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IndyCar reveals start times for all 17 races in 2020

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series will see shifts in green-flag times for four of its 17 races, while IndyCar has also now revealed the start time of the returning event at Richmond Raceway.

Ed Carpenter Racing signs Daly, US Air Force

Conor Daly will compete in IndyCar road and street course races next year driving the U.S. Air Force-sponsored #20 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet, and will drive a third ECR car in the Indianapolis 500.

Alonso: Indy 500 is “the main priority” in 2020

Fernando Alonso says that trying to win the Indianapolis 500 is top of his list of priorities but until his inaugural attempt at the Dakar Rally is out of the way, he won’t be seeking to close any deals among IndyCar teams.

Promoted: Why Oliver Askew can be IndyCar’s next star rookie

Arrow McLaren SP has signed Oliver Askew as one half of its 2020 youth movement, and the team’s belief is not misplaced, writes David Malsher.

Hinchcliffe, Palou and Sette Camara on Coyne shortlist

Dale Coyne has confirmed that James Hinchcliffe is on his shortlist of drivers to take the IndyCar seat vacated by Sebastien Bourdais, but said that F2 ace Sergio Sette Camara and Super Formula race winner Alex Palou are also in the running.

Promoted: Leclerc v Newgarden – challenge accepted!
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Promoted: Leclerc v Newgarden – challenge accepted!

Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc takes on Team Penske IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden in a hilarious head-to-head challenge.

Orudzhev aiming for IndyCar future after Lights test

SMP Racing-backed driver Egor Orudzhev says he wants to pursue a career in the NTT IndyCar Series after his Indy Lights test outing.

Coyne confirms Bourdais split: “It’s not what we wanted to do"

Dale Coyne Racing is due to announce later today that it has released four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais, following the recent collapse of a proposed sponsorship deal.

Ed Carpenter Racing signs VeeKay for 2020 IndyCar season
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Ed Carpenter Racing signs VeeKay for 2020 IndyCar season

Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay has been confirmed as driver of the #21 Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Carpenter ends Hulkenberg IndyCar speculation

Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who is almost certain to lose his place on the Formula 1 grid in 2020, will not be joining Ed Carpenter Racing next year, despite speculation continuing to mount as recently as last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

IndyCar begins analysis of 2022 hybrid supplier bids

IndyCar has started the process of analyzing 10 submissions from potential hybrid unit suppliers, as it lays the groundwork for the next-gen engines which are to be introduced in 2022.

Pigot loses his ride with Ed Carpenter Racing

Spencer Pigot has been let go by Ed Carpenter Racing after three-and-a-half seasons with the team, and without personal sponsors he faces a struggle to find any full-time ride in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Ganassi honored with exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success, 30th Anniversary Tribute” will open at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum in December, honoring the modern-day legend’s IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR triumphs.

Promoted: The first 100 laps of Arrow McLaren SP’s bold new era

Patricio O’Ward, the 2018 Indy Lights champion, turned his first laps in an Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet IndyCar this week. Circumstances weren’t ideal but driver, race engineer and managing director are already excited about their collective prospects, reports David Malsher.

Nov 10, 2019

Legendary Indy engine builder, Sonny Meyer, dies aged 89

Louis "Sonny" Meyer Jr., one of the most accomplished and successful engine builders in Indianapolis 500 history, died Saturday, Nov. 9 in Crawfordsville, IN.

Meyer Shank goes full-time for 2020 with Andretti alliance

Meyer Shank Racing and driver Jack Harvey will be full-time NTT IndyCar Series entrants in 2020, and the Ohio-based team has formed a technical partnership with Andretti Autosport.

Michael Olinger, former IndyCar medical director, dies aged 69

Michael Olinger, M.D., who served as IndyCar’s medical director from 2006 to 2018, died November 7.

Why Roger Penske will transform IndyCar and Indianapolis Speedway Prime

Why Roger Penske will transform IndyCar and Indianapolis Speedway

By acquiring Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series, Roger Penske has landed his greatest deal, and now faces one of his toughest jobs. But there is no better man to provide the adrenaline shot needed by U.S. open-wheel racing, writes David Malsher.

Mark Miles to remain key IndyCar figure after Penske takeover

Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., will continue to play a key role in the future of IndyCar, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions once Penske Entertainment completes its purchase of these assets.

Bourdais impressed by “remarkable” IndyCar aeroscreen

IndyCar wrapped up its own trial runs of the aeroscreen with a simulated street course test at Sebring Raceway today, and Sebastien Bourdais says he was left deeply impressed by the quality of the work.

O’Ward thrilled by IndyCar return, fairly happy with aeroscreen

Patricio O’Ward had his first IndyCar test since departing the series in June, turning around 100 laps at Sebring Raceway in the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet, but said getting airflow toward the helmet with the aeroscreen in place is something that still needs to be addressed.

Penske foresees no conflict of interest as IndyCar, IMS owner

Roger Penske hopes that his “credibility” will help avoid being accused of a conflict of interest now that his Corporation is buying Hulman & Company, which owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series and IMS Productions.

Penske willing to “take a risk” on future Indy events

Penske Entertainment, the new owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar, will conduct business case studies for a more adventurous roster of events at IMS – including a possible IndyCar/NASCAR double-header, a 24-hour race or even Formula 1.

Penske can attract OEMs and sponsors to IndyCar, says Miles

President of Hulman & Co. Mark Miles believes that the Penske Corporation’s purchase of the parent company for Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series will make U.S. open-wheel racing more attractive to manufacturers and big-name sponsors.