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Colton Herta Wins IndyCar Pole At Laguna Seca

Colton Herta

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Colton Herta showed off his speed in qualifying and took pole position for IndyCar’s Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 18).  “The Gainbridge Honda car was awesome, it’s cool to have two for two poles here,” Herta, the 2019 winner of the race, said. “We’re not anywhere …

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Reconstructing the IndyCar Portland Start Calamity

Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou in front of the major calamity at Portland

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Sunday’s (Sept. 12th) Grand Prix of Portland started the way the last two NTT IndyCar Series races have started at Portland International Raceway: with an incident in the Festival Chicane. With numerous cars having damage from all of the incidents and others scattering all over the place, it’s worth looking at the sequence of events …

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Pato O’Ward Loses IndyCar Points Lead in Portland

Pato O'Ward at Portland

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward‘s slim lead in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series standings disappeared after Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland when the Mexican racer finished 14th. Up ahead of him, fellow title rival Alex Palou earned the victory, claiming the points lead in the process. O’Ward started seventh but INDYCAR placed him as the race …

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Alex Palou Wins in Portland, Retakes IndyCar Point Lead

Alex Palou on the racetrack at Portland. (Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland to claim his third win of 2021 and regain the NTT IndyCar Series points lead in the process. Alexander Rossi finished second with Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and fellow championship contender Scott Dixon taking the final podium spot. Both Palou and Dixon suffered a …

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Callum Ilott Adds 2 Races to 2021 IndyCar Schedule

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

Callum Ilott will pilot the No. 77 of Juncos Hollinger Racing for the remainder of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 10. Ilott, the 23-year-old from Cambridge, England, will make his IndyCar debut at Portland International Raceway this weekend, as previously announced. Ilott will now have the final two races of …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Portland International Raceway

Will Power at Portland in 2019

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

The NTT IndyCar Series’s west coast swing to close the 2021 season starts this coming Sunday (September 12th) at Portland International Raceway, a 12-turn, 1.967 mile road course near the Columbia River. Portland’s history with IndyCar racing goes back to 1984 when the CART IndyCar World Series raced there for the first time with Al …

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Charlie Kimball Driving for Foyt in IndyCar Finale

2021 IndyCar Indianapolis Charlie Kimball Chris Owens INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Charlie Kimball will drive the No. 11 for AJ Foyt Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series season finale at the Long Beach Street Course, the team announced Sept. 2. Kimball previously drove the No. 11 for Foyt in 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, finishing 22nd. He also failed to qualify for the …

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Callum Ilott Debuting at Portland for Juncos Hollinger

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

Callum Ilott will make his first NTT IndyCar Series start for Juncos Hollinger Racing at the Grand Prix of Portland, the team announced Sept. 1. Ilott, a test driver for Ferrari in Formula 1, ran in five Macau Grands Prix and finished fifth in 2016. He’s the first announced driver of JHR, which previously stated …

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Oliver Askew Joins RLL Racing for Last 3 IndyCar Events

Oliver Askew

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Oliver Askew will compete for Raphael Letterman Lannigan Racing in the three remaining races of the NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 1. It’s the third team he’ll race for this year after subbing for Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus VeeKay at Detroit and Road America, respectively. Askew will pilot the No. 45 Hy-Vee …

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