Race Weekend Central

Scott Dixon Salvages Fifth-Place Result After Team Penske Pinball

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/IndyCar)

On a typical race weekend, a fifth-place finish for Scott Dixon would be expected, if not disappointing. However, Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II proved be anything but routine for the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion. Dixon overcame a broken suspension from an opening lap melee with Helio Castroneves and …

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On the Reds: IndyCar’s Game of Yellows

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Later tonight, millions of people around the world will surround their televisions, laptops, tablets and smartphones to watch a new episode of the HBO series Game of Thrones. The show, now in its seventh season, has become famous for its unpredictability. People watch intently knowing that at any moment their favorite character could be lost …

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Conor Daly Wraps Up Career Weekend With Dale Coyne Racing

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/IndyCar)

When you drive for one of the underfunded teams on any circuit, the main goal is to finish each race weekend with an undamaged car. A good finish is wanted, but typically unexpected. They come from time to time, but can often be fleeting. That considered, Conor Daly’s weekend in Detroit was a special one …

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Will Power Returns to Victory Lane in Belle Isle

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

After an uncharacteristically poor beginning to the 2016 season, Will Power returned to form on an overcast day in Belle Isle Park. Power benefitted from timely cautions and overtook teammate Simon Pagenaud on the final restart to take Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II, his first victory since a May 9, …

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Early Incidents Mars Second Day IndyCar Dual in Detroit

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

With all opposing races rained out, the Verizon IndyCar Series began the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II with extra sets of eyes on it. Those eyes were treated to a multi-car incident in the race’s opening corner, and an anger-filled comment from one of the series’ biggest names. A shaky …

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Pagenaud Takes Day Two Pole For Detroit GP With Track Record Lap

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/IndyCar)

Posting a track record time of 1:14.0739, Simon Pagenaud beat out Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves in the final moments of qualifying Group 1. That ultimately gave him the pole for Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II amid controversy. In a session moved up 15 minutes to 10:30 a.m. ET …

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The 10: Colorado Beatdown in Charlotte

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Wow. What else can you say after a dominating performance like Martin Truex, Jr.’s record-breaking beatdown of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field in the Coca-Cola 600? One year removed from a heartbreaking loss in NASCAR’s longest race to Carl Edwards on fuel mileage, Truex and his Furniture Row Racing team left no doubt who …

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Carlos Muñoz Left Empty After Second Indy 500 Runner-Up Finish

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(Photo: Forest Mellott/IndyCar)

Drivers are supposed to be happy for their teammates when they win races, but how can you be happy when a teammate steals the biggest prize in racing from you by a few fumes of fuel? As Carlos Muñoz proved after Sunday’s 100th Indianapolis 500, you can’t. “I cannot say I’m really happy, I’m just …

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Rookie Alexander Rossi Rides Fumes to Improbable 100th Indy 500 Victory

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Rookie Alexander Rossi entered the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season as an unproven shoe, a failed Formula 1 driver looking for a career turnaround. After 500 miles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he may now be the face of IndyCar and American open wheel racing for years to come. Rossi stretched his fuel to the …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell Lose Indy 500 Bids For Andretti in Pit Road Tangle

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher)

Andretti Autosport’s top two chances at winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 were both erased in a flash courtesy an unfortunate pit road incident. Following a caution for the crashed Mikhail Aleshin and Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Townsend Bell were among the many teams that headed to pit road for a routine …

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Early Crash Ends Juan Pablo Montoya’s Repeat Bid in Indy 500

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Juan Pablo Montoya’s hopes of repeating as Indianapolis 500 champion in the 100th Running have ended on his own error. Montoya was coming out of turn 2 on lap 64 of the 200-lap race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he lost control of his No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet-Dallara, looping the machine around and shooting …

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