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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At Gateway

(Photo: Kevin Thoele)

The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (Aug. 29-30) was a doubleheader weekend of huge ups and downs for most of the NTT IndyCar Series grid, but some drivers had it exponentially worse than others. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: September 2020

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Scott Dixon leads two cars on track at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

September could be a questionable month for the 2020 IndyCar season. There are no races officially scheduled, but rumor has it that the postponed Mid-Ohio doubleheader could be coming back during the Sept. 13 weekend.  Whether or not IndyCar races this month, we’ve had the Indy 500, and the end of the season is in …

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5 Points to Ponder: The Business End of the Season

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Let’s Get Down to Business Now that the most unusual NASCAR regular season has been mercifully consigned to the history books, it’s time to get down to the serious business of crowning a 2020 champion. This will be the seventh time, under the final four format, that the title will be awarded as a …

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2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500: What We Learned From IndyCar At Gateway

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 is normally a hectic NTT IndyCar Series event, but it was doubly so when the series split it into a doubleheader this past weekend (Aug. 29 and 30). Turning one race into two 200-lap missions on consecutive days brought out the best in some IndyCar contenders and the worst in …

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2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins Under Caution

Bommarito Automotive Group 500

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sunday (Aug. 30) proved to be far cleaner and more consistent than its Saturday precessor—until the last 10 laps. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden took home the win under a yellow flag for his second victory of the 2020 IndyCar …

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Scott Dixon Earns 50th Career Win with Gateway Victory

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Scott Dixon officially scored his 50th win and 50% of all races in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series after his victory at the first race of the Bommarito Auto Group doubleheader weekend at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday (Aug. 29). While nothing can exactly make up for another Indy 500 loss, Dixon can at …

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Will Power, Takuma Sato on Pole for Races at Gateway

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The NTT IndyCar Series take on another oval this weekend, this time at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Will Power won the provisional pole for Saturday’s (Aug. 29) Bommarito Automotive Group 500, while Takuma Sato took the top spot in the second race of the doubleheader on Sunday (Aug. 30). The lineups based …

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2020 Bommarito Auto Group Race 1 Preview: IndyCar at Gateway

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The field before the 2019 Bommarito Auto Group 500. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series heads to Gateway this weekend for another doubleheader, starting with the 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group Race 1 on Saturday. Not only is it the first of two events but it’s also the first race on the calendar after the 2020 Indy 500 and the double points that went with it. So …

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2-Headed Monster: After Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 Finish, Should a Race End Naturally Under Caution?

The Indianapolis 500 has always been a race that gets people talking. Whether it’s a late race pass, a crash or exciting action there may not be better “water cooler” talk than the buzz that follows the Indianapolis 500. Sunday’s (Aug. 23) 104th running of the event was one of the more unique events in …

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