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Laguna Seca to Replace Sonoma for 2019 IndyCar Finale

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and INDYCAR have agreed to a three-year deal, which will allow the Northern California road course to host the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season finale through 2021. The 2019 race weekend will occur Sept. 20-22 and replaces Sonoma Raceway, which has raced Indy cars every season since 2005. In recent years, Laguna …

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James Hinchcliffe Wins Iowa Corn 300 with Embarrassing Ending

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After failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in May, James Hinchcliffe’s season seemed to be a lost cause. Hinchcliffe lost tons of ground in the championship, and the morale of his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team was obviously pretty low. But the No. 5 Honda driver overtook Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden, who led 229 of …

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Will Power’s Misfortune Continues with Apparent Exhaust Issue at Road America

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Will Power started the Kohler Grand Prix from the front row but was immediately off the pace when the field took the green flag. The No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet fell to the rear as 21 cars passed last month’s Indianapolis 500 winner going into Turn 1. He brought the car to the paddock where …

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Hélio Castroneves Wrecks in Supposedly ‘Final’ Indy 500

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When Roger Penske gave Helio Castroneves, now competing full-time for Team Penske’s IMSA team, another shot at the Indianapolis 500, the team owner said he could run it again in 2019 if he wins the 102nd running. Castroneves failed to finish as he crashed on the exit of Turn 4 on Lap 144, but he …

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The “Danica Double” Isn’t Memorable, But Patrick Left Her Mark in Auto Racing

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After crashing out of her final NASCAR race in the 2018 Daytona 500, Danica Patrick had one more chance to leave auto racing on a high note. Patrick, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing, qualified seventh for the 102nd Indianapolis 500, but after 67 laps, she wrecked on the exit of Turn 2. And thus ends …

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Track Position and Grip Prove to be King in Indianapolis

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The biggest story of the offseason was the new aerodynamic package that all IndyCar Series teams would run throughout the 2018 season. For the series’ marquee event, the 102nd Indianapolis 500, the new car produced multiple self-induced crashes. Ed Jones, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, Helio Castroneves, Sage Karam and Tony Kanaan all spun and crashed …

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Patricio O’Ward Quickly Climbing the Ladder to IndyCar

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In Friday’s Freedom 100, Patricio O’Ward, 19, finished second to Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta by .028 seconds. O’Ward entered the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a one-point lead on Herta in the Indy Lights championship but now trails by four points. The Monterrey, Mexico native is running his first full season of Indy …

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INDYCAR: Three Takeaways From Carb Day 2018

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The next time Indy cars are on-track, it will be the day of the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Final practice and the pit stop competition transpired on Friday, also known as Carb Day. Here are three notable events that occurred: Danica Has Engine Issues During the final practice session, Danica Patrick completed six laps and then …

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Upcoming IndyCar Film, ‘Born Racer,’ to Document Life and Career of Scott Dixon

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Scott Dixon is one of the most successful IndyCar racers — not only of this generation — but in the history of the sport. The Auckland, New Zealand native is a four-time series champion, an Indianapolis 500 winner, and the owner of 41 race-winning trophies. Later this year, his life and career with Chip Ganassi …

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Ed Carpenter Wins 3rd Career Indianapolis 500 Pole

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Winning the pole for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is hard enough to accomplish once. On Sunday, driver-owner Ed Carpenter did it for the third time in six years. Carpenter, in the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet, put up a blistering four-lap run that beat all four Team Penske cars, which have been fastest in single-car runs …

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