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F1 Midweek: Max Verstappen, Miami, Mexico Momentum

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Do you smell it? The fresh air? Fresh air. That is what the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship has been for longtime followers of the sport. While Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have thrown their fair share of effort at Lewis Hamilton through the hybrid era (2014-present), 2021 marks Hamilton’s most serious title fight yet, …

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Max Verstappen Breaks Mercedes Streak, Takes Pole at COTA

F1 Grand Prix Of Usa, Max Verstappen

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Max Verstappen will start on the pole for Sunday’s (Oct. 25) United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. For the seventh time in 2021, Verstappen will share the front row with his championship rival Lewis Hamilton, while Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas claimed the spots behind their respective teammates in …

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Xfinity Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Upsets Playoff Grid in Texas

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The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16) produced a new winner for 2021, disappointment for a series journeyman and close racing that has become commonplace on mile-and-a-half tracks in recent years. John Hunter Nemechek stormed to victory through a combination of officiating adversity, tire strategy and a lot of …

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Colton Herta Sweeps SoCal; Alex Palou Wins IndyCar Championship

Colton Herta celebrates winning the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Colton Herta staged an impressive drive from 14th on the grid to win the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, and sweep the NTT IndyCar Series tour of Southern California following his win at Laguna Seca. Additionally, Alex Palou came home in fourth place to secure the 2021 IndyCar championship, beating out Pato O’Ward and …

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Colton Herta Dominates Laguna Seca; Alex Palou Inches Closer to IndyCar Championship

Colton Herta spraying champagne after winning the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

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Colton Herta dominated the day en route to victory in the NTT IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday (Sept. 29). This win marks the fifth of Herta’s young IndyCar career, surpassing his father Bryan’s career total of four. Herta led from pole and saw two of his …

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Alex Palou Wins in Portland, Retakes IndyCar Point Lead

Alex Palou on the racetrack at Portland. (Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland to claim his third win of 2021 and regain the NTT IndyCar Series points lead in the process. Alexander Rossi finished second with Palou’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and fellow championship contender Scott Dixon taking the final podium spot. Both Palou and Dixon suffered a …

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Josef Newgarden Wins, Attrition Reigns at Gateway

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Josef Newgarden led the most laps of any driver Saturday (Aug. 21) to win the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway in the NTT IndyCar Series, his third win in St. Louis. However, Pato O’Ward walked away as the night’s greatest beneficiary, as he leaves Gateway as the new points leader …

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Marcus Ericsson Wins in Nashville as Dominant Colton Herta Crashes Out

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Marcus Ericsson led teammate Scott Dixon to the checkered flag in the inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday (Aug. 8th). Ericsson led the final quarter of the race without error to secure the second win of his career, firmly placing himself in the championship discussion as IndyCar’s season approaches its final …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Snaps Heartbreak Streak

Josef Newgarden at Road America

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Josef Newgarden dominated Sunday’s (July 4) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course en route to his first victory of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s closest challenger was Marcus Ericsson, who spent the last stint of the race chasing down Newgarden. By the race’s end the top two were more than 20 …

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Alex Palou Wins at Road America; 2nd Straight Heartbreak for Josef Newgarden

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (June 20) REV Group Grand Prix at Road America after leader Josef Newgarden was stricken by mechanical woes on the day’s final restart. While Newgarden dropped through the field to a disappointing 21st, Palou cruised to the victory over Colton Herta. Will Power, Scott Dixon and Romain Grosjean rounded out the …

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Patricio O’Ward Wins in Detroit, Becoming 2021’s 1st Repeat Winner

Patricio O'Ward

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Patricio O’Ward is now a two-time IndyCar Series winner after taking the checkered flag in the second of this weekend’s two races at the Raceway at Belle Isle in Detroit Sunday (June 13). Polesitter Josef Newgarden finished second, while Alex Palou took the final podium position. O’Ward shoved his way by Newgarden, who had led …

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Marcus Ericsson Takes First IndyCar Win; Heartbreak for Will Power in Detroit

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

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Marcus Ericsson has taken his first NTT IndyCar Series win on the streets of Belle Isle. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward completed the podium following an unpredictable race which saw two red flags, heartbreak for a dominant driver, and a massive crash for another. Ericsson inherited the lead after leader Will Power was stricken with …

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