Mark Glendenning

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The Indy 500 poleman who didn't live to raceday Plus

The Indy 500 poleman who didn't live to raceday

6pm, May 11, 1996: Scott Brayton takes pole for the Indianapolis 500. 12:17pm, May 17, 1996: Scott Brayton dies in a practice crash. MARK GLENDENNING shares his story

Fast Failures: American heartbreak at the Indianapolis 500 Plus

Fast Failures: American heartbreak at the Indianapolis 500

A real American hero was lost from the history books within sight of the finish of the 1967 Indianapolis 500. MARK GLENDENNING revisits the infamous STP turbine Indycar

Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot gets three race IndyCar deal

Newly-crowned Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot will contest three IndyCar races with Rahal Letterman Lanigan next year, including the Indianapolis 500

F1 and Haas are wrong to ignore America Plus

F1 and Haas are wrong to ignore America

Alexander Rossi ended an eight-year Formula 1 exile for American drivers last month, but it seems he has been overlooked for a seat by the new Haas team. MARK GLENDENNING looks at why US drivers should be taken more seriously

IndyCar's secret manufacturer war Plus

IndyCar's secret manufacturer war

Chevrolet subjugated Honda in the first year of IndyCar's aero-kit contest. The season might be over, but the battle has moved off-track and into a political row, as MARK GLENDENNING explains

CFH Racing re-signs Josef Newgarden for 2016 IndyCar season

Josef Newgarden will remain at CFH Racing for the 2016 IndyCar season, the team has confirmed

Tony Stewart set to retire after 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season

Tony Stewart will retire at the end of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season

NOLA track dropped from 2016 IndyCar calendar

IndyCar officials have informed New Orleans Motorsport Park that the series will not return to the venue in 2016

Travis Pastrana to make NASCAR return in Truck series race

Travis Pastrana will return to NASCAR next month when he joins the Truck field at Las Vegas

James Hinchcliffe cleared for IndyCar return at Road America test

James Hinchcliffe will return to the IndyCar cockpit for next Monday's test at Road America, over four months after suffering a thigh injury in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice

NASCAR penalises Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing

Clint Bowyer's 2015 Sprint Cup championship aspirations have taken a huge hit after NASCAR penalised his Michael Waltrip Racing team for a technical irregularity at Chicagoland last weekend

IndyCar drivers relish Road America return in off-season test

IndyCar drivers praised the Road America layout after the cars returned to the venue for the first time in eight years for a team test on Tuesday

Safety improvements are no quick fix Plus

Safety improvements are no quick fix

There have been renewed calls to improve driver safety after the death of Justin Wilson. As MARK GLENDENNING explains, such work was already under way but a solution is not straightforward

Laguna Seca Indy Lights: Pigot beats Harvey and Jones to 2015 title

Spencer Pigot secured the 2015 Indy Lights title with a commanding win in the season finale at Laguna Seca on Sunday

Laguna Seca Indy Lights: Spencer Pigot takes lead from Jack Harvey

Spencer Pigot reclaimed the Indy Lights points lead from Jack Harvey with a victory in the first of this weekend's two races at Laguna Seca

Laguna Seca Indy Lights: Max Chilton claims pole for opening race

Max Chilton secured pole position for the opening race of this weekend's Indy Lights season-finale at Laguna Seca

The top 10 drivers of IndyCar 2015 Plus

The top 10 drivers of IndyCar 2015

A nail-biting championship finale and an unlikely champion capped off a gripping IndyCar title battle. MARK GLENDENNING rates the season's best

Honda held back in IndyCar war by its years as sole supplier

Honda has hinted that its years as IndyCar's sole engine supplier may have left it under-prepared for the intensity of manufacturer competition after losing another manufacturers' title to Chevrolet

Juan Pablo Montoya: Double points cost me 2015 IndyCar title

Juan Pablo Montoya has slammed IndyCar's awarding of double points for its season finale after his season-long championship lead turned into a loss on countback to Scott Dixon at Sonoma

Scott Dixon denies Juan Pablo Montoya 2015 IndyCar title at Sonoma

Scott Dixon won the 2015 IndyCar title on a tiebreak with Juan Pablo Montoya thanks to victory in an eventful season-finale at Sonoma on Sunday

Sonoma IndyCar: Will Power claims season finale pole for Penske

Will Power crushed the Sonoma track record as he claimed pole for Sunday's IndyCar finale, while points-leading Penske team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya shares row three with main rival Graham Rahal

Sonoma IndyCar: Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay flies in practice two

Ryan Hunter-Reay smashed the Sonoma lap record on his way to setting the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend's IndyCar season finale

Sage Karam struggling to come to terms with Justin Wilson's crash

Sage Karam hopes being in the IndyCar paddock at Sonoma will help him come to terms with the circumstances of Justin Wilson's death following a crash at Pocono last Sunday

Sonoma IndyCar: Will Power fastest for Penske in Friday practice

Will Power was fastest for Penske in the marathon three-and-a-half hour opening IndyCar session at Sonoma on Friday

IndyCar's Marco Andretti still interested in F1 move, eyes Haas

Marco Andretti remains open to the possibility of looking at Formula 1 in the future, although he insists that IndyCar is still his current focus

Oriol Servia to race Justin Wilson's Andretti IndyCar at Sonoma

Oriol Servia will race Justin Wilson's car at this weekend's IndyCar season finale at Sonoma as a tribute to the Briton, who died earlier this week following a Pocono crash

Tristan Vautier punished for Pocono IndyCar clash with Graham Rahal

Tristan Vautier will miss the first two hours of Friday running time at Sonoma after being found guilty of causing avoidable contact with IndyCar title contender Graham Rahal at Pocono

Justin Wilson dies from head injuries following IndyCar crash

Justin Wilson has died from head injuries sustained when he was struck by debris during Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono. He was 37 years old

Pocono IndyCar: Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay wins crash-marred race

Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday's chaotic IndyCar race at Pocono, although the afternoon was overshadowed by a frightening accident involving his Andretti Autosport team-mate Justin Wilson

Pocono IndyCar: Castroneves pole, Montoya 19th, crash for Kimball

Helio Castroneves led a Penske top-three sweep in Pocono IndyCar qualifying, although team-mate and championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya faces the prospect of fighting through from the 10th row

Pocono IndyCar: Charlie Kimball leads Ganassi one-two in practice

Charlie Kimball set the pace in the opening practice session for this weekend's IndyCar round at Pocono

Andretti Autosport settles lawsuit from Andretti Sports Marketing

The lawsuit filed against Andretti Autosport by Andretti Sports Marketing has been resolved, although the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed

AJ Foyt to miss last two IndyCar races of 2015 after knee surgery

AJ Foyt will miss the final two races of the IndyCar season while he recovers from recent surgery to his knee

Harvey leads Piquet as Lights drivers complete Sonoma IndyCar test

Indy Lights championship leader Jack Harvey declared himself happy with his first IndyCar test after narrowly beating Nelson Piquet Jr and Matt Brabham to lead the non-regulars at Sonoma

USAC champion Bryan Clauson locks in Indy 500 start in 200-race aim

Dirt track star Bryan Clauson is aiming to use next year's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 as the centerpiece of an attempt to complete a 200-race schedule in 2016

Fontana superspeedway off IndyCar schedule in 2016

Fontana will not return to the IndyCar calendar in 2016, the series has confirmed

IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud optimistic about progress at oval test

Penske's Simon Pagenaud is optimistic that his team took a step towards improving its understanding of the speedway-spec IndyCar aero kit after testing at Indianapolis on Wednesday

Michael Andretti slams lawsuit claiming IndyCar team is insolvent

Michael Andretti has vowed to "aggressively" fight a lawsuit from within his own organisation after his partners in Andretti Sports Marketing commenced proceedings claiming that the race team is insolvent

IndyCar to return to Road America in 2016

Road America will end an eight-year absence from the IndyCar calendar next year after the series confirmed that the historic road course will return to the schedule in 2016

What went wrong for Walker at IndyCar? Plus

What went wrong for Walker at IndyCar?

Respected former team boss Derrick Walker's abrupt exit from a top IndyCar job shocked some, but not the paddock. MARK GLENDENNING looks at why he's going and whether expectations on him were ever fair

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Graham Rahal gains on Juan Pablo Montoya with win

Graham Rahal blasted the IndyCar title fight wide open with a hometown win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Rayhall wins for 8Star, Jones/Harvey collide

Indy Lights part-timer Sean Rayhall took the win in a spiteful second Indy Lights encounter at Mid-Ohio on Sunday

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Scott Dixon sets record pole pace for Ganassi

Scott Dixon saw off a late challenge from Will Power to secure pole position for Sunday's IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Enerson wins, title rivals Harvey/Pigot clash

RC Enerson converted pole position into the first Indy Lights win of his career with a commanding drive at Mid-Ohio on Saturday

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Ganassi's Scott Dixon fastest in practice again

Scott Dixon continues to set the early-weekend pace at Mid-Ohio after topping the third IndyCar practice session on Saturday morning

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: RC Enerson beats Jack Harvey for first pole

RC Enerson held off Schmidt team-mate Jack Harvey to secure the first Indy Lights pole of his career at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Ganassi's Scott Dixon leads Friday practice

Scott Dixon denied Sebastien Bourdais a clean sweep of the opening day of IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio with a last-gasp fastest time during the second session on Friday

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais leads practice for KV

Sebastien Bourdais ended the morning fastest after a busy first practice session for this weekend's IndyCar round at Mid-Ohio

New driver conduct rule not a 'gag order' - IndyCar boss Mark Miles

IndyCar insists that a new tightening of its rules relating to driver conduct is not a gag order

Iowa IndyCar: Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay takes first win of 2015

Ryan Hunter-Reay ended an IndyCar season-long run of poor form with a victory at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night

Iowa IndyLights: Ex-F1 racer Max Chilton takes first victory

Ex-F1 racer Max Chilton converted pole position into his first career Indy Lights win after leading a Carlin 1-2 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday evening

Iowa IndyCar: Penske's Helio Castroneves takes pole position

Helio Castroneves ended Ganassi's early-weekend domination at Iowa by beating Tony Kanaan to pole position for tonight's IndyCar race

Max Chilton dedicates Iowa Indy Lights pole to Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton has dedicated his Indy Lights pole position at Iowa Speedway to former Marussia F1 team-mate Jules Bianchi

Iowa Indy Lights: Max Chilton leads Carlin qualifying 1-2

Max Chilton led a Carlin 1-2 in qualifying for today's Indy Lights race at Iowa Speedway

Iowa IndyCar: Tony Kanaan completes Ganassi practice sweep

Tony Kanaan continued to set the IndyCar pace at Iowa Speedway after once again going fastest in the second practice session on Friday

Iowa IndyCar: Tony Kanaan leads Scott Dixon in Ganassi practice 1-2

Tony Kanaan led a Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 in the opening practice session for this weekend's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway

IndyCar squad KV Racing fined following Sebastien Bourdais victory

KV Racing has been fined $5000 after Sebastien Bourdais' race-winning car from last weekend's IndyCar race at Milwaukee was found to be underweight

Milwaukee IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais and KV take tactical victory

Sebastien Bourdais capitalised on an inspired strategy call from KV team boss Jimmy Vasser to win a thrilling IndyCar encounter at Milwaukee

Milwaukee Indy Lights: Felix Serralles scores maiden win

Felix Serralles earned his first Indy Lights victory after making a late pass on RC Enerson at Milwaukee on Sunday