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5th Fastest for Graham Rahal in Opening Practice at Home Race

Graham Rahal practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— Graham Rahal’s weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course started on a good note as the New Albany, Ohio native was fifth fastest in the opening practice session for the NTT IndyCar Series’s Honda Indy 200 on Sunday (July 4th). Rahal’s fastest lap of 1 minute, 7.7561 seconds was just .5037 seconds slower than …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Friday at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden practices at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— Josef Newgarden’s heartbreak at the last NTT IndyCar Series race at Road America seems to be behind the Tennessee native as the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet led opening practice for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Newgarden’s lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 seconds averaged to 120.870 mph, …

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IndyCar Techbench Tuesday: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Graham Rahal racing at Mid-Ohio in 2020

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The 13-turn, 2.258 mile road course just outside Lexington, Ohio is mechanically a hybrid of two different road courses, which can provide NTT IndyCar Series engineers with a lot of challenges in trying to nail a perfect car setup. The first portion of the lap is marked by two long straightaways and slower corners, partly …

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Chevrolet Looking Forward to 2023 IndyCar Engine Regulations

Rinus VeeKay and Simon Pagenaud battle for position at Detroit under the current 2021 IndyCar engine package

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Larger displacement, more horsepower and hybrids will hit the track for the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series. The IndyCar engine regulations will introduce a new era of engine competition will greet both Chevrolet and Honda. Since the 2.2L turbocharged V6 IndyCar engine regulations began in 2012, Honda and Chevrolet have fiercely battled each other on track, …

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A Statistical Deep Dive into Jimmie Johnson’s Race at Road America

Jimmie Johnson practicing at Road America

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Road America’s 14 turns across its 4.014 mile layout provides NTT IndyCar Series drivers with a flowing, fast circuit upon which to drive. For a rookie, Road America can be a daunting task, and for Jimmie Johnson, the Wisconsin circuit was just that. Sunday’s (June 20th) REV Group Grand Prix was 55 laps of racing …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Road America on Sunday

Josef Newgarden and Alex Palou at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

The REV Group Grand Prix was joyful for some, full of heartbreak for others, but Sunday (June 20th) reminded everyone that in order to finish first, first you must finish. Josef Newgarden led the most laps (32 of 55) and was looking good for another race win, his second at Road America after his 2018 …

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Max Chilton Scores Long-Awaited Top-10 Finish at Road America

Max Chilton at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Max Chilton’s top-10 finish at Road America on Sunday was a long time coming for the Carlin Motorsport racer. 1,386 days, in fact. That’s how long it was since Chilton finished eighth when the NTT IndyCar Series raced at Watkins Glen in September 2017 and that dry spell ended with a 10th-place finish at Sunday’s …

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Oliver Askew Leads Late, Finishes 12th at Road America

Oliver Askew at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Oliver Askew and race engineer Brent Harvey gambled with 20 laps to go in the NTT IndyCar Series’ REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Sunday (June 20) but came up just short. After Kevin Magnussen pulled over off course just after turn 7 on lap 34, Askew and Harvey decided that under the ensuing …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Late Heartbreak at Road America

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After leading 32 of 55 laps at Road America, Josef Newgarden came to the final restart with two laps to go trying to hold off Alex Palou in Sunday’s (June 20th) REV Group Grand Prix. But when trying to shift up before turn 1 on lap 54, the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet’s gearbox would …

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What Mattered for IndyCar Saturday at Road America

Oliver Askew practices at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Road America has long been a favorite stop on the calendar in the IndyCar community and the 4.014 mile road course did not disappoint the day before the REVGroup Grand Prix. The NTT IndyCar Series has had seven different winners in the first eight races so far in 2021 and remarkably, Team Penske hasn’t set …

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