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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Preview

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Josef Newgarden celebrates his Harvest Grand Prix victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marks the end of the 2020 IndyCar season in the same place where it should have begun. The NTT IndyCar Series will crown a champion some seven months after St. Pete was originally on the schedule back in March. That’s not the only thing different going into …

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Scott McLaughlin To Run Full 2021 IndyCar Season With Team Penske

(Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Scott McLaughlin is going IndyCar Racing in 2021 with one of the most iconic teams on the circuit. The 27-year-old New Zealander will officially make the transition from closed to open cockpits as he announced a signing with Team Penske. The move, announced Friday (Oct. 23), means he’ll trade in a Australian V8 Supercar Ford …

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5 Points to Ponder: Opportunity Knocks

Broadcaster Bowyer There was a moment this weekend at Kansas Speedway that typifies the spirit of NASCAR fans in one simple image. It was a picture Clint Bowyer tweeted post-race. I think this perfectly sums up my run in @NASCAR and @kansasspeedway in particular. My fans ALWAYS have more fun than the others. Huge thank …

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Oliver Askew Loses IndyCar Ride with Arrow McLaren

Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew will be leaving Arrow McLaren SP at the end of the 2020 IndyCar season. The move is a bit of a shock because Askew was completing his rookie year with the team Askew compiled a middling record of three top-10s with a best finish of third at Iowa. One of the bigger concerns …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 13 Races

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Josef Newgarden, winner of the Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 - Friday, Oct 2, 2020 -- Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar)

The 2020 IndyCar championship only has one race left, but the title hasn’t been decided. Despite Scott Dixon leading the NTT IndyCar Series standings all season long, his sixth championship remains in doubt. Josef Newgarden is right on his tail. What will it take for each driver to win the Astor Cup? The series is …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand Prix

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(Scott Dixon - Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 - Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 -- Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Oct. 2-3) was one of the cleanest events the NTT IndyCar Series has seen so far this year. Both events avoided yellow flags, and very few drivers had the kind of disastrous weekend that has haunted the series this year. So in …

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2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis

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Will Power celebrates after winning the 2020 Harvest GP Race 2. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series finished its doubleheader schedule with the 2020 Harvest GP, and the newly-created event did not disappoint. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course produced two races full of passing and with a side order of panic as IndyCar teams scrambled for points ahead of the season finale. Team Penske returned to dominance, …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Will Power Wins from Pole, Championship Goes to Final Race

Will Power

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Race 2 of the NTT IndyCar Series’ Harvest Grand Prix was set to be a tale of two storylines: that of the race winner and that of the championship battle. Team Penske’s Will Power led the field from pole position. Meanwhile, championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden duked it out in the middle of …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins, Shrinks Championship Gap

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The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Josef Newgarden, Team Penske’s best hope for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship, took a major step forward Friday (Oct. 2) in the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. While Newgarden didn’t always look dominant, he had a clean, calm race that ultimately led to victory. It’s …

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