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Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

Mar. 14, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport. With Guthrie off the list of five nominees, Anne B. France and Norma...

Swede Felix Rosenqvist strong in IndyCar debut for Ganassi

Mar. 12, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was buckled into his brand new race car and ready to pull off pit lane when his boss leaned into the cockpit. "Hey," Chip Ganassi told his newest driver, "it's nice to finally have you here." Very nice indeed. Rosenqvist had a stellar IndyCar debut that...

Another race and another Penske victory with IndyCar win

Mar. 10, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske's hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory in the IndyCar season opener — the fourth win for a Penske car in seven days spanning three series. Newgarden crossed the finish line on the downtown streets of St....

The Latest: Newgarden gives Roger Penske yet another win

Mar. 10, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Josef Newgarden has won the IndyCar season-opening race to continue Team Penske's strong start to the motorsports season. Team Penske drivers have combined to win two NASCAR races, two...

Wickens feted before IndyCar's season-opening race

Mar. 10, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's race at St. Petersburg. Wickens is at a track for the first time since he suffered a spinal cord injury in an August race. He turns 30 on Wednesday. Wickens was surprised before...

Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

Mar. 9, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske's teams are off to such a strong start to the motorsports season that his IndyCar group arrived at the season-opening event under pressure to match the performance. No problem at all. Will Power and Josef Newgarden swept the front row in qualifying to put a pair of...

McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

Mar. 9, 2019 1:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — McLaren will receive engineering support from Carlin Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500. McLaren entered Indy in 2017 with Fernando Alonso in a partnership with Andretti Autosport and a Honda engine. McLaren and Honda didn't part on good terms following the 2017 Formula One...

Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

Mar. 8, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury. Wickens prefers to think only about the day when he is no longer in a wheelchair and able to race cars again. "There's a mental aspect that I'm still...

Roger Penske received kidney from son in 2017 at Mayo Clinic

Mar. 8, 2019 3:17 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Motorsports giant Roger Penske disclosed Friday that he received a kidney transplant shortly after the 2017 IndyCar season finale. Penske told The Associated Press he received the kidney from his son, Greg. The 82-year-old owner of Team Penske and the Penske Corp. kept the...

Sebastien Bourdais seeks 3-peat on streets of St. Pete

Mar. 7, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Something about the city of St. Petersburg captured Sebastien Bourdais when he first moved to America to pursue his racing career. He made his debut racing through the streets in 2003, bought a house in the area while his wife attended college nearby and it seemed the right...