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W Series makes American debut at F1's US Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing,...

Column: F1 takes another run at conquering America

Oct. 22, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

Formula One has been down this road before. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the world’s most popular form of auto racing looked like the next big thing in the United States. Mario Andretti won a world championship. Three grand prix races were held in a...

Ex-Boston Grand Prix CFO pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges

Oct. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former chief financial officer of the organization that tried to bring an IndyCar race to Boston has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud and tax evasion charges connected to the race and other business interests, and for improperly receiving almost $700,000 in pandemic relief...

Formula One foothold growing, series here to stay in USA

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One returned to the United States in 2012, in Texas of all places, the world's highest class of international auto racing was taking a big leap in a country it had abandoned five years earlier. A decade later, F1 is here to stay in the...

Rahal hires Danish driver Lundgaard for 3rd IndyCar seat

Oct. 20, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Lundgaard will leave European racing and switch to IndyCar next season in a third seat for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The Danish driver is a member of the Alpine Formula One team’s junior program and made his IndyCar debut in August...

Column: Andretti & Herta would be F1's American dream team

Oct. 11, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

A professional race car driver by day and drummer in a band by night, California surfer Colton Herta is as Gen Z as you ever will see. He's 21 with a perfect flow — Herta rocks the lettuce haircut — dates a University of Southern California co-ed and is a taco...

IndyCar picks Levi Jones to run Indy Lights feeder series

Oct. 11, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

Levi Jones, a veteran sprint car driver and current USAC executive, was named director of the Indy Lights on Monday as the junior racing series readies for its transition to management by IndyCar. Indy Lights is already a feeder system to the top open-wheel series in the...

Jack Harvey makes IndyCar move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Oct. 11, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing confirmed the worst kept secret in IndyCar on Monday when British driver Jack Harvey was officially added to its 2022 lineup. Harvey had been assumed to be headed to Raha l since August, when he informed Meyer Shank Racing he was leaving...

AJ Allmendinger remains perfect on The Roval with 3rd win

Oct. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger charged into the semifinal round of the Xfinity Series playoffs with an overtime victory Saturday in the elimination race on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Allmendinger improved to 3-0 on the hybrid road course/oval added to...

Johnson and Grosjean take first laps on Indy's famed oval

Oct. 06, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

Jimmie Johnson's “childhood dream came true” on Wednesday when he drove an Indy car on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval for the first time. Next up the Indianapolis 500? Not quite yet. “I’m as close as I’ve...