IndyCar News

Newgarden won't change approach
Robb: Fitness is rookie's big hurdle
Harvey: Adapting is key to solid ’23
Newgarden pleased by Chevy, new fuel
Kirkwood savoring Andretti Autosport

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, who’s been beaten to the title for the last three years, sees no need to change his approach ahead of the 2023 season.

Sting Ray Robb, who has graduated from Indy Lights to Dale Coyne Racing-Honda’s IndyCar team for 2023, says that lack of in-car physical fitness is the biggest hurdle for a rookie.

Jack Harvey says that being prepared to adapt his driving style to suit his car when he can’t find the perfect car “feeling” will be key to his 2023 reboot at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden says he’s been impressed with the Chevrolet’s driveability, and saw no loss in performance since the switch to renewable fuel.

Andretti Autosport-Honda newcomer Kyle Kirkwood, who finished top of the fourth session in IndyCar’s test at Thermal Club, says he’s enjoying his new environment and the handling of his car.

Kirkwood ends final test session on top, Ericsson tops Day 2

Kyle Kirkwood topped the final session in IndyCar’s official preseason test at Thermal Club, although Marcus Ericsson’s time from this morning remained fastest overall.

Arrow McLaren prioritizing in-year gains to match Penske, Ganassi

Gavin Ward, racing director at Arrow McLaren-Chevrolet, says that he sees his role as developing processes that allow Arrow McLaren to emulate Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing in terms of how much progress they make throughout a season.

Castroneves: “Too early” to think about potential replacement by Blomqvist

Four-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves says it’s too soon to consider the idea that Meyer Shank Racing might want to swap him to the IMSA squad and bring Tom Blomqvist over to IndyCar.

Ericsson leads third IndyCar test session at Thermal

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Marcus Ericsson topped the 2hr30min morning session on Day 2 at Thermal Club, leading the again impressive fellow Scandinavian Christian Lundgaard.

Lundgaard: “I don't see a reason why we can't be competitive”

Christian Lundgaard is confident that the improving Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda IndyCar team is already in a stronger position than it was in 2022.

Juncos Hollinger shining with Ilott and rookie Canapino

Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet has started strong in IndyCar preseason testing, with Callum Ilott setting seventh fastest time on Day 1, and Agustin Canapino belying his rookie status to outpace series veterans.

Indy 500 winners Ericsson, Ganassi receive “Baby Borgs”

2022 Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson and winning team-owner Chip Ganassi were presented with their miniature Borg-Warner Trophies this evening at Thermal Club, California.

IndyCar ditches double-points for Indy 500

IndyCar has announced that this year’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will offer only “regular” points.

Armstrong feels “confident” in “very natural”-feeling IndyCar

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s 2023 rookie Marcus Armstrong says he already feels confident in an IndyCar, after just two days of testing.

Herta improves, stays top after Thermal IndyCar test Day 1

Colton Herta remained fastest of the 27 IndyCar drivers taking part in the preseason test at Thermal Club near Palm Springs, California.

McLaughlin: “I’m fast enough to win the IndyCar championship”

Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Scott McLaughlin says he has the speed to become an IndyCar champion and can cope with the pressure of being a title contender.

Firestone gaining “useful data” from IndyCar Thermal Club test

Cara Krstolic, director of Bridgestone Race Tire Engineering & production, and chief tire engineer in IndyCar, believes the series’ inaugural test at Thermal Club is providing useful information for Firestone and the race teams regarding tire behavior.

Herta leads opening session in first IndyCar test at Thermal

The 2.9-mile Thermal Club track near Palm Springs in California saw all 27 fulltime entries hit the track, and Andretti Autosport-Honda star Colton Herta led the way.

Ed Carpenter wants IndyCar wins from VeeKay and Daly

Ed Carpenter Racing, which has revealed its new BitNile.com liveries for its three cars, is looking for not only glory but also improved consistency in 2023.

RLL engineering team “more focused” in 2023, says Rahal

Graham Rahal has declared himself much more upbeat about the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team’s prospects in 2023, and attributes much of this positivity to new technical director Stefano Sordo.

Grosjean hopes to race Le Mans in 2024 if IndyCar schedule allows

Romain Grosjean says his Lamborghini LMDh commitments next year should include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, providing there are no clashes with his IndyCar schedule.

Nigel Mansell’s greatest F1 and Indycar drives Prime

Nigel Mansell’s greatest F1 and Indycar drives

It’s 30 years since Mansell won the Formula 1 world title and then headed off to do battle in America. Here are his best races – and the Briton’s memories of them

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.