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Tony Kanaan Fastest, Santino Ferrucci Crashes in Thursday Indianapolis 500 Practice

Tony Kanaan practicing for the Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Walter Kuhn/INDYCAR)

Thursday’s (May 20) practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got off to a strange start and also had the first major bit of wall contact for any of the 35 drivers aiming to become part of the 33 car field for the May 30th classic. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing staged a photo opportunity in …

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IndyCar’s 1st Oval Race Brings Driver Lineup Changes

Conor Daly at Texas in 2020

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

The NTT IndyCar Series can trace its roots to the early 1900s, when the American Automobile Association first started sanctioning events in 1902 and held the first American open-wheel racing season in 1905. Back then, the schedule consisted solely of dirt-track ovals, some of which were actually horse racing facilities. Paved oval tracks eventually joined …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: AJ Foyt Enterprises

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

AJ Foyt Enterprises had just one full-time NTT IndyCar Series ride in 2020 with veteran driver Charlie Kimball at the wheel. Alongside Kimball on a part-time basis were Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and rookie Dalton Kellett, who raced in six, three and eight races, respectively. Kellett bounced between the No. 14 and No. 41 Dallara …

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Tony Kanaan to Run Ovals in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 48

Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan at the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Montery. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Tony Kanaan will rejoin Chip Ganassi Racing on the ovals in the team’s No. 48 NTT IndyCar Series entry as part of a multi-year deal, CGR announced Monday (Nov. 23). For 2021, this will result in a four-race schedule (the Texas doubleheader, the Indianapolis 500 and Gateway). Kanaan, who competed for CGR full-time from 2014-2017, …

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Be A.J. Foyt Racing’s Best Asset In 2021

Sebastien Bourdais

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Sebastien Bourdais will be back for a full-time NTT IndyCar Series season in 2021 with A.J. Foyt Racing. While he had been scheduled to split the No. 14 machine throughout the 2020 IndyCar season, the coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold. But he’ll be the one behind the wheel as the series wraps up …

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Scott Dixon Earns 50th Career Win with Gateway Victory

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Scott Dixon officially scored his 50th win and 50% of all races in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series after his victory at the first race of the Bommarito Auto Group doubleheader weekend at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday (Aug. 29). While nothing can exactly make up for another Indy 500 loss, Dixon can at …

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2020 Bommarito Auto Group Race 1 Preview: IndyCar at Gateway

2020 Bommarito Auto Group

The field before the 2019 Bommarito Auto Group 500. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series heads to Gateway this weekend for another doubleheader, starting with the 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group Race 1 on Saturday. Not only is it the first of two events but it’s also the first race on the calendar after the 2020 Indy 500 and the double points that went with it. So …

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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 8 to 11

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re starting out by looking at the last …

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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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