| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The IndyCar series returns from a monthlong layoff with a doubleheader in Houston this weekend that could tighten the championship battle at the season finale in Fontana.
Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner still seeking his first...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
For decades the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was all about a single race, the legendary Indianapolis 500, held each Memorial Day weekend.
The IndyCar Series on Tuesday outlined plans for holding another race next May 10...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Brazilian racecar driver Helio Castroneves has already won the Indianapolis 500 three time and he's gunning for a fourth Indy title this year. "It's a great race and such an honor to compete in it," says the 36-year-old champion. "I'm very grateful that...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Long before today's motor-racing crew chiefs employed laptop computers, engine dynamometers and other high-tech gear in search of more speed, there was George Bignotti.
Bignotti, who died Friday at 97, reigned supreme among chief mechanics -- that's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:00 AM
His limp was noticeable but A.J. Foyt wore a broad smile as the legendary IndyCar driver and now team owner walked into the media center under his own power and shook hands with reporters and photographers.
The occasion was an IndyCar test session at...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:56 PM
As the temperature neared 90 degrees on a cloudless day in Fontana, Helio Castroneves turned practice laps Tuesday in front of an empty Auto Club Speedway as part of his effort to win his first IndyCar championship.
Castroneves and other drivers in...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and other IndyCar drivers are scheduled Tuesday to hold a daylong test session in Fontana that's free to the public.
The drivers are to run practice laps from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Auto Club Speedway, where the Izod...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:44 AM
If you're a race-car driver in search of a job, it helps to know a billionaire.
Racing mogul Roger Penske hired Juan Pablo Montoya to join his IndyCar team next year even though Penske doesn't yet have a single sponsor to help finance Montoya's car...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:09 PM
I wanted to compliment The Times on its great coverage of the baseball playoffs and especially the NLCS preview. Other than the part where you picked the Dodgers to have an edge in every category (starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting, defense,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Looking back at Saturday night's IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, where Scott Dixon captured the series title and Will Power won the race, here are some thoughts and updates:
Dixon is one tenacious driver. The New Zealander...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Mario Andretti knows only one way to go. Flat out. About driving the two-seater Indy car, he says, “I go as fast as the thing will go. If they make it go faster, I’ll go faster.” It’s that way in......