The 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series is the 24th season of the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 98th official championship season of American open wheel racing. Scott Dixon entered the season as the defending IndyCar champion as well as the defending Indianapolis 500 winner.

Drivers and Teams Edit

Team Engine No. Driver(s) Round(s)
AJ Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 13 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R) All
14 Sage Karam All
40 Santiago Urrutia 7
Andretti Autosport Honda 26 Zach Veach All
27 Marco Andretti All
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay All
Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 29 Colton Herta (R) All
Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian 98 Alexander Rossi All
Carlin Chevrolet 11 Max Chilton All
83 Charlie Kimball All
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Esteban Gutierrez 2
Felix Rosenqvist (R) 7
9 Scott Dixon All
10 Brendon Hartley All
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 18 Sebastien Bourdais All
19 Takuma Sato All
34 Stefan Wilson 7
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 24 JR Hildebrand 7
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 6 Carlos Munoz 7
20 Carlos Munoz 1-2, 4-6, 9, 11-13, 16-17
Ed Carpenter 3, 7-8, 10, 14-15
21 Spencer Pigot All
Harding Racing Chevrolet 87 Dean Stoneman (R) 7
88 Gabby Chaves All
Juncos Racing Chevrolet 17 Conor Daly 7
31 Kyle Kaiser All
Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 51 Buddy Lazier 7
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15 Graham Rahal All
16 Ed Jones All
32 Jack Harvey 7
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 5 James Hinchcliffe All
7 Robert Wickens All
77 Aaron Telitz (R) 7
Team Penske Chevrolet 2 Josef Newgarden All
3 Helio Castroneves 7
12 Will Power All
22 Simon Pagenaud All

Team Changes Edit

  • Hank Steinbrenner moved up with Colton Herta as a co owner of Andretti Steinbrenner Racing.
  • Juncos Racing moved up into a full time schedule with driver Kyle Kaiser after having him drive a limited schedule in 2018.

Driver Changes Edit

  • Zachary Claman DeMelo and Sage Karam moved to AJ Foyt Enterprises, and a third car was added for the Indy 500 with Santi Urrutia driving.
  • Esteban Gutierrez was picked up by Chip Ganassi for a one off in the Indy Grand Prix of Mexico and Felix Rosenqvist drove the same car in the Indy 500.
  • Takuma Sato moved to Dale Coyne Racing after being cast out from RLLR in favor of Ed Jones. Stefan Wilson drove Coyne's indy only ride.
  • Carlos Munoz moved into the road course seat for the Ed Carpenter's #20 car, as well as being guaranteed an entry in the Indy 500.
  • Dean Stoneman made his Indianapolis 500 debut in a second Harding Racing car.
  • Conor Daly sought refuge from his contract termination with AJ Foyt in a second Juncos car for the Indianapolis 500.
  • Ed Jones moved into the #16 car, replacing the departing Takuma Sato. Jack Harvey was brought in to run the third car for the team in the Indy 500.
  • Aaron Telitz made his IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Season Summary Edit

Race results Edit

Rd. Race Race Winner
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 St. Petersburg Colton Herta Andretti Steinbrenner Racing Honda
2 Mexico City Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
3 Phoenix Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
4 Long Beach Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
5 Birmingham Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Autosport Honda
6 Indianapolis GP Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Autosport Honda
7 Indianapolis Carlos Munoz Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
8 Texas Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
9 Road America Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
10 Iowa Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
11 Toronto Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
12 Mid-Ohio Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Autosport Honda
13 Portland Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet
14 Pocono Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda
15 Gateway Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
16 Watkins Glen Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
17 Sonoma Ed Jones Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

Driver Standings Edit

Pos Driver
1 Simon Pagenaud
2 Josef Newgarden
3 Alexander Rossi
4 Scott Dixon
5 Will Power
6 Graham Rahal
7 Spencer Pigot
8 James Hinchcliffe
9 Colton Herta (RY)
10 Ed Jones
11 Marco Andretti
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay
13 Sebastien Bourdais
14 Brendon Hartley
15 Zach Veach
16 Robert Wickens
17 Max Chilton
18 Sage Karam
19 Takuma Sato
20 Charlie Kimball
21 Gabby Chaves
22 Zachary Claman DeMelo (R)
23 Kyle Kaiser
24 Carlos Munoz
25 Ed Carpenter

Manufacturer Standings Edit

Pos Manufacturer
1 Chevrolet
2 Honda

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