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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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Pietro Fittipaldi, Ed Jones Adamant About Liking IndyCar Oval Racing

Pietro Fittipaldi practices for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Not every racer that has competed in the NTT IndyCar Series or Formula 1 can say that they’re the track champion of a .363 mile oval in North Carolina, but Pietro Fittipaldi can. Hickory Motor Speedway’s 2011 limited late model track champion has since gone on to race in IndyCar, F1 and Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, …

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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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Ed Jones to Compete for Dale Coyne Racing in 2021

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

After a year hiatus, Ed Jones will race in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Dale Coyne Racing with Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, the team announced Jan. 27. Jones will pilot the No. 18 Honda sponsored by SealMaster Pavement Products, which is entering its fourth season aboard the car. Santino Ferrucci drove the …

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Scuderia Corsa Reveals Completely New Lineup for Daytona

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Matteo Cressoni Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Scuderia Corsa announced Thursday (Dec. 24) that they will go in a completely different direction for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The team will revert back to the color red on their No. 63 Ferrari, last seen in the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (pictured above).  They will also have a brand-new …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Most Likely to Earn Pole Position for Indy 500

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1. Ed Jones Ed Jones turned the fastest lap Friday without the tow, meaning Jones had the fastest lap in qualifying trim with the added speed. Jones has a career-best start of fourth last season at Belle Isle in Detroit. He started fifth last weekend in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is his …

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Ed Jones Suffers Broken Bone in Hand in Accident in St. Petersburg Season Opener

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(Photo: James Black/IndyCar Media)

Per Motorsport.com, Ed Jones suffered a broken bone in his hand during Sunday’s (March 11th) NTT Data IndyCar season opener in St. Petersburg. Jones brushed the wall in Turn 9 resulting in the No. 20 hitting the outside wall nose first. Matheus Leist then made contact with the car ending both drivers afternoon. “It was …

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Josef Newgarden Wins in St. Petersburg; Rookies Impress in Season Opener

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series opened on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg much the way it began last year — with a stellar performance from a rookie driver that ultimately went unrewarded on the unforgiving street circuit. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist came firing out of the gate in his inaugural …

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