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IndyCar back on track at Richmond for 1st time in a decade

Oct. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...

Marcus Ericsson to move into 3rd IndyCar entry for Ganassi

Oct. 8, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One driver who just completed his first year in the American open-wheel series. Ericsson spent his rookie year with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but the team expressed little...

Newgarden drives first Indy car at Charlotte in 20 years

Sep. 27, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden turned exhibition laps Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the first appearance of an open-wheel car at the track since three spectators were killed 20 years ago. Newgarden, who won his second title in three years last weekend, drove the Indy car that...

Column: IndyCar closes season feeling relevant again

Sep. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of treasured old haunts, a compelling championship race and a rookie class that proved the little series can still attract top talent. Is IndyCar back? Not exactly. But the slow rebuild...

Newgarden wins championship and Herta wins IndyCar finale

Sep. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wrapped up his second IndyCar championship and burst into tears — an odd reaction for a steely-nerved race car driver who rarely shows emotion. The outburst of emotion took him by surprise and shocked his fiancée, who had never before seen tears from...

Sato extends with Rahal, Herta moves to Andretti

Sep. 21, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

LAGUNA SECA, Calif. (AP) — Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season and Colton Herta was pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are securing their 2020 plans. Rahal said Saturday it had picked up the option for next year on Sato, a former Indianapolis 500...

Herta continues to overshadow IndyCar championship race

Sep. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful drive around Laguna Seca Raceway. The 19-year-old rookie won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race roughly an hour after Andretti Autosport said it was pulling Herta inside its...

IndyCar touts positive gains as season heads to climax

Sep. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding 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...

Graham Rahal turns to body contouring in battle of the bulge

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver Bobby Rahal. The one gene he could have gone without? His large frame. Rahal is the largest driver in IndyCar and revealed this week he's undergoing body contouring treatments in...

Newgarden seeks 2nd title in 3 years in battle of Americans

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger Alexander Rossi bogged down in interviews and spread his arms wide as he made his entrance. "Good evening,"...