Latest Josef Newgarden 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...

Rested Newgarden seeking IndyCar lead at home in Nashville

Aug. 05, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wasn't at peak physical condition when he raced last week at Indianapolis, that much he admits. But sitting out would have crippled his championship chances, so earning the medical clearance to compete following his post-race collapse at...

Rossi ends 49-race losing streak with win on IMS road course

Jul. 30, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi didn't understand the allure of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he showed up as a rookie seven years ago and won one of the biggest races in the world. His win Saturday on the Indy road course didn't rival his 2016 victory in the 100th running...

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...

Rosenqvist fights for job with pole-winning run at Indy

Jul. 29, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist continued to fight for his seat in the IndyCar Series with a pole-winning run on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Swede earned his second pole of the season with a run of 1 minute, 10.2265 seconds in Friday qualifying. It's...

NASCAR and IndyCar intersect at Indianapolis extravaganza

Jul. 29, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now is the time to tune into American motorsports, on display all weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and IndyCar intersect with both series embroiled in turmoil. Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was cleared to compete on the road...

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...

Kurt Busch to miss Indy with concussion-like symptoms

Jul. 27, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss Sunday's NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with concussion-like symptoms and be replaced again by Ty Gibbs in the Toyota for 23XI Racing. The team said Wednesday that Busch has not been cleared to race for a second consecutive...