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IndyCar July 2020 Preview: Welcome To The Doubleheaders

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Indy cars on track at the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series is about to turn up the heat in July 2020. With the league trying to get the most out of a shortened 2020 IndyCar season schedule, doubleheader weekends are the name of the game—meaning that there will be twice as much to lose for teams that fail to post results. There …

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Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

Graham Rahal

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Graham Rahal returns to the NTT IndyCar Series forthe 2020 IndyCar season as something of a dark horse. While the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing veteran got off to a slow start at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s got 12 years of experience under his belt and statistics that demonstrate an Astor Cup isn’t out of his …

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Rinus VeeKay 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

Rinus VeeKay

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Born Rinus van Kalmthout, Rinus VeeKay hails from the North Holland province of the Netherlands and makes his NTT IndyCar Series debut in the 2020 IndyCar season, driving for Ed Carpenter Racing. VeeKay is also the only full-time driver at ECR – Ed Carpenter and Conor Daly are both running limited schedules. VeeKay was running …

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Spencer Pigot Running 2 IndyCar Events, Including Indy 500

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Spencer Pigot will run two races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl Autosport in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, RLL announced Thursday (Feb. 27). Pigot will compete in the GMR Grand Prix on May 9 and attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24. Pigot is no …

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Juncos Racing To Return At Road Atlanta, Spencer Pigot Joins Program

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Juncos Racing announced Thursday (Sep. 26) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 12 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  William Owen and part-timer Rene Binder will be joined by NTT IndyCar Series regular Spencer Pigot for the 10-hour endurance race in the team’s …

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Spencer Pigot Leads Way in Day 1 of Qualifying; Fast 9 and Last Row Drivers Set

(Photo: Matt Fraver/IndyCar Media)

Spencer Pigot‘s dreams of leading the field to the green flag for the Indianapolis 500 could be just one day away. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver paced the field on Saturday (May 18) to earn the provisional pole and his spot in the Firestone Fast Nine. Rain is threatening the qualifying session tomorrow (Sunday) and …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as champion in Long Beach since …

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Spencer Pigot Set to Return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2019

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

Spencer Pigot will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 with Ed Carpenter Racing. Pigot will again pilot the No. 21 Chevrolet, continuing his three-year relationship with the organization since 2016. “I’m extremely happy to be returning to Ed Carpenter Racing for the 2019 season,” Pigot said. “I have to thank Ed Carpenter, Stuart Reed …

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Spencer Pigot Secures Season-Best Finish at Road America

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

After a string of some bad luck, Spencer Pigot appeared to catch a break Sunday (June 24) in Road America. Pigot finished in the eighth position, his second top 10 of 2018 and best result since last season at Long Beach. Pigot had a strong Direct Supply Chevrolet all weekend, qualifying 10th. But when Will Power …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first sports car race featuring prototypes at Mid-Ohio since 2013.  34 teams are entered amongst the three classes. In the Prototype class, 14 cars are entered.  Spirit of Daytona Racing, which missed Long Beach due to crash damage at Sebring, …

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