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McLaughlin targets Indy win in 2022
Pagenaud confirmed at MSR for 2022
Newgarden, Dixon on Palou's ability
Ganassi on importance of Palou title
Herta thrilled to conquer Long Beach

IndyCar’s new Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin believes his next steps are to finish in the top 10 in the championship, and compete for Indy 500 victory.

Simon Pagenaud’s move to Meyer Shank Racing-Honda for next year has been confirmed the day after the 2021 season closed.

Newgarden says Palou is Dixon-esque, Dixon says he raises the bar
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Former champions Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden have praised 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou for being the most complete of the young drivers in the series.

Ganassi: Palou’s title triumph is “as big as it gets” Long Beach
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Chip Ganassi, who today saw Alex Palou score his team’s 14th drivers’ title, says this latest triumph means a huge amount to the #10 crew and paid tribute to members working behind the scenes.

Herta: “Can’t believe” he won Long Beach at his second try Long Beach
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Colton Herta says his Long Beach triumph is special because he regards the race as IndyCar’s biggest event outside of the Indianapolis 500.

Champion Palou: “Let’s get another one now!” Long Beach
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Champion Palou: “Let’s get another one now!”

The 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou says he’s already thinking in terms of retaining his title next year.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta beats Newgarden, Palou is champion Long Beach
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Long Beach IndyCar: Herta beats Newgarden, Palou is champion

Colton Herta stormed from 14th to victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, beating Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon, while Alex Palou came home a solid fourth to claim his first NTT IndyCar Series title.

O’Ward taken out of IndyCar title fight early in series finale Long Beach
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O’Ward taken out of IndyCar title fight early in series finale

Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet’s Pato O’Ward has lost his shot at the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series title at the Long Beach finale due to transmission failure, which occurred 17 laps after he was punted into a spin at the end of the opening tour.

Ticktum would make a great IndyCar driver, says Carlin

Stephanie Tindall, who helps run the Carlin team, believes that one of the squad’s current Formula 2 stars Dan Ticktum, would be ideal for the NTT IndyCar Series.

Bourdais to race IMSA full-time, IndyCar part-time in ’22

Sebastien Bourdais is expected to be confirmed as a full-time IMSA Prototype driver for 2022, and is now seeking to fill his non-sportscar weekends racing an IndyCar for A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet.

Carpenter confirms VeeKay will remain for third season

Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet has announced that Rinus VeeKay will run a third season for the team in 2022.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta leads Dixon in warm-up Long Beach
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Long Beach IndyCar: Herta leads Dixon in warm-up

Colton Herta, who led the two practice sessions but tripped up on tactics in qualifying, topped warm-up for the season finale at Long Beach, clocking a lap 0.1745sec ahead of Scott Dixon.

Ticktum looking to IndyCar, DTM and Formula E for 2022

Dan Ticktum says he has a "couple of options" for next season and would be looking for drives in IndyCar, DTM and Formula E if he moves away from Formula 2 in 2022.

Newgarden: Previous qualifying missteps ended real title hopes

Long Beach pole-winner Josef Newgarden says that poor qualifying runs on the previous three road courses are what has all-but-eliminated him from genuine championship contention this weekend.

O’Ward upset to get “hosed” by “very odd call” from IndyCar

Championship challenger Pato O’Ward says he felt cheated out of his chance to be in the Firestone Fast Six in Long Beach following a controversial end to Q2.

Long Beach IndyCar: Newgarden takes pole, title rivals falter

Josef Newgarden took his fourth pole position of the season for Team Penske-Chevrolet, while Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward will start from the lower end of the Top 10.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta tops practice again, beats Penskes

Colton Herta turned the fastest lap of the weekend to top second practice, as all the drivers tried out the Firestone alternate compound for the first time.

Miles: IndyCar’s “clear focus is on North America”

Penske Entertainment Corp.’s president and CEO Mark Miles has stated that IndyCar will remain focused on its home continent for now, despite the international flavor of its rising stars.

Hunter-Reay remaining “all smiles” before Andretti swansong

Ryan Hunter-Reay insists he’s remaining upbeat about his future, on the eve of his last race with Andretti Autosport, for whom he has raced 12 years.

Long Beach IndyCar: Herta tops first practice, Palou shines

Colton Herta put Andretti Autosport-Honda on top in opening practice for the returning Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, while champion-elect Alex Palou’s first encounter with the course resulted in an impressive third.

IndyCar becomes sanctioning body, promoter for Indy Lights

Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles today revealed IndyCar will become the sanctioning body and promoter of the Indy Lights series at the end of this season 2021 season.

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar Prime

Why Grosjean's oval commitment shows he's serious about IndyCar

One of motorsport’s worst-kept secrets now out in the open, and Romain Grosjean has been confirmed as an Andretti Autosport IndyCar driver in 2022. It marks a remarkable turnaround after the abrupt end to his Formula 1 career, and is a firm indication of his commitment to challenge for the IndyCar Series title  

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch Prime

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch

The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet Prime

IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet

The ace 20-somethings in IndyCar have risen to become title contenders, but the best of the series veterans are digging deep and responding – and will continue to do so over the next couple of years, says David Malsher-Lopez.

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Prime

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves