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A Deeper Dive Into Romain Grosjean’s Oval Debut

Romain Grosjean at Gateway Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Romain Grosjean’s goal of completing all 260 laps came up one lap short at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at WWT Raceway at Gateway, but the NTT IndyCar Series rookie looked like a series veteran en route to a 14th place finish. Looking a little deeper, that result shouldn’t be surprising. The Formula 1 veteran …

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Motorsports Journalist Robin Miller Dead at 71

Robin Miller and A. J. Foyt

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Robin Miller, longtime motorsports journalist, died Aug. 25 after battling multiple myeloma and leukemia. He was 71. Miller’s death was confirmed by his sister, Diane Miller Zachary, on Facebook. Miller started covering the NTT IndyCar Series for the Indianapolis Star in 1968 and continued until 2001. He then joined ESPN until 2004 and later wrote …

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Josef Newgarden Wins, Attrition Reigns at Gateway

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Josef Newgarden led the most laps of any driver Saturday (Aug. 21) to win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway in the NTT IndyCar Series, his third win in St. Louis. However, Pato O’Ward walked away as the night’s greatest beneficiary, as he leaves Gateway as the new points leader …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Allow Testing At New or Reconfigured Speedways?

2021 nascar Cup COTA pack racing, photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted that JR Motorsports could expand to five NASCAR Xfinity Series cars next year. What is the ideal driver lineup for JRM in 2022?  Josh Roller: If JR Motorsports expands to a five-car team next season, I don’t mind keeping the current driver lineup. Keep Michael Annett in the No. 1. He is …

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IndyCar Going Back to Iowa for Doubleheader in 2022

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

Josef Newgarden wins 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series is going back to Iowa Speedway starting next season, it announced Thursday, Aug. 19. The track will host a doubleheader weekend in July 2022 with sponsorship from Hy-Vee in a multiyear agreement. IndyCar has run 15 events at Iowa since 2007 but was left off the schedule this year. The racetrack …

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Frontstretch 5: IndyCar Drivers You Probably Forgot Raced in NASCAR

Sage Karam prepares for his debut in NASCAR Xfinity 2021 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In Saturday’s (Aug. 14) NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard, Sage Karam became the latest IndyCar driver to make his NASCAR debut. He finished fifth in stage 1 and was running in the top 15 with five laps to go before electrical issues forced an end to his race, giving him a 26th-place …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Gateway

IndyCar Conor Daly Gateway

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The final oval race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season takes place on perhaps the most technically challenging oval of the season: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Gateway for short). This track can provide a bit of a headache for a race engineer, but sometimes race engineers are used to dealing with changing …

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