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Nashville Indy Lights: Lundqvist leads from start to finish

Linus Lundqvist dominated the Nashville round of the Indy Lights championship to score his fifth win of the year and move almost 100 points clear of his nearest championship rival.

Iowa Indy Lights: McElrea wins after Lundqvist-Brabham clash

Polesitter Hunter McElrea scored the second win of his career at Iowa after late leader Linus Lundqvist squeezed challenger Matt Brabham into a wall and was penalized.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: McElrea dominates, beats Brabham

Andretti Autosport’s Hunter McElrea looked as dominant in the Indy Lights race at Mid-Ohio as he had in qualifying, leading all the way and surviving a late-race restart to hold on ahead of teammate Matt Brabham.

IndyCar at Mid-Ohio – facts, schedule, entry list

All you need to know ahead of the ninth round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

IndyCar’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – weekend schedule

The ninth round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio is supported by all four steps on the Road To Indy as well as Porsche Sprint Challenge and Stadium SuperTrucks.

Indy Lights driver Pedersen to test Juncos Hollinger IndyCar

Current Indy Lights driver Benjamin Pedersen will have his first test in an IndyCar next Monday driving the #77 Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet.

IndyCar’s Firestones to come from new facility in Akron, OH.

Firestone has opened a new $21m Advanced Tire Production Center designed for more efficient and sustainable tire production that will produce the Firehawks used by the NTT IndyCar Series.

Firestone to replace Cooper as tire supplier for Indy Lights

Firestone will return as tire supplier for the Indy Lights series in 2023, after an absence of nine years.

Road America Indy Lights: Rasmussen earns first win

Reigning Indy Pro 2000 champion Christian Rasmussen finally scored his first Indy Lights win, holding off Andretti Autosport teammate Sting Ray Robb and leading 18 of the 20 laps.

IndyCar’s Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America – weekend schedule

The eighth round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series at Road America will be supported by action from the four steps of the Road To Indy. Here is the full schedule.

Detroit Indy Lights: Lundqvist dominates again in Race 2

Championship leader Linus Lundqvist of HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing extended his advantage over the opposition with a second flag-to-flag victory on Belle Isle.

Detroit Indy Lights: Lundqvist dominates Race 1

The fifth race of the Indy Lights championship at Detroit was full of incident, but not for points leader Linus Lundqvist who drove from pole to victory lane.

IndyCar’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix – weekend schedule

The seventh round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series, on Belle Isle, Detroit for the final time, will as usual be supported by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and two rounds of Indy Lights. Here is the full schedule.

Indy Lights Indy GP: Lundqvist clinches win in interrupted Race 2

The second Indy Lights race was interrupted for five hours by lightning and then the IndyCar GP of Indianapolis, but at the conclusion of the race, Lundqvist was a conclusive victor.

Indy Lights Indy GP: Race 2 red-flagged for threatening weather

The Indy Lights field has completed 14 of 35 laps in its second race of the weekend, but lightning in the area forced officials to halt it, and postpone its resumption until after the IndyCar race.

Indy Lights Indy GP: Frost scores first win as rivals clash

Danial Frost delivered his first ever Indy Lights victory, holding off Hunter McElrea to the checkered flag, while Christian Rasmussen and Linus Lundqvist collided and had to stage major comeback drives.

Ganassi signs Indy Lights driver Simpson in development deal

Chip Ganassi Racing has signed Indy Lights driver Kyffin Simpson to a development deal.

Month of May schedule at IMS – Grand Prix of Indy, Indy 500

All the track action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Month of May, with the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis followed by the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

NXG Youth Motorsports fostering love of motorsport in Detroit

The NXG Youth Motorsports believes its expansion to Detroit is paying off, as it continues its push to attract under-represented communities into the racing world.

Barber Indy Lights: Lundqvist beats Pedersen in wet/dry race

A race that started on a wet track that rapidly dried saw Linus Lundqvist deliver victory for HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing, chased by home by Global Racing Group w/HMD teammate Benjamin Pedersen.

IndyCar’s Honda Indy GP of Alabama – the weekend schedule

The fourth round of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park will be supported by action from the four steps on the Road To Indy. Here is the full schedule.

St. Pete Indy Lights: Brabham wins, heartbreak for Rasmussen

The opening round of the Indy Lights season saw a dramatic win for series returnee Matt Brabham after two Andretti Autosport teammates suffered heartache, including leader Christian Rasmussen running out of fuel on the penultimate lap.

Firestone GP of St. Petersburg – the weekend schedule

The opening round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series is this weekend at St. Petersburg, FL. Here’s the schedule for all the on-track competition.

Trans Am star Francis to race Indy Lights with Force Indy

Force Indy has announced its entry for the 2022 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship with Ernie Francis Jr. driving the team’s #99 car.

Andretti Acquisition Corp. begins trading on NYSE

Andretti Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), has begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

IndyCar announces 14-race Indy Lights schedule for 2022

This year’s Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires schedule will comprise 14 races, all within NTT IndyCar Series race events.

Brabham returns to Andretti Indy Lights team for 2022

Matthew Brabham will return to the Road To Indy in 2022 as part of Andretti Autosport’s four-car attack on the Indy Lights championship.

Foyt signs Indy Lights champ Kirkwood full-time for 2022
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Foyt signs Indy Lights champ Kirkwood full-time for 2022

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood has landed the legendary #14 entry at AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Andretti disappointed his IndyCar rivals ignore Indy Lights

Michael Andretti says he’s pleased Penske Entertainment has taken over the Indy Lights series but believes there’s a need for incentives for IndyCar teams to expand downward.

Andretti hopes Kirkwood can return to “the family” one day
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Andretti hopes Kirkwood can return to “the family” one day

Michael Andretti says it was tough to let go of his 2021 Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood and expressed hope that he will race for him one day.

Kirkwood now available to any team as he seeks fulltime ride
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Kirkwood now available to any team as he seeks fulltime ride

Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood says that the end of his current Andretti Autosport contract has allowed him to speak with other teams as he tries to ascertain his future for 2022.

Road To Indy open test to feature over 40 entries

This weekend’s Chris Griffis Memorial Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course will see 44 driver/car combinations in action across the three categories.

Robb switches to Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team
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Robb switches to Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team

Sting Ray Robb’s second Indy Lights season will see him at the Andretti Autosport team, after a torrid first year in the series.

Nannini to test Indy Lights car for Juncos Hollinger

Matteo Nannini will test a Juncos Hollinger Racing Indy Lights car at this weekend’s open test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Malukas on first IndyCar test: “I wasn’t expecting it to be so good!”

Indy Lights graduate David Malukas has admitted his pace on his first IndyCar outing was surprising even to him.

Andretti impressed at first IndyCar runs by Kirkwood, DeFrancesco
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Andretti impressed at first IndyCar runs by Kirkwood, DeFrancesco

Andretti Autosport race engineer Ray Gosselin says he and the team “couldn’t be happier” with the way potential Indy Lights graduates Kyle Kirkwood and Devlin DeFrancesco adapted to IndyCars in their first test.

IndyCar reveals Jones as new director of Indy Lights
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IndyCar reveals Jones as new director of Indy Lights

Veteran United States Auto Club (USAC) driver and executive Levi Jones will be the new director of the Indy Lights series, it was announced today.

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting Prime

Why Kyle Kirkwood is America's new IndyCar ace-in-waiting

Kyle Kirkwood, the record-setting junior formula driver, sealed the Indy Lights championship last weekend. But despite an absurdly strong résumé and scholarship money, his next move is far from clear. By David Malsher-Lopez.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Lundqvist dominates, Kirkwood is champ

Kyle Kirkwood has become the first driver to win all three categories of the Road To Indy, after clinching the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship, but he made it difficult in a strange and wet finale, while Linus Lundqvist made his third victory look easy.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Kirkwood wins Race 1, has one hand on title

Kyle Kirkwood led from pole position to checkered flag to score his 10th win of the Indy Lights season, and now needs only to finish in the Top 10 in tomorrow’s finale to clinch the championship.

Vital weekend for Indy Lights’ new IndyCar aces-in-waiting

The Indy Lights championship battle between Kyle Kirkwood and David Malukas will be resolved at Mid-Ohio this weekend, and both have realistic hopes of breaking into IndyCar in 2022.

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.

Indy Lights Laguna Seca: Kirkwood dominates again for ninth win

Kyle Kirkwood scored his second straight Laguna Seca victory by 26 seconds, although title rival David Malukas limited the damage to the points margin by claiming runner-up spot.

Indy Lights Laguna Seca: Kirkwood takes Race 1 win, points lead

Andretti Autosport's Kyle Kirkwood wrested the Indy Lights points lead away from David Malukas with his eighth win of the season as the erstwhile championship leader could only finish fourth.

Portland Indy Lights: Kirkwood defies odds, defeats HMD trio

Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood pulled off a stunning pass on Lap 2 to snatch the lead of the race and close the points margin on polesitter David Malukas.

Portland Indy Lights: Malukas in seventh heaven

David Malukas’s HMD Motorsports entry scored a dominant win at Portland, while prime title rival Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood performed damage control, climbing from fifth to second.

Gateway Indy Lights: Malukas beats Kirkwood after hard scrap

For the second straight day, David Malukas prevailed over Kyle Kirkwood, and again the race was ended early due to tire problems.

Gateway Indy Lights: Malukas wins, beats Kirkwood, Pedersen

David Malukas is just two points off Kyle Kirkwood in the championship, after scoring his fifth win of the season at WorldWide Technology Raceway, while Benjamin Pedersen took third in his first ever oval race.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Kirkwood supreme again, earns sixth win

Kyle Kirkwood completed a near-perfect weekend and again led Danial Frost in an Andretti Autosport 1-2 to extend his championship lead over David Malukas.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Kirkwood dominates, heads Andretti 1-2

Kyle Kirkwood led the first race of the Indy Lights double-header at Mid-Ohio from pole to checkered flag, scoring his fifth win of the 2021 Cooper Tires Indy Lights season, and again move into the lead of the championship.

IndyCar’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ 10th round of the season is this Sunday on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Here’s the three-day schedule for all the on-track action.

Kirkwood’s future is IndyCar, not FE, says Andretti team boss

Roger Griffiths, team boss at the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team in Formula E, is impressed by Kyle Kirkwood but suspects he’ll pursue an IndyCar career rather than jump to FE.

Road America Indy Lights: Malukas wins, regains points lead

David Malukas is leading the championship battle again after winning at Road America just a day after a Lap 1 Turn 1 battle sent him to the back of the field.

Road America Indy Lights: Kirkwood wins, avoids early mayhem

Kyle Kirkwood scored his fourth win of the Indy Lights season in Race 1 at Road America and took the championship lead after the front-row starters clashed ahead of him.

Detroit Indy Lights: Kirkwood wins again, closes title fight

 Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood delivered a perfect drive from third on the grid to sweep the weekend in Indy Lights and move to within four points of championship leader Linus Lundqvist.

Detroit Indy Lights: Kirkwood beats Lundqvist for second win

Kyle Kirkwood of Andretti Autosport led from pole to checkered flag in Indy Lights’ first race of the weekend to score his second win of the season, but Linus Lundqvist kept him under pressure all the way to the end.

Former Indy car star Andre Ribeiro dies of cancer aged 55

Andre Ribeiro, the man who scored Honda’s first win in Indy car racing, has died of bowel cancer aged 55.

IMS Indy Lights: Malukas holds off Sowery in last-lap battle

David Malukas scored his third win in six Indy Lights races, but his HMD Motorsports car held off Juncos Racing’s Toby Sowery by only five feet after a great last-lap battle.

IMS Indy Lights: Lundqvist takes points lead with second win

Linus Lundqvist dominated the first of two Indy Lights races on the IMS road course to claim the championship lead, having led from green flag to checkered flag.

St. Pete Indy Lights: Malukas holds off Kirkwood in Race 2

David Malukas scored his second win of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season, but only after holding off a strong late challenge from Kyle Kirkwood.