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Josef Newgarden, right, walks past Will Power, of Australia, after Power won the pole for the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Power's play puts Penske back in front for Indianapolis GP

Jul. 3, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power brought back normalcy to Indianapolis on Friday. Finally. After a two-month race delay and a one-month hiatus between IndyCar's first two races, Power reclaimed his status as the favorite for Saturday's Indianapolis Grand Prix favorite by overtaking Jack Harvey in the final...

FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, center, talks with Will Power, left, of Australia, and Josef Newgarden during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. NASCAR seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson will test an Indy car next week on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He’s long said he is open to racing in the series but did not want to compete on ovals out of safety concerns. On Friday, July 3, 2020, he indicated recent safety improvements have softened his stance and the Indianapolis 500 is not entirely out of the picture(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jimmie Johnson 1st NASCAR driver to test positive for virus

Jul. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first driver in any NASCAR series to test positive and the news Friday evening cast a shadow over the...

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. The once frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has thawed and NASCAR's elite Cup Series will share a venue with IndyCar on the same weekend for the first time in history. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NASCAR and IndyCar collide for racing extravaganza at Indy

Jul. 2, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The once-frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has finally thawed and the result is a blockbuster event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — even without fans. NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will share a venue with IndyCar on the same weekend for...

Racers speed down the front straight between the empty grandstand and their crews that are stationed along pit row as the sun goes down during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Site: Indianapolis, Indiana Schedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBC) Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won from the pole in the final race to make the playoffs, matching his win from the...

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 17, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES GEICO 500 Site: Talladega, Alabama Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Talladega Superspeedway Race distance: 188 laps, 500 miles Last year: Chase Elliott won after starting 11th last April. Last race: Denny Hamlin won at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fast facts: Kevin Harvick...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020 file photo Jimmie Johnson climbs intp his car before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 9, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 Site: Martinsville, Va. Schedule: Wednesday, race, 7 p.m. (FOX) Track: Martinsville Speedway Race distance: 500 laps, 263 miles. Last year: Brad Keselowski won the first of two races at the track in March. Last race: Kevin Harvick turned in...

In this photo provided by Chris Owens/INDYCAR Series, Scott Dixon, left, jumps off his car toward team owner Chip Ganassi as the two celebrate Dixon's IndyCar auto race win at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Chris Owens/INDYCAR Series via AP)

IndyCar gets through well-screened, delayed opener in Texas

Jun. 7, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Through all of the uncertainty and unknowns after more than eight months since the last IndyCar race, Scott Dixon and another pair of former champs relied on their experience for podium finishes. There were no spectators, and there won’t be for the next race on July 4, but...

Scott Dixon earns the checkered flag as he crosses the finish line to win an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar's delayed season opener

Jun. 6, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without any fans in the stands. Scott Dixon was the fastest for most of it at a place he knows well. Dixon, a five-time IndyCar champion, took the checkered flag at dusk Saturday for his...

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar opens its pandemic-delayed season with an all-in-one-day show Saturday on the fast high-banked 1 ½-mile oval at Texas Motor Speedway, more than eight months after the 2019 finale. (AP Photo/Larry Papke, File)

Back on track: IndyCar delayed debut all-in-one Texas affair

Jun. 5, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start its season, though the timing still has him a bit out of sorts. The only owner-driver in the series surely isn’t alone feeling that way. “One of the weirdest things,...

FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line under yellow to win an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar is getting ready for an all-in-one-day season opener on the fast track in Texas, more than 2 ½ months after drivers were set to roll on the streets of St. Pete. The pandemic-delayed season is now set to open Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

IndyCar restart at Texas before another month to race again

Jun. 2, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. “We geared up, we had the offseason, we had done all the preseason testing ... you kind of had all that pent-up tension to get...