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Scott Dixon Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon put down a flyer in the final minutes of Practice No. 2 to top the speed charts for Friday (April 13) in Long Beach.  Dixon’s quick lap was at an average of 104.505 mph.  This lap was roughly one second off of the current track record. Practice No. 1 Early …

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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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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Dominates Sonoma While Scott Dixon Wins Title No. 5

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Andretti Autosport won the battle, but Scott Dixon won the war Sunday (Sept. 16) at Sonoma Raceway. Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay won the Grand Prix of Sonoma after starting from the pole and leading 80 laps. But Dixon finished a strong second, more than enough to clinch his fifth career Verizon IndyCar Series title. Dixon’s …

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2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Scenarios

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season comes to a close this weekend in Sonoma, California. The Championship has been decided at Sonoma Raceway since 2015 and this year’s edition will be the final run as season finale for the 2.3-mile course, with Laguna Seca taking the spot in 2019. And for Sonoma’s final finale race, …

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Scott Dixon to Stay with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019 and Beyond

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Rumors that four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon could depart from Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for a McLaren Indy team can now be officially put to bed. Dixon and CGR announced a multi-year agreement on Monday (Aug. 13) and will remain with the team he’s been a part of since 2002. “Next year will …

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5 Points to Ponder: An Idea To Fix The NASCAR Summer Slog

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ONE: Night Racing Let’s be honest, fellow NASCAR fans; this summer stretch of racing can feel like a little bit of a slog. Sure, we have a great variety of tracks, including the road course at Watkins Glen, the Lady in Black — arguably the best track in the sport — and then, of course, …

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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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Happiness Is: Numbers

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Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The major motorsport shows were all on stage this past weekend as NASCAR, Formula 1 and IndyCar all played around, made some noise and laid some rubber — with a little bit of carnage included. Combined, all three provided an interesting, disparate and engaging display of racing and culture. That seems like a pretty good …

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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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