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Will Power says he would like a chance to race for DJR Team Penske in Supercars’ marquee event, the Bathurst 1000, as well as compete in a NASCAR race on a 1.5-mile oval.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ rookie Marcus Ericsson got his first taste of ovals last week with a test at Texas Motor Speedway, and afterward thanked teammates Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe for their help and guidance. So what did Wickens tell him about the art of dealing with The Big Left Turn? David Malsher found out.
Tino Belli, IndyCar’s director of aerodynamic development, explains to David Malsher the changes made to the superspeedway version of Dallara’s aerokit ahead of today’s test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the issues the series hopes it has addressed.
Andretti Autosport-Honda’s fifth driver for the Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly, has revealed the #25 car’s livery which pays tribute to fighter jets from the U.S. Air Force's past and present.
Parker Chase will remain as Starworks Motorsports’ full-time partner for Ryan Dalziel, “pending sponsor commitments”, in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
IndyCar rookie Marcus Ericsson says he enjoyed his first test on an oval, at Texas Motor Speedway, but admitted it that there was “so much to learn” and that “it’s one thing to talk about it, but another to actually do it.”
Chip Ganassi says he would prefer to stay with Ford should the company continue in IMSA and/or WEC, but intends for his team’s sportscar arm to continue.
Chip Ganassi spoke to a group of eight media personnel at Long Beach last weekend, on the topics of resident champion Scott Dixon (he’s not slowing down), rookie Felix Rosenqvist (he should slow down), international races, guaranteed Indy 500 berths, running more cars (including Indy Lights), sportscars, and more. David Malsher reports.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will enter its regular Indy 500 driver Sage Karam in four ARX2 Rallycross rounds this year starting at Mid-Ohio in June.
Marco Andretti is to run a special livery at this year’s Indianapolis 500, honoring the 50th anniversary of his family’s only triumph as a driver in the Memorial Day Weekend classic.
Chip Ganassi has expressed his support for both his NASCAR ace and for manufacturer Chevrolet as they struggle to make a positive impression on the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist was left annoyed at his mistake in qualifying, but still emerged from the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with top rookie honors as his principal rivals all hit trouble.
An artificially low qualifying position at the 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach gave Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports a tough job last Sunday, but it responded with commitment and smart thinking. James Hinchcliffe’s race engineer Will Anderson explained to David Malsher the Arrow SPM mindset.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s president Piers Phillips believes IndyCar’s race stewards are wrong to have penalized Graham Rahal for blocking Scott Dixon on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Long Beach and that it “sets a precedent” for how they call races in future.
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi has dedicated his triumph in the 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to his grandfather, whose death he only learned of today.
Alexander Rossi drove his Andretti Autosport-Honda to a second straight victory in the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, beating Team Penske's Josef Newgarden by over 20 seconds.
Spencer Pumpelly’s polesitting TRG Porsche 718 Cayman CS led from start to finish to clinch the Pirelli GT4 America win at Long Beach, holding off Ian James’ Panoz Avezzano in the closing laps.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown has admitted that it is probably only a matter of time before McLaren joins the NTT IndyCar Series with a full-time team, although whether that happens in 2020 or 2021 has still not been decided.
Fabian Coulthard left it until the dying seconds of fourth practice at Phillip Island to usurp DJR Team Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin from the top spot although two more Ford Mustangs ran them close.