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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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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Four Races

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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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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix

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REV Group Grand Prix

The NTT IndyCar Series’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix weekend (July 11-12) seemed to have been designed for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Some other organizations, though, caught the bad luck bug. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at Road America—and …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Felix Rosenqvist Earns 1st IndyCar Win

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Sunday (July 12)’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix kicked off with a chaotic start and ended with an unpredictable finish. No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist secured his first NTT IndyCar Series win after two previous second places, making the final, dicey pass for the lead with fewer than two laps to go. …

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

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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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IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020

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Simon Pagenaud at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing in July 2020. With two races in the books and four more scheduled by the end of the month. NTT IndyCar Series teams are already developing into contenders—or not. After two busy races, which teams are the front-runners for the Astor Cup, and which ones still need …

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Patricio O’Ward 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Pato O'Ward, driver of the #5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Patricio O’Ward, commonly known by his nickname Pato, is settling into the full-time NTT IndyCar routine for the first time during the 2020 IndyCar season. The young Mexican driver has proved his skill across multiple disciplines, from Indy Lights to IMSA, and expectations are high as he gets into the IndyCar swing. 2020 Team No. …

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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: What to Watch for in 2019

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The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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