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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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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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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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A Statistical Deep Dive in Jimmie Johnson’s 1st IndyCar Street Race

Jimmie Johnson giving feedback at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Before Sunday, Jimmie Johnson had never raced on a street circuit. Aiming to learn, Johnson did all of that and more in Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the second race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The No. 48 Carvana Honda started 23rd and ran as high as 21st following …

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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: The Improvers

Ed Jones practices a pit stop at IndyCar preseason testing

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Some drivers in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series might not necessarily be in the hunt for a race win, but they’ll be looking to get to that point. This preview will go over those drivers, particularly the ones that are running the overwhelming majority of the races. James Hinchcliffe has six IndyCar race wins under …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: AJ Foyt Enterprises

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

AJ Foyt Enterprises had just one full-time NTT IndyCar Series ride in 2020 with veteran driver Charlie Kimball at the wheel. Alongside Kimball on a part-time basis were Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Dalton Kellett, who raced in six, three and eight races, respectively. Kellett bounced between the No. 14 and No. 41 Dallara …

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Dalton Kellett Running Full Time for Foyt in 2021

Dalton Kellett

Dalton Kellett. (Photo Credit: Doug Matthews/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

After debuting in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020, Dalton Kellett will run full time for the first time in 2021, he announced Dec. 15. Kellett will drive the No. 4 for AJ Foyt Enterprises in the full season. K-Line Insulators USA will return as a primary sponsor after previously sponsoring the team’s No. 14. …

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Be A.J. Foyt Racing’s Best Asset In 2021

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Sebastien Bourdais will be back for a full-time NTT IndyCar Series season in 2021 with A.J. Foyt Racing. While he had been scheduled to split the No. 14 machine throughout the 2020 IndyCar season, the coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold. But he’ll be the one behind the wheel as the series wraps up …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 Recap: Colton Herta Avoids Chaos to Win

2020 Mid Ohio IndyCar Colton Herta Victory Lane IndyCar Media

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The second race of the Honda Indy 200 weekend was a far more chaotic event than the first. A rainstorm earlier in the day left damp grass lining the track, meaning that any driver to drop a tire would go for a ride into the gravel. Despite that, Colton Herta maintained the lead from pole …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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(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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