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IndyCar June 2020 Preview: What Should Fans Expect When IndyCar Returns?

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The NTT IndyCar Series on track at Texas Motor Speedway in 2019. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series returns to action in June 2020, almost three months behind its usual schedule. With the series—and the world—having changed drastically since the end of the 2019 IndyCar season, what are fans honestly going to see in this opening frame of an abbreviated season? There’s been more than enough discussion about the …

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Indy 500 Special: What We Learned From NBC’s 2019 Indy 500 Repeat

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The 2019 Indy 500 had a second life on Sunday (May 24), as NBC aired Back Home Again: Indy 500 Special to fill the void where this year’s race should have been. The best part of the special by a mile was winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi telling us what they were really …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Indianapolis

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge has come to an end, and it ended in spectacular fashion. The First Responder 175 presented by GMR brought racing fans to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 2), and it was about as exciting as the Indy 500. Plus, there was a little controversy to keep people talking. …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Circuit of the Americas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) Lando Norris, driver of the #04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara, leads a pack of cars during the IndyCar Auto Nation iRacing Challenge at virtual Circuit of The Americas on April 25, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Just one race remains in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge after Saturday’s (April 25) event at Circuit of the Americas. But it was a Formula One driver who stole the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge, and it wasn’t even close. McLaren driver Lando Norris, invited by INDYCAR to compete in the fifth of six rounds, took the pole …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Barber

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge rolled on this weekend with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the second race of the six-race series. Taking place the day before the 2020 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was scheduled to run, the event did its best to replicate what racing at Barber Motorsports Park would have …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) <> at virtual Watkins Glen International on March 28, 2020 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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Alexander Rossi Discusses If 2020 IndyCar Season Will Be His Year

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Every year seems like Alexander Rossi‘s year to win the NTT IndyCar Series championship. The No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda driver has been competitive every season since he joined IndyCar in 2016, but he has yet to make that last leap to being a champion. So will the 2020 IndyCar season be the one where …

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Carlin IndyCar Team to Watch With Conor Daly, Felipe Nasr Additions

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Carlin created a stir Tuesday when the team confirmed its 2020 NTT IndyCar Series driver lineup: Max Chilton will return in the No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet on road and street courses and the Indianapolis 500, while Conor Daly takes the wheel for the remaining oval races. Meanwhile, Felipe Nasr is set to make his …

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Scott Dixon Previews 2020 IndyCar Season: ‘Never Think That You Know Everything’

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With the 2020 IndyCar season just days away, Scott Dixon has a lot to look forward to. The five-time champion has a new teammate at Chip Ganassi Racing, a new aeroscreen on the No. 9 CGR PNC Bank Honda, and a new opportunity to win his sixth title. Given all that’s happened, it’s no surprise …

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