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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The 2020 Indy 500

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Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indy 500 was a great race for Honda-powered NTT IndyCar Series entries like those of Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon. It was, however, a rough day for a lot of other drivers, nine of whom were knocked out of Borg-Warner Trophy contention via crashes. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Indianapolis 500

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Takuma Sato leads the 2020 Indianapolis 500 field. (Photo Credit: Walt Kuhn/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar championship has taken definite shape now that the Indianapolis 500 has taken place and awarded double points. Scott Dixon is still the favorite to take home the Astor Cup at this pivotal point in the season, but the extra points on offer Sunday (Aug. 23) mean that the rest of the standings …

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2020 Indianapolis 500: What We Learned From The 104th Indy 500

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Cars head to the grid before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indianapolis 500 was not like any other Indy 500—and not just because NTT IndyCar Series fans weren’t in the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sunday’s (Aug. 23) racing wasn’t as exciting as it normally is during the Month of May. Takuma Sato snagged his second Indy 500 win but it came with controversy …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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2020 Indianapolis 500 Preview: IndyCar at Indianapolis

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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 will be very different from the usual Indy 500 for a variety of by now well-documented reasons, but NTT IndyCar Series fans will still have high expectations for the most important and prestigious race on the calendar. Held three months late and without any fans in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway grandstands, …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Fast 9

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Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re wrapping up this series by looking at …

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Marco Andretti Tops Fast 9; Starting Spots 10th through 33rd Set for 2020 Indy 500

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

The shots been fired and the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying is over for all but nine drivers who have made the field for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23. Marco Andretti, who posted the fastest time in today’s session, will be challenged by nine others on Sunday, Aug. …

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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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Scott Dixon Leads Second Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon has speed at the Brickyard. The current NTT IndyCar Series points leader sat atop of the scoring pylon as the second day of Indianapolis 500 practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway concluded. With under 20 minutes remaining in the six-and-a-half-hour session, the 2008 race champion took his No. 9 Honda straight …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: August 2020

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The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing during August, as the sport now heads to its biggest stage. Due to the postponement of this month’s doubleheader at Mid-Ohio, the next race on the schedule is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 will also be the halfway point of the season. …

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