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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Team Penske

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Josef Newgarden (Photo: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Just one year removed from a 2019 during which all three of Team Penske’s full-time NTT IndyCar Series drivers finished top five in points, the motorsports empire showed some slight cracks in its armor during a rough 2020 season. Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden contended for a title and was the team’s bright spot, finishing …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Takeaways

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season came to an end at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and no one can say that the season finale wasn’t entertaining. What started as a seemingly straightforward race on Sunday (Oct. 25) turned into a series of unbelievable plot twists, all leading to Scott Dixon‘s sixth NTT IndyCar Series …

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

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(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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Will Power on Pole for IndyCAR Season Finale at St. Petersburg

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

Team Penske’s Will Power earned the pole for the 2020 IndyCar season finale, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday, Oct. 24. It’s Power’s fifth pole of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season and 62nd career pole. He posted a speed of 106.165 mph as he hopes to end the year on a …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Preview

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Josef Newgarden celebrates his Harvest Grand Prix victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marks the end of the 2020 IndyCar season in the same place where it should have begun. The NTT IndyCar Series will crown a champion some seven months after St. Pete was originally on the schedule back in March. That’s not the only thing different going into …

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

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(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

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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 Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Will Power Wins from Pole, Championship Goes to Final Race

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(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Race 2 of the NTT IndyCar Series’ Harvest Grand Prix was set to be a tale of two storylines: that of the race winner and that of the championship battle. Team Penske’s Will Power led the field from pole position. Meanwhile, championship contenders Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden duked it out in the middle of …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 11 Races

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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 Takeaways: What IndyCar At Mid-Ohio Revealed

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The opening lap of 2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio almost didn’t get onto the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, but the weekend (Sept. 12-13) delivered two more races in an already packed season. Two drivers got their first wins of the year at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Team Penske’s Will Power breaking into the win column with …

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