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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...

Newgarden rockets into title contention with 5th IndyCar win

Aug. 21, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden considers teammate Scott McLaughlin one of his closest friends, his “Bus Bro” at the racetrack, and the driver he knows who will race him clean with a win on the line. That made it a lot easier for Newgarden to chase down McLaughlin on a...

Will Power ties Mario Andretti's IndyCar pole record at 67

Aug. 19, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — IndyCar points leader Will Power won the pole for the Saturday night race at World Wide Technology Raceway and tied Mario Andretti for series pole record. The 67th pole of Power's career was won Friday on the short oval outside St. Louis. The Australian turned...

Felix Rosenqvist clarifies contract situation with McLaren

Aug. 09, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

The strange motorsports silly season has knocked IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist into limbo, with the Swede now desperately trying to hold onto his current seat and avoid being shipped to McLaren Racing's new Formula E team. McLaren and Rosenqvist said in June they'd agreed to a...

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...