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Sage Karam’s Fuel Strategy Propels Him to Win in IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Homestead

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Sage Karam played the fuel strategy game perfectly, saving just enough to do burnouts after the IndyCar iRacing Challenge event at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 25. “We did it,” Karam said after the race. “That was crazy, literally saving from the beginning and we saved enough fuel to do donuts.” For much of …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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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: Rows 8 to 11

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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 starting out by looking at the last …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Recap: Scott Dixon Remains Undefeated in the IndyCar Series

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The NTT IndyCar season’s second race of the year, the GMR Grand Prix, took place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was a weekend of firsts; the first time the Grand Prix took place outside of the Month of May in ages, the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader, the first time IndyCar raced on the …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Preview: IndyCar at Indianapolis Road Course

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The start of the 2019 IndyCar Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 GMR Grand Prix brings the NTT IndyCar Series back to its home on the holiday weekend. The race that was formerly known as the IndyCar Grand Prix kicks off an incredibly busy month for IndyCar, and is the only event in July that’s not part of a doubleheader. That doesn’t mean there won’t …

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Entry List: 2020 GMR Grand Prix

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NTT IndyCar Series drivers will be back at the track this weekend for the first time since early June for the GMR Grand Prix. Following the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, teams had almost a month off before the open-wheel series’ return at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although the Indy 500 was pushed …

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IndyCar July 2020 Preview: Welcome To The Doubleheaders

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Indy cars on track at the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series is about to turn up the heat in July 2020. With the league trying to get the most out of a shortened 2020 IndyCar season schedule, doubleheader weekends are the name of the game—meaning that there will be twice as much to lose for teams that fail to post results. There …

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Sage Karam Returning to Dreyer Reinbold Racing for 2020

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

NTT IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam returns to the driver’s seat for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing this year, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday, June 23. The 25-year-old racer will be behind the wheel of the team’s No. 24 Chevrolet starting at the GMR Grand Prix, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Indianapolis

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge has come to an end, and it ended in spectacular fashion. The First Responder 175 presented by GMR brought racing fans to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 2), and it was about as exciting as the Indy 500. Plus, there was a little controversy to keep people talking. …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Circuit of the Americas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) Lando Norris, driver of the #04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara, leads a pack of cars during the IndyCar Auto Nation iRacing Challenge at virtual Circuit of The Americas on April 25, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Just one race remains in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge after Saturday’s (April 25) event at Circuit of the Americas. But it was a Formula One driver who stole the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge, and it wasn’t even close. McLaren driver Lando Norris, invited by INDYCAR to compete in the fifth of six rounds, took the pole …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Brings Wrecking and Ranting

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Last weekend saw the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series compete at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City Showdown. The race itself was a bit of a mess, a problem FOX Sports handled well as it was out of the TV broadcasts’ control. Food City Showdown Sunday afternoon brought a bunch of changes …

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