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IndyCar Power Rankings: August 2020

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The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing during August, as the sport now heads to its biggest stage. Due to the postponement of this month’s doubleheader at Mid-Ohio, the next race on the schedule is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 will also be the halfway point of the season. …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-First Win

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While the Iowa 250 may take place on the shortest track of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, the first race of the weekend at the 7/8th-mile oval certainly wasn’t short on action. Two big crashes changed the complexion of the race, enabling Simon Pagenaud – the Team Penske driver who failed to qualify and thus …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix

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REV Group Grand Prix

The NTT IndyCar Series’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix weekend (July 11-12) seemed to have been designed for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Some other organizations, though, caught the bad luck bug. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at Road America—and …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Two Races

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is still young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about championship implications. Here are the top contenders for the Astor Cup after two races—Texas (the 2020 Genesys 300) and IMS (the 2020 GMR Grand Prix)—as well as some drivers who are potential dark horses to enter into …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Recap: Scott Dixon Remains Undefeated in the IndyCar Series

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The NTT IndyCar season’s second race of the year, the GMR Grand Prix, took place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was a weekend of firsts; the first time the Grand Prix took place outside of the Month of May in ages, the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader, the first time IndyCar raced on the …

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IndyCar June 2020 Review: Rough Start To 2020 IndyCar Season

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2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

June 2020 was an eventful month for the NTT IndyCar Series, even though there was only one race on the schedule. With all the anticipation surrounding the 2020 IndyCar season after a three-month delay, plus all of the changes that had taken place over the offseason, there was more than enough to talk about. It …

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Zach Veach 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Zach Veach

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After a very difficult NTT IndyCar season in 2019, anything will be an improvement for Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach. But 2020 already looks promising – Veach secured his best-ever IndyCar finish at the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, which could be the motivation he needs to ride into his best season yet. 2020 Team …

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2020 Genesys 300: What We Learned From IndyCar At Texas

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Scott Dixon on track during the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Genesys 300 proved that the NTT IndyCar Series hasn’t missed a beat. Despite the series starting almost three months later, Saturday’s (June 6) event at Texas Motor Speedway was full of the excitement, adrenaline, and WTF moments that fans have come to expect. While Scott Dixon easily drove to his third Texas victory, …

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

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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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Zach Veach Secures Second Top-5 Finish of Career at Gateway

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Zach Veach put a solid show on Saturday night (Aug. 25), resulting in his second career top-five finish and first top five on an oval. Veach has made gains as of late, and it was business as usual at Gateway Motorsports Park. The caution that set up the fuel-mileage run involved his Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan …

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