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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position for IndyCar at Road America

Josef Newgarden practicing at Road America

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden has scored his second pole in a row in NTT IndyCar Series competition in a strategic gamble that paid off ahead of Sunday’s REVGroup Grand Prix of Road America. Newgarden’s crew put on a new set of Firestone black sidewall primary tires to set their final laps of qualifying. Newgarden and race engineer …

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Josef Newgarden Fastest in Saturday Morning Road America IndyCar Practice

Josef Newgarden Practicing at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden’s chance to repeat his 2018 success at Road America just went up as he was fastest in the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America for the NTT IndyCar Series. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet went around the 14 turn, 4.014-mile road course in 1 minute, …

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A Statistical Deep Dive into Jimmie Johnson’s Detroit Doubleheader

Jimmie Johnson practices on the streets of Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After having the greater part of the month of May off, Jimmie Johnson was back behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda for his second taste of street racing in the NTT IndyCar Series at Belle Isle in Detroit. This was shaping up to be Johnson’s most challenging weekend. One 75-minute …

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Marcus Ericsson’s Journey to IndyCar Victory Lane

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson was at a crossroads. After spending four years in GP2 and five years in Formula One, the Swedish racer had to look for a new ride after being informed that Alfa Romeo would not keep him in Formula One. The NTT IndyCar Series and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports came calling and Ericsson embraced …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Detroit

Oliver Askew getting ready at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Two races, two winners and a swap of the points lead were among some of the bigger storylines coming out of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix as the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series reaches its halfway point. Pato O’Ward is now the man to beat. The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was the first car …

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Strategy Helps Will Power Charge From 20th to 6th at Detroit

Will Power on the streets of Detroit on Sunday

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After a frustrating race in Saturday’s doubleheader race in Detroit for the NTT IndyCar Series, Will Power used long stints to vault his way through the field to finish in sixth place in the second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader. Power started 20th after failing to advance to the second round of …

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Takuma Sato Falls From Second to Fourth Late at Detroit

Takuma Sato practicing at Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Coming to the final restart in Saturday’s race in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Takuma Sato was in second-place behind eventual race winner Marcus Ericsson, but the racing gods did not smile on the Japanese racer. At the lap 67 restart, Rinus VeeKay went past Sato going into turn 1, putting the No. 30 Rahal …

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Will Power Blasts INDYCAR After ECU Failure Drops Him to 20th

Will Power practicing at Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

It wasn’t Will Power’s goose that was cooked. It ended up being his ECU that was well done. When the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet failed to start after the final red flag in Saturday’s race in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner fell through the running order, eventually finishing 20th, …

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Felix Rosenqvist has Large Incident at Detroit

Felix Rosenqvist practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Felix Rosenqvist’s first race in the 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix came to an end above the turn 6 tire barrier. Rosenqvist was downshifting his No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet but as the car approached turn 6 on lap 25, the Swede’s throttle stuck open on the rev limiter, forcing the car into the …

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Patricio O’Ward Wins Pole for Saturday Detroit IndyCar Race

Pato O'Ward practicing on the streets of Belle Isle, Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After a modified Detroit-specific qualifying session, Patricio O’Ward won his third career NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s race at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. O’Ward went around the 14 turn, 2.35 mile street circuit with a fastest lap of 111.938 mph in his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. Second fastest was Alexander …

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