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Indianapolis 500 Winners Seek A Repeat Victory

Scott Dixon qualifying at Indianapolis

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Every IndyCar driver wants to win the Indianapolis 500, maybe even more so than the overall championship. The build up to the most coveted race of the year began last week when drivers hit the track for practice, getting back up to speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before qualifying over the weekend. With the …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Last Row and Fast Nine Shootout Live Qualifying Updates

Simona De Silvestro in Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Welcome to the second day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying! Today we have the Last Row Shootout and the Fast Nine Shootout. The Last Row Shootout is between Sage Karam, Will Power, Simona De Silvestro, Charlie Kimball and RC Enerson. All five will fight for three spots. Each car has one guaranteed attempt and any subsequent …

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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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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Team Penske

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Josef Newgarden (Photo: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Just one year removed from a 2019 during which all three of Team Penske’s full-time NTT IndyCar Series drivers finished top five in points, the motorsports empire showed some slight cracks in its armor during a rough 2020 season. Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden contended for a title and was the team’s bright spot, finishing …

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Ricky Taylor Returns to Wayne Taylor Racing As Part of New Lineup

2020 Road America IWSC Wayne Taylor Ricky Taylor Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced their driver lineup for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Monday (Nov. 23).  The group of four drivers are all known quantities to the series, and to an extent the team itself. Ricky Taylor, son of team owner Wayne Taylor, will return to the organization to drive the No. 10 Konica …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in 12 Hours of Sebring Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Renger van der Zande Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Nov. 12) at Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 125.272 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with a lap at 123.116 mph in his Acura ARX-05.  Castroneves’ …

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Helio Castroneves Driving Limited 2021 IndyCar Schedule With Meyer Shank

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(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For the first time in its existence, Meyer Shank Racing announced in a statement on Tuesday it will field a second, part-time NTT IndyCar Series entry as a teammate to mainstay Jack Harvey in 2021. Helio Castroneves, a 24-time IndyCar race winner and 20-year veteran of the series, will join Harvey for six races next …

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Team Orders Give Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Victory At Laguna Seca

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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The vast majority of the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Sunday (Nov. 1) was dominated by Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya.  However, team orders resulted in Cameron giving way to Ricky Taylor entering turn 11 coming to the white flag.  That allowed Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves to take their fourth …

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