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IndyCar Drivers Discuss Impact Of Constantly Changing Schedule


Graham Rahal at IndyCar's 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been in constant flux since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and drastic midseason changes have started to take their toll on the drivers. In a series of recent Zoom press conferences, several drivers have opened up about the realities of the ever-changing situation and how it’s impacted …

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Conor Daly Will Have His Best Indy 500 Chances Yet with Cole Pearn

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Conor Daly has contested the NTT IndyCar Series’s Indianapolis 500 seven times with as many teams in as many years by the end of this season, but 2020 might just be Daly’s best shot. Not only has his Ed Carpenter Racing team been historically quick at the circuit, but he’ll have Cole Pearn calling his …

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Indy 500 Without Fans Is Right Decision For IndyCar

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Practice at the GMR Grand Prix. (Photo by James Black, courtesy of IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Monday (August 4) that the iconic Indy 500 will be run without fans, and it’s the smartest possible decision that could have been made for the greater good of the sport. IndyCar’s initial plans to have fans in attendance for the 2020 Indy 500 were just too ambitious. Even …

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Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver …

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IndyCar’s Aeroscreen: What Is It And How Well Is It Working In 2020?


The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

IndyCar introduced its aeroscreen during the 2020 IndyCar season after extensive development and with much fanfare. The introduction of new technology into any motorsport series comes with strengths and weaknesses, and the aeroscreen is no exception. With two months of the season in the books, let’s look closer at the aeroscreen, the positives it’s brought …

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IndyCar’s Coronavirus Precautions So Far: How Do The Fans Feel?


(Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series became one of the first major sports to allow fans to attend an event in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic with the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, and the 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s the following weekend. While both the series and the tracks themselves set out …

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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

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Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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Will Power’s 2020 IndyCar Season Off To Challenging Start, But Not Lost

Will Power

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

Will Power‘s start to the 2020 IndyCar season has been less than ideal. If it’s not a problem in the pits, it’s a crash on track that puts him out of contention for what had been shaping up to be a solid race. It begs the question: what on earth has been going on with …

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Backmarker Blues: What’s Wrong With All These IndyCar Pit Stops?


Conor Daly pits during the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 2 at Iowa Speedway Saturday, July 18, 2020 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series has a pit stop problem. Teams across the board have struggled to complete a successful stop during the 2020 IndyCar season, sometimes with disastrous consequences. In this week’s Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the plague of botched IndyCar pit stops—what might be causing them and what teams can do …

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