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Archive: When NASCAR's original crossover star tried Indy 500 double duty

Since 2014, no driver has attempted the marathon feat of contesting the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Tony Stewart pledged never to attempt 'double duty' again after his efforts in 1999, but as the 1997 IRL Indycar champion explained to Autosport for the 24 May 2001 magazine, the lure of Indy glory was too great to ignore

The full inside story of Senna's Indycar test Plus

The full inside story of Senna's Indycar test

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's 1992 Penske test in Arizona. To mark the occasion, here's an Autosport feature from earlier this year - the full story of the "amazing" occasion, told by the men who were there

The Indy 500 engine they had to outlaw Plus

The Indy 500 engine they had to outlaw

Undefeated and never to be repeated. The story of how Penske's Ilmor-Mercedes engine for the 1994 Indy 500 went from top-secret evening project to dominating the Brickyard to banned

Ex-Formula 1 driver Max Chilton still has lots to learn about ovals

Max Chilton admits he still has a lot to learn on ovals, following his rookie season in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing

IndyCar 2017 aero freeze helps Penske's rivals - Simon Pagenaud

IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud believes the aero kit freeze for 2017 will give Penske's rivals a chance to reel it in

Ganassi continuity 'hugely important' for Max Chilton in IndyCar

Max Chilton believes the continuity of staying with Chip Ganassi Racing for his second IndyCar season in 2017 is "hugely important"

Colton Herta to Indy Lights as Andretti ties up with Yankees owners

Colton Herta will make his Indy Lights debut in 2017 as part of an Andretti Autosport tie-up with the owning family of baseball franchise the New York Yankees

Chilton braced for 'hugely important' Ganassi Honda IndyCar test

Chip Ganassi Racing's first road-course test back with Honda on Friday will be "hugely important", Max Chilton believes

Oriol Servia back to IndyCar with Rahal for at least Indy 500

Veteran IndyCar racer Oriol Servia will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a ninth crack at the Indianapolis 500 next season, with a possibility of adding more races

Max Chilton set for second IndyCar season with Ganassi in 2017

Max Chilton is set to remain with Chip Ganassi Racing for a second IndyCar season, completing the team's four-car roster

Ex-F1 driver Sato joins Andretti Autosport for 2017 IndyCar season

Andretti Autosport has signed ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato for the 2017 IndyCar season

IndyCar could keep current Dallara DW12 past 2021 season

The current Dallara DW12 chassis could be used at least through the 2020 or '21 IndyCar season before a new car is developed

Takuma Sato's Andretti IndyCar deal expected before Christmas

A deal for ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato to switch to Andretti Autosport for the 2017 IndyCar season is set to be completed before Christmas

Sam Schimidt's team pulls out of Indy Lights to focus on IndyCar

The most successful team in the recent history of Indy Lights, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, has pulled out of series to focus on its IndyCar project

AJ Foyt signs Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz for 2017 IndyCar season

AJ Foyt has signed Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz for its 2017 attack on the IndyCar series

Juan Pablo Montoya accepts Penske's Indianapolis 500 offer for 2017

Juan Pablo Montoya has accepted Penske's offer of an Indianapolis 500-only deal for 2017 and will not race in IndyCar full-time

Penske's IndyCar champion Pagenaud wants to try NASCAR on an oval

Reigning IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud says he would like to try NASCAR on an oval rather than a road course if his Penske team allowed him

Dale Coyne Racing is not an IndyCar underdog anymore, Bourdais says

Dale Coyne Racing will no longer be an IndyCar underdog given the quality of engineers recruited for his return, reckons Sebastien Bourdais

Carlin could enter IndyCar in 2017 in partnership with Kalkhoven

Carlin could make its IndyCar Series debut in 2017 in partnership with long-time entrant and current KVSH Racing co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven

Chevrolet set to gain Foyt IndyCar team after Ganassi's Honda move

AJ Foyt's IndyCar Series team is set to leave Honda for Chevrolet following Ganassi's move in the other direction

IndyCar ends 13-year Gateway Motorsports Park absence with test

IndyCar drivers including new Penske recruit Josef Newgarden have tested at Gateway Motorsports Park for the first time since 2003, ahead of the oval's return to the schedule next year

Tony Kanaan to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing Indycar team in 2017

Former IndyCar champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will stay with Chip Ganassi Racing for a fourth season in 2017

Ganassi vows to help other Honda teams after switch from Chevrolet

Chip Ganassi Racing has promised to be "unselfish" in working with fellow Honda IndyCar teams following its switch from Chevrolet for the 2017 season

Ganassi switches from Chevrolet to Honda for 2017 IndyCar season

Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Friday that it will leave Chevrolet for Honda power beginning with the 2017 IndyCar season

Montoya could still contest 2017 Indy 500 with Penske IndyCar team

Penske says the door is not closed on Juan Pablo Montoya remaining part of its IndyCar line-up next year, albeit only for the Indianapolis 500

Josef Newgarden replaces Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske for 2017

Josef Newgarden will replace Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske for the 2017 IndyCar season

Indy 500 winner Rossi re-signs with Andretti and Herta in IndyCar

Indianapolis 500 winner and former Manor Formula 1 driver Alexander Rossi will stay with the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team next year

Alexander Rossi set to announce new Andretti IndyCar deal

Ex-Formula 1 driver Alexander Rossi is set to announce a new multi-year contract with the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team

Andretti and Herta to continue to field joint IndyCar entry in 2017

Michael Andretti and his former driver Bryan Herta will continue to field a joint entry in IndyCar in 2017

Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi in frame for Montoya's IndyCar seat

Penske will decide Juan Pablo Montoya's IndyCar future within the next week, with Josef Newgarden and Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi leading contenders if it chooses to replace the Colombian

Penske IndyCar driver Power wasn't race-fit at the start of 2016

Will Power says second in the 2016 IndyCar championship counts as a "great year" given he was just "hanging on" in fitness terms at the start of the season

The top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2016 Plus

The top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2016

Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske dominated the 2016 IndyCar season, but they were not the only drivers to impress over the course of a tough campaign

Simon Pagenaud went 'on the offensive' for IndyCar title decider

IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud says it was important to him to clinch the title by dominating in the season finale at Sonoma

Why is IndyCar shelving its manufacturer war? Plus

Why is IndyCar shelving its manufacturer war?

Competing IndyCar manufacturers Honda and Chevrolet will revert to only being engine suppliers in 2018, and aero kit development has been halted for next season. Why has the series removed an area of competition that was only recently adopted?

Ryan Hunter-Reay signs new Andretti Autosport IndyCar deal

Ryan Hunter-Reay has penned a contract extension with the Andretti Autosport IndyCar team through until the end of the 2020 season

Will Power needs bad day for Simon Pagenaud in IndyCar title fight

Will Power says he is now relying on Penske team-mate Simon Pagenaud having a bad day at Sonoma on Sunday to give him any hope of the 2016 IndyCar championship

Universal IndyCar aero kit in 2018, Honda/Chevy development frozen

IndyCar has frozen the development of the Honda and Chevrolet aero kits for 2017 and will switch to a standard kit from 2018

Ganassi IndyCar team wants new deal with ex-F1 driver Chilton

Chip Ganassi Racing is pushing to sign ex-Formula 1 driver Max Chilton to a multi-year deal following the conclusion of his rookie IndyCar season

Ganassi IndyCar team could switch back to Honda in 2017

Chip Ganassi Racing could switch its IndyCar allegiance back from Chevrolet to Honda for the 2017 season

IndyCar 2017: Penske's Montoya the key to the driver market

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya is one of the key players in the 2017 IndyCar driver market as he is yet to sign a new deal with Penske

IndyCar reveals new testing restrictions for 2017 season

IndyCar has revealed new testing restrictions for the 2017 season in a bid to reduce costs for teams

Power suffers concussion-like symptoms after Watkins Glen crash

IndyCar title contender Will Power suffered concussion-like symptoms after a crash with Charlie Kimball at Watkins Glen

IndyCar drivers stunned by speeds on Watkins Glen return

IndyCar drivers believe the Watkins Glen track record will be broken by at least six seconds on the series' return to the famous circuit this weekend

James Hinchcliffe's car fails IndyCar post-race checks for Texas

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and James Hinchcliffe have been penalised after his car failed IndyCar post-race inspection following his second place finish at Texas

IndyCar title rivals Pagenaud/Power admit playing it safe at Texas

IndyCar title contenders Simon Pagenaud and Will Power both admitted to playing safe to stay out of trouble in a wild finish to Saturday night's race at Texas

IndyCar announces 2017 calendar including Gateway and Watkins Glen

Gateway will rejoin the IndyCar calendar in 2017, while Watkins Glen's short-notice return has been extended to a longer-term deal

Pocono IndyCar glitch a 'huge opportunity missed', says Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay believes his Honda engine glitch during IndyCar's Pocono 500 was a "huge opportunity missed"

Pocono IndyCar pole highlights Russian Aleshin's rise in America

Mikhail Aleshin's breakthrough IndyCar pole at Pocono on Saturday followed a maiden win being lost in the previous round at Mid-Ohio, and underlined the Russian's rise in America

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Juan Pablo Montoya explain Pocono IndyCar crashes

Pocono's last two IndyCar race winners Ryan Hunter-Reay and Juan Pablo Montoya both face tough weekends after practice crashes wrecked their qualifying days

IndyCar makes emotional Pocono return after Justin Wilson's death

Four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon cannot believe it is already a year since Justin Wilson's death, as the championship returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend

Pocono IndyCar: Dale Coyne Racing's Daly to honor Bryan Clauson

Dale Coyne Racing's Conor Daly will switch race numbers for this weekend's Pocono IndyCar race, to honour former team-mate Bryan Clauson, who was killed in a midget race earlier this month

Dean Stoneman makes debut as Watkins Glen IndyCar testing resumes

Dean Stoneman made his IndyCar test debut as the series' preparations for its Watkins Glen return ramped up with an extensive test on Thursday

Pocono signs two-year contract extension until 2018 with IndyCar

Pocono has extended its deal to remain on the IndyCar calendar for another two years ahead of its 2016 event later this month

Dixon hits out at Castroneves after Mid-Ohio IndyCar collision

Scott Dixon says he "should have known better" than to fight Helio Castroneves at Mid-Ohio, after a clash that dented his IndyCar title hopes

IndyCar leader Simon Pagenaud feared back pain would sideline him

Mid-Ohio IndyCar polesitter Simon Pagenaud feared he might have to sit out qualifying due to back pain

Dean Stoneman to make IndyCar test debut with Andretti Autosport

Dean Stoneman will make his IndyCar test debut with his Indy Lights squad Andretti Autosport at Watkins Glen on August 11

Ganassi IndyCar team to part ways with longtime sponsor Target

Longtime Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar sponsor Target will leave the team at the end of this season following a 27-year partnership, the company has announced

Dale Coyne Racing gives Indy Lights graduate Enerson IndyCar debut

Indy Lights race winner RC Enerson will make his IndyCar debut with Dale Coyne Racing at Mid-Ohio this weekend after testing for the team last week

Jeff Gordon 'embarrassing' on restarts in NASCAR return at Indy

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon admits he got his "butt kicked" on restarts in the Brickyard 400, his first race back to deputise for Dale Earnhardt Jr

Tony Stewart 'not sentimental' over Indianapolis NASCAR farewell

Tony Stewart insists the final home race of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career at Indianapolis this weekend will not be an excessively emotional occasion for him