Race Weekend Central

2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins, Shrinks Championship Gap

IndyCar

The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Josef Newgarden, Team Penske’s best hope for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship, took a major step forward Friday (Oct. 2) in the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. While Newgarden didn’t always look dominant, he had a clean, calm race that ultimately led to victory. It’s …

Read more

2020 Harvest GP Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Indianapolis

2020 Harvest GP

James Hinchcliffe in qualifying for the 2020 Harvest GP. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Harvest GP (or Harvest Grand Prix) is the first time the NTT IndyCar Series has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course more than once in a season. Being a doubleheader (Oct. 2-3), it will actually be the season’s second and third races on the IMS road track as well as two of …

Read more

2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 11 Races

2020 IndyCar championship

Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are only three races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race of the year, but Josef Newgarden has slowly been shrinking the gap with strong, consistent finishes. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar …

Read more

Scott Dixon: End of 2020 IndyCar Season ‘Still Going to Be Very Tough’

Scott Dixon, IndyCar

Scott Dixon at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Scott Dixon has commanded much of the 2020 IndyCar season, but that doesn’t mean he’s relaxing as the NTT IndyCar Series enters its home stretch. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is determined to secure the championship at the first-ever Harvest Grand Prix this weekend (Oct. 3-4), which would be his sixth Astor Cup in an …

Read more

Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The Honda Indy 200

Honda Indy 200

(Photo by: Matt Fraver, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader (Sept. 12-13) saw both one clean race and one pockmarked with spins and crashes. While it wasn’t a chronically bad weekend for anyone in the NTT IndyCar Series, there were some drivers who could have taken home a few more championship points. In this edition of Backmarker …

Read more

2020 Honda Indy 200 Takeaways: What IndyCar At Mid-Ohio Revealed

2020 Honda Indy 200

The opening lap of 2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio almost didn’t get onto the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, but the weekend (Sept. 12-13) delivered two more races in an already packed season. Two drivers got their first wins of the year at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Team Penske’s Will Power breaking into the win column with …

Read more

2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 Recap: Colton Herta Avoids Chaos to Win

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The second race of the Honda Indy 200 weekend was a far more chaotic event than the first. A rainstorm earlier in the day left damp grass lining the track, meaning that any driver to drop a tire would go for a ride into the gravel. Despite that, Colton Herta maintained the lead from pole …

Read more

2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 1 Recap: Will Power Dominates Caution-Free Race From Pole

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Team Penske driver Will Power finally made up for a difficult season on Saturday (Sept. 12) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The No. 12 driver led the first race of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio from pole position to the checkered flag, maintaining a significant gap over the field throughout the entire event. “It’s …

Read more

2020 Honda Indy 200 Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Mid-Ohio

2020 Honda Indy 200

The start of the 2019 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 is a last-minute addition to the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, having been postponed and then rescheduled only a week ago. Still, the action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has never disappointed and even with the short notice IndyCar fans should expect fireworks from the Sept. 12-13 doubleheader. Mid-Ohio is traditionally …

Read more

2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Nine Races

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are just a handful of races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race, but Josef Newgarden is within less than 100 points of the five-time champion. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar championship …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com