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Friday IndyCar Happenings At Long Beach

Jimmie Johnson after his practice crash in Long Beach

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Simon Pagenaud’s quest for a second victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach got off to a good start as the 2016 Long Beach winner led the opening practice session on Friday (April 8). The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda went around the 1.968 mile street circuit in 1 …

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IndyCar XPEL 375 at Texas 2022: What We Learned

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Fans and pundits alike expected fireworks in the IndyCar XPEL 375, and they got what they wanted out of a hectic 2022 race. Texas Motor Speedway has always been a cruel racetrack—something that Scott McLaughlin experienced firsthand—but add in a schedule change that saw NTT IndyCar Series teams racing in March during the day rather …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

(Photo: NKP)

Who… should you be talking about after the race? A total of 20 drivers led — without multiple green flag pit cycles — but only one led the last lap, and it was William Byron standing in victory lane when the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was all over at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Byron had …

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Jimmie Johnson Finishes 6th at Texas in IndyCar Oval Debut

Jimmie Johnson and Scott Pruett after Johnson finished sixth at Texas.

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — There was a sense of pure amazement from race winner Josef Newgarden and congratulations from many other drivers on pit road. Why? Jimmie Johnson was competitive at an oval race again. Johnson finished sixth in Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway in his first oval race in the …

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Dropping the Hammer: Scoreboard, Baby

Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch

Getty Images via NASCAR Media

We live in a weird world. No more than five years ago, Alex Bowman‘s racing claim to fame in NASCAR was this: climbing from a Tommy Baldwin Racing car at New Hampshire in 2015 as its right-side tire caught fire and sent the car up in flames. That was it. Aside from two Xfinity Series …

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Did You Notice?: If Kyle Larson Is in Chase Elliott’s Head?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Chase Elliott‘s frustration with Kyle Larson boiling over at Auto Club Speedway this past weekend? Elliott was upset with Larson pinching him on the outside while fighting for the lead three-wide in the Wise Power 400, contact that damaged the No. 9 Chevrolet and inevitably led to a spin that took …

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