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Will Power Fastest in Detroit IndyCar Practice

Will Power practicing at Detroit in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

On the final lap of practice, Will Power set the fastest lap of the only practice session for the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. The 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 14 turn, 2.3 mile street circuit in 1 minute, 17.2768 seconds, averaging 109.477 mph. Power has two victories in Detroit (2014 race one …

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Extended Through 2026

Josef Newgarden Passing Alex Palou and Colton Herta at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will continue to run in the NTT IndyCar Series through 2026, as the St. Petersburg City Council approved a two-year extension to the current agreement, organizers announced Wednesday (June 9). The race will return to its traditional March dates after running in April this season. Colton Herta won …

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Techbench Tuesday: Detroit’s Belle Isle

Graham Rahal at the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The streets of Belle Isle right outside of Detroit is the host of the upcoming doubleheader race weekend for the NTT IndyCar Series and the bumps of the concrete surface are ready to greet the field just two weeks after the 105th Indianapolis 500. Belle Isle has hosted Indy car racing since 1992 with two …

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Santino Ferrucci Racing IndyCar Detroit Doubleheader

2019 Long Beach IndyCar Santino Ferrucci Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

A sixth-place finish in the 2021 Indianapolis 500 has paid dividends for Santino Ferrucci, who will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader at The Raceway at Belle Isle, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced June 7. Hy-Vee, Inc. will sponsor Ferrucci in the No. 45 Honda. “I’m excited to compete in the two races in …

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Friday Faceoff: Has Ryan Newman Had a Hall-of-Fame Career?

Ryan Newman at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series has just two top-five finishes since Kyle Larson’s tenure ended more than a year ago. What’s wrong at CGR, and what should be done? Josh Roller: The No. 42 with Ross Chastain behind the wheel is heading in the right direction in 2021, despite only …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Something Old, Something New

NASCAR race cars under the lights at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There still may be some debate (somewhat more muted than in days past) whether the Indy 500 or the Daytona 500 is a bigger deal, but there’s no debating that Memorial Day weekend brings us the greatest weekend of auto racing here in the Americas. The day kicks off in Indianapolis with the traditional Indy …

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Sage Karam Climbs From 31st to 7th at Indianapolis 500

Sage Karam in the 105th Indianapolis 500

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

In a single-car effort without any technical alliances, Sage Karam managed to finish 24 places ahead of where he started in Sunday’s (May 30) 105th Indianapolis 500. The No. 24 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing Chevrolet started 31st for the third year in a row, and it was Karam’s fourth time starting 31st since his rookie …

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Takuma Sato & Felix Rosenqvist’s Indianapolis 500 Gamble Falls Short

Takuma Sato at the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

As the 105th Indianapolis 500 wound down, Takuma Sato and Felix Rosenqvist were attempting to save enough fuel to not make a final pit stop. Their attempts failed. The pair led late in the 500, hoping for a yellow flag that would enable the pair to stay up front. However, Rosenqvist pitted for the final …

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Conor Daly Luck Strikes Again at Indianapolis, Finishes 13th

Conor Daly's nose after the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Christopher DeHarde)

Lady Luck giveth and Lady Luck taketh away. At the 105th Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly led 40 laps, the most of any driver in the field. However, Daly’s racing luck ran out on lap 119 of 200. When Graham Rahal exited the pits following his third pit stop, the left rear tire fell off of …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Historic 4th Indianapolis 500

Helio Castroneves

(Photo: Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR Media)

Helio Castroneves won his historic fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (May 30) following a thrilling battle to the finish with Alex Palou. Palou and Castroneves spent the last 25 laps of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing locked in a heated battle for the win, swapping the lead back and forth through the final stint of the …

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