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Tony Kanaan Returns to CGR for Indy 500

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Tony Kanaan will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Chip Ganassi Racing, the team announced Jan. 17. The American Legion will sponsor the effort. Kanaan ran four races for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series last season, with a best finish of 10th in the 2021 Indy 500. It’s official! ?@TonyKanaan will …

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Tatiana Calderon Joins AJ Foyt Racing for Road & Street Courses

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Tatiana Calderon will run the road and street courses in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season for AJ Foyt Racing, the team announced Jan. 17. Calderon will pilot the No. 11 with sponsorship from ROKiT. She is the first female to drive for AJ Foyt Racing. “I’m thrilled and very thankful to Jonathan Kendrick, ROKiT …

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Jimmie Johnson Running IndyCar Full Time

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Jimmie Johnson will contest the full 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season in 2022, he announced Dec. 15. Johnson will drive the Carvana-sponsored No. 48 for Chip Ganassi Racing, with his slate including his first attempt at the Indianapolis 500. “I’m going #FullTime next year!” Johnson tweeted. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of …

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Sage Karam, Santino Ferrucci Entering Indy 500 With Dreyer & Reinbold

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Sage Karam and Santino Ferrucci will enter the 2022 Indianapolis 500 in the NTT IndyCar Series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, DRR announced Dec. 9. 2022 marks Karam’s eighth Indy 500 attempt with DRR and ninth overall, while it’ll be Ferrucci’s DRR debut and fourth Indy 500 attempt. “We believe the talent of these drivers …

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Kyle Kirkwood Joins AJ Foyt Racing for 2022 IndyCar Season

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Kyle Kirkwood is joining AJ Foyt Racing next season in the NTT IndyCar Series, the team announced Nov. 10. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet vacated by Sebastian Bourdais. Bourdais is switching to IMSA full time next year for Chip Ganassi Racing. The Florida native won the 2021 Indy Lights championship with Andretti Autosport …

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Devlin DeFrancesco Moving to IndyCar With Andretti in 2022

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Devlin DeFrancesco has earned a promotion. The 21-year-old Canadian will compete full time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2022, Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport announced Nov. 4. DeFrancesco will pilot the No. 29 Honda. His sponsorship from the Indy Lights Series will accompany him into IndyCar; PowerTap Hydrogen, Kimoa, AIS, Simply Mac, Jones Soda Co., Fyllo …

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Detroit Grand Prix Moving to Downtown Streets in 2023

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The NTT IndyCar Series’ Detroit Grand Prix will return to the streets of Downtown Detroit in 2023, event organizers announced Nov. 3. The Detroit City Council approved the relocation from Belle Isle to Downtown. The Championship Auto Racing Teams (or CART) ran on the Detroit Street Circuit from 1989-1991. Emerson Fittipaldi won twice while Michael …

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Christian Lundgaard Racing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan in 2022

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Christian Lundgaard is competing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the No. 30 car starting in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Oct. 20. It’s part of a multi-year agreement for the Denmark native. Lundgaard ran for the team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course earlier this year and finished 12th …

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Jack Harvey Signs With RLL for 2022

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Jack Harvey will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on a multi-year deal in the NTT IndyCar Series beginning in 2022, RLL announced Oct. 11. Harvey will pilot the No. 45 Honda with full-season sponsorship from Hy-Vee, which has been a primary sponsor for RLL since 2020. “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Rahal Letterman Lanigan …

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