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Colton Herta Scores Fifth Career IndyCar Pole at St. Petersburg

Colton Herta Celebrating Pole Position at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Colton Herta’s first pole of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season was after a near-perfect qualifying session ahead of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Herta’s pole-winning lap of 1 minute, 0.321 seconds averaged 107.425 mph around the 1.8 mile street circuit in St. Petersburg for the No. 26 Gainbridge …

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Alex Palou Wins In Ganassi Debut At Barber Park; Romain Grosjean Scores Top 10 Finish

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou dominated the latter half of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Sunday (April 18) to collect his first NTT IndyCar Series win, and in his debut weekend for Chip Ganassi Racing for good measure. Will Power also used pit strategy to an advantage and found himself in second-place with Scott Dixon following …

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IndyCar at Barber on Saturday: What Mattered

Pit Lane on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Saturday’s on-track activity for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama gave the IndyCar paddock a good idea of who the key players will be for Sunday’s season opener for the NTT IndyCar Series. However, some faces that are usually at the top of the grid at Barber seem to be struggling, leading to some …

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Scott McLaughlin Wins Virtual Sebring; Alex Palou, RC Enerson Sprint to 2nd

Scott McLaughlin wins virtual Sebring in IndyCar iRacing Challenge Justin Melillo via iRacing

(Photo: Justin Melillo via iRacing)

Scott McLaughlin pulled off a daring pass on Alex Palou late in Thursday’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge finale at Sebring to take the lead, and eventually the win.  The victory was McLaughlin’s third in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge after wins at Barber Motorsports Park and Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. He was also 2020’s champion in …

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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

Born Racer

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Will Power Wins from Pole, Championship Goes to Final Race

Will Power

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Race 2 of the NTT IndyCar Series’ Harvest Grand Prix was set to be a tale of two storylines: that of the race winner and that of the championship battle. Team Penske’s Will Power led the field from pole position. Meanwhile, championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden duked it out in the middle of …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins, Shrinks Championship Gap

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The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Josef Newgarden, Team Penske’s best hope for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship, took a major step forward Friday (Oct. 2) in the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. While Newgarden didn’t always look dominant, he had a clean, calm race that ultimately led to victory. It’s …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 Recap: Colton Herta Avoids Chaos to Win

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The second race of the Honda Indy 200 weekend was a far more chaotic event than the first. A rainstorm earlier in the day left damp grass lining the track, meaning that any driver to drop a tire would go for a ride into the gravel. Despite that, Colton Herta maintained the lead from pole …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 1 Recap: Will Power Dominates Caution-Free Race From Pole

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Team Penske driver Will Power finally made up for a difficult season on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The No. 12 driver led the first race of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio from pole position to the checkered flag, maintaining a significant gap over the field throughout the entire event. “It’s …

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2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500: What We Learned From IndyCar At Gateway

Bommarito Automotive Group 500

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 is normally a hectic NTT IndyCar Series event, but it was doubly so when the series split it into a doubleheader this past weekend (Aug. 29 and 30). Turning one race into two 200-lap missions on consecutive days brought out the best in some IndyCar contenders and the worst in …

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