IndyCar

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Simon Pagenaud, of France, leads the field through the first turn on the start of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Great American Race” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 04, 2020 - 9:47 am
Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression. It was a...
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In this image provided by Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc., Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson poses with an IndyCar during testing with Chip Ganassi Racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Indianapolis. Johnson is interested in competing in the IndyCar Series when he retires from full-time NASCAR competition at the end of this season. (Jimmie Johnson Racing II, Inc. via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Jimmie Johnson finally fulfilled his childhood dream of driving an Indy car with a test session Tuesday. When the seven-time NASCAR champion finished turning laps, he was sold on figuring out how to race next year in the IndyCar Series. “It only lit the fire more. I want to do this more than ever...
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A security guard peers out from behind NHL-branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is acting as the "bubble" ahead of the return of the league's season following disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 1:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Colorado Rockies say left-handed reliever Tim Collins has decided not to play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Collins was part of Colorado’s 60-player pool and was assigned to...
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Rinus VeeKay, of The Netherlands, races his car during practice for an IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2020 - 11:13 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — If only the English rock band The Who didn’t procure the name “The Kids Are Alright” for its 1979 documentary, it would have been the perfect title for this year’s wild and unpredictable IndyCar season. Then again, the young guns have been better than just all right through the...
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Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar Series auto race, Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 18, 2020 - 8:15 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden was seething after a fifth-place finish in the opener of the IndyCar doubleheader at Iowa, insisting he had the best car of the night and it was merely misfortune that cost him the win. The two-time series champion left nothing to chance Saturday night. Newgarden...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, crosses the finish line as he wins an IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 17, 2020, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 17, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Simon Pagenaud's worst-to-first run capped a wild opening night to IndyCar's doubleheader at Iowa Speedway. The former series champion, who was unable to qualify because of a fuel pressure issue, managed to stretch his tires and take advantage of a unique pit strategy — and a...
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Fans wait for the start of a NASCAR All-Star Open auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 15, 2020 - 5:51 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race — an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands. It wasn't the raucous ovation typically heard in Thunder Valley, but after four months of...
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IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist reacts after winning auto race two of the REV Group Grand Prix, Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)
July 12, 2020 - 2:18 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon’s win streak finally ended. Chip Ganassi Racing just kept rolling along. Felix Rosenqvist overtook Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career win Sunday in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. Rosenqvist became only...
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IndyCar driverScott Dixon (9) raises his arms to celebrate his win in the REV Group Grand Prix auto race one, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 8:39 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Winning an IndyCar race is nothing new for Scott Dixon, particularly this year. But getting to celebrate as fans cheered him on for the first time all year made his victory Saturday at Road America particularly sweet. “To see fans and hear fans cheering again was...
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IndyCar Rev Group Grand Prix winner Alexander Rossi enters Victory Lane Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The IndyCar series will welcome fans for the first time of the year during the REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, 2020, at Road America in Plymouth, Wisconsin.(Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)
July 10, 2020 - 1:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Simon Pagenaud says racing hasn’t been quite the same without spectators to cheer the drivers on for the opening stages of the IndyCar season. “It’s strange to go to the track without any fans,” said Peganaud, who ranks second to Scott Dixon in the point standings. “It’s like being...
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