Latest Mario Andretti News

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...

IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

Mar. 6, 2019 8:23 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of the series as it executes a five-year plan aimed at continued growth. Scott Dixon wrapped up his fifth IndyCar championship last September. The months since have seen IndyCar land...

Dixon hoping to add back-to-back titles to ring collection

Mar. 5, 2019 6:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's newest IndyCar title defense began Tuesday with some endorsements. Team owner Chip Ganassi tabbed the five-time series champ as someone whose star power will linger for decades. PNC Bank executive vice president Lou Cestello announced his company would continue to sponsor...

Today in History

Feb. 28, 2019 12:31 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2019. There are 306 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both...

IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season

Feb. 11, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction. The series has a new long-term sponsor in Japanese communications giant NTT. Tire manufacturer Firestone has extended its supplier deal for five more years. A new broadcast deal with NBC is set to launch. On the...

Conor Daly part of all-American Andretti lineup for Indy 500

Jan. 30, 2019 10:05 AM EST

Conor Daly has been chasing sponsorship money all across the country in a nonstop effort to continue his racing career. He's willing to drive anything, but the Indianapolis 500 is the priority. The lean sponsorship landscape has pushed Daly and other drivers to the fringe of motorsports in that they can't land...

Alonso turns focus to final leg of motorsports' Triple Crown

Jan. 28, 2019 2:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso raced into retirement from Formula One dedicated to winning the final leg of motorsports' version of the Triple Crown. The Indianapolis 500 is the missing piece on his resume, one he intends to add in May. But Alonso has been considering his future for quite some...

Alonso anchors victory in first Rolex 24 stopped for rain

Jan. 27, 2019 6:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso was the only driver on the Wayne Taylor Racing team with extensive experience racing in the rain, so he was the natural choice to carry the heaviest load in the weather-ruined Rolex 24 at Daytona. But when the puddles turned to small ponds and the unrelenting rain...

The Latest: Alonso becomes 3rd Formula 1 champ to win Rolex

Jan. 27, 2019 2:47 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Rolex 24 at Daytona (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Taylor Racing Wayne, with anchor driver Fernando Alonso, has won the rain-wrecked Rolex 24 at Daytona. The race was called 10 minutes short of completion because heavy rain had created driving conditions too...