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

Drivers and Teams

Team Engine No. Driver(s) Round(s)
AJ Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 4 Matheus Leist All
14 Tony Kanaan All
40 Zachary Claman DeMelo 6
Andretti Autosport Honda 26 Zach Veach All
27 Alexander Rossi All
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay All
34 Carlos Munoz 6
Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian 98 Marco Andretti All
McLaren-Andretti 29 Fernando Alonso All
Carlin Chevrolet 23 Charlie Kimball All
59 Max Chilton All
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Felix Rosenqvist (R) 6
9 Scott Dixon All
10 Ed Jones All
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 19 Pietro Fittipaldi (R) All
25 Stefan Wilson 6
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan 18 Sebastien Bourdais All
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 24 Sage Karam All
66 JR Hildebrand 6
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 13 Patricio O'Ward (R) 6
20 1-5, 7-8, 10, 12, 15-16
Ed Carpenter 6, 9, 11, 14-15
21 Spencer Pigot All
Harding Racing Chevrolet 88 Gabby Chaves All
Juncos Racing Chevrolet 32 Kyle Kaiser (R) All
Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Honda 60 Jack Harvey 1, 3, 5-6, 10, 12-13, 15-17
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15 Graham Rahal All
16 Conor Daly 6
RLL-Steinbrenner Racing 30 Colton Herta (R) All
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 5 James Hinchcliffe All
6 Robert Wickens All
SPM w/ Belardi 7 Santiago Urrutia (R) 6
Scuderia Corsa w/ RLL Honda 64 Oriol Servia 5-6
Conor Daly 10, 13, 16-17
Team Penske Chevrolet 2 Josef Newgarden All
3 Helio Castroneves 5-6
12 Will Power All
22 Simon Pagenaud All

Team Changes

  • McLaren joined the IndyCar Series full time partnered with Andretti Autosport bringing over two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso in his quest for the Triple Crown. Alonso was not considered a series rookie due to his F1 experience.
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing fielded a full time entry for the first time since 2012 with Sage Karam at the wheel.
  • Juncos Racing moved up into a full time schedule with driver Kyle Kaiser after having many including Kaiser drive a limited schedule in 2018.
  • Meyer Shank Racing expanded their schedule to ten races with Jack Harvey.
  • Hank Steinbrenner moved up to the series with Colton Herta as a co owner of RLL-Steinbrenner Racing as they replaced a retiring Takuma Sato in the 30 car.
  • Scuderia Corsa expanded their schedule with Oriol Servia driving the two Indianapolis races and Conor Daly driving the remaining road course races after Indy.

Driver Changes

  • Zachary Claman DeMelo joined AJ Foyt in a third entry for the Indianapolis 500.
  • Felix Rosenqvist came over from the FIA Formula E series to drive in the Indy 500 with Chip Ganassi.
  • Pietro Fittipaldi drove a full season with Dale Coyne Racing after driving a partial one in 2018. Stefan Wilson joined the team for the Indy 500.
  • Patricio O'Ward, the 2018 Indy Lights champion, moved up into the road and street course seat for Ed Carpenter's #20 car, as well as being guaranteed an entry in the Indy 500.
  • Conor Daly joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a one-off Indy entry before being confirmed to drive for the RLL-aligned Scuderia Corsa team.
  • Santiago Urrutia made his long-awaited IndyCar debut in the Indianapolis 500 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a partnership with his former Indy Lights team Belardi Auto Racing.

Season Summary

Race results

Rd. Race Race Winner
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 St. Petersburg Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
2 Laguna Seca Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
3 Long Beach Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda
4 Birmingham Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
5 Indianapolis GP Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
6 Indianapolis 500 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
7 Detroit 1 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda
8 Detroit 2 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
9 Texas Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda
10 Road America Fernando Alonso McLaren-Andretti Honda
11 Iowa Josef Newgarden Team Penske Chevrolet
12 Toronto Robert Wickens Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
13 Mid-Ohio Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
14 Pocono Ed Jones Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
15 Gateway Robert Wickens Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda
16 Portland Fernando Alonso McLaren-Andretti Honda
17 Sonoma Fernando Alonso McLaren-Andretti Honda

Driver Standings

Pos Driver
1 Alexander Rossi
2 Simon Pagenaud
3 Josef Newgarden
4 Scott Dixon
5 Fernando Alonso
6 Graham Rahal
7 Robert Wickens
8 Will Power
9 Ed Jones
10 James Hinchcliffe
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay
12 Spencer Pigot
13 Sebastien Bourdais
14 Colton Herta (RY)
15 Marco Andretti
16 Sage Karam
17 Pietro Fittipaldi (R)
18 Charlie Kimball
19 Zach Veach
20 Tony Kanaan
21 Gabby Chaves
22 Max Chilton
23 Matheus Leist
24 Kyle Kaiser (R)
25 Patricio O'Ward (R)
26 Jack Harvey
27 Ed Carpenter
28 Conor Daly
29 Helio Castroneves
30 Oriol Servia
31 JR Hildebrand
32 Carlos Munoz
33 Felix Rosenqvist (R)
34 Santiago Urrutia (R)
--- Stefan Wilson
--- Zachary Claman DeMelo

Manufacturer Standings

Pos Manufacturer
1 Honda
2 Chevrolet