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Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2019 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca
Andretti-Bound Herta Celebrates at Laguna Seca

Colton Herta will begin the final IndyCar Series race of the season from the pole. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Mercurial rookie Colton Herta celebrated his newly-secured future at Andretti Autosport Saturday with a salute to his father while upstaging the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders during qualifying for the season-ending […]

Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
Saturday, 7 Sep, 2019 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing
Flat Spot On: The Perplexities of Danger in Racing

Track workers work to repair the catch fence at Pocono as a medical evacuation helicopter transports injured driver Robert Wickens to a hospital in 2018. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Last week there was an outpouring of grief when two drivers died in high-profile racing crashes. This week, there’s been […]

IndyCar 2020 Schedule: Pocono Out, Richmond In
Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2019 – 8:49 | One Comment
IndyCar 2020 Schedule: Pocono Out, Richmond In

The IndyCar Series is driving away from Pocono next year. In its place is a short oval.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Open-wheel racing’s return to Richmond Raceway next summer after a 10-year hiatus comes wrapped with the promise of delivering a demographic that is not necessarily so NASCAR-centric.

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule includes a return to […]

Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
Tuesday, 3 Sep, 2019 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line
Newgarden Leads IndyCar Season To Finish Line

IndyCar Series points-leader Josef Newgarden warmed up for Sunday’s race in Portland by meeting with fans. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Team Penske’s Will Power continues to play spoiler in the NTT IndyCar Series championship chase, and teammate Josef Newgarden is loving it.

Power notched his second victory in three starts _ and […]

Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
Monday, 26 Aug, 2019 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis
Sato Responds To Pocono Woe With Win In St. Louis

The podium after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race featured the unlikely trio of Ed Carpenter, Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Call it “Taku’s Revenge.”

Six days after drawing relentless scrutiny for his part in an opening-lap wreck at Pocono Raceway, Takuma Sato answered and silenced his critics with […]

RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
Friday, 23 Aug, 2019 – 12:50 | Comments Off on RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism
RLL Stands Behind Sato After Widespread Critcism

IndyCar team owner Bobby Rahal is standing behind driver Takuma Sato in the wake of last Sunday’s race in Pocono. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has rallied to the defense of NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato in the aftermath of an opening-lap crash during last Sunday’s […]

Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
Monday, 19 Aug, 2019 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono
Power Victorious On A Bizarre Day At Pocono

Will Power got his first victory of the season on Sunday. It came on a crazy day at Pocono. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. – In the often-surreal world that defines open-wheel competition at Pocono Raceway, the Media Center became Victory Lane and vice versa as torrential rain forced […]

Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Sunday, 18 Aug, 2019 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs
Championship Runs, Pocono’s Fate Up For IndyCar Grabs

IndyCar’s run at Pocono Raceway may be coming to an end. (RacinToday photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

LONG POND, Pa. _ While 10 drivers remain mathematically eligible for the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series championship, Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 will showcase open-wheel racing’s version of the Final Four.

And as an intriguing subplot, riddle […]

Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren
Tuesday, 13 Aug, 2019 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren
Sam Schmidt Gets ‘The Ultimate’ From McLaren

IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt is now in the McLaren camp. It’s time to perform, he says.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

His stone-cold determination to compete at the highest level of domestic open-wheel racing has made Sam Schmidt a respected and beloved figure in the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. 

Schmidt’s commitment to the sport that paralyzed […]

McLaren To Return Full Time To IndyCar Series
Friday, 9 Aug, 2019 – 17:18 | Comments Off on McLaren To Return Full Time To IndyCar Series
McLaren To Return Full Time To IndyCar Series

McLaren will put “papaya orange” Indy cars back on track on a full time basis next season. (File photo courtesy of McLaren Racing)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Determined to erase the memory of Fernando Alonso’s failed bid to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, McLaren Racing will field a full time program in the NTT […]