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A Deeper Dive Into Romain Grosjean’s Oval Debut

Romain Grosjean at Gateway Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Romain Grosjean’s goal of completing all 260 laps came up one lap short at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at WWT Raceway at Gateway, but the NTT IndyCar Series rookie looked like a series veteran en route to a 14th place finish. Looking a little deeper, that result shouldn’t be surprising. The Formula 1 veteran …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Gateway

IndyCar Conor Daly Gateway

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The final oval race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season takes place on perhaps the most technically challenging oval of the season: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Gateway for short). This track can provide a bit of a headache for a race engineer, but sometimes race engineers are used to dealing with changing …

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Pato O’Ward Narrowly Claims Pole at Indianapolis Road Course

Pato O'Ward Celebrates Pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

INDIANAPOLIS — Pato O’Ward barely claimed his fourth NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s (August 14th) NTT IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course over the driver with the second most pole positions in American IndyCar history. O’Ward went around the 14-turn, 2.439 mile road course in 1 minute, 10.7147 seconds …

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A Closer Look at Marcus Ericsson’s Nashville IndyCar Win

Marcus Ericsson on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

“There was a man, and he was flying!” While yes, Conor Daly was referring to Tony Kanaan during the 2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race at Watkins Glen, that statement also applied to Marcus Ericsson during Sunday’s (August 8th) Music City Grand Prix, the 11th race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The 80-lap race …

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Colton Herta Ends Nashville Race Against Turn 9 Wall

Colton Herta and his father Bryan Herta

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Colton Herta’s charge to completing a weekend of NTT IndyCar Series domination in the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville came to a premature end against the turn 9 wall. After winning pole position and leading 39 laps, Herta was running in second place to eventual race winner …

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What Mattered for IndyCar on Saturday at Nashville

Josef Newgarden on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — The inaugural Music City Grand Prix brings the NTT IndyCar Series to the streets of Nashville and the 2.17-mile, 11-turn circuit has provided the teams and drivers with a large technical challenge. Some teams have risen up to the challenge and unloaded off the transporter with a setup to match the circuit. Drivers …

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Colton Herta Dominates Qualifying, Wins Pole at Nashville

Colton Herta bouncing through the Streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Josef Newgarden may be Nashville’s hometown hero but Colton Herta has quickly made the street circuit near the Tennessee Titans stadium his own as he qualified on pole for Sunday’s (August 8th) Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. The No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda went around the 11 turn, 2.17 mile street circuit …

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