McLaren is working on a plan to enter IndyCar full-time with double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso in 2019, according to series chief Mark Miles. Alonso announced on Tuesday that he would not compete in F1 in 2019, but left the door open for a return to grand prix racing should McLaren regain competitiveness. Having won […]

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Bidding wars and race drivers are rarely used in the same sentence – especially when we’re talking IndyCar drivers. A handful make decent money, a few others do OK, and then there’s a group that takes a percentage from its sponsorship to stay alive. But because of the expense of operating an IndyCar along with […]

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Scott Dixon is staying with Chip Ganassi for 2019. RACER has learned the official announcement of the four-time IndyCar champion’s return for his 18th year with Ganassi will be made Monday morning and a teleconference is set for 2 p.m. ET. The 38-year-old Kiwi had been heavily pursued by Zak Brown and Michael Andretti for […]

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A flawless drive by Alexander Rossi at Mid-Ohio and an almighty gamble on race strategy by his Andretti Autosport team ensured the American scored a second emphatic win of the season. With the entire field committing to at least three pit stops during the Honda Indy 200, the Andretti team rolled the dice with the […]

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Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi scored his third career pole with a flying final lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Team Penske’s Will Power was the last driver to set a time and improved to second, but Rossi’s staggering 1m04.6802s tour around the 2.2-mile road course was not going to be beaten. […]

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Scott Dixon makes his 300th IndyCar start on Sunday here at Mid-Ohio, but where he makes his first start in 2019 remains to be seen. The four-time IndyCar champion and current point leader’s contract with Chip Ganassi expires in five more races and it appears he’s either going to re-up with Ganassi for his 20th […]

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Following formal approval from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, IndyCar and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have confirmed that the Central California road course will return to the Indy car schedule in 2019. The three-year agreement, approved today by the Monterey County Board  overseeing operation of the facility, calls for Laguna Seca to be the […]

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Josef Newgarden stunned Scott Dixon to take pole for the Honda Indy Toronto event and stunned the championship leader once again on Sunday when he made a costly mistake that handed victory to the Chip Ganassi Racing Honda team. Dealing with understeer behind the Team Penske driver during his opening stint on Firestone’s alternate tires, […]

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The variables of rain and a drying track during qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto event shuffled the order in interesting ways as Josef Newgarden earned pole and the hometown favorites of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens missed out on making the Firestone Fast Six. The Team Penske driver left nothing behind on an amazing […]

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Scott Dixon’s early weekend pace is being interpreted as a warning shot by some of his rivals, even as the New Zealander sought to downplay his advantage. Dixon ended the opening day of Verizon IndyCar Series practice in Toronto more than 0.4s clear of second-quickest driver Takuma Sato; a margin that prompted others along pitlane […]

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