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Sweden's Rosenqvist off to strong IndyCar rookie season

Jun. 25, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist spent the past decade traveling the world in hopes of solidifying his career in motorsports. Rosenqvist finally found a home with powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019 — and his early performances indicate the Swedish driver might have a bright future in the...

Rossi wins IndyCar race at Road America

Jun. 23, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — On a race car driver's list of nice problems to have, Alexander Rossi's biggest issue Sunday ranks pretty high. During a dominant drive at Road America, Rossi had to keep focused with nobody in his rearview mirrors. Rossi took the lead in the first turn of the first lap, and then...

IndyCar drivers weigh risk, reward at exacting Road America

Jun. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — If someone built Road America today, it might look a lot different. The 4-mile, high-speed road course in central Wisconsin is a favorite among IndyCar drivers, earning favorable comparisons with historic tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. But it can bite you, too. When...

Colton Herta takes Road America pole at record age of 19

Jun. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Colton Herta became the youngest pole winner in IndyCar history Saturday, topping qualifying at Road America with a lap of 1 minute, 42.9920 seconds on the 4.014-mile circuit. At 19 years, 83 days, Herta broke the mark of 20 years, 90 days set by Graham Rahal in 2009 at St....

Newgarden leading on different path in IndyCar title chase

Jun. 21, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

Josef Newgarden is already taking a different path in trying to win another IndyCar Series title. When the American won the 2017 championship in his debut season for Team Penske, Newgarden didn't even have the points lead until three wins and two runner-up finishes in the final six races. Just past the halfway...

Trump says Roger Penske to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jun. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Roger Penske, one of the most powerful men in American motorsports. "He's very deserving. He's a great gentleman," Trump said as he made the announcement Thursday at the White House. "I've known him a long time,...

Alonso leads Toyota to victory at 24 Hours Le Mans race

Jun. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

LE MANS, France (AP) — Fernando Alonso won the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race for the second straight year after the Toyota Gazoo team's other car came unstuck on Sunday. It was the two-time Formula One champion's last race in the World Endurance Championship, and also sealed the WEC title. Alonso and his...

Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud relishes White House visit

Jun. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. Decline an invite, as some American athletes have, and you might risk being seen as a grandstander who's...

Rossi chasing Newgarden for IndyCar lead after Texas duel

Jun. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Alexander Rossi will start the second half of the IndyCar season chasing points leader Josef Newgarden, possibly much the same way he did in falling short in the final laps of Newgarden's first victory in Texas . The Andretti Autosport driver has plenty of time to try to finish...

Josef Newgarden's 1st Texas IndyCar win is series-best 3rd

Jun. 9, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Josef Newgarden figured if his team could get him out front, his first IndyCar victory in Texas would follow. The first three-time winner in the series this year was right, despite Alexander Rossi trying really hard to prove him wrong. Newgarden held off several late challenges...