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Will Power Fastest in Detroit IndyCar Practice

Will Power practicing at Detroit in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

On the final lap of practice, Will Power set the fastest lap of the only practice session for the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. The 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 14 turn, 2.3 mile street circuit in 1 minute, 17.2768 seconds, averaging 109.477 mph. Power has two victories in Detroit (2014 race one …

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Cadillac Fastest in Friday IMSA Detroit Practice

Renger van der Zande during practice for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Cadillac flexed their muscles early in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s visit to the Motor City as the General Motors brand topped the time sheets in both Friday practice sessions for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Tristan Vautier set the fastest lap in the opening session in the Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi as the …

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Techbench Tuesday: Detroit’s Belle Isle

Graham Rahal at the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The streets of Belle Isle right outside of Detroit is the host of the upcoming doubleheader race weekend for the NTT IndyCar Series and the bumps of the concrete surface are ready to greet the field just two weeks after the 105th Indianapolis 500. Belle Isle has hosted Indy car racing since 1992 with two …

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Sage Karam Climbs From 31st to 7th at Indianapolis 500

Sage Karam in the 105th Indianapolis 500

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

In a single-car effort without any technical alliances, Sage Karam managed to finish 24 places ahead of where he started in Sunday’s (May 30) 105th Indianapolis 500. The No. 24 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing Chevrolet started 31st for the third year in a row, and it was Karam’s fourth time starting 31st since his rookie …

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Takuma Sato & Felix Rosenqvist’s Indianapolis 500 Gamble Falls Short

Takuma Sato at the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

As the 105th Indianapolis 500 wound down, Takuma Sato and Felix Rosenqvist were attempting to save enough fuel to not make a final pit stop. Their attempts failed. The pair led late in the 500, hoping for a yellow flag that would enable the pair to stay up front. However, Rosenqvist pitted for the final …

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Conor Daly Luck Strikes Again at Indianapolis, Finishes 13th

Conor Daly's nose after the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Christopher DeHarde)

Lady Luck giveth and Lady Luck taketh away. At the 105th Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly led 40 laps, the most of any driver in the field. However, Daly’s racing luck ran out on lap 119 of 200. When Graham Rahal exited the pits following his third pit stop, the left rear tire fell off of …

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Graham Rahal Crashes Out of 2021 Indianapolis 500

Graham Rahal pits during the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Graham Rahal’s run in the 105th Indianapolis 500 came to an end against the turn 2 wall. After a pit stop on lap 119, the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda spun coming through turn 2 in the warmup lane, hitting the wall with the right side of the car. Further replays show that …

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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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Scott Dixon Fastest at Indianapolis 500 Carb Day

Scott Dixon practicing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

After winning the pole for the 105th Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon’s crew called it a day with 47 minutes left in Friday’s two hour final practice for Sunday’s race. After all, when you’re 1.2 mph faster than second fastest in practice, it’s safe to assume that your car is ready for the Greatest Spectacle in …

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Pietro Fittipaldi, Ed Jones Adamant About Liking IndyCar Oval Racing

Pietro Fittipaldi practices for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Not every racer that has competed in the NTT IndyCar Series or Formula 1 can say that they’re the track champion of a .363 mile oval in North Carolina, but Pietro Fittipaldi can. Hickory Motor Speedway’s 2011 limited late model track champion has since gone on to race in IndyCar, F1 and Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, …

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