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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The 2020 Indy 500

2020 Indy 500

Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indy 500 was a great race for Honda-powered NTT IndyCar Series entries like those of Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon. It was, however, a rough day for a lot of other drivers, nine of whom were knocked out of Borg-Warner Trophy contention via crashes. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a …

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James Davison Hopes to Grow NASCAR Career, Rick Ware Racing Aims to Expand in IndyCar

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James Davison is a racer’s racer; someone who will drive anything under the sun with four wheels. In an unpredictable 2020 season, he’s dipped his toes into the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as been the driver in Rick Ware Racing’s first foray into the NTT IndyCar Series. NASCAR Originally, Davison was scheduled to make …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Discusses Dover Win, Monster Weekend of Racing

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a gigantic weekend of racing between NASCAR and IndyCar at Dover International Speedway and in the Indianapolis 500. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick were victorious again, sweeping the weekend. Could both of these drivers win 10 races this season? Surely, both are all-but locked …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Indianapolis 500

2020 Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato leads the 2020 Indianapolis 500 field. (Photo Credit: Walt Kuhn/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar championship has taken definite shape now that the Indianapolis 500 has taken place and awarded double points. Scott Dixon is still the favorite to take home the Astor Cup at this pivotal point in the season, but the extra points on offer Sunday (Aug. 23) mean that the rest of the standings …

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2020 Indianapolis 500: What We Learned From The 104th Indy 500

2020 Indianapolis 500

Cars head to the grid before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indianapolis 500 was not like any other Indy 500—and not just because NTT IndyCar Series fans weren’t in the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sunday’s (Aug. 23) racing wasn’t as exciting as it normally is during the Month of May. Takuma Sato snagged his second Indy 500 win but it came with controversy …

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Stock Car Scoop: Takuma Sato Takes Indy 500, Kevin Harvick Dominant at Dover

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Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 Sunday (Aug. 23) to earn his second career victory in open-wheel’s biggest event. But the race itself became shrouded in controversy when a late wreck by Spencer Pigot caused the race to end under yellow. What did Sato think about it all? Find out in the latest edition of …

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Seeking Full-Time Ride, James Hinchcliffe Scores 7th in Indianapolis 500

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Despite running just three races in so far in 2020, James Hinchcliffe made the most of his final scheduled start with Andretti Autosport, coming home seventh in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Aug. 23). Hinchcliffe finished 18th and 11th at Texas Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, respectively, …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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2020 Indianapolis 500 Gives Marco Andretti A Chance For Change

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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 could be a game-changer for Marco Andretti—not only because it would secure him a place in NTT IndyCar Series history, but because a strong performance at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could be the catalyst to re-energize his 2020 IndyCar season. Andretti has finished on the Indy 500 podium four times in 14 …

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2020 Indianapolis 500 Preview: IndyCar at Indianapolis

2020 Indianapolis 500

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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 will be very different from the usual Indy 500 for a variety of by now well-documented reasons, but NTT IndyCar Series fans will still have high expectations for the most important and prestigious race on the calendar. Held three months late and without any fans in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grandstands, …

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