| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti, citing doctors' advice after he was seriously hurt in a crash in October, said Thursday he is ending his racing career.
"Based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have treated and assessed my...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Heeding doctors' advice after being seriously hurt in a crash last month, four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti said Thursday he's ending his racing career.
"Based upon the expert advice of the doctors who have treated and assessed my head and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
A snail entering the Indianapolis 500? Stranger things have happened ... especially in animated features. Ryan Reynolds voices the tiny, not particularly speedy creature who has dreams of competing in one of the world's most famous auto races.
| 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...
| 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......
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The IndyCar series unveiled a 2014 schedule that vastly condenses its season but will again conclude at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
Next year's 18-race schedule stretches from March 30 to Aug. 30 during the Labor Day weekend, and will end with back-...
| 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...
| 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 6, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Four-time IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti fractured two vertebrae, broke his right ankle and sustained a concussion when his car went airborne into a catch fence during the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston on Sunday, with flying debris...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Looking back at a chaotic Sunday in motor-racing, including the IndyCar race at Houston and the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas, five things come to mind:
Dario Franchitti might understandably mull retirement now. This is mere speculation. But his...