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2020 Genesys 300: What We Learned From IndyCar At Texas

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Scott Dixon on track during the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Genesys 300 proved that the NTT IndyCar Series hasn’t missed a beat. Despite the series starting almost three months later, Saturday’s (June 6) event at Texas Motor Speedway was full of the excitement, adrenaline, and WTF moments that fans have come to expect. While Scott Dixon easily drove to his third Texas victory, …

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2020 Genesys 300 Recap: Scott Dixon Dominates 2020 IndyCar Season Opener

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The NTT IndyCar Series had the first event of its pandemic-postponed season with the 2020 Genesys 300, and it was a difficult debut. Despite there being only one viable racing lane and two yellow flags, No. 9 Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon dominated the race and secured an easy victory—his second in three years at …

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2020 Genesys 300 Is James Hinchcliffe’s New First Impression

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James Hinchcliffe. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Genesys 300 is a major NTT IndyCar Series race for James Hinchcliffe, who is sponsored by Genesys and will carry them on his car at Texas Motor Speedway—but that’s only one reason why. Saturday is also Hinchcliffe’s first race on a three-race contract he signed with Andretti Autosport since being dropped by Arrow …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: June 2020

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: A detail view of the Aeroscreen on the car of Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, at Circuit of The Americas on February 11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Although the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule looks different this year, the desire to win is still present in every team. Perhaps they’ll drive for another purpose as well—to bring a sense of normalcy to a world in disarray and turmoil. In this new normal, who will be the toughest competitors with the best chance …

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IndyCar June 2020 Preview: What Should Fans Expect When IndyCar Returns?

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The NTT IndyCar Series on track at Texas Motor Speedway in 2019. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series returns to action in June 2020, almost three months behind its usual schedule. With the series—and the world—having changed drastically since the end of the 2019 IndyCar season, what are fans honestly going to see in this opening frame of an abbreviated season? There’s been more than enough discussion about the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Barber

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge rolled on this weekend with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the second race of the six-race series. Taking place the day before the 2020 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was scheduled to run, the event did its best to replicate what racing at Barber Motorsports Park would have …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) <> at virtual Watkins Glen International on March 28, 2020 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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James Hinchcliffe to Run 3 Races with Andretti Autosport

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James Hinchcliffe will compete in three races in his return to Andretti Autosport in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Wednesday (Feb. 19). Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 29 Honda in the GMR Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Texas 600. The car will have sponsorship from Genesys in two events. …

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4 Burning Questions: Showdown at the Formula 1 Corral

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Was it the right move to release Hinchcliffe? Arrow McLaren SP, formerly Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (presumably with Felix Sabates), announced this week that fan favorite James Hinchcliffe will not be on the two-car team next year in the NTT IndyCar Series. Hinchcliffe, a nine-year veteran of the series, was blindsided with the news on …

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