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Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso will race in the Indy 500. (Getty Images) It’s been 38 years since McLaren has raced in the Indy 500. In next month’s 101st Indianapolis 500, the familiar orange colors will return when two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso partners...
The Verizon IndyCar Series hits the streets of Long Beach for the second race of the season, and 43rd time overall. After three weeks off since the St. Pete opener, the series gets busy over the next 6-8 weeks. IndyCar will take next week off, then return for Phoenix and Barber...
The sights and sounds of the Verizon IndyCar Series will come out of hibernation this weekend on the streets of St. Pete. Much has changed since the checkered flag flew in Sonoma back in September, giving Simon Pagenaud his first championship. St. Pete poses many challenges to...
(Photo: Chris Jones/ Indy Car) Scott Dixon joined Tony D. to talk about the big changes for himself and the team in 2017, talking cars with Jay Leno and a preview of the 2017 Indy Car season.
photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway IndyCar welcomed a new champion in Simon Pagenaud, a new Indy 500 champion in rookie Alexander Rossi and eight different drivers pulled into victory lane in 2016. Here is my team-by-team report card for the 2016 season. A.J. Foyt Racing...
After rain washed away the Sunday plans at Pocono Speedway, the Verizon IndyCar Series took the green flag on Monday afternoon after a 22-day hiatus. The “tricky triangle” in Long Pond, PA, again earned its nickname. On Saturday during the first practice, three drivers found...
For the second straight season, Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, winning both the Lilly Diabetes 250 and Brickyard 400. There were plenty of storylines heading into the weekend, Tony Stewart’s final race at IMS, Jeff Gordon coming out...
Photo courtesy of IMS "Penske Perfect" is a term you often hear in racing, and it’s what team owner, Roger Penske expects out of both his Nascar and Indy Car teams week in and week out. It’s the mantra that has produced 16 Indy 500 Penske wins, 13 Indy Car season titles, 184...
It’s been twenty years since Tony Stewart completed his rookie test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Race fans, like me, grew up watching Tony Stewart at his best, worst and everything in between. It started well before 1996, when Stewart became the first driver to ever win...