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Random Predictions for the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Alex Palou leading Carb Day practice at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

Note: The following predictions are not based on any scientific method nor are there any rhyme or reason for many of them. These are simply for fun. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will be the largest gathering of people for a sporting event since the start of the current pandemic. With an estimated 135,000 people attending, …

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Indianapolis 500 Winners Seek A Repeat Victory

Scott Dixon qualifying at Indianapolis

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Every IndyCar driver wants to win the Indianapolis 500, maybe even more so than the overall championship. The build up to the most coveted race of the year began last week when drivers hit the track for practice, getting back up to speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway before qualifying over the weekend. With the …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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A Statistical Deep Dive Into Jimmie Johnson’s GMR Grand Prix

Jimmie Johnson at the GMR Grand Prix

(Photo by Walter Kuhn/INDYCAR)

In Jimmie Johnson’s first NTT IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Johnson showed some decent improvement but is still learning about racing an open-wheel car. The seven-time NASCAR champion’s fastest lap of the race was a 1 minute, 12.5976 second lap. Yes, this was last of all drivers, yes he was …

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What Mattered at the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix

Rinua VeeKay, Romain Grosjean and Alex Palou celebrate their podium finishes at Indianapolis

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

So much for respecting your elders, right? Don’t mention that in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. In five IndyCar races this year, two were won by 20-year-olds (Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward), one by a 21-year-old (Colton Herta, who is now 22), one by a 24-year-old (Alex Palou) and Scott Dixon, who is 40. Dixon’s …

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Graham Rahal’s Strategy Pays Off for Fifth at GMR Grand Prix

Graham Rahal at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After a collision on the first lap of the race significantly damaged his right side pod, Graham Rahal had a mountain to climb in Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. After making two pit stops under the first (and only) full course yellow of the race, the No. 15 Rahal …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Joins Arrow McLaren SP for 2021 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar 2015 Indy Montoya victory sign credit Chris Owens

(Photo: Chris Jones/INDYCAR Media)

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will make his return to the famed Brickyard in 2021 piloting an entry for Arrow McLaren SP, the team announced Wednesday. Montoya, who won the event as a rookie in 2000 before claiming his second in 2015, will make his first Indianapolis 500 start since 2017, when he …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Assumes Endurance Role With Meyer Shank Racing

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Wednesday (Dec. 2) that Juan Pablo Montoya will serve as the team’s third driver in the Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2021.  Montoya’s announcement completes the driver lineup for the No. 60 Acura ARX-05.  Montoya joins full-time drivers Dane Cameron and Olivier Pla, along with AJ Allmendinger, who will …

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Couch Potato Monday: NBC Sports’ Sebring Coverage Expansive, But A Bit Distracted At Times

2020 Sebring IWSC Ricky Taylor Renger van der Zande Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Today, we’re going road racing.  Unlike NBC Sports’ NASCAR and INDYCAR coverage, the IMSA broadcast booth never went to the track after the shutdown.  The only difference here is that it was likely the plan all along, even without a pandemic. Given that this was a 12-hour race, NBC Sports did not use the same …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Laguna Seca Pole as Acura Sweeps Front Row

2020 Laguna Seca IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya will start Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship from the pole position after turning in a lap at 107.175 mph. It is the third consecutive pole for the No. 6 Acura, but the first pole position for the car this season with Montoya driving. “I thought we had a …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Claim 3rd Straight WeatherTech Victory at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor Celebration Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor claimed victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sunday (Sept. 27).  It is the third straight win for the duo and their fourth victory of the season. Dane Cameron started from the pole and led early over Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.  The Acuras had …

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