Monday by displaying the BorgWarner Trophy at a ceremony along the Champs Elysees. Pagenaud is the first Frenchman to win...

Column: Newgarden takes control of IndyCar title race

Jul. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

There are no slouches in the IndyCar Series, proven each week by the incredibly close competition across the grid. The intensity has given the series yet another tight championship race in the homestretch of its season. Josef Newgarden dominated at Iowa to pad a fragile lead that Alexander Rossi had trimmed to...

IndyCar's Karam, Daly eager to prove themselves at Iowa

Jul. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — At just 20, Sage Karam had already landed his dream gig with a seat in Chip Ganassi Racing's powerhouse IndyCar program. Four years later, Karam is hoping to prove that he deserves another shot at a full-time seat in the series. Karam and fellow American Conor Daly will fill in for...

Simon Pagenaud wins pole for IndyCar race at Toronto

Jul. 13, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will start from the pole for the IndyCar race through the streets of Toronto. Pagenaud has been on a tear around Exhibition Place all weekend as his Team Penske Chevrolet has been consistently fast and he paced Saturday morning's final practice on the ...

Castroneves optimistic about another shot at Indy 500

Jun. 26, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Helio Castroneves is optimistic team owner Roger Penske will give him another chance to win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time next year. Castroneves no longer races full-time in IndyCar after a nearly two-decade career with Penske that included Indy 500 wins in 2001, 2002...