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Graham Rahal: ‘Consistency Has Definitely Been Our Thing’ in 2021 IndyCar Season

Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal on track at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

For Graham Rahal, the 2021 IndyCar season was another quietly impressive campaign. The No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda driver finished seventh in the championship standings and secured top-10 finishes in 11 of the 16 races, including a podium at Texas. 2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that Rahal has been within the top 10 …

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Oliver Askew Driving Like Every Race Could Be His Last

Oliver Askew preparing for the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, CA — Oliver Askew is fighting for his NTT IndyCar Series future. In a three race deal with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the Jupiter, Florida native will race in Sunday’s (Sept. 26th) Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in an attempt to become a full time IndyCar driver in 2022. “I think right …

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Reconstructing the IndyCar Portland Start Calamity

Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou in front of the major calamity at Portland

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Sunday’s (Sept. 12th) Grand Prix of Portland started the way the last two NTT IndyCar Series races have started at Portland International Raceway: with an incident in the Festival Chicane. With numerous cars having damage from all of the incidents and others scattering all over the place, it’s worth looking at the sequence of events …

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Oliver Askew Joins RLL Racing for Last 3 IndyCar Events

Oliver Askew

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Oliver Askew will compete for Raphael Letterman Lannigan Racing in the three remaining races of the NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 1. It’s the third team he’ll race for this year after subbing for Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus VeeKay at Detroit and Road America, respectively. Askew will pilot the No. 45 Hy-Vee …

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Harry Tincknell Quickest in Lightning-Shortened Opening Road America Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Harry Tincknell Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in an abbreviated practice session Friday (Aug. 6) held in changeable conditions at Road America.  Due to the wet conditions, Tincknell’s lap at 112.298 mph was nearly 20 seconds off of the expected pace had the session been held in the dry. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in Wild and Woolly Glen WeatherTech Practice

Olivier Pla drives through a wet turn 2 at Watkins Glen during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The sole practice session Thursday (July 1) for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen was indicative of what the rest of the weekend could look like.  Sketchy.  Heavy rains limited on-track action, but Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 112.487 mph right at …

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Olivier Pla, Dane Cameron Top Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Practice

Dane Cameron practicing at Watkins Glen, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian swept the two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Dane Cameron’s lap at 135.322 mph Saturday morning (June 26) is the fastest lap of the weekend to this point. Practice No. 1 Friday’s practice session was originally scheduled for 60 minutes.  However, …

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Oliver Askew Leads Late, Finishes 12th at Road America

Oliver Askew at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Oliver Askew and race engineer Brent Harvey gambled with 20 laps to go in the NTT IndyCar Series’ REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Sunday (June 20) but came up just short. After Kevin Magnussen pulled over off course just after turn 7 on lap 34, Askew and Harvey decided that under the ensuing …

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What Mattered for IndyCar Saturday at Road America

Oliver Askew practices at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Road America has long been a favorite stop on the calendar in the IndyCar community and the 4.014 mile road course did not disappoint the day before the REVGroup Grand Prix. The NTT IndyCar Series has had seven different winners in the first eight races so far in 2021 and remarkably, Team Penske hasn’t set …

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Oliver Askew Replaces Injured Rinus VeeKay for IndyCar Road America Race

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

After full-time Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was injured this week in a cycling accident, the team has found their replacement for the No. 21 this week at Road America in Oliver Askew. It’s the second time this week Askew has been tapped to fill in for an injured driver. Askew drove the No. …

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