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What Mattered for IndyCar Saturday at Road America

Oliver Askew practices at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Road America has long been a favorite stop on the calendar in the IndyCar community and the 4.014 mile road course did not disappoint the day before the REVGroup Grand Prix. The NTT IndyCar Series has had seven different winners in the first eight races so far in 2021 and remarkably, Team Penske hasn’t set …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position for IndyCar at Road America

Josef Newgarden practicing at Road America

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden has scored his second pole in a row in NTT IndyCar Series competition in a strategic gamble that paid off ahead of Sunday’s REVGroup Grand Prix of Road America. Newgarden’s crew put on a new set of Firestone black sidewall primary tires to set their final laps of qualifying. Newgarden and race engineer …

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Josef Newgarden Fastest in Saturday Morning Road America IndyCar Practice

Josef Newgarden Practicing at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden’s chance to repeat his 2018 success at Road America just went up as he was fastest in the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America for the NTT IndyCar Series. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet went around the 14 turn, 4.014-mile road course in 1 minute, …

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A Statistical Deep Dive into Jimmie Johnson’s Detroit Doubleheader

Jimmie Johnson practices on the streets of Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After having the greater part of the month of May off, Jimmie Johnson was back behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda for his second taste of street racing in the NTT IndyCar Series at Belle Isle in Detroit. This was shaping up to be Johnson’s most challenging weekend. One 75-minute …

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Marcus Ericsson’s Journey to IndyCar Victory Lane

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson was at a crossroads. After spending four years in GP2 and five years in Formula One, the Swedish racer had to look for a new ride after being informed that Alfa Romeo would not keep him in Formula One. The NTT IndyCar Series and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports came calling and Ericsson embraced …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Detroit

Oliver Askew getting ready at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Two races, two winners and a swap of the points lead were among some of the bigger storylines coming out of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix as the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series reaches its halfway point. Pato O’Ward is now the man to beat. The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was the first car …

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Strategy Helps Will Power Charge From 20th to 6th at Detroit

Will Power on the streets of Detroit on Sunday

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After a frustrating race in Saturday’s doubleheader race in Detroit for the NTT IndyCar Series, Will Power used long stints to vault his way through the field to finish in sixth place in the second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader. Power started 20th after failing to advance to the second round of …

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Patricio O’Ward Wins in Detroit, Becoming 2021’s 1st Repeat Winner

Patricio O'Ward

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Patricio O’Ward is now a two-time IndyCar Series winner after taking the checkered flag in the second of this weekend’s two races at the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit Sunday (June 13). Polesitter Josef Newgarden finished second, while Alex Palou took the final podium position. O’Ward shoved his way by Newgarden, who had led …

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Will Power Blasts INDYCAR After ECU Failure Drops Him to 20th

Will Power practicing at Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

It wasn’t Will Power’s goose that was cooked. It ended up being his ECU that was well done. When the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet failed to start after the final red flag in Saturday’s race in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner fell through the running order, eventually finishing 20th, …

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Marcus Ericsson Takes First IndyCar Win; Heartbreak for Will Power in Detroit

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson has taken his first NTT IndyCar Series win on the streets of Belle Isle. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward completed the podium following an unpredictable race which saw two red flags, heartbreak for a dominant driver, and a massive crash for another. Ericsson inherited the lead after leader Will Power was stricken with …

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