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2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis

2020 Harvest GP

James Hinchcliffe in qualifying for the 2020 Harvest GP. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Harvest GP (or Harvest Grand Prix) is the first time the NTT IndyCar Series has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course more than once in a season. Being a doubleheader (Oct. 2-3), it will actually be the season’s second and third races on the IMS road track as well as two of …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 11 Races

2020 IndyCar championship

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

The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are only three races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race of the year, but Josef Newgarden has slowly been shrinking the gap with strong, consistent finishes. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar …

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Scott Dixon: End of 2020 IndyCar Season ‘Still Going to Be Very Tough’

Scott Dixon, IndyCar

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

Scott Dixon has commanded much of the 2020 IndyCar season, but that doesn’t mean he’s relaxing as the NTT IndyCar Series enters its home stretch. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is determined to secure the championship at the first-ever Harvest Grand Prix this weekend (Oct. 3-4), which would be his sixth Astor Cup in an …

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5 Points to Ponder: Form Is Temporary, Class Is Permanent

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Wildest Card Talladega is the dictionary definition of a wild-card stock car race — just look how many drivers got their first win there. So for those wheelmen currently on the wrong side of the cut line, this weekend offers the best possible chance at booking a spot in the final eight with a …

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James Hinchcliffe Rejoins Andretti Autosport for Rest of 2020

James Hinchcliffe at 2019 Texas IndyCar race Photo: IndyCar Meda

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

James Hinchcliffe will close out the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series with Andretti Autosport, the team announced Sept. 25. Hinchcliffe will replace Zach Veach in Andretti’s No. 26 Gainbridge-sponsored Honda. Earlier this week, Veach revealed he would be stepping out of the ride early and splitting ways with the team, citing performance issues. Hinchliffe, who had …

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Helio Castroneves Replaces Oliver Askew for Indy Road Course Doubleheader

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Oliver Askew has withdrawn from the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and Helio Castroneves will be the replacement driver, after Askew was declared medically unable to compete by the NTT IndyCar Series medical staff, Arrow McLaren SP announced Sept. 24. Following the race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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Zach Veach, Andretti Parting Ways for 2020

Zach Veach during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, August 13, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Zach Veach will not continue with Andretti Autosport for the rest of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 23. Veach, who competed in the No. 26 Honda, steps away with three races left. He wasn’t tapped to come back next year for Andretti. ”The decision was made that I will not …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The Honda Indy 200

Honda Indy 200

(Photo by: Matt Fraver, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader (Sept. 12-13) saw both one clean race and one pockmarked with spins and crashes. While it wasn’t a chronically bad weekend for anyone in the NTT IndyCar Series, there were some drivers who could have taken home a few more championship points. In this edition of Backmarker …

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Be A.J. Foyt Racing’s Best Asset In 2021

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Sebastien Bourdais will be back for a full-time NTT IndyCar Series season in 2021 with A.J. Foyt Racing. While he had been scheduled to split the No. 14 machine throughout the 2020 IndyCar season, the coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold. But he’ll be the one behind the wheel as the series wraps up …

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