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Jimmie Johnson Finishes 6th at Texas in IndyCar Oval Debut

Jimmie Johnson and Scott Pruett after Johnson finished sixth at Texas.

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — There was a sense of pure amazement from race winner Josef Newgarden and congratulations from many other drivers on pit road. Why? Jimmie Johnson was competitive at an oval race again. Johnson finished sixth in Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway in his first oval race in the …

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Josef Newgarden Edges Out Scott McLaughlin for Dramatic Texas Win

Josef Newgarden

Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Scott McLaughlin had dominated the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, until the final lap of the Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. McLaughlin won from the pole last month at St. Petersburg and led 186 laps at Texas on Sunday (March 20). But on the last lap, Josef Newgarden took advantage of late-race traffic to …

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Jack Harvey Crashes on Saturday at Texas, Plus Other Notes

Jack Harvey at Texas

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — It was the best of sessions, it was the worst of sessions for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.  As Christian Lundgaard and Graham Rahal went fourth and seventh fastest respectively in the final practice session ahead of Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, Jack Harvey lightly brushed the wall …

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Felix Rosenqvist Takes Pole in Texas

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Felix Rosenqvist secured his second ever pole position in the NTT IndyCar Series by setting the fastest lap in Saturday’s (March 19) single-car qualifying session for the 2022 Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. Only the 11th of 27 cars to take the track for two-lap runs, Rosenqvist’s pole time looked to be under threat …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway in 2022

Graham Rahal at Texas in 2021

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

As Graham Rahal goes 215 mph around Texas Motor Speedway, the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda goes into turns 1 and 2 hoping that the car will stay as close to top speed as possible before going onto the backstretch and then towards turns 3 and 4 to complete a fast lap. While …

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