Jimmie Johnson to test Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will make his IndyCar debut at Barber Motorsports Park next month. The 44-year-old Californian, who is due to retire from full-time NASCAR competition at season’s end, attended last month’s IndyCar Spring Training and expressed enthusiasm for broadening his range of motorsport experiences, but remained

Loyalty was part of Alonso’s decision to race Indy for McLaren

Fernando Alonso says his decision to race for the Arrow McLaren SP team rather than Andretti Autosport was partly driven by loyalty to the McLaren brand “because they gave me so much over the last five years.” While the two-time Formula 1 world champion, two-time Le Mans winner and WEC

Alonso joins Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet for Indy 500

Fernando Alonso will make his third attempt at the Indianapolis 500 from behind the wheel of an Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, it was announced today. Alonso’s #66 Ruoff Mortgage-sponsored entry will hit the track for the first time in the Indy 500 open test on April 30, and will be

‘Veteran’ Newgarden tips Palou as IndyCar Rookie of the Year

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden has tipped new Dale Coyne Racing-Honda with Team Goh hotshot Alex Palou to win a tough Rookie of the Year battle. Last year’s crop of full-time rookies included Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta, Santino Ferrucci and Marcus Ericsson, and all of them impressed at

Hinchcliffe preparing “as if I’m going to be racing in St. Pete”

James Hinchcliffe says that the enforced switch to a part-time program for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series hasn’t altered his physical preparations, as he appears set to make his season debut in May. Andretti Autosport-Honda today confirmed a Genesys-sponsored #29 entry for Hinchcliffe in May’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the

Promoted: Arrow McLaren SP’s strong pre-season promise

It’s not quite time to lay it all on the line, but last week’s IndyCar Spring Training session and rookie oval test for Oliver Askew were confidence-inspiring for Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet, as David Malsher-Lopez reports. Twenty-seven drivers and 25 cars took to the Circuit of The Americas track last week

Drivers endorse aeroscreen vision, cooling concerns remain

IndyCar drivers have given largely positive feedback regarding visibility through the aeroscreen which becomes mandatory from the opening round of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, but cockpit cooling at hot races remains a concern. During Spring Training at Circuit of The Americas, ambient temperatures reached only 58degF, and drivers

Bourdais leads test with three hours to go, Palou stars

Sebastien Bourdais put AJ Foyt Racing at the top in Texas with three hours of the 6hr10min Spring Training session still remaining, but his replacement at Dale Coyne Racing, rookie Alex Palou has also been a stars. With eight sets of slicks available thanks to yesterday’s and this morning’s virtual

Firestone’s crucial role in improving IndyCar safety

The NTT IndyCar Series’ adoption of the Red Bull Advanced Technologies aeroscreen for 2020 created additional work for several companies and individuals. Less well appreciated is the huge effort made by Firestone to absorb the screen’s knock-on effect, as David Malsher-Lopez points out. Enabling IndyCar to introduce the aeroscreen for