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Month of May Kicks off with IndyCar Grand Prix

Simon Pagenaud 2019 Indycar Classic

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Finally. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally May, which is synonymous with one thing: Indianapolis. While they’re not yet careening around the Brickyard at 230 mph, the NTT IndyCar Series is right at home preparing for one of the newest May traditions, the IndyCar Grand Prix. Now in its sixth year, the Grand …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Captures Bristol Sweep, While IndyCar Hits Barber

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Rheem Celebrates His Win Nascar Xfinity Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Brings Missed Opportunity Kyle Busch has been dominating every facet of the 2019 NASCAR season. But Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway wasn’t supposed to be his moment. Busch’s car was a shell of itself less than three laps into the race, the victim of contact from Ricky Stenhouse …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Experiences Martinsville Monotony?

#2: Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Reese/drawtite Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martinsville Monotony? 2019 has been a bit of a mixed review for NASCAR to date. An increase in TV ratings and attendance at certain tracks is a promising sign. There’s an openness and excitement within the building as new leadership, led by NASCAR CEO Jim France and President Steve Phelps, …

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Colton Herta Wins at COTA: Youngest Winner in IndyCar History

Colton Herta 2019 Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

It was Felix Rosenqvist‘s turn at St. Petersburg to start the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. This week, it was Colton Herta‘s time to shine at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) except on this day, the fresh face finished off the effort in Victory Lane. The teenaged rookie continued to show his preseason speed was …

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IndyCar Invades COTA

2017 Us Grand Prix

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There will always be comparisons between the world’s two premiere open-wheel racing series, but likely never more than this weekend, as the NTT IndyCar Series takes over the Circuit of the Americas for the inaugural INDYCAR Classic. The inaugural #INDYCARClassic grid is set after an electrifying qualifying and Firestone Fast 6! If @12WillPower can win …

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Dan Wheldon, Bob Jenkins Elected to IMS Hall of Fame

2011 Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Indianapolis Nigel Kinrade Autostock

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade: Autostock)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame will be adding two more legendary figures to its hallowed halls, announcing on Wednesday that two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and long-time motorsports journalist and broadcaster Bob Jenkins will be inducted into the shrine later this year. Chosen from a ballot of 14 nominees, Wheldon and Jenkins …

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Danica Patrick Joining NBC’s Indianapolis 500 Coverage

2018 Indianapolis Indycar Zach Catanzareti Danica Patrick

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NBC Sports confirmed their commitment to promoting one of their newest properties on Wednesday morning (March 20), announcing the addition of Danica Patrick to their 103rd Indianapolis 500 coverage team. The 2005 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year will serve as studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico, providing pre-race, post-race and in-race commentary during the …

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Fernando Alonso to Test Indy Car at Texas

2018 Fernando Alonso Indycar Chris Owens

Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

In preparation for his second appearance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will be taking to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway next month. First reported by Motorsport, it was revealed that Alonso will shake down his McLaren Indy car, equipped with the series’ universal aerokit, for …

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Josef Newgarden Wins in St. Petersburg; Rookies Impress in Season Opener

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Josef Newgarden

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The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series opened on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg much the way it began last year — with a stellar performance from a rookie driver that ultimately went unrewarded on the unforgiving street circuit. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist came firing out of the gate in his inaugural …

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IndyCar: What to Watch for in 2019

2019 Indycar St Petersburg Joe Skibinskii Ndycar

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

The off-season doldrums are officially over and the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is set to kick-off this weekend, as usual, with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. But before the green flag drops on this year’s campaign, let’s recap some of the biggest talking points of the off-season and some things to look out …

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