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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Firestone 600 at Texas

Scott Dixon cruised away late to win the Firestone 600 IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway. There was no pack racing, no incidents, but lots of drama at the Fort Worth race track regardless. Keep reading to find out why. How it happened The engineering staff at Chip Ganassi Racing insisted on a higher downforce …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 2

Sebastien Bourdais survived a series of crashes involving the frontrunners, caught a little bit of luck of caution cycles and held off Takuma Sato in the closing laps to win the second Dual in Detroit on Sunday afternoon at the Raceway in Belle Isle. Here’s a brief rundown. How it happened Still reeling from overnight …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 1

IndyCar tried to wait out the thunderstorm, but after 47 laps of sporadic rain, series officials were forced to prematurely call race No. 1 of the Dual in Detroit and hand Andretti Autosport young gun Carlos Munoz his first career IndyCar Series victory. How it happened: The race was plagued by showers from the onset, …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 99th Indianapolis 500

IndyCar 2015 Indy Montoya milk credit Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Owens)

15 years after his first victory in the Indianapolis 500, Juan Pablo Montoya overtook teammate Will Power and held him off over the final three laps to score his second victory in three tries at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Here’s a quick look at the 99th Running of the Indy 500. How it happened: Power looked …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Will Power Indianapolis GP VL

Through five races, IndyCar has some serious parity, as Will Power became the fifth different winner of the 2015 season after winning the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here’s a quick look at the race. How it happened: Power dominated the entire …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

IndyCar 2015 Barber checkers Newgarden credit Chris Owens

Photo Credit: Chris Owens

Joseph Newgarden scored his first career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday afternoon, outlasting a hard-charging Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon at Barber Motorsports Park just east of Downtown Birmingham. Here’s a quick look at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. How it happened: Newgarden passed Helio Castroneves for 10th on a lap 40 …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 Grand Prix of New Orleans

IndyCar 2015 NOLA James Hinchcliffe thumbs up credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: James Hinchcliffe had the winning lottery number in a race so disjointed that the only real determining factor of the race’s final finishing order was a twisted combination of luck and strategy. Key Moment:  The second half of the race was essentially nothing more than a series of caution periods. On a lap …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

IndyCar 2015 St. Pete Juan Pablo Montoya and team victory lane Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power fought hammer and tong for the lead all race long, with Montoya edging the defending champ out to win courtesy of a great pit stop with 27 laps to go. Key Moment:  Power had a comfortable lead over Montoya before the final round of …

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IndyCar MAVTV 500:Will Power Clinches First Championship

2014 IndyCar Auto Club Will Power trophy kiss credit Huston Ladner

The MAV TV 500 from Auto Club Speedway In a Nutshell: For the ninth consecutive year, the last race of the season determined the IndyCar champion.  This time, Will Power, three times a runner-up, hoisted the Astor Cup by finishing ninth.  Tony Kanaan held strong all night, seemingly in the top five the whole event, …

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IndyCar Recap: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

2014 IndyCar Sonoma Scott Dixon trophy

The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma started under rather inauspicious circumstances, as a massive earthquake nailed the Napa/Sonoma area around 6 am.  The IndyCar series let it be known that the event would go on as scheduled.  Hence, as the on-track festivities began, with the IndyLights race and the air show, one would never know …

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