TUM Autonomous Motorsport from the Technische Universität München won the $1 million grand prize in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tony Stewart, who fell in love with National Hot Rod Association racing while tagging along with fiancee Leah Pruett at her races the past two seasons, will be an official part of the sport in 2022.
Takuma Sato has raced in IndyCar since 2010 following seven seasons in Formula One. The Tokyo native has driven for Rahal the last four years, winning four races including the Indy 500 in 2020.
Indianapolis-based Arrow McLaren SP, the tiny IndyCar team Sam Schmidt formed 20 years ago, moved another step toward becoming an elite organization with a sponsorship extension through 2028 by Arrow Electronics.
IndyCar’s extended partnership with NBC Sports yielded an additional bonus for next year’s schedule, which was already earmarked to air a record number of races on network broadcast.
“Racing has lost one of its most well-respected journalists and most beloved personalities,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske said Wednesday after learning of Miller’s death.
The track in Newton will host a doubleheader next July in a deal brokered between IndyCar Series owner Roger Penske, team owner Bobby Rahal and grocery chain Hy-Vee, which is based in Iowa.
Organizers will likely investigate whether the wear and tear of three days of practice, qualifying and racing on a rare crossover weekend with the IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series played any role in the chaotic finish.
The real estate investor and racing enthusiast has closed a deal with former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and her husband that will help them to continue growing their karting business.
With apologies to Detroit, Music City morphed into Motor City as IndyCar stormed into town and proved again downtown streets and bridges and zipping around NFL stadiums are where the series needs to race.
Jenkins, a native of Liberty, Indiana, was heard over five decades on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, including as chief announcer from 1990 through 1998.
Helio Castroneves this week got a chance to gather with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears, the only other drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jon Miller, president of NBC Sports programming, said the extension was a three-year deal and that NBC Sports is proud of the growth it’s seen since it acquired the entire IndyCar schedule in 2019.
The move positions Gordon to one day succeed Rick Hendrick at the top of NASCAR’s winningest organization. He will formally begin the executive management role at the start of 2022.
Antron Brown announced this year he is leaving the comfy confines of drag racing superpower Don Schumacher Racing after this season to roll out AB Motorsports in 2022.
Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart took great care in extending invites to the made-for-TV league they had co-created. They thoughtfully pulled in a dozen of the most iconic names in modern day motorsports. Never did they expect the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner to be in the field.
Eight of the 33 starters in this year’s Indianapolis 500 had F1 experience. Drivers expect that number to grow in upcoming years.
The largest crowd in the world for a sports event showed up in joyous force on Sunday, 135,000 of them packing the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Brazilian joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his former mentor at Team Penske, as the only four-time winners of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Mears was the last driver to join the club in 1991.
Much like NASCAR dealt with its own racial reckoning last year, IndyCar is moving to create a more diverse workforce throughout all levels of a series that has had just two Black drivers race in the Indy 500, its showcase annual event that dates to 1911.