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IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020

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Simon Pagenaud at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing in July 2020. With two races in the books and four more scheduled by the end of the month. NTT IndyCar Series teams are already developing into contenders—or not. After two busy races, which teams are the front-runners for the Astor Cup, and which ones still need …

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Takuma Sato 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

Takuma Sato

(Photo: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar)

Takuma Sato entered the 2020 IndyCar season coming off one of his best NTT IndyCar Series campaigns, winning two races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. His 2020 didn’t get off to the best start, though; Sato crashed during qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway and the team wasn’t able to repair his car in time for …

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Tony Kanaan 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Tony Kanaan before practice at the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Tony Kanaan is one of the most well-known and loved NTT IndyCar Series drivers, but he’s finally hanging up his helmet. The 2020 IndyCar season is Kanaan’s final campaign and he is only running a partial season. But there’d be no better sendoff for the Indy 500 champion than to nab a last win or …

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2020 Genesys 300 Recap: Scott Dixon Dominates 2020 IndyCar Season Opener

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

The NTT IndyCar Series had the first event of its pandemic-postponed season with the 2020 Genesys 300, and it was a difficult debut. Despite there being only one viable racing lane and two yellow flags, No. 9 Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon dominated the race and secured an easy victory—his second in three years at …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: June 2020

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: A detail view of the Aeroscreen on the car of Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, at Circuit of The Americas on February 11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Although the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule looks different this year, the desire to win is still present in every team. Perhaps they’ll drive for another purpose as well—to bring a sense of normalcy to a world in disarray and turmoil. In this new normal, who will be the toughest competitors with the best chance …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2020

(Photo: John Cote/IndyCar Media)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing exercised its option on Takuma Sato for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced on Saturday, Sept. 21. He will return to drive the No. 30 Honda. The 2020 season will be Sato’s third straight year driving for the team and fourth overall. Sato drove for the team in …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Dominates, Takuma Sato Stuns at Gateway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Gets it Done on a Road Course Throughout Christopher Bell‘s young NASCAR career, he’s mentioned how he believes one of his weaknesses is road course racing. After Saturday’s (Aug. 24) CTECH Manufacturing 180, he can’t say that anymore. During the two practice sessions on Friday (Aug. 23), Bell was the car …

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Takuma Sato Gets Redemption in Wild Bommarito Automotive Group 500

(Photo: IndyCar Media)

Wild would be an underwhelming way to describe Saturday night’s (Aug. 24) Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. In a race that had everything; a photo finish, a surprise winner, and championship drama, Takuma Sato came away with the victory, redeeming himself from last week’s controversy created by his first lap wreck …

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Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

There was much anticipation heading into Sunday’s (Aug. 18) NTT IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, following a near death-defying crash last season. But the field didn’t even make it to turn 2 on the opening lap before there was a multi-car pileup, seeing Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato go airborne. The crash was triggered …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Saturday Night Shootout in Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was high drama on the high banks Saturday night (June 8) as the NTT IndyCar Series made its annual visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the DXC Technology 600. In typical Texas style, Josef Newgarden held on in a Saturday night shootout to take home his third win of the year. Fending off Alexander …

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