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2021 IndyCar Quarter-Season Update: Race Win Contenders

Ryan Hunter-Reay leading Rinus VeeKay and Takuma Sato at Texas

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After the first four races of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series, some of the race win contenders have proven themselves accurate in their placing in this category. Some are knocking on the door, so let’s take a look at this group from our preseason predictions. Pato O’Ward finally got his first IndyCar win at the …

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IndyCar Bigger Picture Outlook from Barber Motorsports Park

Pato O'Ward overtakes Alex Palou at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Championship defenses are extremely difficult to come by in the NTT IndyCar Series, so much so that it hasn’t happened since Dario Franchitti won the 2011 title. Scott Dixon started his defense of his 2020 title with another podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama …

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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: Race Win Contenders

Ryan Hunter-Reay tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

While the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series grid has a handful of drivers that will be genuine championship contenders, there are some in the field who should not be counted out for a race win or two, or maybe they could surprise everyone and be a championship contender. This preview will feature those drivers who should …

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

(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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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

Born Racer

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand Prix

Harvest Grand Prix

(Scott Dixon - Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 - Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 -- Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Oct. 2-3) was one of the cleanest events the NTT IndyCar Series has seen so far this year. Both events avoided yellow flags, and very few drivers had the kind of disastrous weekend that has haunted the series this year. So in …

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2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis

2020 Harvest GP

Will Power celebrates after winning the 2020 Harvest GP Race 2. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series finished its doubleheader schedule with the 2020 Harvest GP, and the newly-created event did not disappoint. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course produced two races full of passing and with a side order of panic as IndyCar teams scrambled for points ahead of the season finale. Team Penske returned to dominance, …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Will Power Wins from Pole, Championship Goes to Final Race

Will Power

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

Race 2 of the NTT IndyCar Series’ Harvest Grand Prix was set to be a tale of two storylines: that of the race winner and that of the championship battle. Team Penske’s Will Power led the field from pole position. Meanwhile, championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden duked it out in the middle of …

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2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins, Shrinks Championship Gap

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

Josef Newgarden, Team Penske’s best hope for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series championship, took a major step forward Friday (Oct. 2) in the first race of the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. While Newgarden didn’t always look dominant, he had a clean, calm race that ultimately led to victory. It’s …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 Recap: Colton Herta Avoids Chaos to Win

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The second race of the Honda Indy 200 weekend was a far more chaotic event than the first. A rainstorm earlier in the day left damp grass lining the track, meaning that any driver to drop a tire would go for a ride into the gravel. Despite that, Colton Herta maintained the lead from pole …

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