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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Carlin

Max Chilton

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Max Chilton, driver of the #59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Carlin had a much different look for the 2020 season, downsizing to a one-car, two-driver NTT IndyCar Series lineup after a chaotic 2019 season with three cars split among six drivers. This time, it was just the No. 59 on track for the team, divided between veterans Conor Daly and Max Chilton; Daly took to …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Arrow McLaren SP

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The team formerly known as Arrow Schmidt Petersen Motorsports abbreviated its moniker as its joined forces with Formula 1’s McLaren Racing for 2020, with unfortunate circumstances ending up continuing its NTT IndyCar Series stable format of one full-time driver alongside several part-time pilots. Longtime Arrow driver James Hinchcliffe and the team parted ways after the …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: AJ Foyt Enterprises

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

AJ Foyt Enterprises had just one full-time NTT IndyCar Series ride in 2020 with veteran driver Charlie Kimball at the wheel. Alongside Kimball on a part-time basis were Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Dalton Kellett, who raced in six, three and eight races, respectively. Kellett bounced between the No. 14 and No. 41 Dallara …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Andretti Autosport

Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi on track during the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

While the Michael Andretti-owned Andretti Autosport is the flagship NTT IndyCar Series team for the legendary racing name, the team also has a pair of subdivisions by way of partnerships with Harding Steinbrenner Racing and Herta Autosport. All told, the three teams ended up with six different cars under six different drivers in 2020, with …

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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: A Surprisingly Tame Silly Season

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As if 2020 wasn’t chaotic enough outside of NASCAR, rumors bounced around the sport all year surrounding which driver was going to which team for the following season, who was going to be out of a ride and so on and so forth. It turned out that not much changed among the NASCAR Cup Series’ …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Joe Gibbs Racing

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For a team that won more than half of the races in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, Joe Gibbs Racing had every reason to be confident in its lineup for 2020. Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch all won at least five races in 2019 (seven, six and five, respectively) while Erik …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 1990s

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I changed my mind! At first, I intended to spend two articles this week combing through more than 75 movie-themed paint schemes that ran in the first decade of the new millennium. However, after realizing that next week is Thanksgiving and our readers’ attention will likely be elsewhere, along with me having extended hours at …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 2

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As mentioned in yesterday’s part one of this ranking, the 2010s featured more than 50 movie-themed NASCAR paint schemes representing 37 films released during the decade, as well as a number of Days of Thunder-themed throwbacks. The films ranged from blockbusters like Justice League, Captain America: Civil War and The Dark Knight Rises to racing- or car-themed films like …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 1

In June, I undertook a project to dig up every single movie-themed paint scheme that ever ran across NASCAR’s three touring series and, eventually, rank them. The weeks-long search yielded that exactly 100 films have been represented on stock cars throughout the years, ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Shazam. Unfortunately, 2020 became the …

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NASCAR Indefinitely Suspends Josh Reaume

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Josh Reaume, an owner-driver in the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series, has been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR, it announced Nov. 10. The announcement came days after the series completed its season. As a driver, Reaume competed in 12 races with a best finish of 17th, also making a pair of Xfinity …

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