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John Haverlin

John Haverlin is Frontstretch's exclusive IndyCar editor and writer. He has covered American auto racing's various forms, including NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck, K&N, Whelen Modified, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, USAC, Modified Touring Series, World of Outlaws, ARCA and ACT Tour. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and currently resides in Long Island, New York.

Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

Andretti Autosport won the battle, but Scott Dixon won the war Sunday (Sept. 16) at Sonoma Raceway. Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Sonoma after starting from the pole and leading 80 laps. But Dixon finished a strong second, more than enough to clinch his fifth career …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the pole on Sunday for the Grand Prix of Sonoma. But what really caught the teams’ attention was the performance of Patricio O’Ward, who qualified fifth for the IndyCar Series finale. O’Ward, 19, made the Fast Six in his first ever qualifying …

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IndyCar Analysis: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway

Scott Dixon dominated the first two-thirds of the race, but Will Power came away with the victory at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night. It was Power’s third win of the season and his first since the Indianapolis 500. Alexander Rossi raced in fuel-saving mode for the final 70 laps …

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Robert Wickens Remains in Stable Condition After Successful Spinal Surgery

On Tuesday (Aug. 21), INDYCAR said in a statement that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens underwent successful spinal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest yesterday. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication,” the release said. “The severity of …

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IndyCar Analysis: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

Before the green flag, Alexander Rossi admitted that he’s still “terrified” of oval racing, but he ended up the winner of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Rossi, who started third, led 180 of 200 laps at the “Tricky Triangle.” It was his fifth career IndyCar win …

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Horrific Crash Halts ABC Supply 500; Wickens Awake and Alert

The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is under a red flag as of lap 8. Ryan Hunter-Reay was spun by Robert Wickens in Turn 2 on lap 7, resulting in a five-car crash. Wickens’ car went airborne directly into the catch fence. #indycar #ABCSupply500 – huge hit for @robertwickens pic.twitter.com/uUtslZyz0K …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

Will Power and Josef Newgarden will start Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from the front row. Power, this year’s Indy 500 champion, returns to the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track as the defending race winner. He’ll start from the pole for the third time in 2018 and for the 53rd …

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Scott Dixon to Stay with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019 and Beyond

Rumors that four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon could depart from Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for a McLaren Indy team can now be officially put to bed. Dixon and CGR announced a multi-year agreement on Monday (Aug. 13) and will remain with the team he’s been a part of …

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Watkins Glen President Plans to Speak with INDYCAR About 2021 Reunion

Watkins Glen International was left off the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this year because the two parties couldn’t agree on a date for a race. INDYCAR, which originally signed a three-year deal to run at the Glen in 2016, will race in Portland, Oregon on Labor Day weekend instead while …

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