Latest Jimmie Johnson News

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...

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...

Josef Newgarden taken to hospital; Pato O'Ward wins at Iowa

Jul. 24, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden collapsed in the motorhome lot following his late crash Sunday at Iowa Speedway and was taken to a Des Moines hospital by helicopter for evaluation. Team Penske said he'd be held overnight. “Following the conclusion of the race Newgarden lost...

Newgarden continues Penske dominance at Iowa with 4th win

Jul. 23, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden was furious when he was beaten by his teammate for the pole at Iowa Speedway. He overcame his fury by winning the race. Newgarden extended the Team Penske dominance at Iowa by winning the first race of a weekend doubleheader...

Hamlin takes Pocono pole, Kyle Busch makes 1-2 start for JGR

Jul. 23, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The trio of drivers that will start sixth, seventh and eighth Sunday at Pocono Raceway are as intriguing to watch as the ones leading the field to green. Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, and Martin Truex Jr. are all winless. Blaney and Truex are hanging on to...

Palou insists he wasn't lying about being happy at Ganassi

Jul. 22, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou insisted Friday he wasn't lying last month when he told The Associated Press he was happy driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, wasn't talking to any other teams, and was set to return to the No. 10 next season. Well, something...

Scott Dixon ties Mario Andretti with 52nd career IndyCar win

Jul. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Scott Dixon had been waiting more than a year to join Mario Andretti in second place on IndyCar's career wins list. The only one ahead of him now is A.J. Foyt. The six-time series champion finally snapped a 22-race winless streak Sunday when he held...

Palou arrives in Toronto with 2 IndyCar teams in hot pursuit

Jul. 15, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

Alex Palou had to fight for every opportunity on his rise through open-wheel racing, and that probably makes everything that has transpired this week feel equal parts stressful and satisfying for IndyCar's series champion. To put it simply: Two different teams think he'll be driving...

McLaughlin picks up IndyCar victory in front of his parents

Jul. 03, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — As Scott McLaughlin celebrated with his parents and Team Penske on the quaint victory podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a full-blown crisis raged across the paddock at Andretti Autosport. McLaughlin picked up his second career IndyCar victory on Sunday,...

Scott Dixon seeks to snap losing streak at Mid-Ohio course

Jul. 01, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — There is nobody better than Scott Dixon at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where The Iceman has a record six IndyCar victories and has only finished outside the top-10 twice in his career. So he's the favorite to win Sunday, right? Well, not so...