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Josef Newgarden Wins in St. Petersburg; Rookies Impress in Season Opener

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series opened on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg much the way it began last year — with a stellar performance from a rookie driver that ultimately went unrewarded on the unforgiving street circuit. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist came firing out of the gate in his inaugural …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

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(Photo: Danny Peters)

Andretti Autosport won the battle, but Scott Dixon won the war Sunday (Sept. 16) at Sonoma Raceway. Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Sonoma after starting from the pole and leading 80 laps. But Dixon finished a strong second, more than enough to clinch his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series title. Dixon’s …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

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Photo: Chris Owens / INDYCAR Media

Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the pole on Sunday for the Grand Prix of Sonoma. But what really caught the teams’ attention was the performance of Patricio O’Ward, who qualified fifth for the IndyCar Series finale. O’Ward, 19, made the Fast Six in his first ever qualifying session for the series. He …

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IndyCar Analysis: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway

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(Photo: Chris Jones / INDYCAR Media)

Scott Dixon dominated the first two-thirds of the race, but Will Power came away with the victory at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night. It was Power’s third win of the season and his first since the Indianapolis 500. Alexander Rossi raced in fuel-saving mode for the final 70 laps to earn second place. Although …

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IndyCar Analysis: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Before the green flag, Alexander Rossi admitted that he’s still “terrified” of oval racing, but he ended up the winner of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Rossi, who started third, led 180 of 200 laps at the “Tricky Triangle.” It was his fifth career IndyCar win and his first on a …

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Alexander Rossi Uses Two-Stop Strategy to Win at Mid-Ohio.

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar)

The Verizon IndyCar series spent the weekend on the twisted turns of Mid-Ohio. Points leader Scott Dixon, with his five wins at the track, looked to be the favorite; however, a spin by James Hinchcliffe in qualifying closed the track, stopping Dixon from putting in a time and missed out on the Fast Six, he …

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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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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

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(Photo: Chris Owens)

The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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