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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Changes Focus at Richmond, All But Ignores Kyle Larson

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Welcome back. This week once again saw a decent amount of shenanigans on track. Of course, compared to what Kyle Larson did, that’s not very high on the scale. One final aside in regards to Larson. About 30 minutes after I submitted last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, my mom came to me and …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

IndyCar iRacing Challenge

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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Simon Pagenaud Goes Back to Back in Round 4 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Twin Ring Motegi

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For the first time in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Series, a driver has won consecutive races. On Saturday afternoon (April 18), Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took advantage of his teammates’ late race scuffle with a lapped car to win the Firestone 175 at virtual Twin Ring Montegi. The race looked to be similar to last …

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Simon Pagenaud Takes Round 3 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Virtual Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns a Podium

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Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud used the correct strategy to win the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). Pagenaud, in his full firesuit, avoided the mayhem at the beginning and played the fuel game perfectly. Those who were ahead of him in the closing laps needed to return to pit …

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NTT IndyCar Series Title on the Line at Laguna Seca

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Four drivers have a shot at winning the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series Championship this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. With double points on the line, nearly anything can happen in what’s been a wild season to date. Who are YOU with? ?#FirestoneGP // #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/MDh3N0A2bK — NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) September 21, 2019   …

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Alexander Rossi Facing Must-Win Scenario as NTT IndyCar Series Hits Portland

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Alexander Rossi has some catching up to do. After spending most of the year trying to track down points leader Josef Newgarden, the Andretti Autosport driver suddenly finds himself third in the standings behind another Team Penske pilot, Simon Pagenaud. With just two rounds left on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series calendar, the 2016 Indianapolis …

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Simon Pagenaud Leaves Pocono with Unfinished Business

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Based off his dominating performance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, Simon Pagenaud was one of the pre-race favorites for Sunday’s (Aug. 18) ABC Supply Co. Inc. 500 at Pocono Raceway. It turns out, he leaves with “unfinished business.” Due to qualifying getting rained out because of weather, Pagenaud began the race at Pocono Raceway …

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Team Penske, Discount Tire Extend Partnership

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Team Penske has extended its relationship with Discount Tire for multiple years, the team announced Wednesday morning (August 7). Discount Tire will sponsor Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 15 races under the new deal, up from 10 races currently, including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard …

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Focus Shifts to IndyCar Title Fight in Detroit

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With May now in the rearview mirror and the NTT IndyCar Series heading off to Detroit, the focus of the entire paddock now turns to one thing: the championship. Simon Pagenaud, by virtue of his Indy sweep, is now in control of the points lead, and has all of the momentum heading into the long …

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