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  • Fernando Alonso during qualifying for the 2017 Indianapolis 500

    The last time McLaren competed in an entire season of IndyCar was 1979, with the M24B.

  • Honda IndyCar engine
    How Honda gets over 700 horsepower from a 2.2-liter V-6

    Honda's engine it currently runs in the IndyCar series is a 700-horsepower 2.2-liter turbocharged V-6. Keep an eye on the displacement figure. Now, realize the Honda Civic Type R features a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine with 306 hp. Where in the world is Honda getting nearly 400 more hp from the IndyCar...

  • McLaren IndyCar, 2019
    McLaren lists series of blunders that cost it a spot in the 2019 Indy 500

    The McLaren IndyCar team made a series of mistakes that kept Fernando Alonso from qualifying for the 2019 Indy 500. We have the details.

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren and Alonso returning to Indy 500 in 2019

    Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso is in the hunt for motorsport's coveted Triple Crown, and that means he'll return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. The race is scheduled for May 26. McLaren and Alonso made the announcement on Saturday. The Triple Crown consists of a win at the 24 Hours of Le...

  • Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship
    IndyCar is ready to introduce 900-horsepower engines by 2021

    Right now, an IndyCar race car is powered by an engine capable of producing between 550 and 750 horsepower. There's an additional 60 hp waiting in the wings with the Push-to-Pass feature. That's not enough, apparently. IndyCar drivers have been clamoring for more horsepower, and it looks like that...

  • 2016 winning Honda IndyCar at 100th Indianapolis 500
    Honda IndyCar that won 100th Indy 500 heads to auction

    Auction house Mecum always manages to consign some incredible machines for its sale events, but the latest is a little more special than your average collector car. IndyCar fans will have all eyes on Mecum's sale during next month's 2018 Monterey Car Week. The event will see the victorious Honda...

  • GM product chief crashes pace car at Detroit Grand Prix

    Put a hot car on a racetrack, go hard on the throttle, and the result could be an accident. Anyone who has ever attended a track day knows that they could be "that guy" on any given day. On Sunday the hot car was a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, that guy was GM's Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss. To further Reuss's embarassment, his accident was shown on live TV. Reuss was driving the pace car for the second of two IndyCar races at the Detroit Grand Prix. Leading the pack to start the race, Reuss spun out in Turn 2 of the Belle Isle racetrack on the pace lap and...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car for the  2018 Indianapolis 500
    2019 Corvette ZR1 is most powerful pace car in Indy 500 history

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been named the official pace car of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and with 755 horsepower on tap it will be the fastest, most powerful car to ever handle pacing duties in the race's 100-plus-year history. A blue example of the Corvette flagship will be used for the...

  • 2018 IndyCar body aerodynamic improvements
    2018 IndyCars to get serious aerodynamic and safety upgrades

    Indy cars not only have to ensure stability at high speeds while going in a straight line, but they also must operate at high speeds while cornering. Although much news surrounding the 2018 IndyCar body style has focused on its sharp new looks, the latest design also implements some serious...

  • 2018 IndyCar body Honda
    2018 IndyCar revealed with modern design and nods to the past

    The current corral of IndyCar bodies aren't the most attractive pieces of machinery in motorsport, and that's something the series aims to change with its new IndyCar NEXT. Foremost, the new IndyCar body looks good because designers listened to the public. Fans and focus groups had a clear favorite...

  • Takuma Sato and Michael Andretti embrace at the end of the Indy 500
    How Takuma Sato & Andretti Autosport came together to win the 2017 Indy 500

    Takuma Sato took the checkered flag at the 2017 Indy 500. He drank the milk. He rose to the challenge and shined in the spotlight. Sato did so with the support of his Andretti Autosport racing team. Mobil 1 The Grid produced a video to show just what this team is all about and the various team...

  • Takuma Sato, 2017 Indy 500 Champion
    Takuma Sato wins 2017 Indy 500, Fernando Alonso retires due to engine trouble

    After a grueling 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Takuma Sato emerged victorious at the end of the 200-lap race. Sato's surprise victory came after a battle with Hélio Castroneves in the final few laps of the race. Sato is a former Formula One driver and has only won one...

  • Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon - IZOD IndyCar Series photo LAT/USA

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in a pretty rough neighborhood. Don't believe me? Ask Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti. Hours after Dixon claimed the pole position for the 101st Indianapolis 500 with a speed of 232.164 mph, he and Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell. The incident occurred at about 10:00 pm at the restaurant on West 16th Street. Dixon, Franchitti, and Dixon's wife, Emma Davies-Dixon were in the car, a vehicle provided by Honda Motor Corporation. Dixon drives a Honda-powered Dallara in the IndyCar series. CHECK OUT: Scott Dixon secures...

  • Scott Dixon during qualifying for the 2017 Indianapolis 500
    Scott Dixon secures pole for 2017 Indy 500, Fernando Alonso to start 5th

    Scott Dixon has secured pole for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 which takes place Sunday, May 28. The four-time IndyCar champion, piloting the Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing car marked number 9, posted the fastest time during the Fast Nine Shootout round of qualifying yesterday at the Indianapolis...

  • 2017 McLaren-Honda-Andretti IndyCar race car
    First look at McLaren’s new race car for the 2017 Indy 500

    There’s one extra reason to watch the 2017 Indianapolis 500: a McLaren will be racing at the Brickyard for the first time in 38 years. As confirmed in April, McLaren is partnering with Honda and Andretti to field a car in the Indy 500, with Fernando Alonso doing the driving. The two-time...

  • JR Hildebrand POV Indy Car video
    Experience 5 gs and 190 mph in an IndyCar

    The next time someone argues racing doesn't require much skill, show them this video. Not only do IndyCar drivers possess the skills to drive 200-plus mph, concentration, preparation, and physical endurance are also absolute musts. As the video shows, an IndyCar driver will reach speeds of 190 mph...

  • Fernando Alonso
    McLaren, Fernando Alonso partner with Andretti for 2017 Indy 500

    McLaren is floundering in Formula One and there isn’t much hope for the rest of the season. McLaren has even decided to let star driver Fernando Alonso skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, the most prestigious race on the calendar, to race in the Indianapolis 500 which is on the same...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition pace car for the 2016 Indianapolis 500
    50th Anniversary Camaro SS named official pace car of 2016 Indy 500

    The Chevrolet Camaro turns 50 this year—the actual anniversary is September 26—and as part of the celebrations a special anniversary version of the current, sixth-generation model will serve as official pace car for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. It will be the ninth time a Camaro has paced...

  • Scott Dixon Wins Fourth IndyCar Championship

    Persistence paid off for racer Scott Dixon over the weekend. The New Zealander, who won the coveted Borg-Warner Trophy at the 2008 Indianapolis 500, edged out Juan Pablo Montoya to earn his fourth IndyCar season championship Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. He previously took the IndyCar championship in 2003, 2008 and 2013. CHECK OUT: 2017 Audi R8 Spyder Spy Shots In the race, The Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing driver finished in first place, to Montoya's sixth, and that, as it turns out, made all the difference. Points-wise, the outcome couldn't have been closer, as he and the Colombian veteran were...

  • Formula One Halo cockpit protection concept
    FIA Will Test Closed Cockpits

    In the wake of Justin Wilson's tragic death last week, the conversation about closed cockpits in open-wheel racing has been renewed. Formula One's governing body, the FIA, will begin evaluating potential closed cockpit designs for single-seat racecars. It's a surprisingly controversial topic that...

  • Justin Wilson - Anne Proffit photo
    Justin Wilson, IndyCar Racer, Dead At 37

    The headline could also read "Justin Wilson, loving husband and father to two young daughters, dead at 37". It's the tragic story we hate to write, and it seems we've been writing these a lot lately. Justin Wilson was battling it out with his fellow racers at the Pocono Raceway on the weekend when...

  • Mark Reuss and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car for the 2015 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix
    GM Product Chief Mark Reuss To Pace 2015 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix In A Corvette Z06

    IndyCar heads to Detroit this weekend for the ‘Chevrolet Dual in Detroit’ hosted on the Belle Isle Park road course, and none other than General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] product chief Mark Reuss will be handling pacing duties. Last year he was behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray but...

  • Juan Pablo Montoya, Indianapolis 500 May 24, 2015, Photo courtesy JPMontoya.com
    2015 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins at the Brickyard

    Juan Pablo Montoya was less than a second—0.1046, to be exact—in front of fellow Team Penske driver Will Power crossing the finish line at the Indianapolis 500. But he was first. The victory marks the Columbian driver's second trip to the winner's circle at the historic 2.5-mile...

  • Jeff Gordon and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car for the 2015 Indianapolis 500
    Jeff Gordon To Pace 2015 Indy 500 In A Chevy Corvette Z06

    NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon isn’t racing as much as he used to but the four-time Sprint Cup champion will be at next month’s 2015 Indianapolis 500, where he’ll be behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car. This will be the 13th time a Corvette has served as the official...

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