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2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s: What We Learned From IndyCar At Iowa

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

Josef Newgarden wins 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s were the second doubleheader weekend for the NTT IndyCar Series—and the second in two weeks. IndyCar teams and drivers were feeling the heat, both literally and metaphorically, as they completed two races under the lights of Iowa Speedway. In the end, it was the best-known names that rose to the …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Dominates from Pole

Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Joe Skibinksi/IndyCar.

For the second time in 24 hours, the stars and cars of the NTT IndyCar Series were under the lights at Iowa Speedway Saturday night (July 18). But while Simon Pagenaud went from last to first the night prior, it was his teammate who emerged victorious in round two. Josef Newgarden started the race from …

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2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2 Preview: IndyCar at Iowa Speedway

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

(Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s conclude on Saturday (July 18), with the NTT IndyCar Series engaging in another 250-lap shootout 24 hours after Friday’s action-packed event. If you missed Friday’s race, you can catch up with our 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 1 recap. Fans will be wondering if this is going to be anything …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-First Win

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While the Iowa 250 may take place on the shortest track of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, the first race of the weekend at the 7/8th-mile oval certainly wasn’t short on action. Two big crashes changed the complexion of the race, enabling Simon Pagenaud – the Team Penske driver who failed to qualify and thus …

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Josef Newgarden on Pole for Saturday’s Iowa 250

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The NTT IndyCar Series held qualifying for both Iowa 250 events at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 17. Conor Daly won his first pole for Friday night’s event while Josef Newgarden was the fastest car on the second lap, clocking in at 175.333 mph. That was good enough to claim the pole for the second …

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2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 1 Preview: IndyCar at Iowa Speedway

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

The 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s begin on Friday (July 17), less than a week after the NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader at Road America. Iowa is another track affected by the COVID-19 rescheduling shuffle: instead of the usual Iowa Corn 300, now fans get a pair of IndyCar 250s. That, of course, means additional work for …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Four Races

2020 IndyCar championship

2020 IndyCar championship

Scott Dixon has a commanding lead in the 2020 IndyCar championship so far, but who has a chance at dethroning him has become more clear after Road America. Here are the top contenders for the IndyCar title after four races—adding in the two rounds from the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader. Scott Dixon Four …

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IndyCar’s 2020 Doubleheaders: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The NTT IndyCar Series normally has one doubleheader on its schedule, but IndyCar drivers have to contest three back-to-back weekends as a result of rescheduling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America has given viewers their first taste of back-to-back action in 2020, we’re …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 Preview: IndyCar at Road America

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix continues on July 12, wrapping up the double-header for the NTT IndyCar Series. Race 2 takes place on Sunday afternoon, after teams battled through a difficult Saturday afternoon opener. If you missed Race 1, you can catch up with our 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Scott Dixon Defends His Lead

REV Group Grand Prix

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The 2020 Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America kicked off on Saturday (July 11) with an exciting first lap for the NTT IndyCar Series, and culminated in a familiar sight: the No. 9 of Scott Dixon crossing the finish line first. An early pit stop and several late-race yellow flags played right into his …

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