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 4 Matheus Leist All
14 Sage Karam All
Andretti Autosport Honda 11 Tony Kanaan 6
26 Zach Veach All
27 Alexander Rossi All
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay All
Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian 89 Marco Andretti All
Andretti Steinbrenner Racing 98 Colton Herta (R) 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 All
34 Jordan King 6
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan 18 Sebastien Bourdais All
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 24 James Davison 6
44 JR Hildebrand 2, 6-7, 9, 13-14
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 6 Carlos Munoz 6
20 Carlos Munoz 1, 3-5, 8, 10-12, 15-16
Ed Carpenter 2, 6-7, 9, 13-14
21 Spencer Pigot All
Harding Racing Chevrolet 87 RC Enerson 7
88 Gabby Chaves All
Juncos Racing Chevrolet 31 Conor Daly 7
32 Kyle Kaiser (R) All
Michael Shank Racing Honda 60 Stefan Wilson 7
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15 Graham Rahal All
16 Jack Harvey 7
30 Santiago Urrutia (R) All
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 5 James Hinchcliffe All
6 Robert Wickens All
7 Aaron Telitz (R) 7
Team Penske Chevrolet 2 Josef Newgarden All
3 Helio Castroneves 5-6
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.
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing moved into an oval only schedule with JR Hildebrand. James Davison accompanied him at Indianapolis.
  • Juncos Racing moved up into a full time schedule with driver Kyle Kaiser after having him drive a limited schedule in 2018. Conor Daly joined him at Indy in a second car.

Driver Changes Edit

  • Sage Karam moved to AJ Foyt Enterprises for his first full time IndyCar gig replacing Tony Kanaan who agreed to drive in his final race with Andretti Autosport in 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. Jordan King joined the team for an Indy 500 bow.
  • Carlos Munoz moved into the road course seat for Ed Carpenter's #20 car, as well as being guaranteed an entry in the Indy 500.
  • RC Enerson made his Indianapolis 500 debut in a second Harding Racing car.
  • Stefan Wilson joined Michael Shank's team for the Indy 500. Shank decided to scale back to Indy only for 2018 after the departure of Jack Harvey.
  • Santiago Urrutia moved into the #30 car for his long awaited rookie campaign, replacing the retiring 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

Season Highlights Edit

  • At Phoenix, Alexander Rossi became the first driver to open the season with two straight wins since 2010 by holding off Scott Dixon in a great battle.

Race results Edit

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

Driver Standings Edit

Pos Driver

Manufacturer Standings Edit

Pos Manufacturer
1 Chevrolet
2 Honda