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What Mattered at the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix

Rinua VeeKay, Romain Grosjean and Alex Palou celebrate their podium finishes at Indianapolis

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

So much for respecting your elders, right? Don’t mention that in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. In five IndyCar races this year, two were won by 20-year-olds (Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward), one by a 21-year-old (Colton Herta, who is now 22), one by a 24-year-old (Alex Palou) and Scott Dixon, who is 40. Dixon’s …

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2021 IndyCar Quarter-Season Update: Race Win Contenders

Ryan Hunter-Reay leading Rinus VeeKay and Takuma Sato at Texas

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After the first four races of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, some of the race win contenders have proven themselves accurate in their placing in this category. Some are knocking on the door, so let’s take a look at this group from our preseason predictions. Pato O’Ward finally got his first IndyCar win at the …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at St. Petersburg

Colton and Bryan Herta talk shop

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

After finishing 22nd and 23rd last week respectively, Colton Herta and Josef Newgarden managed to get their NTT IndyCar Series championship aspirations going properly at Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by winning and finishing second, respectively. The biggest difference for the two, however? Bonus points. Herta won the pole position and led the …

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Colton Herta Dominates in St. Petersburg; Josef Newgarden Second

Colton Herta Celebrates Winning at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After being taken out by a spinning Josef Newgarden at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend, Colton Herta needed to jumpstart his IndyCar championship hopes. He did so with a commanding drive to victory in Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  The Andretti Autosport driver started on pole position and was the class …

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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: Race Win Contenders

Ryan Hunter-Reay tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

While the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series grid has a handful of drivers that will be genuine championship contenders, there are some in the field who should not be counted out for a race win or two, or maybe they could surprise everyone and be a championship contender. This preview will feature those drivers who should …

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F1 Drivers in IndyCar: Sagas or Slumps?

Sebastien Bourdais and Romain Grosjean have a chat during IndyCar preseason testin

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

When the news broke in October 2020 that Romain Grosjean would be leaving the Haas F1 team at the end of the season, rumors that the Frenchman could be headed stateside to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series for 2021 were already in circulation. Grosjean’s time at Haas had been bittersweet, to say the least. …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

2020 Indianapolis 500

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

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing split its assets for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, threading off into two connected entities as a new decade began. The standard name banner still flew with the flagship team, but an offshoot technical partnership with Citrone/Buhl Autosport provided RLL with an additional entry in two races. Outside of Chip …

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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

Born Racer

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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Takuma Sato to Return to RLL Racing in 2021

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NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato will continue with Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing next season. The team made the announcement Saturday, Oct. 24, a day before the 2020 finale in St. Petersburg. It will be Sato’s fourth straight season and fifth total with RLL. “I am very pleased that we were able to come to …

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