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Critic’s Annex: NBC INDYCAR Coverage High Quality Despite Scott Dixon Runaway at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis


(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

2020 Independence Day weekend was, on paper, one of the most interesting race weekends in quite a while.  The NTT IndyCar Series paired with the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the first ever INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader.  It was a simply delicious two-for-one racing bonus for race fans. Even better, the NBC INDYCAR broadcast team delivered a top-quality …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020


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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2020 GMR Grand Prix: Scott Dixon Dissects His Dominating Victory

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Scott Dixon and the No. 9 crew celebrate after winning the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Scott Dixon steamrolled the NTT IndyCar Series field at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix, but how exactly did he win by 20 whole seconds? What are his thoughts about the additional IndyCar records he achieved by winning the July 4 race? And what about the significant personnel changes made on the No. 9 PNC Bank …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Long Way to Go

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Harvick vs Hamlin. The Big Three. Blah Blah Blah. Back in 2018, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. were a triple threat all season long. So much so that they picked up a moniker – the Big Three. The triumvirate accounted for a remarkable 20 of the 36 wins, but it was Joey …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Two Races

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is still young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about championship implications. Here are the top contenders for the Astor Cup after two races—Texas (the 2020 Genesys 300) and IMS (the 2020 GMR Grand Prix)—as well as some drivers who are potential dark horses to enter into …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

The 2020 GMR Grand Prix was the NTT IndyCar Series’ first road course in the 2020 IndyCar season, and the race itself had a few twists and turns. Saturday’s (July 4) event saw Scott Dixon make some career history by taking the checkered flag by a 20-second margin, breaking a Team Penske streak in the …

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


(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

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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IndyCar June 2020 Review: Rough Start To 2020 IndyCar Season


2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

June 2020 was an eventful month for the NTT IndyCar Series, even though there was only one race on the schedule. With all the anticipation surrounding the 2020 IndyCar season after a three-month delay, plus all of the changes that had taken place over the offseason, there was more than enough to talk about. It …

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Marcus Ericsson 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Marcus Ericsson in practice for the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Marcus Ericsson is back for his sophomore NTT IndyCar Series season, but it looks nothing like his freshman year. The 2020 IndyCar season is one of massive change for the Swedish driver—and that’s before factoring in all of the alterations that have taken place around the league this year. So what should fans honestly expect …

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