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Josef Newgarden Completes Practices, Cleared to Race at Road America

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Just two weeks removed from a harrowing incident at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden jumped back behind the wheel of his No. 21 Direct Supply/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet for practice at Road America. Newgarden, who sustained a broken right clavicle and a fracture in his right hand in a crash with Conor Daly during the postponed …

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Texas Twister Changes IndyCar Championship Story Moving Forward

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

Between rain, weepers and a nasty crash on lap 40 that injured Josef Newgarden, the Verizon IndyCar Series’ first attempt at completing the Firestone 600 was ugly at best. Now, with Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais and Mikhail Aleshin out for the week to run the 24 Hours of LeMans, the series has been forced to move …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Dissecting the Texas Mess & Road America

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(Photo: Chris Owens / IndyCar)

1) IndyCar postponed the conclusion of the Texas race until Aug 27 where the race will resume on lap 71 as things were. Did they make the right decision? What should they have done? Aaron Bearden (IndyCar/NASCAR): I’m not certain of the date, but there wasn’t too much that INDYCAR officials could do given the …

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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 12: 2016 FireKeepers Casino 400/Firestone 600

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Welcome to the Fronstretch Podcast! Racing expert Matt Stallknecht and his rotating panel of guests have you covered from now until the end of the season with all of the main storylines from the motorsports week that was. On this week’s podcast, Aaron Bearden joins Stallknecht on the show to recap the Sprint Cup race at Michigan, IndyCar at Texas, …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Broken Clavicle, Hand in Texas Crash

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Just 42 laps into the delayed Firestone 600 Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly got together, triggering a scary crash that saw Newgarden’s car hit the wall cockpit first. He emerged from his car on his own power but was carried out on a backboard as he waved to the …

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Rossi, Newgarden Top Sunday Practice at IMS

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Alexander Rossi may not be in the Fast 9, but he is fast. Rossi put down a 230.064mph lap to pace Sunday’s pre-qualifying practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After being bumped from ninth in the final minutes of Saturday’s first round of qualifications, Rossi will qualify for a starting position between 10th and 33rd in …

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Preview: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

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Verizon IndyCar Series fans, say goodbye to the prestige of tradition at Long Beach, and hello to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Southern hospitality. For the first time this season, the IndyCar is gearing up for a consecutive week of racing. Just seven days removed from a wild afternoon on the streets of Long Beach, IndyCar’s trading in …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: The “Surprise” Champion, Stellar Seasons and More

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Huston Ladner: So where does anyone want to begin? Matt Stallknecht: Man… where to even start. Toni Montgomery: Am I the only one who made the mistake of pretty much forgetting all about Scott Dixon? Matt: I completely forgot about him. Toni: And then wondering where the hell he came from. Huston: I doubt it. Matt: I figured …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Wrapping Up IndyCar’s Last Month

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Toni Montgomery: Can we have a quick refresh – what races have they run since our last chat? Toronto and Texas. Did we chat after Detroit last?  Wait – it was before Indy, wasn’t it? OK, that helps – got my bearings. Huston Ladner: I thought we hit upon Indy, but perhaps not. I’d say go with …

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Josef Newgarden Holds Off Teammate, Penske for 2015 Honda Indy Toronto Win

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After a double-DNF in Texas, Carpenter-Fisher-Hartman Racing rose to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series in Toronto. Josef Newgarden, who had suffered 21st-place finishes at both of the previous two races, drove from 11th to the lead in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet to win the Honda Indy Toronto. The victory was the …

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