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Indianapolis 500 Will Be Run Without Fans After All

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After initially insisting on fan attendance for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roger Penske has decided to close the race to spectators later this month, according to an AP News report on Aug. 4. The coronavirus pandemic delayed the start of the NTT IndyCar Series season and, as a result, the 500, …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: August 2020

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The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing during August, as the sport now heads to its biggest stage. Due to the postponement of this month’s doubleheader at Mid-Ohio, the next race on the schedule is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 will also be the halfway point of the season. …

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IndyCar August 2020 Preview: Make Or Break For The Astor Cup

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Simon Pagenaud on pit lane at Road America. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

If NTT IndyCar Series fans thought July was crazy, August will be the most demanding month of the 2020 IndyCar season. Headlined by the delayed running of the Indy 500, this month is the last full month on the calendar, and the way the races are laid out makes it incredibly grueling. For the second …

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Cole Pearn Making Adjustment From NASCAR To IndyCar

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Editor’s Note: This article on Cole Pearn is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. After auto racing, Cole Pearn’s favorite sport is hockey, so he knows all about blockbuster trades. However, the move he’s just made would still be …

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IndyCar July 2020 Review: Packed Schedule Pushes Teams To The Limit

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Felix Rosenqvist on track at 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

July 2020 was one of the busiest months in recent NTT IndyCar Series history. After a slow start with just one race in June, the league packed five races into July—including back-to-back doubleheader weekends and their much-talked about return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It all amounted to five events in 15 days. Fans knew that …

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Stock Car Scoop: Pit Road Rule Changes for Gateway Trucks

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There will be new rules for pit stops for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. What are they? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast that focuses on the motorsports news of the week also looks at the newest schedule …

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Cole Pearn Joins Ed Carpenter Racing as Conor Daly’s Lead Engineer for Indy 500

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Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Cole Pearn will be Conor Daly’s lead engineer for the No. 47 of Ed Carpenter Racing in the 2020 Indianapolis 500, the team announced Wednesday, July 29. Pearn was an engineer for both Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing before becoming a crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. …

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Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs

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Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver …

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IndyCar Announces Mid-Ohio, Gateway & Indianapolis Road Course Doubleheaders

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The NTT IndyCar Series season will now consist of 14 races with three doubleheaders, INDYCAR announced Monday, July 27. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course will all hold doubleheader race weekends. Mid-Ohio will host a doubleheader on Aug. 8 and 9. Gateway will host its …

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