Latest Scott Dixon 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...

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...

Newgarden overcomes injury to qualify 5th at Indianapolis

Jul. 29, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden kept the focus simple all week. He ignored the cell phone, avoided social media and spent 48 hours resting, hopeful it would help him recover from the head injury he suffered last weekend and stay in the IndyCar championship hunt. Now all he...

Newgarden cleared to practice at Indy after Iowa collapse

Jul. 28, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was cleared Thursday to practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following his collapse after crashing at Iowa. Newgarden will be re-evaluated Friday after practice to determine if he can compete Saturday on the road...

Ganassi sues IndyCar champion Palou over contract disupte

Jul. 27, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

The fight over IndyCar champion Alex Palou is headed to court as Chip Ganassi Racing filed a civil lawsuit in Indiana against the Spanish driver who is attempting to leave the team at the end of the season. Palou is in his second season driving for Ganassi. The team owner said he...

Column: NASCAR and IndyCar speed into shared Indy weekend

Jul. 26, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

Denny Hamlin ate dinner next to the winning Pocono Raceway trophy, opened the celebratory champagne awarded to the victor and enjoyed a glass with his meal. It was an advertisement: “Live on EBay. 1 tainted trophy and 1 used bottle of champagne,” he posted on social media. ...

Newgarden out of hospital, Ferrucci on standby for IndyCar

Jul. 25, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was released from a Des Moines hospital on Monday and returned to his Tennessee home, where he will wait for an evaluation to determine if he can race this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske named...

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...