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What Mattered for IndyCar on Friday at Nashville

Colton Herta practicing on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Bumpy bridges and uncertainty greeted the NTT IndyCar Series in their first practice session ahead of Sunday’s (Aug. 8) Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, but Colton Herta overcame that to turn the fastest lap in practice. The uncertainty began even before the IndyCar practice session, as during the second …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: The Improvers

Conor Daly and Max Chilton at Carb Day in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Sometimes preseason predictions can be a bit off for the NTT IndyCar Series, and in 2021 that was certainly the case with a couple of our Improvers. For example, an excerpt from the preseason preview about Alex Palou: “Expect Palou to get a couple of podiums in 2021 if the 2020 season was just a …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar on the Streets of Nashville

Romain Grosjean speaking with engineer Olivier Boisson

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

When the NTT IndyCar Series visits a new track for the first time, teams are usually able to test at the track in order to help their race engineers gather data to create a setup for the race weekend. However, when that venue is a street circuit, then it’s not exactly an easy proposition to …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Race Win Contenders

Rinus VeeKay and Sebastien Bourdais at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

In the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, some drivers have lived up to the pre-season moniker of being a race win contender. Some have gone above and beyond, while others seem to have a black cloud following them wherever they go. Let’s take a look at how the drivers picked as race win contenders before this …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Championship Contenders

Will Power racing at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After 10 of 16 races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, let’s take a look at how the preseason drivers that were rated as championship contenders have done in 2021. Scott Dixon has six IndyCar championships and had one of the most dominating wins of the season at the first race at Texas Motor …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Honda Indy 200

Josef Newgarden celebrating his win at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After the results had time to sink in, let’s take a closer look at what mattered in Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the NTT IndyCar Series. First, and probably most important, Josef Newgarden scored Team Penske’s first win of the season and the first win for a driver …

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Marcus Ericsson Comes Up Short, Finishes 2nd at Mid-Ohio

Marcus Ericsson practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Marcus Ericsson could almost taste his second NTT IndyCar Series win. Unfortunately, Josef Newgarden was just too good. As the final 15 laps drew to a close in Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ericsson’s No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda drew closer and closer to Newgarden’s …

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Engine Change Helps Josef Newgarden Win at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden celebrates his win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— A semi-late night on Saturday (July 3rd) by the No. 2 Team Penske crew paid big dividends for Josef Newgarden as the 2017 and ’19 NTT IndyCar Series champion won Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We caught what looked to be potentially a race ending problem yesterday,” …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Saturday at Mid-Ohio

James Hinchcliffe practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — A shakeup in the grid for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will have fans of the NTT IndyCar Series looking for action throughout the 26-car field. While many could expect to see Josef Newgarden and Colton Herta on the front row and the next six cars …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden celebrating pole position at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — After a crushing defeat at Road America two weeks ago, Josef Newgarden secured pole position for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his third pole in a row in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet navigated the 13 turn, 2.258 …

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