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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 13, 2019 at 11:39.

Fernando Alonso Rules Out a Full-Time IndyCar Campaign for 2019

Fernando Alonso Rules Out a Full-Time IndyCar Campaign for 2019

Well, there you have it, folks. After months of speculation—with confirmation that he wouldn’t be returning to Formula One and the full force of Alonsomania reaching maddening heights post-Le Mans—Fernando Alonso has made it clear. He will not be joining the IndyCar series for a full-time campaign in 2019.

The news comes just one day after Zak Brown, boss man at McLaren, confirmed that the...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 12, 2019 at 00:12.

Here's Hoping That Indy Lights Will Field More Than Seven Cars in 2019

Here's Hoping That Indy Lights Will Field More Than Seven Cars in 2019

IndyCar’s feeder series, Indy Lights, is usually home to some pretty damn good racing. Drivers who win the Lights championship are guaranteed a few races with an actual IndyCar team the next year—including the 500—so the competition is usually really tight and something to behold. This year, though, things have been a little… lackluster

Which isn’t to say the racing has been bad. We’ve had...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 04, 2019.

Robert Wickens' Family Releases His Exact Injuries Because A Media Pundit Got Them Wrong

Robert Wickens' Family Releases His Exact Injuries Because A Media Pundit Got Them Wrong

In the wake of any accident, speculation will abound. In the case of IndyCar driver Robert Wickens’ wreck at Pocono in mid-August, however, misinformation spread by members of the media have forced the family’s hand and encouraged them to release a statement listing his full injuries.

Terrifying IndyCar Crash Stops Race At Pocono [Updated]

Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3:26 p.m. ET:

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 02, 2019.

NBC IndyCar Analyst Paul Tracy is Under Investigation for Racist Social Media Posts

NBC IndyCar Analyst Paul Tracy is Under Investigation for Racist Social Media Posts

IndyCar fans know the name. Former racer turned race analyst Paul Tracy is potentially seeing the consequences of some very ugly, loose-lipped social media posts. After a particularly threatening Facebook comment, Tracy is now under investigation by NBC.

On Tuesday of this week, Tracy allegedly made a Facebook comment where he told Indianapolis resident Chris Cunningham that he had invited...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 29, 2018. 3 comments

Scott Dixon On Balancing IndyCar Championships With Having A Real Life

Scott Dixon On Balancing IndyCar Championships With Having A Real Life

This IndyCar season wrapped up on a high note for one of the sport’s fan-favorite veterans. Scott Dixon not only secured a difficult fifth championship, a distinction to set him firmly in the sport’s record books, but he and his wife Emma Davies-Dixon immediately leaped onto the road to promote a documentary of their life in motorsport, Born Racer.

Scott Dixon is something of an anomaly in...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 07, 2018.

IndyCar is Signing Noted Teammate-Wrecking Formula 2 Driver for the Final Two Races of the Season

IndyCar is Signing Noted Teammate-Wrecking Formula 2 Driver for the Final Two Races of the Season

Oh, IndyCar. Our sweet disaster series. The disaster series for which Santino Ferrucci, who was suspended from and then cut by his Formula 2 team for intentionally wrecking his teammate post-race and texting behind the wheel, is going to be racing this season.

While he hasn’t officially been dropped from Haas’s Formula One driver development program, Connecticut-born Ferrucci is turning...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 27, 2018. 21 comments

The IndyCar Season Finale Should Be Held at an Oval: Change My Mind

The IndyCar Season Finale Should Be Held at an Oval: Change My Mind

It’s official. IndyCar is swapping its season finale at Sonoma for one at Laguna Seca instead, starting in 2019. A lot of people are stoked. A lot of people are definitely not. And I am definitely one of those people asking IndyCar “what are you doing?!”

Because the last IndyCar race should be at an oval.

Don’t try to argue with me. It’s true. Ever since the reunification of the series,...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 27, 2018. 9 comments

Weekend Motorsports Roundup; June 2-3, 2018

Weekend Motorsports Roundup; June 2-3, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

Just when you think you can take a breather after a massive motorsport weekend, June hits with some more incredible events. Whether you’re tuning in...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jun 04, 2018. 23 comments

GM Exec Crashes Corvette Pace Car Into Wall At Belle Isle IndyCar Race

GM Exec Crashes Corvette Pace Car Into Wall At Belle Isle IndyCar Race
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Listen. Driving a pace car can be stressful. You have to successfully lead a bunch of really fast cars around a race track behind the wheel of your own very fast car. Any number of things can go wrong, but they usually don’t. That is, unless you’re General Motors product development head Mark Reuss.

Reuss was...

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Alanis King Alanis King May 05, 2018. 15 comments

Driver Sustains ‘Suspected Fractures’ To Both Legs In Nasty Prototype Crash Weeks Before His Indy 500 Debut

Driver Sustains ‘Suspected Fractures’ To Both Legs In Nasty Prototype Crash Weeks Before His Indy 500 Debut

At 21 years old and with a deal to race at the Indianapolis 500 later this month, Pietro Fittipaldi crashed into an outer barrier in the days before the first World Endurance Championship race of the year on Friday. The wreck shattered the front end of his prototype, and he has “suspected fractures” to both legs.

The crash happened during qualifying at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit,...

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Kurt Bradley Kurt Bradley Apr 16, 2018. 7 comments

Alexander Rossi Wins Pole For The Long Beach Grand Prix And Here Are Some Highlights

Alexander Rossi Wins Pole For The Long Beach Grand Prix And Here Are Some Highlights

We’re here at the Streets of Long Beach for a whole weekend of racing, and in IndyCar, Alexander Rossi got the most out of his Honda to finish in front of a pair of Penske Verizon Chevrolets driven by Will Power and Simon Pagenaud.

Long Beach Is Full Of All The Fast Cars

Long Beach, California has played host to a massive racing weekend, now known as the Toyota Long…

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Alanis King Alanis King Apr 15, 2018. 12 comments

IndyCar Will Move To NBC's Networks Full Time In 2019

IndyCar Will Move To NBC's Networks Full Time In 2019

Whether you need this information for the entire season or just that big race in May, all IndyCar coverage will move to NBC next year—practices, qualifying, Indy Lights races and IndyCar races. That includes the Indianapolis 500, which, after the 2018 running, will have been broadcast on ABC for 54 straight years.

NBC and ABC networks share the IndyCar broadcast schedule for this 2018...

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Alex Hevesy Alex Hevesy Feb 16, 2018. 24 comments

Here's What It's Like To Be In The Cockpit Of An Indycar

Here's What It's Like To Be In The Cockpit Of An Indycar

It’s not often that we get to see exactly what an Indycar driver sees when they’re driving at over 200 mph. Fortunately, through the magic of the internet and a video by RACER, can get a glimpse of what it’s like to drive an Indycar.

This helmet cam footage was captured when Indycar driver Scott Dixon was testing the new windscreen safety equipment on his No. 9 Honda in Phoenix....

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 16, 2017. 9 comments

Alexander Rossi Wants Competitor Conor Daly To Find An IndyCar Ride Because Their Rent Is Due

Alexander Rossi Wants Competitor Conor Daly To Find An IndyCar Ride Because Their Rent Is Due

Sometimes, people want the best for others out of the kindness and love in their hearts. Other times, it’s because time’s come to pay up.

That seems to be the case with Verizon IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi, who (probably jokingly) said Tuesday that he really wants fellow driver Conor Daly to find a ride for 2018 because they’re roommates who share the rent. Daly lost his IndyCar ride...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 26, 2017. 20 comments

Circuit Of The Americas Wants An IndyCar Race, But, Uh, Good Luck

Circuit Of The Americas Wants An IndyCar Race, But, Uh, Good Luck

Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.

Track president Bobby Epstein said COTA would be interested in IndyCar so long as the track...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 14, 2017. 19 comments

IndyCar Swaps Watkins Glen Race Date For Track That Apparently Needs 'Some Upgrading'

IndyCar Swaps Watkins Glen Race Date For Track That Apparently Needs 'Some Upgrading'

After Watkins Glen International stepped up to fill the hole left by the Verizon IndyCar Series’ disaster of a Boston race—which never happened and left a $2 million bill —the track is already back off of the schedule. IndyCar will go to Portland instead, to race at a track recently said to be in need of “upgrading.”

Watkins Glen, the ever-beautiful road course in New York, filled in for...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 05, 2017. 20 comments

Paralyzed Former Racer Will Receive License To Drive A Car With His Head: Report

Paralyzed Former Racer Will Receive License To Drive A Car With His Head: Report

Verizon IndyCar Series team owner and former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the neck down in a test crash in 2000, will reportedly receive a license next week to drive a street car with his head. Schmidt will use head movements, breathing and voice commands to control the car.

Schmidt, the owner of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, will receive the license from the Nevada...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 05, 2017. 24 comments

Weird IndyCar Wreck Gridlocks Half Of The Field 

Weird IndyCar Wreck Gridlocks Half Of The Field 

The Verizon IndyCar Series season is off to an interesting start, and it just got weirder when the season opener began. As the result of a strange wreck on the St. Petersburg streets, nearly half of the field wound up in a gridlock resembling rush-hour traffic—complete with the hand signals that go along with it.

The wreck occurred on lap 57 of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, as...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 25, 2017. 21 comments

IndyCar Gave Into The Robot Overlords And There Truly Is No Hope

IndyCar Gave Into The Robot Overlords And There Truly Is No Hope

A robot will tell an entire field of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers what to do on Sunday, and those drivers will willingly comply. This really is the beginning of the end.

In case other goings on in this world have failed to make you terrified of our future as a human race, here’s some exciting news from the folks at IndyCar: rather than having a real, live human who breathes air and is...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 22, 2017. 13 comments

IndyCar Driver Returns Just Two Weeks After Fracturing His Hand And Collarbone

IndyCar Driver Returns Just Two Weeks After Fracturing His Hand And Collarbone

Despite a massive crash that left him with fractures in both his collarbone and hand , Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden isn’t going to sit out—a mere two weeks after the wreck, Newgarden is back in the car at Road America. Not surprisingly, he said he “feel[s] the pain in the hands everywhere.”

He’ll start 20th in the Kohler Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, as he received penalties...

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