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Friday IndyCar Happenings At Long Beach

Jimmie Johnson after his practice crash in Long Beach

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Simon Pagenaud’s quest for a second victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach got off to a good start as the 2016 Long Beach winner led the opening practice session on Friday (April 8). The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda went around the 1.968 mile street circuit in 1 …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Long Beach in 2022

Takuma Sato at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

As Takuma Sato roars down the back straight of the Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner has just three more corners to go before completing another lap of the 1.968-mile circuit. The concrete canyon that is Seaside Way leads to a right-hander before the track curls around in a long …

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3-Wide Accident Eliminates Contenders at Texas

Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal and Devlin DeFrancesco crash at Texas

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas— An opportunistic move ended with three cars hitting the turn 3 wall at Texas Motor Speedway during Sunday’s (March 20) XPEL 375 for the NTT IndyCar Series. After the field got the green flag on lap 128 following Kyle Kirkwood’s accident, Andretti Autosport’s Devlin DeFrancesco went underneath Graham Rahal on the backstretch. …

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Jimmie Johnson Finishes 6th at Texas in IndyCar Oval Debut

Jimmie Johnson and Scott Pruett after Johnson finished sixth at Texas.

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — There was a sense of pure amazement from race winner Josef Newgarden and congratulations from many other drivers on pit road. Why? Jimmie Johnson was competitive at an oval race again. Johnson finished sixth in Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway in his first oval race in the …

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Jack Harvey Crashes on Saturday at Texas, Plus Other Notes

Jack Harvey at Texas

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — It was the best of sessions, it was the worst of sessions for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.  As Christian Lundgaard and Graham Rahal went fourth and seventh fastest respectively in the final practice session ahead of Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway, Jack Harvey lightly brushed the wall …

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Alex Palou Finishes Second in St. Petersburg

Alex Palou IndyCar

Alex Palou at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Palou was frustrated after finishing 17th at St. Petersburg in 2021. A 15 position improvement over last year’s performance was a big positive for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. However, the Spaniard was only .5095 seconds short of claiming victory on the streets of St. Petersburg from Scott McLaughlin in …

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