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Colton Herta Switching to Andretti’s No. 26 for 2021

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Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Colton Herta will switch to Andretti Autosport’s No. 26 Honda for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Dec. 8. Gainbridge will sponsor the entry. Herta previously drove the No. 88 the past couple of years. He has three victories, most recently at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in September. He finished third in …

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Tony Kanaan to Run Ovals in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 48

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Tony Kanaan at the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Montery. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Tony Kanaan will rejoin Chip Ganassi Racing on the ovals in the team’s No. 48 NTT IndyCar Series entry as part of a multi-year deal, CGR announced Monday (Nov. 23). For 2021, this will result in a four-race schedule (the Texas doubleheader, the Indianapolis 500 and Gateway). Kanaan, who competed for CGR full-time from 2014-2017, …

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Helio Castroneves Driving Limited 2021 IndyCar Schedule With Meyer Shank

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For the first time in its existence, Meyer Shank Racing announced in a statement on Tuesday it will field a second, part-time NTT IndyCar Series entry as a teammate to mainstay Jack Harvey in 2021. Helio Castroneves, a 24-time IndyCar race winner and 20-year veteran of the series, will join Harvey for six races next …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Expands to 4 IndyCar Teams, Adds Alex Palou for 2021

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Chip Ganassi Racing will field four entries in the NTT IndyCar Series next year, adding Alex Palou in the No. 10, it announced Thursday (Oct. 29). Palou will join reigning IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and recently signed Marcus Ericcson in the CGR fold. “To say I’m thrilled or excited …

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Marcus Ericsson Re-Signs With CGR in Multi-Year Deal

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Marcus Ericsson will stay in the No. 8 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series going forward, signing a new multi-year agreement, the team announced Oct. 28. Ericsson joined the team at the beginning of the 2020 season and earned a fourth-place finish at Road America. Last year with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports …

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Scott Dixon ‘Over The Moon’ After Winning Sixth IndyCar Championship

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Scott Dixon is now a six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, and as you’d expect, he’s pretty happy about it. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver captured the 2020 IndyCar title on Sunday (Oct. 25) and put himself in some pretty rarefied air by doing so. Dixon is the first person since A.J. Foyt to have six …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Takeaways

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season came to an end at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and no one can say that the season finale wasn’t entertaining. What started as a seemingly straightforward race on Sunday (Oct. 25) turned into a series of unbelievable plot twists, all leading to Scott Dixon‘s sixth NTT IndyCar Series …

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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

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Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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IndyCar Champions Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden Preview 2020 Finale

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Scott Dixon at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series crowns its 2020 champion on Sunday (Oct. 25) — and it’s going to be a familiar face. Five-time champion Scott Dixon and two-time champion Josef Newgarden are the last men standing going into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and both are prepared for a fight. Dixon and Newgarden joined …

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