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F1 Midweek: Renault Rebranding as Alpine F1, a History of the Brand

Daniel Ricciardo (credit: Renault F1)

The second biggest news item coming out of Monza last week was the announcement that the Renault DP World F1 Team will be rebranding itself at the end of the 2020 season. Gone are the traditional killer bee black and yellow colors, and in comes the brand new blue, red and white Alpine F1 Team …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The 2020 Indy 500

2020 Indy 500

Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indy 500 was a great race for Honda-powered NTT IndyCar Series entries like those of Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon. It was, however, a rough day for a lot of other drivers, nine of whom were knocked out of Borg-Warner Trophy contention via crashes. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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Oliver Askew Will Be The Rookie to Beat In 2020 Indy 500

Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew doesn’t race like an NTT IndyCar Series rookie. His current 12th place in the championship standings isn’t representative of the fact that Askew has been a key player in almost all of the races, except for a few where he’s been knocked out by contact. And while 2020 is fielding a strong rookie …

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2020 Will Be Fernando Alonso’s Best Shot at the Indy 500

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Next Sunday (Aug. 23) might be the last time Fernando Alonso can take a shot at the Indy 500. Thankfully, things have also lined up in such a way that, with the successful Arrow McLaren SP team, 2020 will be his best chance to win the race yet. Alonso made headlines in 2017 when, still …

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The 2020 Indy 500 Needed 33 Entrants More Than Ever Before

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Conor Daly at the 2019 Indy 500 practice (Photo: Matt Fraver/IndyCar Media)

When the 2020 Indy 500 takes place on August 23, it’s going to happen with a complete field of 33 entries. That’s what fans were hoping for in a turbulent 2020 season—but why is having a full group so important, particularly this year? And how did IndyCar get to the field of 33, anyway? Back …

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Stock Car Scoop: Bubba Wallace Replies to Donald Trump, Entry Lists Revealed, Fernando Alonso Returning to Formula 1

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bubba Wallace replied to President Donald Trump’s tweet on Monday afternoon (July 6). What was Wallace’s response to the POTUS? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the entry lists for all four races at Kentucky Speedway this …

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Fernando Alonso Returning to Formula 1, Renault in 2021

Fernando Alonso

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After a multi-year respite from full-time Formula 1 competition, Fernando Alonso will return with Renault in the series in 2021, the BBC reports. A deal has not been finalized and announced yet by the team but is expected to be “soon,” according to the BBC. Alonso would replace Daniel Ricciardo, who’s moving to McLaren next …

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Fernando Alonso Attempting Indianapolis 500 With McLaren

Fernando Alonso

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020, attempting the 104th running of the Indy 500 with Arrow McLaren Racing SP, according to NBC Sports. Alonso previously attempted the historic race in 2017 and 2019. The 38-year-old qualified fifth for his Indy 500 debut in 2017 with Andretti Autosport, …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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