Latest Patricio O'Ward News

McLaughlin stays fast, wins first race of IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa

Jul. 13, 2024 23:02 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Scott McLaughlin said he didn't feel like he was an IndyCar driver until he got a win on an oval track. He reached that goal on Saturday night McLaughlin continued his fast weekend at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, winning the first race of the...

Pato O'Ward looks to bounce back from Indy 500 heartbreaker with a winning run at Detroit Grand Prix

May. 31, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pato O'Ward had tears triggered following the Indianapolis 500 after pushing the No. 5 Honda to the limits only to come up just short, getting passed two corners from the finish by Josef Newgarden. “What I had to do in order to get that car forward, that's what...

Roger Penske tells AP cheating scandal overblown by critics because there's 'blood in the water'

May. 30, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Roger Penske is well aware his integrity has been questioned because of a cheating scandal that cost Josef Newgarden his season-opening IndyCar victory. “It always bothers you when people take shots at you,” Penske said in an interview with The Associated Press...

Newgarden salvages his season with an Indy 500 win on a last-lap defeat of a heartbroken O'Ward

May. 27, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Roger Penske investigated the cheating incident that cost Josef Newgarden his IndyCar season-opening victory, never did Newgarden worry about his job security at Team Penske. He had too much else to worry about, Newgarden insisted, and helping his boss...

Newgarden goes back-to-back at Indy 500 to give Roger Penske record-extending 20th win

May. 26, 2024 21:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden once again brought his victorious Team Penske car to a stop on the Yard of Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He found that same hole in the fence, climbed through, and was pummeled by fans celebrating his second consecutive Indianapolis 500 triumph. ...

Arrow McLaren hopes to build momentum after posting strong performance at Indianapolis 500

May. 26, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Arrow McLaren came to Indianapolis looking for a fresh start. It's leaving with some long faces amid a potentially momentum-changing performance. The team put its program back on track with two top-five finishes and a strong overall performance in...

Pato O'Ward of the Arrow McLaren team goes out of his way to win over Indianapolis 500 fans

May. 24, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the final practice for the Indianapolis 500, Pato O'Ward pulled into a house a couple of blocks from the track, where a gate had been built to mimic the one at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the grass was painted like a checkered flag. O'Ward...

Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves lead final Carb Day practice for the Indianapolis 500

May. 24, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves turned the fastest laps on Carb Day during final practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Friday, while pole sitter Scott McLaughlin and Team Penske teammates Josef Newgarden and Will Power had stress-free days. Dixon and...

Colton Herta shows speed as Honda fights back in penultimate Indy 500 practice session

May. 20, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colton Herta and Andretti Global showed Monday that the Honda teams at the Indianapolis 500 just might have something for the mighty Chevrolet cars from Team Penske and Arrow McLaren when the green flag drops next weekend. Herta spent about half of the...

Will Power suffers engine hiccup as Chevrolet and Honda struggle ahead of Indy 500 qualifying

May. 19, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power experienced the seventh engine issue for Chevrolet in two days of Indianapolis 500 qualifying when his Team Penske entry sputtered Sunday during practice ahead of the afternoon pole shootout. The manufacturer had six engine problems on Saturday, when...