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McLaren plucks away Ganassi sponsor and Kanaan for Indy 500

Nov. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

The tit-for-tat war between Zak Brown and Chip Ganassi took another turn Tuesday when Arrow McLaren SP announced it had signed both a Ganassi sponsor and Tony Kanaan to drive the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan spent four seasons driving for Chip Ganassi Racing and the last two Indianapolis...

Palou, O'Ward to run upcoming F1 practices for McLaren

Oct. 14, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

McLaren Racing will run IndyCar stars Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward in a pair of upcoming Formula One practice sessions. McLaren said Friday that Palou, the 2021 IndyCar champion, will run next Friday's first practice session at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The Spaniard will drive...

Staying Put: Palou & Rosenqvist to remain with IndyCar teams

Sep. 14, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

The messy saga surrounding Alex Palou's racing future was finally cleared up Wednesday when the Spaniard said he will return to Chip Ganassi Racing next season — and then immediately hopped into one of McLaren's cars for a Formula One test in Barcelona. McLaren, meanwhile, said...

Power breaks Andretti qualifying record in pursuit of title

Sep. 10, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Will Power broke Mario Andretti's record for poles on the day he most needed a big run. The greatest qualifier in IndyCar history is now one step closer to a second championship. Power grabbed his 68th career pole with Andretti watching from pit lane...

Penske's Will Power in tight title fight with no team orders

Sep. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — What's 10 points worth? That's what Will Power hopes he doesn't find out while trying to close out the closest IndyCar championship fight in nearly 20 years. Power takes a 20-point lead into Sunday's season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway over six-time...

McLaughlin wins in Portland as Will Power widens title lead

Sep. 04, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin led a Team Penske rout at Portland International Raceway by scoring his third victory of the season in a 1-2 finish that moved Will Power one race closer to the IndyCar championship. McLaughlin led 104 of the 110 laps Sunday to pick up his...

Team Penske sweeps Portland qualifying in IndyCar title race

Sep. 03, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Team Penske powered its way around Portland International Raceway on Saturday in a 1-2-3 qualifying sweep that poised the IndyCar championship leaders for a big swing against Ganassi in the title fight. Scott McLaughlin won the pole — his third of the season...

Newgarden hit with grid penalty in tight IndyCar title fight

Sep. 02, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As IndyCar speeds into the final two races of its season and the tightest championship race in nearly two decades, a top contender has taken an early hit. Josef Newgarden was penalized six spots Friday on the starting grid because Team Penske changed his...