Tag: IndyCar

IndyCar adds '21 street course race in Nashville

Sep 16, 2020 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — IndyCar plans to return to Nashville next year on an urban street course that will be a three-day festival of sound and speed that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix. The Music City Grand Prix is scheduled for Aug. 6-8 on a temporary circuit.…

7-time Cup champ Johnson to test IndyCar ride

4:10 PM ET ESPN News Services AVONDALE, Ariz. — Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson said he will do an IndyCar team test with McLaren Racing on April 6. Johnson said Saturday he wasn’t sure whether the one-day team test in Birmingham, Alabama, would lead to an IndyCar future, but he’s intrigued by the “totally…

Penske takes ownership of IndyCar, Speedway

11:08 AM ET Associated Press Roger Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic facility and subsidiaries that include the IndyCar Series. The speedway had been owned by Tony Hulman and Hulman & Co. since 1945, but the family approached Penske in September for advice…

Newgarden dominates in IndyCar win at Iowa

3:16 AM ET Associated Press NEWTON, Iowa — With his championship lead in danger, IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden tightened his grip on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Newgarden led 245 of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his fourth victory of…

IndyCar moves up debut for debris deflector

4:14 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar announced Friday it will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, moving up the debut from the Indianapolis 500 two weeks later. The 3/4-inch-wide titanium “AFP” piece is bolted to the car just in front of the open…