Latest Scott Dixon News

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...

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...

'Swedish invasion' set for IndyCar in 2019

Feb. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very different paths chasing checkered flags around the globe before finally landing in the United States. Now they represent a "Swedish invasion" of IndyCar as two series rookies with vast...

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...

Johnson poised to show critics his racing days are not over

Feb. 2, 2019 3:05 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, one of the most polite and professional athletes in sports, rarely gets rattled. Unless he is being trolled on social media. Johnson's patience was very much tested last season, the worst of his NASCAR career. He could handle the losing, the internal struggles at...

Zanardi's special steering wheel slows his drive at Daytona

Jan. 27, 2019 12:07 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi slid into his BMW for a second stint around Daytona International Speedway and reached for his steering wheel as it was passed to him through the window. For one anxious moment, everyone waited to see if the wheel connected. When it snapped into place and Zanardi saw...