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NTT IndyCar Series Title on the Line at Laguna Seca

(Photo: Stephen King/IndyCar Media)

Four drivers have a shot at winning the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Championship this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. With double points on the line, nearly anything can happen in what’s been a wild season to date. Who are YOU with? ?#FirestoneGP // #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/MDh3N0A2bK — NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) September 21, 2019   …

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5 Points to Ponder: Impending Fireworks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

ONE: Impending Fireworks Like the format or not — and I realize plenty who will read this column absolutely and definitively do not — one thing is for sure: the tension ratchets up incrementally as soon the playoffs get underway. Each minor on-track mistake, each pit-road miscue, each missed shift or poorly executed strategy is …

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Alexander Rossi Facing Must-Win Scenario as NTT IndyCar Series Hits Portland

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Alexander Rossi has some catching up to do. After spending most of the year trying to track down points leader Josef Newgarden, the Andretti Autosport driver suddenly finds himself third in the standings behind another Team Penske pilot, Simon Pagenaud. With just two rounds left on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series calendar, the 2016 Indianapolis …

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Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

(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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IndyCar Preview: Title Race Heats Up at Mid-Ohio

After giving away points at Mid-Ohio, Josef Newgarden needs a solid run at Pocono (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Suddenly, there are just five rounds remaining in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, and that’s bad news for anyone not named Josef Newgarden. After running away with a late-night win at Iowa Speedway last weekend, the Team Penske driver holds a 29-point advantage over Alexander Rossi, who now has only a handful of opportunities …

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Andretti Autosport Signs Alexander Rossi, Honda to Extension

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Andretti Autosport has signed IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi and manufacturer Honda to multi-year extensions, NBC Sports reported Saturday. After much speculation of where Rossi might land if he did not re-sign with Andretti, the driver-team pairing has inked a three-year contract for the driver of the No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts machine. Rossi holds …

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NTT IndyCar Series Preview: 2019 Tough Iowa 300

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

The NTT IndyCar Series returns to Iowa Speedway Saturday (July 20) for what is always one of the toughest races of the year. Known for its lightning fast corners and soul-crushing G-Forces, this .875-mile bullring pushes some of the best drivers in the world to their absolute limit. Combine that with 100-plus degree temperatures that …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates At Road America

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

After finishing runner up in three of the last four races, Alexander Rossi finally broke through to again reach the top step of the podium. In a dominant performance, the young American driver ran away with the victory at the Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America on Sunday afternoon (June 23), closing the gap …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Saturday Night Shootout in Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Focus Shifts to IndyCar Title Fight in Detroit

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

With May now in the rearview mirror and the NTT IndyCar Series heading off to Detroit, the focus of the entire paddock now turns to one thing: the championship. Simon Pagenaud, by virtue of his Indy sweep, is now in control of the points lead, and has all of the momentum heading into the long …

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