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Oliver Askew Leads Late, Finishes 12th at Road America

Oliver Askew at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Oliver Askew and race engineer Brent Harvey gambled with 20 laps to go in the NTT IndyCar Series’ REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Sunday (June 20) but came up just short. After Kevin Magnussen pulled over off course just after turn 7 on lap 34, Askew and Harvey decided that under the ensuing …

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Alex Palou Wins at Road America; 2nd Straight Heartbreak for Josef Newgarden

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (June 20) REV Group Grand Prix at Road America after leader Josef Newgarden was stricken by mechanical woes on the day’s final restart. While Newgarden dropped through the field to a disappointing 21st, Palou cruised to the victory over Colton Herta. Will Power, Scott Dixon and Romain Grosjean rounded out the …

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Kevin Magnussen to Sub for Felix Rosenqvist at Road America

Felix Rosenqvist practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Kevin Magnussen will be making his NTT IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Road America, taking the place of Felix Rosenqvist who was not cleared to drive, Arrow McLaren SP announced Wednesday (June 16). Rosenqvist is recovering after a large impact into the tire barrier during Saturday’s race at Detroit. Oliver Askew, who competed for …

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Oliver Askew Replaces Injured Rinus VeeKay for IndyCar Road America Race

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

After full-time Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was injured this week in a cycling accident, the team has found their replacement for the No. 21 this week at Road America in Oliver Askew. It’s the second time this week Askew has been tapped to fill in for an injured driver. Askew drove the No. …

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Rinus Veekay Injured in Cycling Accident, Status Pending for Road America

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident during a training ride early Tuesday, Ed Carpenter Racing announced June 15. The NTT IndyCar Series young gun sustained a clavicle injury and is being treated by INDYCAR’s medical staff. The team said VeeKay’s participation in this weekend’s Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America is pending. …

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Takuma Sato Falls From Second to Fourth Late at Detroit

Takuma Sato practicing at Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Coming to the final restart in Saturday’s race in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Takuma Sato was in second-place behind eventual race winner Marcus Ericsson, but the racing gods did not smile on the Japanese racer. At the lap 67 restart, Rinus VeeKay went past Sato going into turn 1, putting the No. 30 Rahal …

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Marcus Ericsson Takes First IndyCar Win; Heartbreak for Will Power in Detroit

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson has taken his first NTT IndyCar Series win on the streets of Belle Isle. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward completed the podium following an unpredictable race which saw two red flags, heartbreak for a dominant driver, and a massive crash for another. Ericsson inherited the lead after leader Will Power was stricken with …

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Felix Rosenqvist has Large Incident at Detroit

Felix Rosenqvist practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Felix Rosenqvist’s first race in the 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix came to an end above the turn 6 tire barrier. Rosenqvist was downshifting his No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet but as the car approached turn 6 on lap 25, the Swede’s throttle stuck open on the rev limiter, forcing the car into the …

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Extended Through 2026

Josef Newgarden Passing Alex Palou and Colton Herta at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR Media)

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will continue to run in the NTT IndyCar Series through 2026, as the St. Petersburg City Council approved a two-year extension to the current agreement, organizers announced Wednesday (June 9). The race will return to its traditional March dates after running in April this season. Colton Herta won …

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Santino Ferrucci Racing IndyCar Detroit Doubleheader

2019 Long Beach Indycar Santino Ferrucci Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

A sixth-place finish in the 2021 Indianapolis 500 has paid dividends for Santino Ferrucci, who will compete in the NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader at The Raceway at Belle Isle, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced June 7. Hy-Vee, Inc. will sponsor Ferrucci in the No. 45 Honda. “I’m excited to compete in the two races in …

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Sage Karam Climbs From 31st to 7th at Indianapolis 500

Sage Karam in the 105th Indianapolis 500

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

INDIANAPOLIS — In a single-car effort without any technical alliances, Sage Karam managed to finish 24 places ahead of where he started in Sunday’s (May 30) 105th Indianapolis 500. The No. 24 Dreyer and Reinbold Racing Chevrolet finished seventh after starting 31st for the third year in a row, and it was Karam’s fourth time …

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