Race Weekend Central

Lando Norris Wins INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Circuit of the Americas

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Formula 1 competitor Lando Norris won the AutoNation INDYCAR iRacing Challenge event at the virtual Circuit of the Americas Saturday (April 25). Norris, in his series debut, began the race on the pole and led several laps before pit strategy affected the lineup. The Arrow McLaren SP driver made his first pit stop on lap …

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Will Power Wins IndyCar Grand Prix of Portland

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The NTT IndyCar headed to the Pacific Northwest and Portland International Raceway for the penultimate event of the 2019 season, the Grand Prix of Portland, with Team Penske’s Will Power claiming the checkered flag. Teenage rookie Colton Herta started from the pole,  while a six-car pileup in the first turn on the opening lap quickly …

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Takuma Sato Gets Redemption in Wild Bommarito Automotive Group 500

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Wild would be an underwhelming way to describe Saturday night’s (Aug. 24) Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. In a race that had everything; a photo finish, a surprise winner, and championship drama, Takuma Sato came away with the victory, redeeming himself from last week’s controversy created by his first lap wreck …

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Josef Newgarden Dominates in Iowa 300 Victory

(Photo: Stephen King/IndyCar Media)

After a night that began with heavy rain, wind and fierce thunderstorms, the NTT IndyCar Series drivers were finally able to make their way on to Iowa Speedway for the 2019 Iowa 300. When all was said and done, Josef Newgarden stood victorious in a race that wasn’t completed until early Sunday morning (July 21). …

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A Day After Crashing, Scott Dixon Wins Wild Detroit Grand Prix Dual 2

(Photo: James Black/IndyCar Media)

After bad weather turned the first race of the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader into an unpredictable affair on Saturday, few would have imagined an even greater number of dramatic moments would take place under sunny skies at Belle Isle on Sunday. But a lap 1 wreck involving Indy 500 champion Simon Pagenaud set the …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Chaotic IndyCar Race 1 in Detroit

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A strong thunderstorm rolled through Detroit early afternoon, bringing chaos to the Raceway at Belle Isle, but it was Josef Newgarden who managed to survive a crazy afternoon, taking the rain-shortened first leg of the NTT IndyCar Series’ doubleheader weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. After taking the lead with a well-timed switch to …

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Wild 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Simon Pagenaud came into the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on quite the roll. The 2016 series champion left it that way too, but not without surviving a breathtaking shootout to the checkered flag with Alexander Rossi. Leading more than half the laps on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pagenaud’s numbers might suggest his …

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

(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

(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

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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