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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At Gateway

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The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (Aug. 29-30) was a doubleheader weekend of huge ups and downs for most of the NTT IndyCar Series grid, but some drivers had it exponentially worse than others. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: September 2020

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Scott Dixon leads two cars on track at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

September could be a questionable month for the 2020 IndyCar season. There are no races officially scheduled, but rumor has it that the postponed Mid-Ohio doubleheader could be coming back during the Sept. 13 weekend.  Whether or not IndyCar races this month, we’ve had the Indy 500, and the end of the season is in …

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2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins Under Caution

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The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sunday (Aug. 30) proved to be far cleaner and more consistent than its Saturday precessor—until the last 10 laps. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden took home the win under a yellow flag for his second victory of the 2020 IndyCar …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The 2020 Indy 500

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Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Indy 500 was a great race for Honda-powered NTT IndyCar Series entries like those of Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon. It was, however, a rough day for a lot of other drivers, nine of whom were knocked out of Borg-Warner Trophy contention via crashes. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Fast 9

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Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re wrapping up this series by looking at …

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Oliver Askew Will Be The Rookie to Beat In 2020 Indy 500

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Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew doesn’t race like an NTT IndyCar Series rookie. His current 12th place in the championship standings isn’t representative of the fact that Askew has been a key player in almost all of the races, except for a few where he’s been knocked out by contact. And while 2020 is fielding a strong rookie …

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IndyCar’s Aeroscreen: What Is It And How Well Is It Working In 2020?

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The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

IndyCar introduced its aeroscreen during the 2020 IndyCar season after extensive development and with much fanfare. The introduction of new technology into any motorsport series comes with strengths and weaknesses, and the aeroscreen is no exception. With two months of the season in the books, let’s look closer at the aeroscreen, the positives it’s brought …

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

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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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