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Race driver Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, celebrates with the trophy after winning the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Dixon breaks through at Indianapolis with victory in GP

Jul. 4, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It took Scott Dixon 12 years to make a second trip to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He's already plotting a third trip next month. The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner ended what had been a frustrating quest for a second win at the Brickyard, beating Graham Rahal to the...

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 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...

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 Jan. 15, 2020 file photo Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske listens during a news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Penske will watch his first race as owner of the IndyCar Series from a suite for the first time since 1995 when his teams failed to make the Indianapolis 500. He bought the series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway in January but his debut was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The IndyCar season opens Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Penske wants full fans at Indy 500, ready for IndyCar opener

Jun. 5, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske will watch the IndyCar season opener from a suite at Texas Motor Speedway — his first time off the pit stand and on the other side of the fence since his teams failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1995. His relocation is partly for safety. At 83, Penske...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, IndyCar driver Will Power lowers into his car as he prepares to drive in IndyCar Series testing, in Austin, Texas. The 2020 IndyCar season will open Saturday night, June 6, at Texas Motor Speedway. An already lengthy offseason has been stretched to more than eight months since IndyCar last raced and the first event back is at Texas' high-speed oval where drivers will get their first test of a heavy new windshield designed to protect the cockpit. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

IndyCar drivers uncertain how aeroscreen will work at Texas

Jun. 5, 2020 2:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal admits he is nervous about Saturday's race. He is a little leery about opening the IndyCar season at one of the series' trickiest tracks — without testing, with limited practice time and revised tire rules. He is also curious how IndyCar's newest safety feature, the...

Brad Keselowski holds an American flag after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway early Monday, May 25, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

May. 26, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott's bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break. Keselowski is in a contract year during a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Business was closed for 10 weeks, meaning zero movement...

Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway early Monday, May 25, 2020, in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Keselowski gets win but Hendrick Motorsports takes 2 losses

May. 25, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed the Coca-Cola 600 off his checklist of crown jewel victories. Chase Elliott lost two races in four days, both in heartbreaking fashion. Jimmie Johnson had a shot at snapping his...