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Roger Penske’s First Indy 500 Hasn’t Been Going to Plan

Roger Penske at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2020 (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Roger Penske (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

It’s safe to say that Roger Penske‘s first Indy 500 as owner of both IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hasn’t gone as planned. Between a global pandemic, a chopped purse, a fanless event, and his own team’s significant problems at the legendary track, things honestly seem like they couldn’t have gotten much worse. But …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Fast 9

Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re wrapping up this series by looking at …

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How To Watch The 2020 Indianapolis 500 Online And On TV

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(Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

It’s that time of year again: the NTT IndyCar Series’s crown jewel race, the 104th Indianapolis 500, will be taking place this Sunday (August 23). And if you’re looking to tune in, we’ve got all the information you’ll need in one convenient place. While Indianapolis 500 coverage has historically aired on ABC, you’ll no longer …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 4 to 7

Josef Newgarden (Photo: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re taking a look at the midpack drivers …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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Oliver Askew Will Be The Rookie to Beat In 2020 Indy 500

Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew doesn’t race like an NTT IndyCar Series rookie. His current 12th place in the championship standings isn’t representative of the fact that Askew has been a key player in almost all of the races, except for a few where he’s been knocked out by contact. And while 2020 is fielding a strong rookie …

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IndyCar Dream Tracks That Could Fill Out The 2020 Schedule

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Alexander Rossi leading the field at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens / INDYCAR Media)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has gone through quite a few makeovers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are still some holes to fill now that both West Coast races have been cancelled and Mid-Ohio has been indefinitely postponed. So how (and where) could IndyCar occupy its time in September and …

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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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2020 Will Be Fernando Alonso’s Best Shot at the Indy 500

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Next Sunday (Aug. 23) might be the last time Fernando Alonso can take a shot at the Indy 500. Thankfully, things have also lined up in such a way that, with the successful Arrow McLaren SP team, 2020 will be his best chance to win the race yet. Alonso made headlines in 2017 when, still …

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The 2020 Indy 500 Needed 33 Entrants More Than Ever Before

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Conor Daly at the 2019 Indy 500 practice (Photo: Matt Fraver/IndyCar Media)

When the 2020 Indy 500 takes place on August 23, it’s going to happen with a complete field of 33 entries. That’s what fans were hoping for in a turbulent 2020 season—but why is having a full group so important, particularly this year? And how did IndyCar get to the field of 33, anyway? Back …

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