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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: The Improvers

Ed Jones practices a pit stop at IndyCar preseason testing

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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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4 Burning Questions: Reviewing SRX’s Broadcast Team

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How will SRX’s broadcast crew work out? This week, CBS Sports announced its on-air talent for their broadcasts of Superstar Racing Experience this summer. The six-race season, held over six consecutive Saturday nights, will be anchored by Allen Bestwick as the play-by-play announcer and Lindsey Czarniak as the host of the program. Brad Daugherty has …

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James Hinchcliffe Returning to Full Time With Andretti in 2021

James Hinchcliffe at 2019 Texas IndyCar race Photo: IndyCar Meda

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After competing in a part-time schedule with Andretti Autosport in 2020, James Hinchcliffe returns to full time with the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 26. Hinchcliffe will pilot the team’s No. 29, fielded as part of Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport. Genesys will sponsor the effort for 10 races, …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Takeaways

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season came to an end at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and no one can say that the season finale wasn’t entertaining. What started as a seemingly straightforward race on Sunday (Oct. 25) turned into a series of unbelievable plot twists, all leading to Scott Dixon‘s sixth NTT IndyCar Series …

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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

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Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Preview

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Josef Newgarden celebrates his Harvest Grand Prix victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marks the end of the 2020 IndyCar season in the same place where it should have begun. The NTT IndyCar Series will crown a champion some seven months after St. Pete was originally on the schedule back in March. That’s not the only thing different going into …

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2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis

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James Hinchcliffe in qualifying for the 2020 Harvest GP. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Harvest GP (or Harvest Grand Prix) is the first time the NTT IndyCar Series has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course more than once in a season. Being a doubleheader (Oct. 2-3), it will actually be the season’s second and third races on the IMS road track as well as two of …

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James Hinchcliffe Rejoins Andretti Autosport for Rest of 2020

James Hinchcliffe at 2019 Texas IndyCar race Photo: IndyCar Meda

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James Hinchcliffe will close out the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series with Andretti Autosport, the team announced Sept. 25. Hinchcliffe will replace Zach Veach in Andretti’s No. 26 Gainbridge-sponsored Honda. Earlier this week, Veach revealed he would be stepping out of the ride early and splitting ways with the team, citing performance issues. Hinchliffe, who had …

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Seeking Full-Time Ride, James Hinchcliffe Scores 7th in Indianapolis 500

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Despite running just three races in so far in 2020, James Hinchcliffe made the most of his final scheduled start with Andretti Autosport, coming home seventh in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (Aug. 23). Hinchcliffe finished 18th and 11th at Texas Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, respectively, …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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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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