Aaron Durant

Following a curiosity first sparked at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park in 2007, Aaron co-created The Apex in 2015, kicking off five years of article writing, podcast hosting, and race attending. He hit pause on this motorsports journalism project and began to study web development in 2020, then briefly returned in 2023 as a software developer and motocross racer.

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Ted Klaus of Honda HPD speaks after the 2019 IndyCar season
Reflecting on a 2019 Conversation With Then-HPD President Ted Klaus

I cornered one of IndyCar’s top executives at the 2019 Laguna Seca finale seeking insight into my burning question: “Does racing even matter?”

Josef Newgarden competing in the 2022 Detroit Grand Prix
The Apex Is Back With a Refined Approach

The time seems right to explore interesting IndyCar stuff again on The Apex, so we’re starting again with a new approach.

Alex Palou enters Road America Turn 6 in 2020 IndyCar race
Coyne Shows Strength During Road America Doubleheader

Alex Palou and Santino Ferrucci made Dale Coyne Racing the only team to have both its cars in the top 10 in both races at Road America.

Will Power leads group down Laguna Seca corkscrew
Detroit Cancelation Prompts New Doubleheaders, Third IMS Race

Doubleheaders at Iowa and Laguna Seca plus a second race on the IMS road course in October bring IndyCar’s 2020 race count to 15.

Scott McLaughlin wins virtual Barber IndyCar race on iRacing
McLaughlin Wins at Barber as iRacing Challenge Hits the Big Screen

With Sage Karam and Felix Rosenqvist out of the way, Scott McLaughlin and Will Power dueled in the first INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race on NBCSN.

Sage Karam racing Watkins Glen iRacing IndyCar
Karam Victorious in Start of Something New for IndyCar

Like Sage Karam’s sim racing prowess, the potential of virtual racing was on display in the first INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race.

Pato O'Ward testing with Arrow McLaren SP at COTA
One-Year Delay Intensifies Herta vs. O’Ward

The events of the past 12 months for Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward bring increased intrigue to their first full IndyCar season together.

Felipe Nasr followed by two Andretti Indy cars in 2020 COTA Open Test
COTA Test Previews Intriguing 2020 Season

The Aeroscreen, chart-topping speed from elite teams and the first signs of success for rookies earned headlines at the COTA Open Test.

Arrow McLaren Indy 500 car for Fernando Alonso
McLaren’s Hope-Inducing IndyCar Potential

Support from Arrow plus McLaren plus more new commercial partners equals a winning equation for next year’s transformation of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.