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Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs

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Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Dominates from Pole

Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning at Iowa Speedway

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For the second time in 24 hours, the stars and cars of the NTT IndyCar Series were under the lights at Iowa Speedway Saturday night (July 18). But while Simon Pagenaud went from last to first the night prior, it was his teammate who emerged victorious in round two. Josef Newgarden started the race from …

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Entry List: IndyCar Iowa 250s

Graham Rahal during qualifications for the REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 at Road America Sunday, July 12, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens via IndyCar Media)

NTT IndyCar Series teams have another doubleheader this week, this time at Iowa Speedway. The Iowa 250s are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights (July 17-18). There are 23 drivers entered in both events, meaning all will qualify, barring any changes. Three rookies will race this week, including Oliver Askew who will pilot the No. …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Felix Rosenqvist Earns 1st IndyCar Win

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

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Sunday (July 12)’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix kicked off with a chaotic start and ended with an unpredictable finish. No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist secured his first NTT IndyCar Series win after two previous second places, making the final, dicey pass for the lead with fewer than two laps to go. …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At 2020 GMR Grand Prix

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Oliver Askew on pit lane prior to the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

While one NTT IndyCar Series driver was clearly ahead of the field in Saturday (July 4)’s 2020 GMR Grand Prix, others had a far more difficult time. In the first edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look back at which IndyCar drivers had the biggest obstacles to overcome in the 80-lap race at Indianapolis …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020

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Simon Pagenaud at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing in July 2020. With two races in the books and four more scheduled by the end of the month. NTT IndyCar Series teams are already developing into contenders—or not. After two busy races, which teams are the front-runners for the Astor Cup, and which ones still need …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Recap: Scott Dixon Remains Undefeated in the IndyCar Series

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The NTT IndyCar season’s second race of the year, the GMR Grand Prix, took place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was a weekend of firsts; the first time the Grand Prix took place outside of the Month of May in ages, the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader, the first time IndyCar raced on the …

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Oliver Askew 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew before the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Oliver Askew is one of the NTT IndyCar Series’ most promising rookies in the 2020 IndyCar season. Despite only racing professionally since 2015, Askew racked up two championships in U.S. F2000 and Indy Lights. His IndyCar debut was just as promising with a ninth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. If Askew can keep this up, …

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Patricio O’Ward 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Patricio O'Ward

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Pato O'Ward, driver of the #5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Patricio O’Ward, commonly known by his nickname Pato, is settling into the full-time NTT IndyCar routine for the first time during the 2020 IndyCar season. The young Mexican driver has proved his skill across multiple disciplines, from Indy Lights to IMSA, and expectations are high as he gets into the IndyCar swing. 2020 Team No. …

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Rinus VeeKay 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

Rinus VeeKay

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Born Rinus van Kalmthout, Rinus VeeKay hails from the North Holland province of the Netherlands and makes his NTT IndyCar Series debut in the 2020 IndyCar season, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing. VeeKay is also the only full-time driver at ECR – Ed Carpenter and Conor Daly are both running limited schedules. VeeKay was running …

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