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Friday IndyCar Happenings At Long Beach

Jimmie Johnson after his practice crash in Long Beach

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Simon Pagenaud’s quest for a second victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach got off to a good start as the 2016 Long Beach winner led the opening practice session on Friday (April 8). The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda went around the 1.968 mile street circuit in 1 …

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IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2022: What We Learned

Scott McLaughlin IndyCar

(Photo: James Black Courtesy of Penske Entertainment)

The 2022 IndyCar season kicked off in a more usual fashion with the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and what race fans saw on Sunday, Feb. 27 was exactly what they’ve come to expect from the NTT IndyCar Series. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin got his first IndyCar victory in dominating fashion, though not …

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Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Claims 2nd Rolex 24 Victory

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian's drivers celebrate their Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, 1/30/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist, Helio Castroneves, Oliver Jarvis and Simon Pagenaud dominated the final couple of hours Sunday (Jan. 30) to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It is Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s second Rolex 24 victory, the first coming in 2012. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque …

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Simon Pagenaud Joins Meyer Shank Racing For Daytona

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Monday (Jan. 3) that Simon Pagenaud, who will drive for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, will round out their driver lineup in this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  For now, it will be his only sports car race of 2022. “I love starting the year …

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Graham Rahal: ‘Consistency Has Definitely Been Our Thing’ in 2021 IndyCar Season

Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal on track at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

For Graham Rahal, the 2021 IndyCar season was another quietly impressive campaign. The No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda driver finished seventh in the championship standings and secured top-10 finishes in 11 of the 16 races, including a podium at Texas. 2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that Rahal has been within the top 10 …

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Simon Pagenaud Heading to Meyer Shank in 2022

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Simon Pagenaud will join forces with Meyer Shank Racing in 2022 in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Sept. 27. Pagenaud will pilot the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda for the full season. The 2016 series champion comes over to MSR after a tenure at Team Penske for seven seasons, during which he collected 11 …

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Frontstretch 5: IndyCar Drivers Who Could Make NASCAR Debut

James Hinchcliffe with sunglasses, smiling

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

For several decades, the relationship between NASCAR and the NTT Data IndyCar Series has been a mutualistic one for both fans and drivers alike. Even though the two series feature different cars, different race setups and different championship formats, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the occurrence of drivers exchanging starts in both series. …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Championship Contenders

Will Power racing at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After 10 of 16 races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, let’s take a look at how the preseason drivers that were rated as championship contenders have done in 2021. Scott Dixon has six IndyCar championships and had one of the most dominating wins of the season at the first race at Texas Motor …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend will see the full compliment of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s five classes race for six hours at Watkins Glen International.  As of this writing, 40 teams are entered for the race, but that may change. In the DPi class, seven teams are entered.  In addition to the six full-time entries, Action Express …

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