IndyCar: Series ditches double points for Indy 500

In something that should never have been in the first place, IndyCar has announced that this year’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will offer only “regular” points, ending its status as a double-points round of the series.

Does F1 award double-points for the Monaco GP?

Does NASCAR award double-points for the Daytona 500?

Does IMSA award double-points for the Rolex 24?

No. No. No.

Then why on earth did IndyCar award double points for the Indy 500 from 2014 to 2022?

From 2015 to 2019, double-points were also awarded at the final race of the season as an artificial way of ensuring the title battle stayed alive to the final round.

The TV ratings still sucked.

It took a while, but they finally came to their senses.

Mark Cipolloni reporting for