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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Dominates, Takuma Sato Stuns at Gateway

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Gets it Done on a Road Course Throughout Christopher Bell‘s young NASCAR career, he’s mentioned how he believes one of his weaknesses is road course racing. After Saturday’s (Aug. 24) CTECH Manufacturing 180, he can’t say that anymore. During the two practice sessions on Friday (Aug. 23), Bell was the car …

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Takuma Sato Gets Redemption in Wild Bommarito Automotive Group 500

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Wild would be an underwhelming way to describe Saturday night’s (Aug. 24) Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. In a race that had everything; a photo finish, a surprise winner, and championship drama, Takuma Sato came away with the victory, redeeming himself from last week’s controversy created by his first lap wreck …

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Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

There was much anticipation heading into Sunday’s (Aug. 18) NTT IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, following a near death-defying crash last season. But the field didn’t even make it to turn 2 on the opening lap before there was a multi-car pileup, seeing Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato go airborne. The crash was triggered …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Saturday Night Shootout in Texas

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It was high drama on the high banks Saturday night (June 8) as the NTT IndyCar Series made its annual visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the DXC Technology 600. In typical Texas style, Josef Newgarden held on in a Saturday night shootout to take home his third win of the year. Fending off Alexander …

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NTT IndyCar Series Hits the High Banks of Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series takes to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the DXC Technology 600, in what is often one of most intense, action packed events on the calendar. Characterized by frequent wheel-to-wheel racing–often at speeds over 215 mph–the 1.5 mile tri-oval has been a staple of the series since …

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Takuma Sato Leads Way in Indianapolis 500 Open Test, Colton Herta Leads Rookie/Refresher Test

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Despite rain causing issues all day long, the NTT Data IndyCar Series completed its first test for next month’s Indianapolis 500 on April 24. Just 11 minutes into the session, rain showed interfered. Four hours later, the track had dried and cars went back on track. Drivers like defending Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power, Takuma …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019, the organization announced on Sunday (Sept. 16). It will be his second straight and third overall season with the organization. Sato was able to earn his first victory with the RLLR racing team in 2018 at Portland, the only victory for the organization this …

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Takuma Sato Earns Best IndyCar Finish Since 2nd Detroit Race in 2017

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has had a consistent season with Takuma Sato. Sunday’s race at Road America was no different and it resulted in Sato almost earning his first podium finish since his victory in last years Indianapolis 500. As noted, the season has been a consistent one for RLLR including with Sato’s teammate Graham Rahal, …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

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(Photo: Chris Owens)

The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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