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McLaren confirms Askew and O'Ward for 2020 IndyCar lineup

Oct. 30, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed that popular veteran James Hinchcliffe would be part of the team in 2020. Then a pair of young drivers became available and the Canadian was unexpectedly dumped from his ride. Arrow...

AP sources: Hinchcliffe to be replaced at new McLaren team

Oct. 29, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard....

Column: IndyCar closes season feeling relevant again

Sep. 23, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of treasured old haunts, a compelling championship race and a rookie class that proved the little series can still attract top talent. Is IndyCar back? Not exactly. But the slow rebuild...

Newgarden wins championship and Herta wins IndyCar finale

Sep. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wrapped up his second IndyCar championship and burst into tears — an odd reaction for a steely-nerved race car driver who rarely shows emotion. The outburst of emotion took him by surprise and shocked his fiancée, who had never before seen tears from...

Sato extends with Rahal, Herta moves to Andretti

Sep. 21, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

LAGUNA SECA, Calif. (AP) — Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season and Colton Herta was pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are securing their 2020 plans. Rahal said Saturday it had picked up the option for next year on Sato, a former Indianapolis 500...

Herta continues to overshadow IndyCar championship race

Sep. 21, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful drive around Laguna Seca Raceway. The 19-year-old rookie won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race roughly an hour after Andretti Autosport said it was pulling Herta inside its...

IndyCar touts positive gains as season heads to climax

Sep. 20, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway. Will Power went with "definitely brave" in describing...