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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Final Points Standings and Awards

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season came to a close Sunday with Scott Dixon hoisting the championship title. Dixon earned his fifth title, putting him in elite company alongside A.J. Foyt. The championship race came down to the season finale. The four drivers who entered Sonoma Raceway with a chance to win the championship were …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Scenarios

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to a close this weekend in Sonoma, California. The Championship has been decided at Sonoma Raceway since 2015 and this year’s edition will be the final run as season finale for the 2.3-mile course, with Laguna Seca taking the spot in 2019. And for Sonoma’s final finale race, …

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Scott Dixon In Championship Form with Toronto Victory

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Scott Dixon avoided trouble and wound up victorious in Sunday’s (July 15) Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix at Toronto street course. The Chip Ganassi Racing veteran earned his 44th career Verizon IndyCar Series win, a trophy which also extended his lead in the 2018 championship standings. “The car was superb,” Dixon said. “We just needed some …

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Happiness Is: Numbers

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Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The major motorsport shows were all on stage this past weekend as NASCAR, Formula 1 and IndyCar all played around, made some noise and laid some rubber — with a little bit of carnage included. Combined, all three provided an interesting, disparate and engaging display of racing and culture. That seems like a pretty good …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

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The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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Josef Newgarden Secures 3rd Pole of 2018 at Road America

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Josef Newgarden earned his fifth career pole award on Saturday for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix. During the final round of qualifying, Newgarden turned a 140.020 mph lap in the No. 1 Verizon Chevrolet to secure his third pole of 2018. Since the series returned to Road America in 2016, Team Penske has won the pole …

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Josef Newgarden Sweeps Friday IndyCar Practices at Road America

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Josef Newgarden made sure to put the Verizon IndyCar Series on notice that he can’t be overlooked to repeat his championship victory from 2017. Newgarden led the way in both practice sessions on Friday for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. Newgarden ran the best lap of the day in the second session at …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

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The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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4 Burning Questions: 1,262 Miles in 1 Day

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What is the future of the All-Star Race rules package? As expected either way, there has been a lot of chatter this week about the experimental restrictor plate package used in last weekend’s All-Star Race. The results have largely been positive among fans. It was generally regarded as the most exciting All-Star Race in years, …

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Josef Newgarden’s Spin Relegates Him to 11th in IndyCar Grand Prix

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Josef Newgarden entered Saturday’s (May 12) IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as the championship leader. He held a 13-point edge over Alexander Rossi entering the race. Not anymore. While Newgarden won two of the first four INDYCAR races this season, a successful start to his title defense, Saturday was a struggle. …

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