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Andretti Autosport Hauler Catches Fire En Route to St. Petersburg


(Photo: Jonathan Ferrey (Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Just days before the season opener for the NTT Data IndyCar Series, the hauler of Andretti Autosport driver Colton Herta was involved in a fire on Interstate 275. The fire took place Wednesday morning (March 11) in Pinellas County, Fla., near Ulmerton Road. Per NBC news affiliate News Channel 8, no one was injured. #BREAKING: …

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Mazda Team Joest Picks Up From 2019, Tops ROAR Day No. 1

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year in Daytona, Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-Ps were the fastest cars in town during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.  On Friday (Jan. 3), they brought the speed once again as Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 133.787 mph to top the day. Session No. 1 In the morning test …

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NTT IndyCar Series Hits the High Banks of Texas Motor Speedway

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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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Fire on Fridays: What Does George Steinbrenner’s Investment Mean for Racing?

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The Boss wasn’t known for his love of racing. But believe it or not, the man coined as “the head of the evil empire,” otherwise known as the New York Yankees, was passionate about open-wheel racing. That’s right. George Steinbrenner, the patriarch of the current Yankees ownership, loved racing, so much so that he even …

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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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5 Points to Ponder: Same Old, Same Old

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Is Kyle Busch right to speak out as he did?(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Same Old, Same Old Look back at the standings after the sixth race of 2018 and you’ll see much of the same as we do today. In fact, nine of the top 11 drivers are exactly the same and just like last year, we’ve had four winners thus far, the Fords look very strong and …

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Colton Herta Wins at COTA: Youngest Winner in IndyCar History

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

It was Felix Rosenqvist‘s turn at St. Petersburg to start the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. This week, it was Colton Herta‘s time to shine at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) except on this day, the fresh face finished off the effort in Victory Lane. The teenaged rookie continued to show his preseason speed was …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019


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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

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During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Steinbrenner Racing Joins Forces with Harding Racing for 2019 IndyCar Season


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Steinbrenner Racing and Harding Racing will join forces in 2019 to field two entries in the IndyCar Series. Current Steinbrenner Racing driver Colton Herta will pilot the No. 88 entry while 2018 Indy Lights Champion Patricio O’Ward will drive the No. 8. “We are happy to announce that Mike Harding of Harding Racing and George …

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