Scott Dixon Tag

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Colton Herta won one of the wildest races in recent NTT INDYCAR SERIES history, controlling the chaos of changing weather conditions, ever-evolving tire strategies and numerous incidents to take the checkered flag for the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Herta, from Valencia, California, earned his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory of the season and his seventh career win in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda after starting 14th. The win was the first of the season for a Honda-powered driver. SEE: RaceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season may have gotten off to a rocky start for Pato O’Ward, but the driver of the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP has decided to take the fight to the competition, leading to a win Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. It seemed as if the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama would be a runaway for polesitter Rinus VeeKey, who led the first 57 laps of the event, but heading into the final round of pit stops, O’WardRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Callum Ilott has shown steady progression through the weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, climbing all the way to the top of the scoring pylon in Saturday’s final practice session for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. With a lap of one minute, 7.0906 seconds, the driver of the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet beat out defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou to close out the day as the fastest driver. The Englishman started the weekend with an eighth place runRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Rinus VeeKay kicked Saturday morning off at Barber Motorsports Park on a high note by leading practice with a lap of one minute, 5.926 seconds to place his No. 21 Chevrolet at the top of the scoring pylon. “I knew we had potential yesterday. We didn’t know we had potential to be fastest right now,” VeeKay said after improving on his 10th place run in Friday’s lone practice session. “The reds really give us what we need right now. I think there’s aRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Andretti Autosport was on the pace Friday at Barber Motorsports Park as Colton Herta led opening practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst with a best lap of 1 minute, 6.5149 seconds in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. Defending race winner and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou followed closely behind in second at 1:06.5657 in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda, just .05 of a second behind Herta’s quick lap. SEE: Practice Results “I was really happy withRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – The good times keep rolling for Josef Newgarden. Two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden, who leads the series points this year after winning two of the first three races, led the rain-delayed second day of the Indianapolis 500 Open Test on Thursday with a top lap of 229.519 mph in the No. 2 Shell Team Penske Chevrolet. That lap was nearly 2.5 mph faster than the top Wednesday speed of 227.187 by six-time series champion Scott Dixon. RESULTS: Thursday | Two-Day Combined Newgarden is seeking his first Indianapolis 500 presentedRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon led the first day of the Indianapolis 500 Open Test on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as drivers and teams began preparation for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Dixon’s best lap was 227.187 mph in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, aided by an aerodynamic tow on the 2.5-mile oval. RESULTS: Veteran Session | Rookie, Refresher Session | All Cars Session The session started 90 minutes late due to morning rain. Testing ended approximately 30 minutes early as a precaution soRead More
By INDYCAR LONG BEACH, Calif. – Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske unbeaten in three NTT INDYCAR SERIES races this season with his second consecutive win of 2022, capturing the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in a taut, three-way tussle under brilliant Southern California sunshine Sunday. Newgarden earned his first career Long Beach victory in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet, holding off Romain Grosjean in the No. 28 DHL Honda and reigning series champion Alex Palou in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Grosjean tied aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Jimmie Johnson is no stranger to success at Texas Motor Speedway and Sunday, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion proved that success also applies to the NTT IndyCar Series. It’s no secret the Johnson has struggled to get his feet under him while driving an open-wheel car, but with the introduction of the ovals to his schedule in year two with Chip Ganassi Racing, there was hope that things would take a turn for the better. When the checkered flag flew onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – As they say, it’s never over until it’s over. Scott McLaughlin dominated at Texas Motor Speedway, leading 186 laps and looked to be in the catbird seat on the last lap of Sunday’s XPEL 375. However, his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden had other plans, passing him on the last lap to steal the win. Biding his time behind McLaughlin over the course of the closing laps, Newgarden saw his chance when the New Zealander caught lapped traffic, powering around McLaughlin throughRead More