VIDEO: Baja to Indy – A legacy continued

Rick Mears and Jimmie Johnson sit down for their first long interview together as the four-time Indy 500 winner and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion discuss their shared story and improbable roots of coming out the Southern California off-road racing scene to make it to motor racing’s greatest stage,

Shell to become IndyCar fuel supplier in 2023

Shell will replace Speedway as the official fuel supplier of the NTT IndyCar Series in 2023. Pennzoil will also become the official oil of IndyCar; both brands are longtime sponsors and partners of Team Penske. “We are proud of the global business relationship with Shell and Pennzoil that extends across

RETRO: The wild tale of 1982’s Eagle Aviation Flyer IndyCar

Where in the world do we start the conversation on Ken Hamilton, the Eagle Aviation Flyer DW2-Chevy V8, Hamilton’s son Davey, the 1982 Indy 500, and the legacy of one of the craziest machines to turn laps the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Before we get to the main story, let’s start

IndyCar on track for first hybrid test next month

Plans are in motion for the NTT IndyCar Series to make its long-awaited track testing debut with its full hybrid engine package that will debut in competition in 2024. “We still plan to be on track in June,” IndyCar’s managing director of engines Darren Sansum told RACER. “We have stuff

Contingency plans for Indy 500 Carb Day rain

With rain in the forecast for Friday and the final two-hour track session for the Indianapolis 500 in jeopardy, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles says the track will make any and all necessary adjustments to the schedule in order to get the field of 33 on track. “If that

IndyCar community helps a young O’Ward fan’s dedication pay off

Beckett’s a diehard fan of Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward. As good parents often do, Beckett’s father sacrificed his time and money to make his 8-year-old son’s dream come true, so they made an early morning departure from Johnson City, Tennessee, to reach the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in time

The hidden tradition behind the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition

Thirteen Indy 500 entries are set to participate in Friday’s Pit Stop Competition, and once its over, a lesser known tradition will take place in Gasoline Alley. “What used to happen was, we had a whole garage-wide mechanics party, and a few good people tried to pick up it, but

The RACER Mailbag, May 25

Welcome to the RACER Mailbag. Questions for any of RACER’s writers can be sent to mailbag@racer.com. Due to the high volume of questions received, we can’t guarantee that every letter will be published, but we’ll answer as many as we can. Published questions may be edited for length and

Young stars alongside grand master on Indy front row

Two young stars of the NTT IndyCar Series have established themselves as quick studies of the Indianapolis 500. In three qualifying attempts, Alex Palou has started seventh, sixth, and rolls off Sunday in the middle of the front row — second — with the Chip Ganassi Racing Team. On his