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Frontstretch 5: IndyCar Drivers Who Could Make NASCAR Debut

James Hinchcliffe with sunglasses, smiling

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

For several decades, the relationship between NASCAR and the NTT Data IndyCar Series has been a mutualistic one for both fans and drivers alike. Even though the two series feature different cars, different race setups and different championship formats, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the occurrence of drivers exchanging starts in both series. …

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A Closer Look at Marcus Ericsson’s Nashville IndyCar Win

Marcus Ericsson on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

“There was a man, and he was flying!” While yes, Conor Daly was referring to Tony Kanaan during the 2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race at Watkins Glen, that statement also applied to Marcus Ericsson during Sunday’s (August 8th) Music City Grand Prix, the 11th race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The 80-lap race …

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Marcus Ericsson Wins in Nashville as Dominant Colton Herta Crashes Out

Marcus Ericsson smiles at mid Ohio IndyCar 2021 Matt Fraver

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR Media)

Marcus Ericsson led teammate Scott Dixon to the checkered flag in the inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday (Aug. 8th). Ericsson led the final quarter of the race without error to secure the second win of his career, firmly placing himself in the championship discussion as IndyCar’s season approaches its final …

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Colton Herta Ends Nashville Race Against Turn 9 Wall

Colton Herta and his father Bryan Herta

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Colton Herta’s charge to completing a weekend of NTT IndyCar Series domination in the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville came to a premature end against the turn 9 wall. After winning pole position and leading 39 laps, Herta was running in second place to eventual race winner …

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What Mattered for IndyCar on Saturday at Nashville

Josef Newgarden on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — The inaugural Music City Grand Prix brings the NTT IndyCar Series to the streets of Nashville and the 2.17-mile, 11-turn circuit has provided the teams and drivers with a large technical challenge. Some teams have risen up to the challenge and unloaded off the transporter with a setup to match the circuit. Drivers …

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Colton Herta Dominates Qualifying, Wins Pole at Nashville

Colton Herta bouncing through the Streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Josef Newgarden may be Nashville’s hometown hero but Colton Herta has quickly made the street circuit near the Tennessee Titans stadium his own as he qualified on pole for Sunday’s (August 8th) Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. The No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda went around the 11 turn, 2.17 mile street circuit …

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What Mattered for IndyCar on Friday at Nashville

Colton Herta practicing on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Bumpy bridges and uncertainty greeted the NTT IndyCar Series in their first practice session ahead of Sunday’s (Aug. 8) Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, but Colton Herta overcame that to turn the fastest lap in practice. The uncertainty began even before the IndyCar practice session, as during the second …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: The Improvers

Conor Daly and Max Chilton at Carb Day in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Sometimes preseason predictions can be a bit off for the NTT IndyCar Series, and in 2021 that was certainly the case with a couple of our Improvers. For example, an excerpt from the preseason preview about Alex Palou: “Expect Palou to get a couple of podiums in 2021 if the 2020 season was just a …

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Juncos Hollinger Racing Plans 3-Race 2021, Full 2022 IndyCar Run

Juncos CO

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Ricardo Juncos, owner of Juncos Racing, has formed a new partnership with Brad Hollinger to form Juncos Hollinger Racing, both announced Aug. 3. With the new partnership, the renewed race team has plans to run the final three events of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, along with plans to field an entry for the …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar on the Streets of Nashville

Romain Grosjean speaking with engineer Olivier Boisson

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

When the NTT IndyCar Series visits a new track for the first time, teams are usually able to test at the track in order to help their race engineers gather data to create a setup for the race weekend. However, when that venue is a street circuit, then it’s not exactly an easy proposition to …

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