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Jack Harvey 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey before the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Jack Harvey and his Meyer Shank Racing team are in the same boat for the 2020 IndyCar season: both have dedicated years to entering IndyCar, but neither of them have contested a full season before. That isn’t a simple prospect in any year, but it’s going to be especially difficult in one characterized by economic …

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Alex Palou 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Alex Palou

Alex Palou. (Photo by Chris Jones/Getty Images.)

Rookie Alex Palou is going to have a very tough time getting acclimated to the NTT IndyCar Series. A Spanish native who spent last year competing in Japan, Palou had only climbed behind the wheel of an IndyCar once before his 2020 IndyCar season debut at Texas Motor Speedway—and never raced before on an oval. …

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 Ed Carpenter 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter during practice for the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, June 6, 2020 (Photo: Chris Owens)

Ed Carpenter has been an IndyCar fixture since his debut in 2003, and he doesn’t have plans to leave just yet. A top-5 finish at the NTT IndyCar Series’s first race at Texas Motor Speedway proved that Carpenter may not be able to contest for a championship anymore, but he can certainly bring home impressive …

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Santino Ferrucci 2020 IndyCar Season Profile

Santino Ferrucci

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Santino Ferrucci, driver of the #18 SealMaster Honda, driives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

While he may not have ended his first NTT IndyCar season as overall Rookie of the Year, Santino Ferrucci certainly drew a lot of attention from fans and media around the world—some of it good, some of it bad. Here, we examine the stats to see if we can expect Ferrucci to fall into a …

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Indy 500 Win Not Enough for Formula One Transplant Alexander Rossi

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar)

For most drivers, winning the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 would be a big enough moment to justify a career, let alone a rookie season. But Alexander Rossi is no typical rookie.  Rossi clutch-and-coasted his way to an improbable victory in front of over 350,000 people in his first Month of May, but the Andretti …

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Max Chilton Talks Transitions, Expectations and First Month of May

2016 IndyCar Max Chilton Rookie Barber

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

When it comes to the Verizon IndyCar Series field, there are typical rookies, and then there’s Max Chilton. A native of Reigate, England, Chilton currently sits 16th in the IndyCar points standings after four races with Chevrolet’s Chip Ganassi Racing. Teammate to defending champion Scott Dixon, Chilton caught the eyes of fans and critics alike …

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Rookie Spotlight: Speedy Stefano Coletti Searching For Consistency

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(Photo: Chris Owens)

Stefano Coletti came into the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series as a wild card. A veteran of Europe’s GP2 series, Coletti joined KV Racing Technology for the 2015 IndyCar season, driving the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet, replacing Sebastian Saavedra as the Indianapolis, Indiana-based team’s second driver. Coletti, 26, entered the season as a relative unknown. While fellow …

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IndyCar Driver Profile: Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya celebrated in victory lane at Pocono for his first win since returning to IndyCar earlier this season. (Credit: CIA)

After spending nine years in NASCAR with some success, Juan Pablo Montoya was looking for a change at the pace at the end of the 2013 race season. That change of pace came about when a phone call came from Roger Penske, offering Montoya a ride in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2014 season. Montoya …

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IndyCar Driver Profile: Rick Mears

2014 IndyCar Texas Rick Mears pit lane

Over the years in open-wheel racing, there have been drivers who have climbed behind the wheel and made an impact that will last for many years down the road — like, for instance, Kansas native Rick Mears. Like many other drivers, Mears got interested in racing through his father. “My dad was a pretty successful short-track racer …

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IndyCar Driver Profile: Justin Wilson

Editor’s Note: Open Wheel Wednesday has been pushed back one day for this week only. You can see your favorite IndyCar writers debate the latest topics in the sport on Thursday. Driver: Justin Wilson 2014 Primary Ride: No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 2014 Primary Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America Career Verizon IndyCar Series Statistics: 100 starts, 3 …

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