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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.

St Petersburg Indy Lights: Kirkwood leads Andretti 1-2

Andretti Autosport scored an Indy Lights 1-2 on the streets of St Petersburg, as Kyle Kirkwood converted pole position into a dominant Race 1 victory – while it all was all action behind him.

Firestone GP of St. Petersburg – the weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ second round of the season is this weekend at St. Petersburg. Here’s the three-day schedule for all the on-track action. All IndyCar sessions can be livestreamed on Peacock.

Barber Indy Lights: Malukas beats Lundqvist to win Race 2

David Malukas shook off his disappointment from Saturday’s Race 1 DNF by scoring a dominant victory at Barber Motorsports Park, easily holding off Race 1 winner Linus Lundqvist.

Barber Indy Lights: Lundqvist dominates Race 1

The first Indy Lights race for 18 months saw Global Racing Group with HMD score a 1-2, Linus Lundqvist leading Benjamin Pedersen, as one of the championship favorites Kyle Kirkwood made a Turn 1 blunder.

56 cars hit the Road To Indy trail at Barber this weekend

The Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires starts this weekend, supporting the NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park, with double-headers for each of the three categories.

Sowery lands second Juncos Racing Indy Lights ride

Toby Sowery will join Sting Ray Robb in Juncos Racing’s line-up for the 2021 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series.

Robb graduates to Indy Lights with Juncos

Sting Ray Robb, who won last year’s Indy Pro 2000 championship, will stay with Juncos Racing as he takes the next step on the Road To Indy, the rebooted Indy Lights series.

Road To Indy alters calendar in line with IndyCar schedule shift

The opening rounds of the Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships will be held at Barber Motorsports Park in April, following IndyCar’s postponement of its St. Petersburg round.

Megennis completes Andretti’s 2021 Indy Lights line-up

Robert Megennis has become the fourth and final driver to be confirmed as an Andretti Autosport Indy Lights driver in 2021.

Carlin team returns to Indy Lights for 2021

After a three-year absence, Carlin will return to the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series next season in partnership with Jay Howard Driver Development.

African American-led group to compete in USF2000

African American business leader and former team manager Rod Reid has announced the formation of Force Indy, a race team set to compete in the 2021 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.

Andretti Steinbrenner confirms DeFrancesco in Lights line-up

Devlin DeFrancesco has become the third driver confirmed in what is expected to be a four-car Indy Lights entry from Andretti Autosport.

HMD and Global Racing Group to enter four-car Lights team

FR Americas team Global Racing Group will enter the revived Indy Lights series in 2021 in partnership with HMD Motorsports, in a partnership that creates four full-time entries.

Former champion Indy Lights team Belardi shuts down

Belardi Auto Racing, which ran Gabby Chaves to the Indy Lights title in 2014, is to close its doors for the final time.

2021 Road To Indy schedule revealed, Freedom 100 is deleted

Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for IndyCar’s feeder formulas, but Indy Lights’ traditional marquee event, the Freedom 100, has been dropped.

Andretti Autosport partners athlete fan-investment company

Andretti Autosport announced today it will partner with the new Evolution Development Group that aims to boost promising athletes’ chances by having fans invest in them.

Penske Entertainment “committed” to Indy Lights in 2021

Extra incentives will be added when Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires returns to action in 2021, as Penske Entertainment has stated its intent to make the junior formula a success.

Tony Kanaan’s top 10 races – in his own words Prime

Tony Kanaan’s top 10 races – in his own words

The 2004 IndyCar champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan probably hasn’t yet driven his final IndyCar race, but we still asked him for the 10 most significant races of his career. He explained his choices to David Malsher-Lopez.

Indy Lights confirmed as “deferred” until 2021

IndyCar and Andersen Promotions today announced that Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition will be deferred until 2021 following a joint meeting over the weekend to address several variables affecting the 2020 calendar.

Indy Lights set to go on hiatus for 2020

Trackside Online is reporting that there will be no Indy Lights season this year, for the first time since 1986.

Hinchcliffe joins NBC Sports for IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA coverage

James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.

Megennis returns to Andretti Autosport for Indy Lights campaign

Robert Megennis, who finished fifth in his rookie Indy Lights season, has been confirmed to return for a second crack at the title at the wheel of an Andretti Autosport entry.

Urrutia returns to Indy Lights with HMD Motorsports

Santiago Urrutia, who finished top three in all three seasons in which he raced Indy Lights, is returning to the category for a fourth shot at the title after a year in touring cars.

F3 Americas champion to win Honda scholarship for Indy Lights

Starting this year, the champion of the Honda-backed F3 Americas series will earn a scholarship for a full season of Indy Lights.

Indy Pro champ Kirkwood joins Andretti Indy Lights team

The 2019 Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood has signed to race the #28 Andretti Autosport entry in Indy Lights this season.

Lindh beats Andretti quartet in Indy Lights test at Sebring

Indy Pro 2000 runner-up Rasmus Lindh beat his fierce 2018 and ’19 rival Kyle Kirkwood to top the two-day Indy Lights test on the 1.8-mile, 11-turn Sebring Raceway short course.

Orudzhev aiming for IndyCar future after Lights test

SMP Racing-backed driver Egor Orudzhev says he wants to pursue a career in the NTT IndyCar Series after his Indy Lights test outing.

Newgarden hails “phenomenal” Team USA Scholarship success

2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.

Laguna Seca Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood, Eves win titles

Rinus VeeKay’s fifth and sixth Indy Lights wins weren’t enough to stop Oliver Askew earning the championship, while Kyle Kirkwood earned the Indy Pro 2000 honors, despite a win and DNF, and Braden Eves captured the USF2000 title ahead of Hunter McElrea.

Exclusive Autosport expands to Indy Lights

Canadian team Exclusive Autosport, which currently runs in F1600, USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000, has announced it will enter the 2019 Cooper Tires Indy Lights Series in 2020.

2020 Road To Indy schedule revealed

The 2020 schedule for the three Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires series has been revealed, along with dates for preseason and in-season testing, and an announcement of chassis life extensions.

Portland Road To Indy: VeeKay, Sowery win Indy Lights races

Rinus VeeKay and Toby Sowery won the Indy Lights races at Portland, while Kyle Kirkwood dominated both Indy Pro 2000 events and Hunter McElrea swept the USF2000 series’ weekends.

Gateway Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood take wins

Oliver Askew kept his head and showed great speed to pass early Indy Lights leader Rinus VeeKay and earn his seventh win of the season, while Kyle Kirkwood charged from the back of the Indy Pro 2000 field to dominate his race.

IndyCar’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 weekend schedule

This weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on the World Wide Technology Raceway sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and the NASCAR K&N Series. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it and listen to it.

Carpenter: VeeKay has “all of the tools” to compete in IndyCar

Team owner/oval driver Ed Carpenter was left impressed by Indy Lights ace Rinus VeeKay after testing him at Portland International Raceway yesterday.

Mid-Ohio Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood dominate Lights, Indy Pro

Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport led every lap in both Indy Lights races to extend his points lead over Rinus VeeKay to 45 points, while RP Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood also visited Victory Lane twice to close in on the Indy Pro points lead.

Full 2019 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 on the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three classes in the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 – as well as the Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Toronto Road to Indy: Askew keeps his cool, extends points lead

Oliver Askew earned second place in the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, then took advantage of a clash between rivals on Sunday to swoop and score his fourth win of the season.

Road America Road To Indy: Norman, VeeKay take Lights wins

Ryan Norman produced the best race of his Indy Lights career to win on Saturday, while Rinus VeeKay was a dominant victor on Sunday, as Kyle Kirkwood swept Indy Pro 2000's double-header, and Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves shared the USF2000 spoils.

Toyota Racing Series to partner with Road To Indy

The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see drivers afforded new opportunities in both series.

Indy Lights winner Norman to test Andretti Autosport IndyCar

Ryan Norman will test an Andretti Autosport-Honda at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next Tuesday.

2019 IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix schedule at Road America

This weekend’s IndyCar race, the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, is supported by double-headers for all three series on the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 – as well as two rounds of the Global MX-5 Cup and three rounds of the Radical Cup.

Freedom 100: Askew beats Norman to win by 0.0067sec

Oliver Askew won a typically frantic Freedom 100 around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after slipstreaming teammate Ryan Norman on the run to the finish line on the final lap.

Road To Indy, IMS: Megennis, VeeKay, Lindh, Eves are winners

The Road To Indy races on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course saw Robert Megennis and Rinus VeeKay share the Indy Lights wins, while Rasmus Lindh swept both Indy Pro 2000 races, and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

2019 IndyCar Grand Prix on IMS road course – weekend schedule

This weekend’s sixth IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three Road To Indy classes – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Ganassi on IndyCar, guaranteed Indy slots, sportscars, and more

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.

Jarett Andretti to race in Indy Lights’ Freedom 100

Third-generation racer Jarett Andretti will compete for Andretti Autosport in the Indy Lights championship’s marquee event, the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

COTA Indy Lights: Askew wins, takes championship lead

Oliver Askew completed a sweep of the Indy Lights rounds at Circuit of The Americas, after passing Andretti Autosport teammate Robert Megennis on the sixth lap and then surviving a late restart.

COTA Indy Lights: Askew dominates ahead of titanic scrap

Andretti Autosport's Oliver Askew won the third race of the Indy Lights season in emphatic fashion, but all the talk afterwards was of the amazing scrap for second around the 3.41-mile Circuit of The Americas.

2019 IndyCar Classic at Circuit of The Americas weekend schedule

This weekend the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Circuit of The Americas for the first time, supported by Indy Lights, Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

St. Petersburg Road To Indy: Claman De Melo, VeeKay win Lights

Zachary Claman De Melo and Rinus VeeKay claimed Indy Lights victories at St. Petersburg, as Parker Thompson swept Indy Pro 2000 and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

IndyCar 2019 Firestone GP of St. Petersburg weekend schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Kellett confirmed in Juncos Indy Lights team

Juncos Racing announced today Dalton Kellett would join the team for his fourth season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Indy Lights star Urrutia makes TCR Europe switch

Regular Indy Lights frontrunner Santiago Urrutia will make a surprise switch to the European touring car scene in 2019 as he joins the TCR Europe grid.

Askew signs with Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team

2017 USF2000 champion Oliver Askew will race the #28 Andretti Autosport Indy Lights entry this year, it has been confirmed.

VeeKay makes jump to Indy Lights with Juncos

Reigning Pro Mazda champion returns to Juncos Racing to compete for Indy Lights championship next season.