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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Long Beach in 2022

Takuma Sato at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

As Takuma Sato roars down the back straight of the Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner has just three more corners to go before completing another lap of the 1.968-mile circuit. The concrete canyon that is Seaside Way leads to a right-hander before the track curls around in a long …

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Felix Rosenqvist Takes Pole in Texas

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Felix Rosenqvist secured his second ever pole position in the NTT IndyCar Series by setting the fastest lap in Saturday’s (March 19) single-car qualifying session for the 2022 Xpel 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. Only the 11th of 27 cars to take the track for two-lap runs, Rosenqvist’s pole time looked to be under threat …

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Takuma Sato Won’t Return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2022

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will not return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday evening (Oct. 5) Sato had driven the team’s No. 30 entry for the past four seasons in the NTT IndyCar Series, compiling four wins including the 2020 Indy 500. The Tokyo native …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Race Win Contenders

Rinus VeeKay and Sebastien Bourdais at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

In the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, some drivers have lived up to the pre-season moniker of being a race win contender. Some have gone above and beyond, while others seem to have a black cloud following them wherever they go. Let’s take a look at how the drivers picked as race win contenders before this …

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Takuma Sato Falls From Second to Fourth Late at Detroit

Takuma Sato practicing at Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Coming to the final restart in Saturday’s race in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Takuma Sato was in second-place behind eventual race winner Marcus Ericsson, but the racing gods did not smile on the Japanese racer. At the lap 67 restart, Rinus VeeKay went past Sato going into turn 1, putting the No. 30 Rahal …

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Takuma Sato & Felix Rosenqvist’s Indianapolis 500 Gamble Falls Short

Takuma Sato at the 2021 Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

As the 105th Indianapolis 500 wound down, Takuma Sato and Felix Rosenqvist were attempting to save enough fuel to not make a final pit stop. Their attempts failed. The pair led late in the 500, hoping for a yellow flag that would enable the pair to stay up front. However, Rosenqvist pitted for the final …

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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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Indianapolis 500 Winners Seek A Repeat Victory

Scott Dixon qualifying at Indianapolis

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Every IndyCar driver wants to win the Indianapolis 500, maybe even more so than the overall championship. The build up to the most coveted race of the year began last week when drivers hit the track for practice, getting back up to speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before qualifying over the weekend. With the …

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