Latest Alex Palou News

Felix Rosenqvist clarifies contract situation with McLaren

Aug. 09, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

The strange motorsports silly season has knocked IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist into limbo, with the Swede now desperately trying to hold onto his current seat and avoid being shipped to McLaren Racing's new Formula E team. McLaren and Rosenqvist said in June they'd agreed to a...

Column: Palou persevering through Ganassi contract chaos

Aug. 08, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conversation, if one could even call it that, might not have lasted even 10 seconds. It was more of an exchange between Chip Ganassi, who took a moment to congratulate Alex Palou, the driver he is suing because the IndyCar champion is trying to leave his team at the...

Dixon eyes record-tying 7th championship after Nashville win

Aug. 07, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott Dixon arrived in Nashville not really a championship favorite, but still mathematically eligible to win a record-tying seventh IndyCar title. And even though he was stuck in the middle of a tight pack of drivers jostling for the championship, The...

McLaughlin wins Nashville pole; Grosjean, Lundgaard follow

Aug. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix. McLaughlin won the pole on a flying final run...

Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of control

Aug. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right? Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou? Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he’s the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a...

VeeKay extends contract with ECR with zero controversy

Aug. 04, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One piece of IndyCar's silly season fell into place Thursday when Rinus VeeKay announced a multi-year extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-year-old Dutchman said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and unlike recent contract dealings in...

Rossi ends 49-race losing streak with win on IMS road course

Jul. 30, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi didn't understand the allure of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he showed up as a rookie seven years ago and won one of the biggest races in the world. His win Saturday on the Indy road course didn't rival his 2016 victory in the 100th running...

Rosenqvist fights for job with pole-winning run at Indy

Jul. 29, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist continued to fight for his seat in the IndyCar Series with a pole-winning run on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Swede earned his second pole of the season with a run of 1 minute, 10.2265 seconds in Friday qualifying. It's...

NASCAR and IndyCar intersect at Indianapolis extravaganza

Jul. 29, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now is the time to tune into American motorsports, on display all weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and IndyCar intersect with both series embroiled in turmoil. Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was cleared to compete on the road...

IndyCar champ Palou declares he will be at McLaren in 2023

Jul. 28, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who has contracts signed with two different race teams for 2023 and is being sued by Chip Ganassi Racing, declared Thursday: “I will be in the McLaren family next year.” The soap opera over Palou's future continued with more...