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Oliver Askew Will Be The Rookie to Beat In 2020 Indy 500

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Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew doesn’t race like an NTT IndyCar Series rookie. His current 12th place in the championship standings isn’t representative of the fact that Askew has been a key player in almost all of the races, except for a few where he’s been knocked out by contact. And while 2020 is fielding a strong rookie …

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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

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Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix: What We Learned From IndyCar At Road America

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The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America was the NTT IndyCar Series’ first doubleheader of the 2020 IndyCar season. Saturday and Sunday (July 11 and 12) were when, in a sense, all heck broke loose for America’s open-wheel series. After two relatively normal races, this weekend was anything but normal. There was yet …

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Oliver Askew 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

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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

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Brings Wrecking and Ranting

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Last weekend saw the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series compete at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City Showdown. The race itself was a bit of a mess, a problem FOX Sports handled well as it was out of the TV broadcasts’ control. Food City Showdown Sunday afternoon brought a bunch of changes …

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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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2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge: Honda Indy Grand Prix Entry List

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The entry list has been released for Saturday’s (April 4) second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park. This week, 29 drivers are entered in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst, four more than last week’s event at Watkins Glen International. Sage Karam dominated that event, leading …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Thoughts on NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 Debut

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Last weekend was very, very busy. We had hot weather in Charlotte to the point of drivers requiring attention after the race on Saturday, late race action in Indianapolis and a very long Coca-Cola 600. As you know, NBC went all out for Indianapolis. Mike Tirico, who has more or less assumed the role formerly …

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Robert Wickens Left Paralyzed from Waist Down After Pocono Accident

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Following his accident at Pocono Paceway in August, Robert Wickens confirmed on Thursday night (Oct. 25) that he is paralyzed from the waist down. Wickens has been posting encouraging videos on social media for the last few months, including small movements of his legs and a ride on his motorized wheelchair with teammate and friend …

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