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Simon Pagenaud Withstands Review, Scott Dixon to Score Long Beach Win

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Looking to get the winless monkey off of his back, Simon Pagenaud surged to a late lead to claim the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, in typical Verizon IndyCar Series style, the win came amid controversy. Pagenaud inherited the lead after his final pit stop and withstood a furious charge from Scott Dixon to …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Saves Steering for St. Petersburg IndyCar Win

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If the Verizon IndyCar Series field wants to beat Team Penske in St. Petersburg, they’re going to have to wait another year. Juan Pablo Montoya got the better of teammate Simon Pagenaud on a mid-race restart and held the Frenchman off through lapped traffic down the stretch to claim the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Crowd shot at Sonoma Raceway for the IndyCar finale in 2015 (credit: IndyCar)

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In a Nutshell: Scott Dixon earned his fourth IndyCar championship owing to his win at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.  He started the race in ninth and though he should not have been counted out of the championship, still sat in third in the points standings. The caution for Luca Filippi on lap 32 may have …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

Ryan Hunter-Reay enjoying the win at Pocono in the IndyCar series (credit: Chris Jones)

Photo Credit: Chris Jones, INDYCAR

In a Nutshell: A competitive race ended under somber circumstances as a late-race accident involving Justin Wilson and Sage Karam cast a pall over Pocono Raceway. The incident resulted in both drivers sustaining injuries, with Wilson’s condition being largely unknown at the time of writing. Ryan Hunter-Reay claimed his second victory of the season, but that …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Hondy Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Photo Credit: John Cote

In a Nutshell: At a track where cautions have been scant over the past few years, the yellow flags proved to be the element that changed strategy and shook up the field. Graham Rahal, who had started in 13th, benefitted from a timely caution as he made his way to pit road, ultimately coming out with …

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Rapid Reaction: 2015 IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa

At the rate Ryan Hunter-Reay is going right now, the staff at Iowa Speedway may have to eventually rename the Newton, Iowa short track in his honor. Hunter-Reay inherited the lead following a caution on lap 262 and held off a hard-charging Josef Newgarden over the final 22 laps in a battle reminiscent of their …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: For much of the race on the flat 1-mile track, two-time race-winner Josef Newgarden looked to be running away to victory. Though Ryan Briscoe posed a serious challenge, a terrible pit stop pushed him back in the field and Newgarden maintained the lead. Then, the yellow flags changed things. Two yellow flags …

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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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