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Scott Dixon Goes Back-to-Back in Texas; McLaughlin Nabs 2nd

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Scott Dixon at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Scott Dixon dominated the Genesys 300 en route to leading a 1-2 finish for the series’ two New Zealanders; Scott McLaughlin chased his fellow countryman, finishing only two tenths of a second behind. Dixon passed teammate Alex Palou for the lead on the third lap of the 212 lap race, and maintained control over the …

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Alex Palou Earns Pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Texas Race

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

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou will start on the pole in Saturday’s (May 1) NTT IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Rain came overnight and track drying was still on-going, forcing IndyCar to cancel its qualifying session. Drivers will lineup based on entrant points through two 2021 events. Palou, who was victorious in the season opener at …

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Jack Harvey Finishes a Strong 4th at St. Petersburg

Jack Harvey going around St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After starting in second place for the third time in his IndyCar career, Jack Harvey managed to get his second top-five finish in NTT IndyCar Series competition with a fourth-place result at Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Harvey slotted in behind eventual race winner Colton Herta at the start of the …

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Indy 500 Expecting Up to 40% Capacity

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Conor Daly at the 2019 Indy 500 practice (Photo: Matt Fraver/IndyCar Media)

The Indianapolis 500 will host fans up to 40% of capacity, equaling about 135,000 spectators, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday, April 21. Track officials collaborated with Marion County Public Health Department to estimate the amount of fans allowed in the venue. “This event and this place means so much to everybody we see every day …

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Patricio O’Ward Secures IndyCar Pole at Barber

Pato O'Ward celebrates pole position at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Patricio O’Ward came to Barber Motorsports Park Saturday (April 17) with a point to prove to the IndyCar community. So far, so good. The 21-year-old racer for Arrow McLaren Racing SP was tired of seeing other drivers winning IndyCar races and took a massive step toward getting his first race victory by earning his second …

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IndyCar’s Unusual 2021 Rookie Class

Indycar Romain Grosjean

(Photo credit: Dale Coyne Racing)

When you think of a rookie, you picture a fresh-faced up-and-comer — someone looking to prove themselves, with raw talent but not the experience to consistently back it up. But with an average age of 35 and a combined 38 years in top-tier motorsports series, this year’s IndyCar rookie class breaks the mold. Jimmie Johnson, …

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JR Hildebrand Running AJ Foyt Tribute in Indy 500

2017 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Jr Hildebrand

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

JR Hildebrand will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, AJ Foyt Racing announced April 8. He will pilot the No. 1 Chevrolet with sponsorship from ABC Supply. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Foyt’s triumph in the Indianapolis 500, the No. 1 will feature a throwback paint scheme. “This livery …

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XPEL Expands Sponsorship of Josef Newgarden

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Josef Newgarden celebrates his Harvest Grand Prix victory. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

XPEL will sponsor Josef Newgarden in three races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, Team Penske announced April 7. The company first teamed up with Penske and Newgarden last year in two events. This time, it will be on board for the Texas Motor Speedway doubleheader on May 1-2 as well as the Indianapolis …

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Santino Ferrucci Running Indy 500 for Rahal, Hy-Vee Added as Sponsor

Santino Ferrucci in the pits at Homestead, 2/27/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Santino Ferrucci will return to the NTT IndyCar Series at the 2021 Indianapolis 500. Ferrucci will pilot the No. 45 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, RLL announced April 5. The No. 45 will carry sponsorship from Hy-Vee. “I am excited to be competing in the Indianapolis 500 with Hy-Vee and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Ferrucci …

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Sage Karam’s Fuel Strategy Propels Him to Win in IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Homestead

2021 Homestead Indycar Iracing Sage Karam Burnout Justin Melillo

(Photo: Justin Melillo)

Sage Karam played the fuel strategy game perfectly, saving just enough to do burnouts after the IndyCar iRacing Challenge event at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 25. “We did it,” Karam said after the race. “That was crazy, literally saving from the beginning and we saved enough fuel to do donuts.” For much of …

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