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Entry List: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend at Belle Isle Park for the first time in nearly a month.  However, only 20 teams are entered in the 100-minute sprint race. Why such a short field?  A number of factors.  One, this race was originally a week earlier.  Moving it back to the …

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Zach Veach Not Racing in IMSA Detroit Race After Positive COVID-19 Test Result

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Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Zach Veach will not run in the IMSA Detroit Grand Prix this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19, Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday, June 9. Townsend Bell will fill in for Veach in the GTD class No. 12 car with co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. Veach competes full time for Vasser Sullivan after racing in the NTT IndyCar …

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Zach Veach Joins Vasser Sullivan For 2021

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Vasser Sullivan announced Tuesday (Jan. 5) that Zach Veach will replace Townsend Bell alongside Frankie Montecalvo in the No. 12 Lexus full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  For Veach, Daytona will mark his first career GT race. Given the current situation, being able to find anything full-time is a good move.  Veach is excited …

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2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis

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James Hinchcliffe in qualifying for the 2020 Harvest GP. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Harvest GP (or Harvest Grand Prix) is the first time the NTT IndyCar Series has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course more than once in a season. Being a doubleheader (Oct. 2-3), it will actually be the season’s second and third races on the IMS road track as well as two of …

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Zach Veach, Andretti Parting Ways for 2020

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Zach Veach during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, August 13, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Zach Veach will not continue with Andretti Autosport for the rest of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 23. Veach, who competed in the No. 26 Honda, steps away with three races left. He wasn’t tapped to come back next year for Andretti. ”The decision was made that I will not …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At Gateway

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(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (Aug. 29-30) was a doubleheader weekend of huge ups and downs for most of the NTT IndyCar Series grid, but some drivers had it exponentially worse than others. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: September 2020

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Scott Dixon leads two cars on track at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

September could be a questionable month for the 2020 IndyCar season. There are no races officially scheduled, but rumor has it that the postponed Mid-Ohio doubleheader could be coming back during the Sept. 13 weekend.  Whether or not IndyCar races this month, we’ve had the Indy 500, and the end of the season is in …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The 2020 Indy 500

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Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indy 500 was a great race for Honda-powered NTT IndyCar Series entries like those of Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon. It was, however, a rough day for a lot of other drivers, nine of whom were knocked out of Borg-Warner Trophy contention via crashes. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 4 to 7

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Josef Newgarden (Photo: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re taking a look at the midpack drivers …

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