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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: Race Win Contenders

Ryan Hunter-Reay tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

While the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series grid has a handful of drivers that will be genuine championship contenders, there are some in the field who should not be counted out for a race win or two, or maybe they could surprise everyone and be a championship contender. This preview will feature those drivers who should …

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F1 Drivers in IndyCar: Sagas or Slumps?

Sebastien Bourdais and Romain Grosjean have a chat during IndyCar preseason testin

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

When the news broke in October 2020 that Romain Grosjean would be leaving the Haas F1 team at the end of the season, rumors that the Frenchman could be headed stateside to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series for 2021 were already in circulation. Grosjean’s time at Haas had been bittersweet, to say the least. …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

2020 Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato leads the 2020 Indianapolis 500 field. (Photo Credit: Walt Kuhn/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing split its assets for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, threading off into two connected entities as a new decade began. The standard name banner still flew with the flagship team, but an offshoot technical partnership with Citrone/Buhl Autosport provided RLL with an additional entry in two races. Outside of Chip …

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Scott Dixon Takes IndyCar Championship, Josef Newgarden Wins at 2020 St. Pete Grand Prix

Born Racer

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Only 32 points separated NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden entering the season finale at St. Petersburg. But despite Newgarden’s exceptional win, Dixon’s third-place finish was enough to secure the 2020 IndyCar championship. That means he has six titles under his belt, the most for any open-wheel driver since the IRL was …

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Takuma Sato to Return to RLL Racing in 2021

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

NTT IndyCar Series veteran Takuma Sato will continue with Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing next season. The team made the announcement Saturday, Oct. 24, a day before the 2020 finale in St. Petersburg. It will be Sato’s fourth straight season and fifth total with RLL. “I am very pleased that we were able to come to …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand Prix

Harvest Grand Prix

(Scott Dixon - Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 - Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 -- Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Oct. 2-3) was one of the cleanest events the NTT IndyCar Series has seen so far this year. Both events avoided yellow flags, and very few drivers had the kind of disastrous weekend that has haunted the series this year. So in …

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2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis

2020 Harvest GP

Will Power celebrates after winning the 2020 Harvest GP Race 2. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series finished its doubleheader schedule with the 2020 Harvest GP, and the newly-created event did not disappoint. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course produced two races full of passing and with a side order of panic as IndyCar teams scrambled for points ahead of the season finale. Team Penske returned to dominance, …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 11 Races

2020 IndyCar championship

Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are only three races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race of the year, but Josef Newgarden has slowly been shrinking the gap with strong, consistent finishes. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 Recap: Colton Herta Avoids Chaos to Win

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

The second race of the Honda Indy 200 weekend was a far more chaotic event than the first. A rainstorm earlier in the day left damp grass lining the track, meaning that any driver to drop a tire would go for a ride into the gravel. Despite that, Colton Herta maintained the lead from pole …

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