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IndyCar Power Rankings: June 2020

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: A detail view of the Aeroscreen on the car of Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, at Circuit of The Americas on February 11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Although the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule looks different this year, the desire to win is still present in every team. Perhaps they’ll drive for another purpose as well—to bring a sense of normalcy to a world in disarray and turmoil. In this new normal, who will be the toughest competitors with the best chance …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Indianapolis

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge has come to an end, and it ended in spectacular fashion. The First Responder 175 presented by GMR brought racing fans to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 2), and it was about as exciting as the Indy 500. Plus, there was a little controversy to keep people talking. …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

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Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as champion in Long Beach since …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Final Points Standings and Awards

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season came to a close Sunday with Scott Dixon hoisting the championship title. Dixon earned his fifth title, putting him in elite company alongside A.J. Foyt. The championship race came down to the season finale. The four drivers who entered Sonoma Raceway with a chance to win the championship were …

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Graham Rahal Posts 1st Last-Place Finish Since 2015

IndyCar can do it, why not NASCAR? (Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Graham Rahal started off with a strong afternoon Saturday until lap 46 when he nailed the outside wall exiting Turn 13. A hard impact ended Rahal’s bid for a podium finish and relegated him to his first last-place finish since the 2015 edition of this race. REPLAY: This was the heavy hit that ended @GrahamRahal's day. …

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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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Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

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Graham Rahal led the way in Thursday’s Indianapolis 500 practice, the fourth of the week. Rahal’s quickest lap during the session was a mock-qualifying run Rahal admitted following the session. However, Rahal still was in tow behind Stefan Wilson. “Stefan Wilson came out in front of me,” said Rahal. “He was at the end of …

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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

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For the fourth consecutive year, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing fielded one full-time entry for Graham Rahal, the son of team owner and former racer Bobby Rahal. Rahal finished sixth in the IndyCar Series championship — the highest among single-car teams. Considering the way the season began for the No. 15 Honda driver, that’s an impressive …

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Penske Completes IMSA Squad With Ricky Taylor Joining Full-Time

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Acura Team Penske officially announced the remainder of their lineup for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Joining Helio Castroneves in the second full-time Acura ARX-05 will be defending Prototype co-champion Ricky Taylor, who moves over from Wayne Taylor Racing. For the endurance races, Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud (pictured above roasting his …

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Graham Rahal’s Dazzling Detroit Weekend Gives Him Momentum for Texas

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After the Indianapolis 500, Graham Rahal was 15th in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings and 101 points behind the lead. One week later, he finds himself sixth in the standings with that lead cut in half. Rahal swept the dual-race weekend at The Raceway at Belle Isle, becoming the first IndyCar driver to do so …

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