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

Apr. 17, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — 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...

Column: Long Beach sets gold standard in race promotion

Apr. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — House of Pistachios was a mom-and-pop startup launched in 1984 by a Southern California family trying to hawk homemade nuts, mints, candies, fruits and chews. As the tiny company grew, the family loaded their wares and traveled up and down the West Coast. One of the first events...

Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the sun-drenched fans still partying in the streets of Long Beach. Then Rossi suddenly stopped, kicked his leg away from the bike, and fiddled with a switch. His scooter nearly ran out...

The Latest: Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

Apr. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Alexander Rossi has become the first driver in 12 years to win back-to-back on the streets of Long Beach, and the American joined some of the top stars in racing as multiple winners of the second-biggest race...

IndyCar energized by strong field and electric crowd

Apr. 13, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying event of the season. "I'm still here," Pagenaud defiantly declared. And with that, personality and panache poured out of IndyCar's top drivers in a highly entertaining post-qualifying...

Rossi trying to make it 2-straight at Long Beach from pole

Apr. 13, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi will try to win his second consecutive race through the streets of Long Beach from the pole. The defending race winner snagged the top starting spot for Sunday's race as the qualifying session ended. He won from the pole last year. The Andretti Autosport driver...

Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season

Apr. 12, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has been quietly "collecting points" through the first three races of the IndyCar season. There's been nothing spectacular about his start to the season — finishes of fifth, ninth and fifth and five total laps led — but it could be the strategy that...

Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father's wish to race at Indy

Apr. 12, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he becomes the seventh Andretti to race at the venerable track in his Indy Lights debut next month. Andretti is a third-generation racer from one of the most famous racing families...

IMSA points leader Jordan Taylor to race after appendectomy

Apr. 12, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — IMSA points leader Jordan Taylor has been cleared to race this weekend after an emergency appendectomy while on vacation in Hawaii. Wayne Taylor said his son woke up with a pain in his side and had his appendix removed Monday night. Kamui Kobayashi, part of the Wayne Taylor Racing...

Japan's Takuma Sato wins at Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Apr. 7, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Takuma Sato had one "little moment" when his car went into the grass late in the race. Other than that, the Japanese driver didn't have too many worrisome moments at Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on his way to a fourth career IndyCar victory. Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500...