Oct 20

IndyCar: Dixon Takes Title Over Castroneves, Power Wins At Fontana

Scott Dixon celebrates winning the IndyCar Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon celebrates winning the IndyCar Championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon has won the IndyCar championship, using a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway to deny Helio Castroneves his first title.

Will Power won Saturday night’s season finale — a year after he crashed in this race to blow his own title chances and salvage the night for Penske Racing.

Oct 19

IndyCar: Andretti Re-Signs Hinchcliffe, Switches From Chevy To Honda

James Hinchcliffe will drive a Honda-powered Indy car for Andretti Autosport in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe will drive a Honda-powered Indy car for Andretti Autosport in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport in 2014 with sponsorship from United Fiber & Data.

The team, meanwhile, will switch from Chevrolet to Honda.

The manufacturer change to Honda announced before Saturday night’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway had been expected after rival Chip Ganassi said two weeks ago he was moving to Chevrolet.

Oct 18

IndyCar: Power Leads Penske 1-2-3 In Qualifying

Will Power celebrates earning pole position for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power celebrates earning pole position for the MAVTV 500 IndyCar race at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Penske Racing was perfect Friday in the first phase toward pushing Helio Castroneves to the IndyCar championship.

Will Power, Castroneves and AJ Allmendinger swept the front row in qualifying for Saturday night’s season finale at Auto Club Speedway, where Castroneves is trying to chase down Scott Dixon for the IndyCar title.

Oct 15

IndyCar: Penske Won’t Reveal Motive For AJ At Fontana

IndyCar: Penske Won't Reveal Motive For AJ At Fontana

AJ Allmendinger returns to the IndyCar Series for Penske Racing this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images)

Roger Penske, needing nothing short of a miracle for Helio Castroneves to win the IndyCar title in this weekend’s season finale, will run a third car for AJ Allmendinger in what’s presumed to be a strategic move to aid their championship chances.

But if the plan is for Allmendinger to try to snatch points away from championship leader Scott Dixon, Penske isn’t showing his hand.