The Race IndyCar Podcast

Analysis, interviews and race reviews from one of the most competitive motorsport series in the world. The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon is joined by Indy 500 regular and Indy Lights champion JR Hildebrand to dissect the main stories with the help of some of the series’ biggest names

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Marcus Ericsson answers YOUR questions on his I...
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Creating the ultimate IndyCar dream team
59 min
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Rookie of the Year Lundgaard on his IndyCar bap...
33 min
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Meet the juniors winning $1.5 million on the pa...
64 min
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Ranked: Our Top 10 IndyCar drivers of the year
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EXCLUSIVE: Will Power on being crowned 2022 Ind...
58 min
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Palou destroys the opposition, Power seals the ...
All the big talking points from the season finale
54 min
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Mighty McLaughlin, Power primed for title and R...
All the big talking points from Portland
70 min
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The best finish ever? Revisiting a Portland CAR...
Mark Blundell looks back on Portland 1997
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Rookie sensation David Malukas on his Gateway h...
Rounding up all the action from Gateway
53 min
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Dixon stars and drivers feud - 'Crashville' Nas...
56 min
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Why Rossi's Indy Road Course win leaves a sense...
The latest from the world of IndyCar
60 min
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The latest on Newgarden after his big Iowa cras...
All the big stories in IndyCar this week
74 min
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Dixon's weird season gets back on track + Palou...
All the latest from the IndyCar paddock
73 min
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McLaren and Ganassi fight for Palou + Our Top 1...
Our annual mid-season rankings!
107 min
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McLaughlin's Mid-Ohio Masterclass + What next f...
Rounding up the action from Mid-Ohio
68 min
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Your questions answered on IndyCars at Pikes Pe...
Jack and JR answer questions from listeners
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Josef Newgarden on winning $1m, challenging for...
The double IndyCar champion joins us for an exclusive interview
40 min
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TRAILER: Introducing The Race F1 Tech Show
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A wheel-banging race with a $1 million winner -...
Rounding up all the action from Round 8 of the NTT IndyCar Series
46 min
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What Detroit win says about Will Power's 2022 m...
All the reaction as the Penske driver holds off a rejuvenated Rossi in The Motor City
66 min
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Marcus Ericsson on his dream Indy 500 victory
Analysing all the action from Indianapolis
65 min
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Penske legend Rick Mears: How to conquer the In...
IndyCar hero joins us for a pre-race chat
25 min
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Indy 500 qualifying recap featuring pole-sitter...
Revisiting a record-breaking pole run
67 min
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Herta’s wild Indy GP win reviewed + JR’s guide ...
All you need to know for the Month of May
82 min
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Analysing the Grosjean / Rahal spat + O'Ward's ...
Does IndyCar have a bitter new rivalry brewing?
81 min
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Alex Palou on defending his title and why his 2...
The 2021 IndyCar champion in conversation
33 min
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Analysing Newgarden's defensive skills - and ho...
All the big talking points from Long Beach
63 min
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Scott McLaughlin's remarkable IndyCar journey
From Supercars superstar to IndyCar frontrunner
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How an F1 driver can crack IndyCar oval racing
Talking Texas and title hopes with Marcus Ericsson
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F1 test hopes and lying to Grosjean - Colton He...
One of the breakout stars of IndyCar and a driver consistently linked to a Formula 1 drive, Colton Herta, joins The Race IndyCar Podcast this week.The 21-year-old driver has recently been connected to practice outings with McLaren in F1 and...
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More than just a 'feel-good' winner - IndyCar's...
The Race IndyCar Podcast is back as the championship’s hotly anticipated new-season kicked off with drama aplenty last weekend at St Petersburg. Whether it was falling out of his car in victory lane, doing a shoey or tearfully praising his parents...
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Everything you need to know about the 2022 Indy...
We're getting excited for another year of IndyCar racing with a special episode on everything you need to know ahead of the 2022 season starting at St Petersburg this weekend. Co-hosts Jack Benyon and JR Hildebrand run through the driver and team...
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Inside Penske's 2022 prep with Josef Newgarden
The Race IndyCar Podcast returns from a short winter hiatus with double series champion and Team Penske star Josef Newgarden headlining this episode. Having narrowly missed out on the last two championships to Chip Ganassi Racing rivals, Newgarden...
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Your IndyCar questions answered!
This week’s episode is all about you, with a special episode dedicated to answering listeners' questions from the world of IndyCar and American motorsport. JR Hildebrand and The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon take on topics like ‘which drivers...
65 min
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Our top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021
Having both revealed their rankings for the top 10 drivers of the year, The Race IndyCar Podcast hosts JR Hildebrand and Jack Benyon explain their respective orders on this week's special episode. Each host’s top 10s are merged and averaged out to...
62 min
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The ex-F1 engineer masterminding Honda's IndyCa...
This week we're joined by David Salters, the ex-Ferrari Formula 1 engineer now heading up Honda’s American motorsports division. Salters, who became President of Honda Performance Development in late 2020, joins to reflect on a second straight season...
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IndyCar legend Al Unser Jr's revealing new book
This week’s The Race IndyCar Podcast features a frank and honest interview with Al Unser Jr following the release of his book A Checkered Past, while newly crowned Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood is also featured. Unser Jr - joined by his book's...
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A dramatic season finale + 2021 IndyCar champ P...
On this week’s show we look back at a dramatic Long Beach series finale, and new IndyCar champion Alex Palou joins to give one of his first interviews since claiming the crown. Speaking the morning after his fourth-place sealed a maiden IndyCar...
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Is Grosjean a 2022 title threat with Andretti s...
In a special crossover episode with The Race F1 Podcast, Jack Benyon joins Edd Straw to discuss Romain Grosjean's newly-confirmed move to Andretti Autosport and his prospects for 2022
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Palou on brink of title + Grosjean/driver marke...
Romain Grosjean’s starring performance at Laguna Seca and a narrowed-down title fight between Alex Palou and Pato O’Ward at Long Beach are the key talking points on The Race IndyCar Podcast this week. Two-thirds of the way through a rapid-fire...
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Analysing Portland's IndyCar start mayhem
Lap one chaos that sent the leaders to the back and led to crashes, diverse strategies and a come from behind winner made for an epic IndyCar race at Portland. Hosts JR Hildebrand and Jack Benyon assess the decision making behind sending drivers who...
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IndyCar's growing appeal to young F1 hopefuls
This week’s The Race IndyCar Podcast features an interview with comeback star Oliver Askew and a preview of this weekend’s Portland race, the first of a three race stint to end the season. Askew tells host Jack Benyon about his journey, through...
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Ex-F1 driver Marcus Ericsson on his 2021 IndyCa...
Marcus Ericsson joins this week’s episode to discuss his breakthrough season that has yielded two wins, 10 top-10s in 13 races and a genuine shot at the championship with three races left. Ericsson jokes with podcast co-hosts JR Hildebrand and Jack...
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IndyCar driving standards criticised and Grosje...
The latest episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast takes a look at a bonkers Gateway round where driving standards were in the spotlight and Romain Grosjean made his oval debut. Regular host and strong short oval driver JR Hildebrand is joined by The...
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How IndyCar's title race has opened up + Pato O...
The driver with the IndyCar points momentum, Arrow McLaren SP's Pato O’Ward, joins this week’s episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast. As part of our review of last weekend’s Indianapolis road course event, O’Ward gives his take on a race where he...
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Is ex-F1 driver Ericsson an IndyCar title threat?
The bizarre and exciting debut of the Nashville street circuit is the hot topic on this week’s The Race IndyCar Podcast. JR Hildebrand and The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon assess Marcus Ericsson’s drive from a crash, stop-go penalty and then on...
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Grosjean tells us about his first IndyCar oval ...
Following his oval test debut and amid strong silly season rumours about his future, series rookie Romain Grosjean joins The Race IndyCar Podcast this week. Dale Coyne Racing driver Grosjean has emerged as the most coveted star on the free agency...
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Can Penske launch a late title charge with Newg...
Josef Newgarden’s title chances after finally breaking his and Team Penske’s 2021 winless streak is the main topic of this week’s episode looking back at IndyCar action from Mid-Ohio. Hosts JR Hildebrand and Jack Benyon look at the numbers behind the...
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Our top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2021 so far + Ale...
IndyCar championship leader Alex Palou joins us for the first part of this week's episode, before JR Hildebrand and Jack Benyon debate the top 10 drivers of the season so far. Palou joins Jack to discuss his meteoric rise from Europe through Super...
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Magnussen's rollercoaster debut and more Penske...
With exciting debuts and stand-ins, a dramatic finish where the long-term leader suffered and Penske again failed to break its 2021 winless streak, there’s plenty to discuss from IndyCar’s Road America round. Regular co-host JR Hildebrand breaks down...
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Still no wins for Penske in IndyCar's crazy 2021
It was an explosive weekend of drama in the Detroit double-header, with Pato O’Ward storming through to win race two after a controversial ending led to a first IndyCar win for ex-F1 driver Marcus Ericsson. Through all the drama, series powerhouse...
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Indy 500-winning team owner Shank + your questions
The Race IndyCar Podcast goes behind the scenes of the upstart team that won the Indianapolis 500, Meyer Shank Racing, with its co-owner Mike Shank, who also helps with listeners' questions in this special episode. Shank discusses the celebrations...
62 min
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Inside stories from the 2021 Indy 500
The Race IndyCar Podcast takes a look at the 105th Indianapolis 500 with JR Hildebrand bringing his perspective from the race where he finished in the top 15. The Race American Editor Jack Benyon quizzes co-host Hildebrand on driving for AJ Foyt and...
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Beast: The Indy 500 engine that shocked the wor...
In a special episode of The Race IndyCar Podcast, Al Unser Jr stars to talk about his and Penske's 1994 Indianapolis 500 victory. The event is significant mainly due to the shock the Ilmor-built Mercedes-badged engine produced. Built in secret, it...
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2021 Indy 500 preview
IndyCar racer JR Hildebrand and The Race's American racing correspondent Jack Benyon look back on qualifying for the Indy 500, and look ahead to how the race could play out on Sunday. JR also gives his insights into his own programme with AJ Foyt...
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How to prepare for the Indy 500 + why Grosjean ...
This week on the IndyCar Podcast, co-host JR Hildebrand gives you an expert preview ahead of what will be his 11th attempt to qualify for the Indy 500. Ahead of starting practice this week, Hildebrand gives you some insider tips in what to look for,...
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Romain Grosjean: "I'm happier than I've been fo...
Romain Grosjean joins The Race IndyCar Podcast this week ahead of his return to the championship at Indianapolis this weekend. After two races in America, Grosjean confirmed to the podcast that “if you ask me right now what I think, I think that I'm...
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Crashes, an F1 test and a rookie hero: IndyCar'...
Pato O’Ward’s drive to Texas victory provides the main talking point for this episode of The Race’s IndyCar podcast, which also bagged the driver a Formula 1 test courtesy of Zak Brown. Indianapolis 500 regular JR Hildebrand joins co-host and The...
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Everyone should be scared of IndyCar's new 'top...
IndyCar rising star Colton Herta dominated the Grand Prix of St Petersburg, and even the series' most established stars are picking him out as a fierce championship rival in the future. IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand joins The Race’s Jack Benyon to...
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Grosjean 'absolutely delivered' on his IndyCar ...
IndyCar driver JR HIldebrand and The Race's Jack Benyon look back on the 2021 IndyCar season opener from Barber Motorsports Park, including a detailed analysis of how ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean performed on his first weekend in the series. IndyCar...
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Rating IndyCar's big three teams and star rooki...
IndyCar podium finisher and Indy Lights champion JR Hildebrand has joined The Race to co-host its new IndyCar podcast in 2021. The Race’s American Editor Jack Benyon will join Hildebrand each episode to follow the key storylines emerging from the...
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The Race IndyCar Podcast teaser
New for 2021: The Race Indycar Podcast. Join us for the latest news, views and reviews as hosts Jack Benyon and JR Hildebrand discuss all matters Indycar
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