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Romain Grosjean Charges to 3rd at Laguna Seca

Romain Grosjean in the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca in 2021

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Romain Grosjean‘s strategy nearly gave the Frenchman his first NTT IndyCar Series win, but the former Formula 1 driver would have to settle for third place in Sunday’s (September 19th) Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca. Starting 13th, Grosjean got to 12th place at the Andretti Hairpin after passing Graham Rahal and then …

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Reconstructing the IndyCar Portland Start Calamity

Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou in front of the major calamity at Portland

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Sunday’s (Sept. 12th) Grand Prix of Portland started the way the last two NTT IndyCar Series races have started at Portland International Raceway: with an incident in the Festival Chicane. With numerous cars having damage from all of the incidents and others scattering all over the place, it’s worth looking at the sequence of events …

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Pato O’Ward Loses IndyCar Points Lead in Portland

Pato O'Ward at Portland

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward‘s slim lead in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series standings disappeared after Sunday’s (Sept. 12) Grand Prix of Portland when the Mexican racer finished 14th. Up ahead of him, fellow title rival Alex Palou earned the victory, claiming the points lead in the process. O’Ward started seventh but INDYCAR placed him as the race …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Portland International Raceway

Will Power at Portland in 2019

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

The NTT IndyCar Series’s west coast swing to close the 2021 season starts this coming Sunday (September 12th) at Portland International Raceway, a 12-turn, 1.967 mile road course near the Columbia River. Portland’s history with IndyCar racing goes back to 1984 when the CART IndyCar World Series raced there for the first time with Al …

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A Deeper Dive Into Romain Grosjean’s Oval Debut

Romain Grosjean at Gateway Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Romain Grosjean’s goal of completing all 260 laps came up one lap short at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at WWT Raceway at Gateway, but the NTT IndyCar Series rookie looked like a series veteran en route to a 14th place finish. Looking a little deeper, that result shouldn’t be surprising. The Formula 1 veteran …

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Techbench Tuesday: IndyCar at Gateway

IndyCar Conor Daly Gateway

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

The final oval race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season takes place on perhaps the most technically challenging oval of the season: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (Gateway for short). This track can provide a bit of a headache for a race engineer, but sometimes race engineers are used to dealing with changing …

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Pato O’Ward Narrowly Claims Pole at Indianapolis Road Course

Pato O'Ward Celebrates Pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

INDIANAPOLIS — Pato O’Ward barely claimed his fourth NTT IndyCar Series pole position for Saturday’s (August 14th) NTT IndyCar Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course over the driver with the second most pole positions in American IndyCar history. O’Ward went around the 14-turn, 2.439 mile road course in 1 minute, 10.7147 seconds …

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A Closer Look at Marcus Ericsson’s Nashville IndyCar Win

Marcus Ericsson on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

“There was a man, and he was flying!” While yes, Conor Daly was referring to Tony Kanaan during the 2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race at Watkins Glen, that statement also applied to Marcus Ericsson during Sunday’s (August 8th) Music City Grand Prix, the 11th race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The 80-lap race …

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