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Fifth Third to sponsor Rahal for IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at Mid-Ohio.

Rahal grew up in New Albany, Ohio, and the team has a race shop in nearby Hilliard, both about an hour's drive from the track in Lexington. Read More...

Newgarden leads IndyCar qualifying at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Josef Newgarden took advantage of a rapidly drying track Saturday afternoon to take the pole position for the IndyCar race at Toronto.

Newgarden passed Scott Dixon by just 0.1964 seconds after gambling on a slow start in the final qualifying run. A light drizzle made it seem like he'd miscalculated with Dixon getting a sizable lead, but the rain let up and the 27-year-old Newgarden found his tires gripping better. As the last car left on the Exhibition Place course, Newgarden pushed his car to the limit to knock Dixon off on his final lap. Read More...

Fan support has dwindled at Toronto IndyCar race

TORONTO (AP) It has been nearly 10 years since Paul Godfrey brokered a deal to secure $2 million in provincial and municipal subsidies to help bring Toronto's IndyCar race back from the dead.

Fans, however, have been lukewarm about the race since it returned to the city in 2009 after a one-year hiatus. Read More...

Paul Tracy has no taste for 'vanilla' IndyCar racing

TORONTO (AP) Paul Tracy wants drivers to get a little nastier.

Back when he was racing, Tracy was famously involved in dustups, notably with fellow drivers Alex Tagliani and Sebastien Bourdais, going so far as to criticize them for keeping their helmets on during confrontations. Read More...

Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for 1st victory of '18

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Less than two months after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, James Hinchcliffe roared from behind to seize one of the more satisfying victories of his IndyCar career.

Hinchcliffe passed Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps left to win at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, his first victory of the season. Read More...

Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win and 4th of '18 at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden's up-and-down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago.

Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway - the scene of perhaps his most impressive performance back in 2016 - in hopes of closing the gap further on series leader Scott Dixon. Read More...

Will Power wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power will start from the front row for Sunday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole.

Power was the fastest during Saturday's qualifying with a two-lap average of 182.391 MPH, giving Team Penske its fourth straight pole at Iowa. Read More...

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