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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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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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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Chip Ganassi Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Before the 2017 IndyCar Series season began, Chip Ganassi Racing swapped engine manufacturers and lost a 27-year partner in Target. The team switched from Chevrolet to Honda and returned with the same quartet of drivers: Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. However, Target, which had sponsored Dixon since 2002, ended its coalition with …

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Carlin to Field Full-time IndyCar Entries for Charlie Kimball, Max Chilton in 2018

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(Photo: Chris Jones)

Carlin will move into the Verizon IndyCar Series next season and field two full-time entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton. Kimball and Chilton competed with Chip Ganassi Racing last season, but the team has downsized from four full-time cars to two. Ganassi decided Scott Dixon and Ed Jones would be its drivers, while Kimball …

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Multiple Drivers Crash Hard in Pocono IndyCar Practice

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(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Turn 1 was a dangerous place during opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. Following a blistering lap speed of 217.932 mph, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda snapped sideways in Turn 1, leading to a massive shunt into the SAFER barrier. Though his chassis lifted off the ground after impact, …

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Returning to Pocono is Best Medicine 1 Year After Justin Wilson’s Death

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti, Frontstretch)

As the Verizon IndyCar Series approaches the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway this weekend, the sport is on the verge of another step forward in moving on from tragedy. Following the death of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter, Bryan Clauson, this past week, the series finds yet another shocking reminder, as it approaches the one-year …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 1

IndyCar tried to wait out the thunderstorm, but after 47 laps of sporadic rain, series officials were forced to prematurely call race No. 1 of the Dual in Detroit and hand Andretti Autosport young gun Carlos Munoz his first career IndyCar Series victory. How it happened: The race was plagued by showers from the onset, …

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Pace Laps: The Greatest Day In Racing

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IndyCar: Charlie Kimball Shows His Worth – Going into the 99th Indianapolis 500, all eyes were on Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to compete for the win. While Penske ultimately got the upper hand in the battle, one CGR driver came out smiling. Charlie Kimball entered Sunday’s running of “The Greatest Spectacle in …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: American Pride a Shot in the Arm for IndyCar

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American driver Josef Newgarden drove to his first career victory at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend with fellow American Graham Rahal in hot pursuit in second. It was a stellar closing segment as Rahal dashed furiously through the field, getting by Scott Dixon on the final lap and set to reeling in Newgarden, who was …

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2014 IndyCar Driver Reviews Part 2

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Helio Castroneves Team: Team Penske Sponsor: Hitachi/AAA/Verizon/Pennzoil/PPG Rank: 2 Wins: 1 Top 5s: 7 Top 10s: 10 Always a bridesmaid…Castroneves came up just short and finished second in the championship for the fourth time in his career, this time to teammate Will Power. It’s always consistency with Castroneves. Yes, he had one win and he …

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Castroneves earns Pole, Power 21st; Other Post-Qualifying Thoughts

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The qualifying session for the IndyCar series race at Auto Club Speedway took place in the heavy heat in the middle of the day in Fontana, California.  Helio Castroneves, going out last, earned the pole position with an average of 218.640 mph.  The track temperature during the session hovered around 136 degrees. Qualifying was based …

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