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IndyCar June 2020 Preview: What Should Fans Expect When IndyCar Returns?

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The NTT IndyCar Series on track at Texas Motor Speedway in 2019. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series returns to action in June 2020, almost three months behind its usual schedule. With the series—and the world—having changed drastically since the end of the 2019 IndyCar season, what are fans honestly going to see in this opening frame of an abbreviated season? There’s been more than enough discussion about the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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Tony Kanaan Announces 2020 Will Be His Final Multi-Race IndyCar Season

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Tony Kanaan‘s part-time NTT IndyCar Series schedule in 2020 will be his last. Kanaan announced Thursday, Jan. 30, that his schedule with AJ Foyt Racing this year will be his last in which he runs multiple events. However, he did not rule out future Indianapolis 500s. Kanaan will drive the No. 14 car in five …

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Alexander Rossi Wins Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

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Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was able to put down a lap of 106.569 mph in the closing seconds of the Firestone Fast 6 Saturday afternoon (April 13) to win the pole for Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Rossi’s second consecutive pole at Long Beach and he comes into Sunday’s 85-lap race …

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ACO DQs TDS Racing’s LMP2 Entries, Assesses Additional Post-Le Mans Penalties

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Monday was a very busy day for the ACO in France.  It announced a series of penalties that have caused sweeping changes to the results of last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest announcement was the disqualification of both of the TDS Racing-entered ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class.  This includes the class-winning …

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Will Power Finally Victorious in Indianapolis 500

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After coming up short in his 10 pervious attempts, Will Power finally won his first Indianapolis 500. Power had visited Victory Lane 29 times in his Verizon IndyCar Series career, but none had happened in the Indy 500 prior to Sunday afternoon (May 27). “I just can’t believe it,” Power said in Victory Lane. “I …

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This Week in INDYCAR: Windscreens, Testing & College Basketball?

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The 2018 IndyCar Series season doesn’t officially start for another month, but teams are already preparing to race. The series is in Phoenix this week for its annual Prix View test sessions at ISM Raceway and is also promoting the sport to a broader audience. Pagenaud, Kanaan go to College While Alexander Rossi and Conor …

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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Before the 2017 IndyCar Series season began, Chip Ganassi Racing swapped engine manufacturers and lost a 27-year partner in Target. The team switched from Chevrolet to Honda and returned with the same quartet of drivers: Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. However, Target, which had sponsored Dixon since 2002, ended its coalition with …

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Who’s Where? A 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Team Chart

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series field is becoming clearer. AJ Foyt Racing announced Thursday Tony Kanaan will join the team for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Hélio Castroneves and Stefan Wilson will run the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske and Andretti Autosport, respectively. Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar champion, will pilot the No. 14 for …

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