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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Final Points Standings and Awards

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season came to a close Sunday with Scott Dixon hoisting the championship title. Dixon earned his fifth title, putting him in elite company alongside A.J. Foyt. The championship race came down to the season finale. The four drivers who entered Sonoma Raceway with a chance to win the championship were …

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Robert Wickens Remains in Stable Condition After Successful Spinal Surgery

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On Tuesday (Aug. 21), INDYCAR said in a statement that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens underwent successful spinal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest yesterday. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication,” the release said. “The severity of the spinal cord injury is …

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5 Points to Ponder: Bristol is Back, Baby!

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ONE: Bristol is Back That’s right, I said it. Beginning with driver intros that were actually televised so fans could see the song choices and competitors had a rare opportunity to introduce themselves, the hype began. Obviously, some intros were more amusing than others as a handful of drivers brought their children along to do …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Getting your best finish of the year?  Good.  Getting it at your home track? Bonus.  Trevor Bayne put together a solid late-race effort, running inside the top 10 for many of the closing laps before finishing 11th, his best result of 2018. After giving up the seat of his …

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Scott Dixon In Championship Form with Toronto Victory

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Scott Dixon avoided trouble and wound up victorious in Sunday’s (July 15) Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix at Toronto street course. The Chip Ganassi Racing veteran earned his 44th career Verizon IndyCar Series win, a trophy which also extended his lead in the 2018 championship standings. “The car was superb,” Dixon said. “We just needed some …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

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The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

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In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

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The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Snaps 42-Race Winless Streak in Dual in Detroit Race 2

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For the second straight day, Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated. The Hondas of Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory. Rossi had outright dominated the afternoon, but in the end it didn’t matter, as one mistake in Turn 3 cost Rossi the lead and a spot on the podium. Oh …

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Four Rookie Drivers Earn Berth in their First Indianapolis 500

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Following Saturday’s opening qualifying session for next Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, four rookie drivers will officially make their first attempt at winning the Indy 500. The dreams of Matheus Leist, Robert Wickens, Kyle Kaiser, and Zachary Claman De Melo will come true, at least part of it will. The rest of that dream, of course, is …

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