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5 Points To Ponder: 2018 IndyCar Championship Edition

ONE: The race was over before the first turn The importance of qualifying was writ large on the INDYCAR season finale before the completion of the first turn. Starting in sixth place, Alexander Rossi, chasing a maiden title in his 50th open-wheel race, damaged his front wing in a collision after …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019

Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019, the organization announced on Sunday (Sept. 16). It will be his second straight and third overall season with the organization. Sato was able to earn his first victory with the RLLR racing team in 2018 at Portland, the only …

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Alexander Rossi Attempts Comeback, Falls Short of IndyCar Championship

Alexander Rossi played catchup all weekend long in INDYCAR’s 2018 season finale. Whether it came in practice, qualifying or the race on Sunday (Sept. 16), Rossi appeared to be a step behind when it counted most. Scott Dixon had a weekend that was deserving of a fifth championship. That was …

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Patricio O’Ward Runs With Giants in IndyCar Debut

Patricio O’Ward already made a statement in 2018 by picking up nine victories and a championship in the Indy Lights Series. On Sunday, O’Ward added icing to the cake of an impressive season. O’Ward made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Harding Racing behind the wheel of the No. 8 …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

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 …

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Sébastien Bourdais Set to Return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019

As first reported by Autoweek, Sébastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019. The Le Mans, France born driver will embark on his seventh full-time IndyCar Series schedule and third straight with the DCR organization. Bourdais has been able to secure a victory in INDYCAR every season since returning to …

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Hunter-Reay Wins Sonoma Pole While O’Ward Stuns With Fast Six Effort

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 …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay and Josef Newgarden Lead Friday Practice Sessions in Sonoma

Ryan Hunter-Reay stole the spotlight from the championship contenders Friday as he led the way in first practice. Hunter-Reay turned a 110.681 mph (01:17.5742) lap around the Sonoma Raceway to put his No. 28 on top of the board. Scott Dixon finished second in the session with a 110.322 mph lap making …

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