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Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Thoughts on NBC Sports’ Indianapolis 500 Debut

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Last weekend was very, very busy. We had hot weather in Charlotte to the point of drivers requiring attention after the race on Saturday, late race action in Indianapolis and a very long Coca-Cola 600. As you know, NBC went all out for Indianapolis. Mike Tirico, who has more or less assumed the role formerly …

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Wild 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500

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Simon Pagenaud came into the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on quite the roll. The 2016 series champion left it that way too, but not without surviving a breathtaking shootout to the checkered flag with Alexander Rossi. Leading more than half the laps on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pagenaud’s numbers might suggest his …

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Indy 500 Preview: Drama-Filled Month Set to Continue in 103rd Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s been a crazy month of May, and its set to only get crazier this weekend. With the largest field of the year in the most prized race in the world, everyone will be pulling out all the stops to take home the Borg-Warner Trophy and win the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. It’s …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Most Likely to Earn Pole Position for Indy 500

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1. Ed Jones Ed Jones turned the fastest lap Friday without the tow, meaning Jones had the fastest lap in qualifying trim with the added speed. Jones has a career-best start of fourth last season at Belle Isle in Detroit. He started fifth last weekend in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which is his …

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Simon Pagenaud Wins Rainy Grand Prix of Indianapolis

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud has mastered the art of racing in the rain. The veteran French driver charged past Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the final laps, erasing a six-second lead to win the NTT IndyCar Series’ sixth annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. The dramatics began before …

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Month of May Kicks off with IndyCar Grand Prix

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Finally. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally May, which is synonymous with one thing: Indianapolis. While they’re not yet careening around the Brickyard at 230 mph, the NTT IndyCar Series is right at home preparing for one of the newest May traditions, the IndyCar Grand Prix. Now in its sixth year, the Grand …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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Scott Dixon Dominates En Route to Third Texas Victory

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

In the beginning of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the Team Penske show. Josef Newgarden dominated the first stages of the race, while Robert Wickens dominated the mid-stage, but when Scott Dixon found his rhythm, it’ll take a mistake on Dixon’s part to get the upper hand on him. A …

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Josef Newgarden Leads Team Penske Domination in Texas Qualifying

(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

The last time Josef Newgarden won the pole, he went on to win the race at Barber Motorsports Park in April. Newgarden is seeking his third victory of 2018. Team Penske dominated the session with Newgarden qualifying on pole, Simon Pagenaud qualified second and defending DXC Technology 600 winner Will Power will start third. “To come …

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