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  • • IndyCar postpones Mid-Ohio twinbill due to virus
    The IndyCar Series doubleheader scheduled for Mid-Ohio next weekend has been postponed due to the nationwide spike in coronavirus cases. The races will be rescheduled for a date in September or October....2020
  • • IndyCar August 2020 Preview: Make Or Break For The Astor Cup
    If NTT IndyCar Series fans thought July was crazy, August will be the most demanding month of the 2020 IndyCar season. Headlined by the delayed running of the Indy 500, this month is the last full month on the calendar, and the way the races are laid out makes it incredibly grueling. For the second … The post IndyCar August 2020 Preview: Make Or Break For The Astor Cup appeared first on Fron...2020
  • • Notes: IndyCar Drops West Coast Races
    INDYCAR-sanctioned races at Portland (Ore.) International Raceway, and a doubleheader weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three NTT IndyCar Series events previously scheduled now will ......2020
  • • IndyCar July 2020 Review: Packed Schedule Pushes Teams To The Limit
    July 2020 was one of the busiest months in recent NTT IndyCar Series history. After a slow start with just one race in June, the league packed five races into July—including back-to-back doubleheader weekends and their much-talked about return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It all amounted to five events in 15 days. Fans knew that … The post IndyCar July 2020 Review: Packed Schedule Pushes ...2020
  • • Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs
    Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver … The post Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar I...2020
  • • NASCAR champ Johnson enamored with IndyCar after test
    Jimmie Johnson is more determined than ever to race in the IndyCar Series after his long-awaited test session...2020
  • • Jimmie Johnson works in IndyCar test at Indianapolis road course
    Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson finally got to try his hand in a NTT IndyCar Series car Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson, who will retire from full-time NASCAR racing at the end of the 2020 season, turned laps on the Indianapolis road course in one of Chip Ganassi Racing's IndyCars. The deal […]...2020
  • • IndyCar Announces Mid-Ohio, Gateway & Indianapolis Road Course Doubleheaders
    The NTT IndyCar Series season will now consist of 14 races with three doubleheaders, INDYCAR announced Monday, July 27. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course will all hold doubleheader race weekends. Mid-Ohio will host a doubleheader on Aug. 8 and 9. Gateway will host its … The post IndyCar Announces Mid-Ohio,...2020
  • • IndyCar’s Coronavirus Precautions So Far: How Do The Fans Feel?
    The NTT IndyCar Series became one of the first major sports to allow fans to attend an event in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic with the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, and the 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s the following weekend. While both the series and the tracks themselves set out … The post IndyCar’s Coronavirus Precautions So Far: How Do The Fans Feel? appea...2020
  • • Tony Kanaan Will Compete in Tony Stewart & Ray Evernham’s SRX
    NTT IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan will race in the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) next year, he announced Wednesday (July 22). Kanaan, who is currently in his final NTT IndyCar Series season, is the second confirmed driver to compete in the summer series. The 2004 IndyCar champion has 16 victories and 72 podiums throughout his … The post Tony Kanaan Will Compete in Tony Stewart &...2020

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IndyCar Series injury and suspension

  • • Wickens Recovering From Back Surgery
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens is recovering from surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., to stabilize a thoracic spinal fracture associated with a spinal cord injury sustained during the INDYCAR event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Titanium rods and screws successfully were placed in Wickens’ spine duri...2018
  • • Surgery Scheduled For Wickens’ Spine Injury
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer RacinToday.com Verizon IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens, injured in a violent multiple-car crash at Pocono Raceway Sunday, was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday evening in a Pennsylvania hospital for a spinal injury. Wickens continues to be treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa., following injuries sustained during the ABC Supply 500 on ...2018
  • • 'Orthopedic injuries' hospitalize IndyCar's Wickens
    IndyCar Series rookie Robert Wickens was hospitalized and being evaluated for "orthopedic injuries" Sunday night after his car went airborne and into the Pocono Raceway catch fence after a crash on the seventh lap....2018

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IndyCar Series trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • 2020 Genesys 300 Is James Hinchcliffe’s New First Impression
    The 2020 Genesys 300 is a major NTT IndyCar Series race for James Hinchcliffe, who is sponsored by Genesys and will carry them on his car at Texas Motor Speedway—but that’s only one reason why. Saturday is also Hinchcliffe’s first race on a three-race contract he signed with Andretti Autosport since being dropped by Arrow … The post 2020 Genesys 300 Is James Hinchcliffe’s N...2020
  • • Newgarden would trade 3rd title for Indy 500 win
    Josef Newgarden, already the winner of two IndyCar Series championships, said he would give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500....2020
  • • New TMS-IndyCar Pact Opens Up Texas Market
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Texas Motor Speedway’s recently announced four-year contract extension with INDYCAR insures the Verizon IndyCar Series will be competing under the lights at the Fort Worth facility past the quarter-century mark, while also opening the door for the sanctioning body to race in potentially lucrative new Southwest markets. The extension covering 2019...2018
  • • Q and A: Dixon Can’t Get Enough
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Chip Ganassi Racing’s longest-tenured driver will continue to add to that legacy, apparently well past his 40th birthday. Scott Dixon, a four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion and current point-leader, has signed a “multi-year” contract extension that will see the 38-year-old Kiwi compete with CGR for a record 18th season in 2019 in [...]...2018
  • • Rahal To Keep Driving For Rahal
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Graham Rahal has found a home in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and he’s not about to change zip codes. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced a five-year contract extension with Rahal during a news conference Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night’s DXC Technology 600. “Hell, I didn’t even read the [...]...2018
  • • NBC, IndyCar Hope To Pump Up 500 Viewership
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com An opportunity to reverse admittedly sagging viewership figures for the Indianapolis 500 will be a prime target for NBC Sports Group when it launches its exclusive media rights contract with the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019. Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced on Wednesday a multi-year media rights package with NBC Sports [...]...2018
  • • Danica Patrick Retiring as Full-Time Driver
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Danica Patrick announced on Friday that she will no longer drive full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Her contract with Stewart-Haas Racing ends at the end of this season and with the limited opportunities in the Cup series, there wasn’t much to choose from. “This is my last season as a full-time drive...2017
  • • Danica Patrick Announces 2017 is Final Full Time Season
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Danica Patrick announced on Friday that she will no longer drive full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Her contract with Stewart-Haas Racing ends at the end of this season and with the limited opportunities in the Cup series, there wasn’t much to choose from. “This is my last season as a full-time drive...2017
  • • AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has joined AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the team’s famed No. 14 entry beginning with the 2018 season. Kanaan, who will turn 43 on the last day of 2017, has signed a multi-year contract with the team fronted [...]...2017
  • • Rossi Soars To Pole At The Glen
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – New contract with Andretti Autosport in-hand and his right foot on the throttle, Alexander Rossi joined the ranks of Verizon IndyCar Series pole-winners Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International. Rossi posted a last-lap flyer around the famed natural-terrain layout in his No. 98 Honda to claim the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s [...]...2017

IndyCar Series stats

  • • Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview
    Graham Rahal returns to the NTT IndyCar Series forthe 2020 IndyCar season as something of a dark horse. While the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing veteran got off to a slow start at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s got 12 years of experience under his belt and statistics that demonstrate an Astor Cup isn’t out of his … The post Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview appeared first on F...2020

IndyCar Series kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Carpenter Building Good Things On/Off Track
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – Up every day at 6 a.m. and off to bed by 10 p.m. In between, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ only owner/driver has figured out a formula for mixing fast cars with an energetic family. “Time management is crucial,” said Ed Carpenter, namesake of the Indianapolis-based organization [...]...2018
  • • New teammates Sam Hornish Jr., Aric Almirola have much in common
    Both are family men and young fathers. Both still have something to prove, despite turning heads just to get where they are in their careers. And both are committed to making Richard Petty Motorsports a better, more elite organization. It's no wonder, then, that the pairing of new RPM teammates Aric Almirola and Sam Hornish Jr. has all the makings of a dynamic, harmonious fit. It's also not surpri...2015

Top IndyCar Series news

  • • Pedal down: Danica Patrick ready to get back behind the wheel
    Danica Patrick may be used to long offseasons from her Verizon IndyCar Series days, but the now Sprint Cup Series driver is itching to get back behind the wheel of her Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. ...2015
  • • New teammates Sam Hornish Jr., Aric Almirola have much in common
    2015
  • • Triple play for Team Penske?
    Team owner Roger Penske could leave this weekend's season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the car owner for the Sprint Cup Series champion driver, Nationwide Series car, and Verizon IndyCar Series champion driver. ...2014
  • • Analysis: What losing GoDaddy means for Danica's NASCAR future
    Now that GoDaddy.com is leaving NASCAR, the burning question is what's next for Danica Patrick, who has had the web-hosting company as her primary sponsor since 2010, when she was driving in the IndyCar Series?...2015
  • • Silicon Valley sponsor, Avaya, joining forces with Brad Keselowski
    Team Penske announced Friday that the organization has partnered with Avaya as a team sponsor for the 2015 season in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series....2015
  • • Jimmie Johnson inadvertently fuels Twitter feud over IndyCar Series
    Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was not impressed by the IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday night, and took to Twitter to explain why, setting off a bit of a verbal debate....2016
  • • Robosaurus, the 30-ton, 40-foot-tall car-crushing monster, is back
    Robosaurus is making a return to the NASCAR scene for a Camping World Truck Series-Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader this June....2016
  • • Ganassi goes crowd surfing after Dixon's IndyCar championship
    Scott Dixon captured the 2015 IndyCar Series championship on Sunday and team owner Chip Ganassi was in the mood to celebrate....2015
  • • Roger Penske will make history once again in the Indianapolis 500
    Roger Penske's fleet of talented drivers in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series are looking to add to his outstanding legacy in the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600....2016
  • • Sources: IndyCar Series gets Watkins Glen date
    Sources: IndyCar Series gets Watkins Glen date...2016

IndyCar Series schedule, game

  • • IndyCar postpones Mid-Ohio twinbill due to virus
    2020
  • • Notes: IndyCar Drops West Coast Races
    2020
  • • IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-First Win
    While the Iowa 250 may take place on the shortest track of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, the first race of the weekend at the 7/8th-mile oval certainly wasn’t short on action. Two big crashes changed the complexion of the race, enabling Simon Pagenaud – the Team Penske driver who failed to qualify and thus … The post IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-F...2020
  • • Entry List: IndyCar Iowa 250s
    NTT IndyCar Series teams have another doubleheader this week, this time at Iowa Speedway. The Iowa 250s are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights (July 17-18). There are 23 drivers entered in both events, meaning all will qualify, barring any changes. Three rookies will race this week, including Oliver Askew who will pilot the No. … The post Entry List: IndyCar Iowa 250s appeared first on...2020
  • • IndyCar’s 2020 Doubleheaders: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    The NTT IndyCar Series normally has one doubleheader on its schedule, but IndyCar drivers have to contest three back-to-back weekends as a result of rescheduling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America has given viewers their first taste of back-to-back action in 2020, we’re … The post IndyCar’s 2020 Doubleheaders: The Good, Th...2020
  • • IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020
    The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing in July 2020. With two races in the books and four more scheduled by the end of the month. NTT IndyCar Series teams are already developing into contenders—or not. After two busy races, which teams are the front-runners for the Astor Cup, and which ones still need … The post IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020 appeared first on Frontstretch....2020
  • • IndyCar July 2020 Preview: Welcome To The Doubleheaders
    The NTT IndyCar Series is about to turn up the heat in July 2020. With the league trying to get the most out of a shortened 2020 IndyCar season schedule, doubleheader weekends are the name of the game—meaning that there will be twice as much to lose for teams that fail to post results. There … The post IndyCar July 2020 Preview: Welcome To The Doubleheaders appeared first on Frontstretch....2020
  • • Daly, Pagenaud: IndyCar, NASCAR double-header at IMS is “awesome”
    While NASCAR Trucks and ARCA racing have shared the bill with IndyCar on some tracks in recent years, the compression of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions provided IndyCar and IMS owner Roger Penske with a rare chance to strike a deal with NASCAR to share a venue with the Monster Energy Cup Series.Consequently, on July the Fourth weekend, IndyCar and ...K...2020
  • • IndyCar June 2020 Review: Rough Start To 2020 IndyCar Season
    June 2020 was an eventful month for the NTT IndyCar Series, even though there was only one race on the schedule. With all the anticipation surrounding the 2020 IndyCar season after a three-month delay, plus all of the changes that had taken place over the offseason, there was more than enough to talk about. It … The post IndyCar June 2020 Review: Rough Start To 2020 IndyCar Season appeared f...2020
  • • Sage Karam Returning to Dreyer Reinbold Racing for 2020
    NTT IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam returns to the driver’s seat for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing this year, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday, June 23. The 25-year-old racer will be behind the wheel of the team’s No. 24 Chevrolet starting at the GMR Grand Prix, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road … The post Sage Karam Returning to Dreyer Reinbold Racing for...2020

IndyCar Series rumors, scandals

  • • Sebastien Bourdais 2020 IndyCar Season Preview
    Sebastien Bourdais had a shocking NTT IndyCar Series offseason. His longtime team let him go, leaving the four-time open-wheel champion to focus on the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship instead. Bourdais is now only a part-time driver in the 2020 IndyCar season, and thanks to current events, he’s not even doing his full complement of races. So … The post Sebastien Bourdais 2020 IndyCa...2020
  • • Colton Herta 2020 IndyCar Season Profile
    Just one season into his NTT IndyCar Series career, Colton Herta already has two wins under his belt. The 20-year-old pulled off a shocking victory in 2019 at Circuit of the Americas, following that up by winning the season-ending event at Laguna Seca. The youngest driver ever to win a race in IndyCar competition, and … The post Colton Herta 2020 IndyCar Season Profile appeared first on Fron...2020
  • • New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
    John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com All speculation surrounding INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork chassis will become academic at 11:20 a.m. (EST) Friday _ scheduled start time for first practice of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2018 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. The series’ six-month offseason was marked by the rollout/development of th...2018
  • • Notes: Andretti To Remain With Honda
    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. _ Andretti Autosport, winner of three of the last four Indianapolis 500s, will continue to compete in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with Honda power as part of a multi-year agreement. The announcement by Michael Andretti, CEO of Andretti Autosport, ended speculation that Andretti’s organization was preparing to switch to Chevrolet twin-turbocharged [...]...2017

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