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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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Sebastien Bourdais, Dalton Kellett Running Part Time for AJ Foyt

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sebastien Bourdais and Dalton Kellett will drive a partial 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule in AJ Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 4. Tony Kanaan, who announced last week that 2020 would be his final part-time season in IndyCar, will pilot the No. 14 for the five oval events. Bourdais will …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out at Dale Coyne Racing, Joins JDC-Miller Motorsports in 2020

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Sebastien Bourdais will be racing in a different series in the 2020 season. Dale Coyne Racing announced Friday (Nov. 22) that they have parted ways with the Frenchman. Bourdais competed for the team in 2011 and 2017, while seasons 2018 and 2019 were under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan banner. “I want to thank …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Pole

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Even though the rain has finally stopped at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the wet weather from Friday played a role Saturday (May 4) with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Teams had to contend with water running across the track exiting the Keyhole.  Despite this, Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Acura Sports …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Sebastien Bourdais Is Right At Home With Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan

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For Sebastien Bourdais, he’s been all over the world in his racing career.  He won the International Formula 3000 Championship in 2001, then came to the United States to dominate Champ Car, winning four championships before leaving to go to Formula 1.  There, he competed for Scuderia Toro Rosso for a year and a half …

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Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Rolex 24 at Daytona Happy Hour

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour Friday morning (Jan. 25) at Daytona International Speedway.  The cool weather conditions allowed speeds in the four classes to come close to, or even drop below the track record laps set in qualifying on Thursday. Albuquerque’s quickest lap was not …

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Sébastien Bourdais Set to Return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019

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As first reported by Autoweek, Sébastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing in 2019. The Le Mans, France born driver will embark on his seventh full-time IndyCar Series schedule and third straight with the DCR organization. Bourdais has been able to secure a victory in INDYCAR every season since returning to American open-wheel racing full-time in …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

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The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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Robert Wickens Tremendous in Debut, But Sebastien Bourdais Repeats at St. Petersburg

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It was a heartbreaking finish to Robert Wickens’ fabulous IndyCar Series debut. Wickens, 28, made his first start with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports from the pole at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and led 69 laps, but contact from Alexander Rossi following a restart on Lap 109 cost the Canadian rookie a chance at victory. …

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