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Scott McLaughlin Wins IndyCar iRacing at Virtual Indianapolis

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In one of the wildest finishes in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge Series, Scott McLaughlin came out on top to win the First Responder 175 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday (May 2). The Round 2 winner at virtual Barber Motorsports Park had some front-wing damage and knew his chances were slim on the final lap. He …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) <> at virtual Watkins Glen International on March 28, 2020 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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Carlin IndyCar Team to Watch With Conor Daly, Felipe Nasr Additions

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Carlin created a stir Tuesday when the team confirmed its 2020 NTT IndyCar Series driver lineup: Max Chilton will return in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet on road and street courses and the Indianapolis 500, while Conor Daly takes the wheel for the remaining oval races. Meanwhile, Felipe Nasr is set to make his …

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Conor Daly Joining Ed Carpenter Racing on IndyCar Road, Street Courses

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Conor Daly has joined Ed Carpenter Racing on road and street courses in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Monday (Dec. 9). Daly will run the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet, while owner Ed Carpenter will pilot the ovals. In addition, Daly will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a third team …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Return to NASCAR in 2019?

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In what’s become an annual segment on NASCAR 101 (wait, this is year five? Time is a flat circle), this week takes a look at the drivers who didn’t return to NASCAR in 2019. Now, that phrase sounds a bit more absolute than it actually ends up being. Each year, we discuss the drivers from NASCAR’s …

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Marcus Ericsson Set for Formula 1 Return; Conor Daly Filling in at Portland

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Marcus Ericsson will not compete at Portland this weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series. Instead, he’ll be in Belgium with Formula 1 for the Belgium Grand Prix. Per RACER, Ericsson will drive the Alfa Romeo entry this weekend at Spa, making his first F1 start since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2018. Conor Daly …

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INDYCAR Preview: Control of the NTT IndyCar Series Championship On The Line in St. Louis

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The first-lap incident during the NTT IndyCar Series’ visit to Pocono Raceway last weekend caused a lot of controversy, but regardless of who was at fault, the five-car pileup completely changed the complexion of the season-long championship fight. Alexander Rossi, by virtue of his 18th-place finish at the Tricky Triangle, lost significant ground to Josef …

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