McLaren planning for a future that includes Pato O’Ward

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pato O’Ward controlled his career trajectory at the start of the IndyCar season. Win the championship, the thinking went, and perhaps earn the license he needs to eventually move to Formula One. Instead, he went into the season-opening race upset about his contract with Arrow McLaren SP and it showed … Read more

Jimmie Johnson to race at Long Beach after breaking hand in practice crash

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson pulled one glove over the carbon-fiber splint built specifically for his broken right hand. A piece of tape around two fingers outside the glove was to prevent him from using his pinkie — the digit closest to the fracture — as he drove his car around the downtown streets … Read more