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Colton Herta Wins IndyCar Pole At Laguna Seca

Colton Herta

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Colton Herta showed off his speed in qualifying and took pole position for IndyCar’s Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 18).  “The Gainbridge Honda car was awesome, it’s cool to have two for two poles here,” Herta, the 2019 winner of the race, said. “We’re not anywhere …

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Pato O’Ward Loses IndyCar Points Lead in Portland

Pato O'Ward at Portland

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward‘s slim lead in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series standings disappeared after Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland when the Mexican racer finished 14th. Up ahead of him, fellow title rival Alex Palou earned the victory, claiming the points lead in the process. O’Ward started seventh but INDYCAR placed him as the race …

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Josef Newgarden Wins, Attrition Reigns at Gateway

2021 IndyCar Road America Josef Newgarden Joe Skibinski INDYCAR Media

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Josef Newgarden led the most laps of any driver Saturday (Aug. 21) to win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway in the NTT IndyCar Series, his third win in St. Louis. However, Pato O’Ward walked away as the night’s greatest beneficiary, as he leaves Gateway as the new points leader …

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Pato O’Ward Narrowly Claims Pole at Indianapolis Road Course

Pato O'Ward Celebrates Pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

INDIANAPOLIS — Pato O’Ward barely claimed his fourth NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s (August 14th) NTT IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course over the driver with the second most pole positions in American IndyCar history. O’Ward went around the 14-turn, 2.439 mile road course in 1 minute, 10.7147 seconds …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Race Win Contenders

Rinus VeeKay and Sebastien Bourdais at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

In the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, some drivers have lived up to the pre-season moniker of being a race win contender. Some have gone above and beyond, while others seem to have a black cloud following them wherever they go. Let’s take a look at how the drivers picked as race win contenders before this …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Detroit

Oliver Askew getting ready at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Two races, two winners and a swap of the points lead were among some of the bigger storylines coming out of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix as the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series reaches its halfway point. Pato O’Ward is now the man to beat. The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was the first car …

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Will Power Fastest in Detroit IndyCar Practice

Will Power practicing at Detroit in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

On the final lap of practice, Will Power set the fastest lap of the only practice session for the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. The 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 14 turn, 2.3 mile street circuit in 1 minute, 17.2768 seconds, averaging 109.477 mph. Power has two victories in Detroit (2014 race one …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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What Mattered at the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix

Rinua VeeKay, Romain Grosjean and Alex Palou celebrate their podium finishes at Indianapolis

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

So much for respecting your elders, right? Don’t mention that in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. In five IndyCar races this year, two were won by 20-year-olds (Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward), one by a 21-year-old (Colton Herta, who is now 22), one by a 24-year-old (Alex Palou) and Scott Dixon, who is 40. Dixon’s …

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