Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position while his teammate, James Hinchcliffe, finished second in Saturday's IndyCar Series qualifying to give Andretti Autosport a front row speed for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Starting fourth, Sato overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2012 IndyCar champion, for second on lap 23 and then grabbed the lead seven laps later when then leader Will Power made his pit stop. Sato dominated the remainder of the 80- lap race. He held off Graham Rahal before a caution came on the penultimate lap for an incident involving Tony Kanaan. The race ended under caution.
Takuma Sato will start of the pole for the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opening race on the streets of St. Petersburg after winning Saturday's qualifying, which was delayed more than three hours due to severe thunderstorms.
After spending the past 12 years in Formula One and NASCAR, Montoya is racing Indy cars again. The 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1999 CART champion is driving for team owner Roger Penske, rather than Chip Ganassi, for whom he raced in CART and NASCAR.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti has a new role in the IndyCar Series' biggest race of the season -- pace car driver.
Gary Bettenhausen, who competed in 21 Indianapolis 500s between 1968 and 1993 and was a member of one of open-wheel racing's most well-known families, passed away on Sunday at his Indiana home. He was 72.
The IndyCar Series will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series.
This year's Indianapolis 500 will feature a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field.
Chip Ganassi Racing revealed on Friday its four-car driver lineup for the 2014 IndyCar Series season, with Ryan Briscoe joining the team and Tony Kanaan replacing Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 car.
Seven weeks after his near-fatal crash during a race in Houston, Dario Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, announced his retirement from racing, effectively immediately.
Team Penske drivers Will Power, Helio Castroneves and A.J. Allmendinger swept the front row in Friday's qualifying for the IndyCar Series season-ending race at Auto Club Speedway.
Two weeks ago, Castroneves came to Houston for IndyCar's doubleheader weekend with a season-high 49-point advantage over Dixon. Castroneves had scored 12 straight top-10 finishes, including a victory in June at Texas Motor Speedway, but the Team Penske driver had a frustrating weekend in Houston, finishing 18th in the first race and 23rd in the second event. He experienced a gearbox problem in the early going of each race.
IndyCar announced its 2014 schedule on Thursday, with 18 races to be contested within a five-month period.
IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti underwent a second surgical procedure on Monday in Indianapolis to repair the talus bone in his broken right ankle.
Safety concerns for both race car drivers and race fans are once again in the spotlight following Dario Franchitti's horrific crash in Sunday's IndyCar Series event in Houston.
One day after winning the first race in the Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader, Scott Dixon got a gift from Mother Nature.
While team owner A.J. Foyt returned to the racetrack for the first time in a while, his driver, Takuma Sato, will start on the pole for the IndyCar Series' first race in a weekend doubleheader at Reliant Park.
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chip Ganassi Racing made two major announcements on Friday, with driver Tony Kanaan joining the team and the organization switching from Honda to Chevrolet for the 2014 IndyCar Series season.
After finishing ninth in the most recent IndyCar race, the Sept. 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore, Helio Castroneves increased his lead in the championship standings to a season-high 49 points over Scott Dixon, who finished 19th. Dixon started on the pole but was involved in a wreck with Will Power following a restart late in the event.
Juan Pablo Montoya is leaving NASCAR at the end of this season and returning to the IndyCar Series to drive for Team Penske in 2014.
IndyCar placed Chip Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon on probation for the remainder of the year and fined him $30,000 for making disparaging remarks toward race officials and other competitors following the Sept. 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Scott Dixon will start on the pole for the Grand Prix of Baltimore after topping Will Power in Saturday's qualifying.
Dixon had led the most laps with 27 and was in front of the field when he was penalized for a pit-lane safety violation. The penalty cost Dixon a chance to win the race and trim Castroneves' lead in the championship standings. Castroneves came to Sonoma with a 31-point advantage.
Dario Franchitti won the pole while his teammate, Scott Dixon, secured the second starting position to give Chip Ganassi Racing a front row sweep for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
All 25 teams entered in Sunday's race participated in a test session at Sonoma. Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Dario Franchitti and Dixon topped the time sheets. Franchitti, the four-time series champion, made a lap around this 2.385-mile, 12-turn road course in 1 minute, 18.2945 seconds. Dixon's best lap came in at 1:18.3694.
Ryan Hunter-Reay will start on the pole for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after edging Will Power in qualifying.
Dixon's winning-momentum could very well continue this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He has won four of the six IndyCar-sanctioned races at Mid- Ohio, including victories in 2011 and '12.
Scott Dixon scored a weekend sweep in the IndyCar Series doubleheader on the streets of Toronto with a dominating performance in the second race on Sunday.
Scott Dixon won Saturday's qualifying, while his teammate, Dario Franchitti, finished second to give Chip Ganassi Racing the front starting row for race 2 in the IndyCar Series' doubleheader this weekend on the streets of Toronto.
Dario Franchitti won Friday's qualifying for the first of two IndyCar Series races this weekend on the streets of Toronto.
The third and final doubleheader in 2013 will occur at Houston's Reliant Park, which is a new venue on the series schedule this season, on Oct. 5-6.
Andretti Autosport dominated Saturday's qualifying for the 400-mile IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway with three of its drivers securing all the positions on the front starting row.
After seeking feedback from drivers, engineers and teams during previous testing at Pocono, IndyCar officials made slight changes to the aerodynamic specifications for the cars in this race.
Helio Castroneves won Saturday's third and final qualifying heat race to claim the pole position for the IndyCar Series event on Sunday at Iowa Speedway.
Hunter-Reay won last year's race at Iowa, which was his second of three straight victories. His winning streak continued in Toronto.
Andretti Autosport dominated Friday's qualifying for the IndyCar Series race at The Milwaukee Mile, with all four of its drivers finishing in the top-five.
Last Saturday, Hunter-Reay gave his season a much-needed boost with a second- place finish at Texas. Right now, Helio Castroneves holds a 22-point lead over Marco Andretti, while Hunter-Reay trails by 27.
IndyCar announced on Tuesday that Helio Castroneves' team received penalties due to an issue with the underwing on his race-winning car last Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Will Power will start on the pole for the Firestone 550 IndyCar Series race after winning Friday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.
One year ago, Justin Wilson scored the victory at Texas after starting 17th in his Dale Coyne Racing car. It marked the lowest starting position for an IndyCar race winner at this 1.5-mile racetrack.
Mike Conway will start on the pole for the second race in the IndyCar Series doubleheader this weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.
Dario Franchitti won Friday's qualifying for the for the first of two IndyCar Series races this weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.
The first 70-race at Belle Isle Park is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, and the second is slated for Sunday at the same time. If a driver wins both events here, that person will collect a $50,000 bonus.
Tony Kanaan's victory in Sunday's 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 netted him a payday of $2,353,355.
Tony Kanaan's first Indianapolis 500 victory in his 12th attempt came with a couple good luck charms.
Simon Pagenaud drove his Honda-powered Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports car to the top of the charts in Friday's final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves from Team Penske and Dario Franchitti from Chip Ganassi Racing have three victories each at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
What a turnaround it has been for A.J. Allmendinger during the past 10 months.
The nine starting positions that remained for the May 26 Indianapolis 500 were determined during Sunday's "Bump Day" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ed Carpenter will start on the pole position for the first time in the Indianapolis 500 after pulling off a stunning victory in Saturday's time trials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.