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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

(Photo: James Black/IndyCar)

Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated Saturday’s first of two races at The Raceway at Belle Isle. The Hondas of Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory in the end with Dixon holding off Hunter-Reay for his 42nd career victory. With the victory, Dixon moves into third on the all-time wins …

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Friday Faceoff: New Package the Norm?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This past weekend’s tweaked aerodynamic package at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the All-Star Race produced some of the best racing we’ve seen this season. Do you think this package should be used again, and if so, when and how often? Vito Pugliese: The package should be used again, but not until there have been some changes …

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Teamwork Equals Fifth-Place Finish for Alexander Rossi in IndyCar Grand Prix

(Photo: Brandon Wright)

The more teammates you have in racing, the better off you are when you have a car that is struggling. That teamwork made the difference Saturday (May 12) for Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi in the IndyCar Grand Prix. Rossi had speed in Friday’s INDYCAR practice but failed to move into the Firestone Fast Six …

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IndyCar Racing in the Rain: The Perspective of a NASCAR Journalist

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to cover the Verizon IndyCar Series in Birmingham, Alabama. For roughly 13 years, I have attended and covered only NASCAR racing so it was certainly a different experience. Then along came Mother Nature to intervene. She added an extra level of unfamiliar territory I had never seen before, …

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IndyCar: There’s No Doubt Now; Alexander Rossi is a Title Threat

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Alexander Rossi didn’t make the greatest impression on Formula One team bosses as he climbed the ladder to Europe’s most prestigious racing series. He made a mere five starts with the now-defunct backmarker Manor Marussia F1 Team in 2015 with a best finish of 12th in the United States Grand Prix. Then he landed a …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin Dominates Darlington, IndyCar Series Title Battle Tightens

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Makes a Darling out of Darlington – Nobody, even the drivers, seem to understand why a certain track brings success to a certain driver. Jimmie Johnson has Dover, Jeff Gordon had Martinsville. Why? “It just suits my driving style.” For Denny Hamlin, a sweep of the weekend at …

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Alexander Rossi Continues to Impress on the 2.5-Mile Ovals

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When Alexander Rossi won the Indianapolis 500 last year, naysayers claimed a lucky strategy helped him make it to the finish when the race turned into a fuel-mileage competition. But for this year’s Indy 500, he qualified third and led 23 laps. He ended up seventh, but his performance was worthy of a podium — …

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Alexander Rossi Says Andretti Has Improved From 2016, But Lack Of Results Has Impeded Team

(Photo: Mike Harding)

Although Alexander Rossi is winless with four races left in the Verizon IndyCar Series season, he still feels he and Andretti Autosport have performed better than last year. Rossi won the 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016, but it was otherwise a miserable rookie season for him. He left Europe after the 2015 Formula 1 campaign …

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