IndyCar News

Johnson on Indy 500 qualifying: “The speed scared my kids!”

Jimmie Johnson, who has graduated to Sunday’s Top 12 fight for pole position in the Indy 500, says the experience was intense for not only himself but also his family.

Grosjean shines on bad day for Andretti cars in Indy qualifying

Indy 500 rookie Romain Grosjean will start next week’s race from the first four rows, but his four Andretti Autosport-Honda teammates failed to crack the top 20.

Indy 500: Sato, Grosjean, Johnson into Top 12, P13-33 set

Takuma Sato had a wild ride into Sunday’s battle for Indy 500 pole position and among others, he’ll face rookies Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson, as rain brought an early conclusion to Day 1 of qualifying.

Indy 500: VeeKay leads after first qualifying runs

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay took full advantage of the favorable temperatures at the start of the day to set the third fastest qualifying run in Indy history, but there was major trouble for several of the stars, including Helio Castroneves, Colton Herta and Marco Andretti.

Extra Thunderbirds flypast replaces balloon-release at Indy 500

The once-traditional balloon-release in the pre-race activities at the Indianapolis 500 will not occur this year, and has been replaced by an extra flypast by the U.S. Air Force's legendary Thunderbirds.

Indy 500: Carpenter, Dixon head last practice before qualifying

Ed Carpenter turned the fastest lap of the final practice session before the qualifying runs commence, but Scott Dixon ran the best unassisted single lap and also the best four-lap average without a tow.

Indy 500: Kanaan sets best four-lap average on Fast Friday

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Tony Kanaan went to the top of the four-lap average speeds in the final five minutes of Fast Friday, as drivers dealt with horrendously windy conditions.

Qualifying for Indy 500? It’s complicated… and now earlier, too

This year’s Indy 500 qualifying procedure will provide thrills but the tweaks have made things more complicated for teams and engine manufacturers. Now potential weather problems have brought the schedule forward.

O'Ward: Indy’s wind-blasted Fast Friday “a bit terrifying”

Halfway through a very difficult Fast Friday, Alexander Rossi has turned the fastest single lap, but Pato O’Ward is the only driver to have set a full four-lap run with an average over 230mph.

Johnson has lucky escape at Indy after smacking Turn 2 wall

Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson has suffered his first slap of the SAFER barrier in an IndyCar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but his car survived the strike relatively unharmed.

Cindric: Positives and negatives to loss of fourth Penske at Indy

Team Penske-Chevrolet president Tim Cindric says reducing to three cars for the 2022 season has had upsides and downsides in preparation for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Indy 500 trophy: What's it called? Why does it have faces? & more

When a driver wins the Indianapolis 500, he doesn’t just put his name in the record books: he gets his effigy in sterling silver on the world’s most iconic sports trophy.

Johnson expects “interesting conversation with my right foot”

Indy 500 rookie Jimmie Johnson says that increased boost and reduced downforce will be an intimidating experience on Fast Friday.

Indy 500: Sato top again, Grosjean survives multiple scares

Two former Formula 1 drivers, Takuma Sato and Romain Grosjean starred in today’s final practice before Fast Friday ahead of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, but for very different reasons.

Podcast: Indy 500 Preview with two-time winner Takuma Sato

33 drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. And just 10 days to go until the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the 106th running of the Indy 500.

BorgWarner honors A.J. Foyt with one of a kind Baby Borg

One of America’s greatest ever drivers, four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt, has been honored by BorgWarner with a one-of-a-kind Baby Borg trophy.

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 Prime

Ranking the top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021

In an enthralling 2021 IndyCar campaign, the series bounced back from its COVID-19 truncated year prior and series sophomore Alex Palou defeated both the established order and his fellow young guns to clinch a maiden title. It capped a remarkable season with plenty of standout performers

How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar Prime

How Marcus Ericsson finally unlocked his potential in IndyCar

Marcus Ericsson enjoyed a breakout year in the IndyCar Series in 2021, winning twice and finishing sixth in points with Chip Ganassi Racing. How did he finally unlock the potential that was masked by five years of toil in Formula 1 with Caterham and Sauber/Alfa Romeo?

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win Prime

Remembering Dan Wheldon and his last and most amazing win

Saturday, Oct. 16th, marks the 10th anniversary Dan Wheldon’s death. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute, then asks Wheldon’s race engineer from 2011, Todd Malloy, to recall that magical second victory at the Indianapolis 500.

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up? Prime

Have Harvey and RLL formed IndyCar’s next winning match-up?

Jack Harvey’s move to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing sparked plenty of debate, but their combined strength could prove golden, says David Malsher-Lopez.