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Max Chilton Returning to Carlin, Charlie Kimball Running Part-Time

Max Chilton 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama

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NTT IndyCar Series team Carlin announced on Monday (Jan. 21) that Max Chilton will return to the team in 2019 after a successful freshman season with the organization. Chilton will pilot the No. 59 Chevrolet with returning sponsor Gallagher on board; the sponsor has partnered with Chilton in all 50 of his NTT IndyCar Series …

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Fernando Alonso to Race in the 103rd Indianapolis 500 with McLaren

Fernando Alonso Indianapolis 500 Practice

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With the final Formula One season coming to a close for two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso, fans and media alike have been anticipating an announcement as to where the Spaniard will race next. Today we got our first answer. McLaren announced Saturday (Nov. 10) that Alonso will be racing in the 103rd running of the …

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Tabs Marcus Ericsson for 2019 IndyCar Campaign

Mikhail Aleshin 2017 Indycar

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Formula 1’s Marcus Ericsson will be headed to the IndyCar Racing Series in 2019, where he will pilot the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports entry, the organization announced on Tuesday (Oct. 30). Ericsson currently drives for Alfa Romeo Sauber in Formula 1. “It’s a great honor to be picked as one of the drivers at …

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McLaren Will Not Field Full-Time Entry in IndyCar Series in 2019

Fernando Alonso Indianapolis 500 Practice

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The discussions about McLaren coming to IndyCar full-time in 2019 can come to a close. As first reported by Motorsport.com, McLaren CEO Zak Brown confirmed on Friday (Oct. 19) at Circuit of the Americas that they will not run a full-time IndyCar schedule in 2019. It has been noticed that McLaren was interested in joining …

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Ed Jones Set for Road Courses, Indianapolis 500 in 2019 With Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Jones Ed Carpenter Racing

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Ed Jones will drive 12 of the 17 events of the 2019 IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, for Ed Carpenter Racing, the team announced Wednesday (Oct. 17). The news comes after RACER first reported Tuesday that Jordan King would not return to ECR in 2019, leaving a vacancy in the No. 20 Chevrolet. ECR will combine …

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Felix Rosenqvist Will Pilot No. 10 Entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019

Chip Ganassi Racing 2018

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Felix Rosenqvist will pilot the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda in the 2019 INDYCAR Season for Chip Ganassi Racing. The organization announced on Friday, Sept. 28 that Rosenqvist will replace Ed Jones, who piloted the entry in 2018. NTT DATA, which was the primary sponsor in 14 of the 17 races on the No. 10 in …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Final Points Standings and Awards

2018 Indycar Sonoma Danny Peters Scott Dixon

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season came to a close Sunday with Scott Dixon hoisting the championship title. Dixon earned his fifth title, putting him in elite company alongside A.J. Foyt. The championship race came down to the season finale. The four drivers who entered Sonoma Raceway with a chance to win the championship were …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

2018 Indycar Sonoma Danny Peters Scott Dixon

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Andretti Autosport won the battle, but Scott Dixon won the war Sunday (Sept. 16) at Sonoma Raceway. Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Sonoma after starting from the pole and leading 80 laps. But Dixon finished a strong second, more than enough to clinch his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series title. Dixon’s …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

Hunter Reay Sonoma

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Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the pole on Sunday for the Grand Prix of Sonoma. But what really caught the teams’ attention was the performance of Patricio O’Ward, who qualified fifth for the IndyCar Series finale. O’Ward, 19, made the Fast Six in his first ever qualifying session for the series. He …

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Robert Wickens Undergoes More Surgery, Severity Still Unknown

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Robert Wickens

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IndyCar Series driver Robert Wickens has successfully undergone surgeries on his legs and hands, according to Motorsport, and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports stated that they were “completed without complication.” Wickens is expected to be transferred from Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to a rehabilitation facility sometime in the next week, according to a Thursday Schmidt …

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2019 INDYCAR Schedule Adds Debut at Circuit of the Americas

Indycar Grand Prix 2018

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IndyCar revealed its 2019 schedule on Tuesday (Sept. 4). The schedule features 17 events with a new venue and a new event finale featuring the return of IndyCar to Laguna Seca. The season begins in St. Petersburg Florida on March, 10th, 2019. From March to September, IndyCar will visit 11 different states and one other country. Tracks …

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Carlos Muñoz Subbing for Robert Wickens at Portland

Carlos Munoz 2018 Indianapolis 500

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will field the No. 6 entry this weekend at Portland International Raceway in the IndyCar Series, with Carlos Muñoz the driver, a week after leaving the entry vacant at last weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway, Motorsport reports. Muñoz’s tapping to drive the car comes after Robert Wickens, the usual driver of the …

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