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Alex Palou Wins in Portland, Retakes IndyCar Point Lead

Alex Palou on the racetrack at Portland. (Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland to claim his third win of 2021 and regain the NTT IndyCar Series points lead in the process. Alexander Rossi finished second with Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and fellow championship contender Scott Dixon taking the final podium spot. Both Palou and Dixon suffered a …

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Josef Newgarden Wins, Attrition Reigns at Gateway

2021 IndyCar Road America Josef Newgarden Joe Skibinski INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Josef Newgarden led the most laps of any driver Saturday (Aug. 21) to win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway in the NTT IndyCar Series, his third win in St. Louis. However, Pato O’Ward walked away as the night’s greatest beneficiary, as he leaves Gateway as the new points leader …

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Marcus Ericsson Wins in Nashville as Dominant Colton Herta Crashes Out

Marcus Ericsson smiles at mid Ohio IndyCar 2021 Matt Fraver

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR Media)

Marcus Ericsson led teammate Scott Dixon to the checkered flag in the inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday (Aug. 8th). Ericsson led the final quarter of the race without error to secure the second win of his career, firmly placing himself in the championship discussion as IndyCar’s season approaches its final …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Snaps Heartbreak Streak

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden dominated Sunday’s (July 4) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course en route to his first victory of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s closest challenger was Marcus Ericsson, who spent the last stint of the race chasing down Newgarden. By the race’s end the top two were more than 20 …

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Alex Palou Wins at Road America; 2nd Straight Heartbreak for Josef Newgarden

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (June 20) REV Group Grand Prix at Road America after leader Josef Newgarden was stricken by mechanical woes on the day’s final restart. While Newgarden dropped through the field to a disappointing 21st, Palou cruised to the victory over Colton Herta. Will Power, Scott Dixon and Romain Grosjean rounded out the …

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Patricio O’Ward Wins in Detroit, Becoming 2021’s 1st Repeat Winner

Patricio O'Ward

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Patricio O’Ward is now a two-time IndyCar Series winner after taking the checkered flag in the second of this weekend’s two races at the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit Sunday (June 13). Polesitter Josef Newgarden finished second, while Alex Palou took the final podium position. O’Ward shoved his way by Newgarden, who had led …

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Marcus Ericsson Takes First IndyCar Win; Heartbreak for Will Power in Detroit

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson has taken his first NTT IndyCar Series win on the streets of Belle Isle. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward completed the podium following an unpredictable race which saw two red flags, heartbreak for a dominant driver, and a massive crash for another. Ericsson inherited the lead after leader Will Power was stricken with …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Historic 4th Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR Media)

Helio Castroneves won his historic fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (May 30) following a thrilling battle to the finish with Alex Palou. Palou and Castroneves spent the last 25 laps of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing locked in a heated battle for the win, swapping the lead back and forth through the final stint of the …

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Will Alexander Rossi’s Fortunes Turn at Indianapolis?

Alexander Rossi leaving pit road on Carb Day

(Photo by Doug Mathews/INDYCAR)

In 2016, Alexander Rossi joined elite company with the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves by winning the Indianapolis 500 in his rookie outing. Since that time, finding victory lane at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing has been a challenge. The next year, Rossi qualified on the front row and spent much of the …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins at Charlotte; Johnny Sauter Walks Away From Massive Crash

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

(Photo: Harold Hinson Photography LLC via NKP)

John Hunter Nemechek won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night (May 28), securing Kyle Busch Motorsports’ fourth win in as many races on mile-and-a-half tracks in 2021. Nemechek held off second-place finisher Carson Hocevar, whose last lap charge nearly came to fruition as the two approached the checkered flag. …

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