IndyCar completes successful first track test of 2024-spec hybrid

The NTT IndyCar Series’ revised 2024 hybrid engine package recently completed its first track test at Sebring International Raceway. Although the series and its manufacturers would not disclose details about the first outing for the current 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and the new MAHLE-designed supercapacitor-based energy recovery system, RACER understands a Honda-powered 2.2L car was … Read more

Larson to run 2024 Indy 500 with Arrow McLaren

Arrow McLaren will expand to four cars for the Indianapolis 500 in 2024, and it’s well worth the effort as one of the world’s great oval drivers, 2021 NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson, will make his NTT IndyCar Series debut with the Chevy-powered team. Larson will pilot a Dallara-DW12 chassis fielded by Arrow McLaren in … Read more

IndyCar to introduce new attenuator in 2023

The NTT IndyCar Series has a new rear attenuator in the works that will be implemented heading into 2023. Together, IndyCar and its official chassis supplier Dallara have developed a redesigned unit that has been commissioned to improve crushability and further reduce the forces transmitted into the cockpit in rearward impacts. “Our current attenuator has … Read more

INSIGHT: How IndyCar is addressing the aeroscreen’s pooling problem

The NTT IndyCar Series is making progress on solving the problem of rain pooling at the front of its aeroscreen. Highlighted as an issue in the latter stages of May’s rainy Indianapolis Grand Prix, a number of drivers described an odd aerodynamic phenomenon where the heavy downpour on the run to Turn 1 produced a … Read more

Ferrucci joins Foyt for 2023 IndyCar season

The A.J. Foyt Racing team has signed IndyCar veteran Santino Ferrucci to partner with rookie Benjamin Pedersen to form an all-new lineup for the Chevy-powered NTT IndyCar Series team. Ferrucci, who brings 43 races of IndyCar experience to the team earned with Dale Coyne Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, and Juncos … Read more

IndyCar unveils 17-race 2023 schedule

The next NTT IndyCar Series schedule will feature the same number of races at the same locations found on the 2022 calendar, with the shift of Detroit’s race from Belle Isle to downtown standing as the only change in venue. As RACER wrote in July, the 2023 IndyCar schedule has been built around 17 races … Read more

AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that schedule will look like. Johnson told The Associated Press … Read more

Hints of reconciliation after Palou’s strong finish

Alex Palou’s career-best performance at Laguna Seca was another reminder of how dangerous the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series champion can be when he has a car underneath him that’s capable of winning. The Spaniard toyed with the opposition on Sunday, leaving Josef Newgarden, the season’s king of victories, and the new champion, Will Power, nearly … Read more

Newgarden tops tire-shredding first IndyCar practice at Laguna Seca

Sunday’s NTT IndyCar series finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be a race of high tire degradation, low grip, busy hands and a delicate touch with the right foot if Friday’s opening practice session was any guide. The championship contenders kept their power dry for the first half an hour of the 75-minute session, … Read more