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Alex Palou Wins in Portland, Retakes IndyCar Point Lead

Alex Palou on the racetrack at Portland. (Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland to claim his third win of 2021 and regain the NTT IndyCar Series points lead in the process. Alexander Rossi finished second with Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and fellow championship contender Scott Dixon taking the final podium spot. Both Palou and Dixon suffered a …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Championship Contenders

Will Power racing at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After 10 of 16 races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, let’s take a look at how the preseason drivers that were rated as championship contenders have done in 2021. Scott Dixon has six IndyCar championships and had one of the most dominating wins of the season at the first race at Texas Motor …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Timo Bernhard Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend will see the full compliment of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s five classes race for six hours at Watkins Glen International.  As of this writing, 40 teams are entered for the race, but that may change. In the DPi class, seven teams are entered.  In addition to the six full-time entries, Action Express …

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Patricio O’Ward Wins Pole for Saturday Detroit IndyCar Race

Pato O'Ward practicing on the streets of Belle Isle, Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After a modified Detroit-specific qualifying session, Patricio O’Ward won his third career NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s race at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. O’Ward went around the 14 turn, 2.35 mile street circuit with a fastest lap of 111.938 mph in his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. Second fastest was Alexander …

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Will Power Fastest in Detroit IndyCar Practice

Will Power practicing at Detroit in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

On the final lap of practice, Will Power set the fastest lap of the only practice session for the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. The 2014 NTT IndyCar Series champion went around the 14 turn, 2.3 mile street circuit in 1 minute, 17.2768 seconds, averaging 109.477 mph. Power has two victories in Detroit (2014 race one …

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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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Will Alexander Rossi’s Fortunes Turn at Indianapolis?

Alexander Rossi leaving pit road on Carb Day

(Photo by Doug Mathews/INDYCAR)

In 2016, Alexander Rossi joined elite company with the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves by winning the Indianapolis 500 in his rookie outing. Since that time, finding victory lane at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing has been a challenge. The next year, Rossi qualified on the front row and spent much of the …

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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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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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Scott Dixon Fastest on Fast Friday at Indianapolis

Scott Dixon practicing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Scott Dixon staked his claim for a spot in the Fast Nine shootout at the Indianapolis 500 by clocking the fastest speed around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Fast Friday. The 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner went around the 2.5 mile oval at an average speed of 233.302 mph, taking 38.5766 seconds for that fastest lap. …

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