Alonso: Indy 500 is “the main priority”

Fernando Alonso says that trying to win the Indianapolis 500 is top of his list of priorities but until his inaugural attempt at the Dakar Rally is out of the way, he won’t be seeking to close any deals among IndyCar teams. While his long-standing ties with McLaren would suggest

Orudzhev aiming for IndyCar future after Lights test

SMP Racing-backed driver Egor Orudzhev says he wants to pursue a career in the NTT IndyCar Series after his Indy Lights test outing. Orudzhev, who has raced in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship since the start of 2018, was one of four drivers to represent Andretti

NTT IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden has a surprise race on his personal bucket list

Autoweek asked Newgarden what races or series might be on the two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion’s personal bucket list.  Josef Newgarden knows firsthand what it’s like to take on some of the most incredible racing venues in America. Sure, there’s little he can compare to the magic of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,

Ganassi honored with exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success, 30th Anniversary Tribute” will open at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum in December, honoring the modern-day legend’s IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR triumphs. The display will present 10 significant vehicles, trophies and other racing ephemera that convey the significance and success of the team under founder

Legendary Indy engine builder, Sonny Meyer, dies aged 89

Louis “Sonny” Meyer Jr., one of the most accomplished and successful engine builders in Indianapolis 500 history, died Saturday, Nov. 9 in Crawfordsville, IN. Meyer was the son of Louis Meyer, the Indianapolis 500’s first three-time winner, and joined Meyer & Drake Engineering soon after his father and Dale Drake

Penske willing to “take a risk” on future Indy events

Penske Entertainment, the new owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar, will conduct business case studies for a more adventurous roster of events at IMS – including a possible IndyCar/NASCAR double-header, a 24-hour race or even Formula 1. It was announced this morning that the Penske Corporation’s new entity, Penske

Arrow McLaren SP confirms O’Ward and Askew as Hinchcliffe departs

Popular IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe is out of a ride for 2020 as the newly branded Arrow McLaren SP has signed 2018 Indy Lights champion Patricio O’Ward and reigning Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew for next season. The announcement comes despite team co-owner Sam Schmidt ‘confirming’ to back in

VeeKay set for second IndyCar test with ECR-Chevrolet

Rinus VeeKay, 2019 Indy Lights runner-up, will get a second test with Ed Carpenter Racing next Tuesday at Mid-Ohio SportsCar course. The Dutchman, who scored six wins and seven poles for Juncos Racing this year, tested for ECR in August at Portland International Raceway, but this second test at Mid-Ohio

Marcus Ericsson joins third Chip Ganassi IndyCar team

Marcus Ericsson will join Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. Marcus Ericsson spent most of the summer months waxing poetic about his first year in the United States racing in the IndyCar Series while also positing hopes that it would continue. That wish came true in

Newgarden demo lap generates IndyCar at Charlotte Roval, NASCAR doubleheader talk

Josef Newgarden turned six laps at the Charlotte Roval in his Team Penske No. 2 Dallara after NASCAR qualifying. Reigning IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden turned the first laps for his discipline at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 20 years on Friday evening when he completed a six-lap exhibition run