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Kyle Kirkwood Joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2022 IndyCar Season

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Kyle Kirkwood is joining AJ Foyt Racing next season in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Nov. 10. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet vacated by Sebastian Bourdais. Bourdais is switching to IMSA full time next year for Chip Ganassi Racing. The Florida native won the 2021 Indy Lights championship with Andretti Autosport …

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Devlin DeFrancesco Moving to IndyCar With Andretti in 2022

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Devlin DeFrancesco has earned a promotion. The 21-year-old Canadian will compete full time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport announced Nov. 4. DeFrancesco will pilot the No. 29 Honda. His sponsorship from the Indy Lights Series will accompany him into IndyCar; PowerTap Hydrogen, Kimoa, AIS, Simply Mac, Jones Soda Co., Fyllo …

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Detroit Grand Prix Moving to Downtown Streets in 2023

Will Power racing at Detroit

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The NTT IndyCar Series’ Detroit Grand Prix will return to the streets of Downtown Detroit in 2023, event organizers announced Nov. 3. The Detroit City Council approved the relocation from Belle Isle to Downtown. The Championship Auto Racing Teams (or CART) ran on the Detroit Street Circuit from 1989-1991. Emerson Fittipaldi won twice while Michael …

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Christian Lundgaard Racing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2022

Takuma Sato practicing at Detroit

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Christian Lundgaard is competing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the No. 30 car starting in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Oct. 20. It’s part of a multi-year agreement for the Denmark native. Lundgaard ran for the team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course earlier this year and finished 12th …

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Jack Harvey Signs With RLL for 2022

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Jack Harvey will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on a multi-year deal in the NTT IndyCar Series beginning in 2022, RLL announced Oct. 11. Harvey will pilot the No. 45 Honda with full-season sponsorship from Hy-Vee, which has been a primary sponsor for RLL since 2020. “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan …

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Takuma Sato Won’t Return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2022

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will not return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday evening (Oct. 5) Sato had driven the team’s No. 30 entry for the past four seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, compiling four wins including the 2020 Indy 500. The Tokyo native …

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Graham Rahal: ‘Consistency Has Definitely Been Our Thing’ in 2021 IndyCar Season

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Graham Rahal on track at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

For Graham Rahal, the 2021 IndyCar season was another quietly impressive campaign. The No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda driver finished seventh in the championship standings and secured top-10 finishes in 11 of the 16 races, including a podium at Texas. 2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that Rahal has been within the top 10 …

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Jack Harvey Finishes 7th in Emotional Long Beach Grand Prix

Jack Harvey practicing at the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, CA — After gaining more positions than any other driver in Sunday’s (Sept. 26th) Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, Jack Harvey couldn’t find the words to properly express how his 49th NTT IndyCar Series race went. Harvey tried multiple times to speak when a Meyer Shank Racing team spokesperson asked him for …

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Simon Pagenaud Heading to Meyer Shank in 2022

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Simon Pagenaud will join forces with Meyer Shank Racing in 2022 in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Sept. 27. Pagenaud will pilot the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda for the full season. The 2016 series champion comes over to MSR after a tenure at Team Penske for seven seasons, during which he collected 11 …

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Pato O’Ward’s IndyCar Title Chances Disappear in Long Beach

Pato O'Ward in the hairpin at the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, CA — Pato O’Ward’s 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach was always going to be a mountain to climb if the Mexican racer was going to have a shot at winning the NTT IndyCar Series championship.  However, contact early in the race began a chain of events that culminated in O’Ward’s early …

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