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Oliver Askew Loses IndyCar Ride with Arrow McLaren

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Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew will be leaving Arrow McLaren SP at the end of the 2020 IndyCar season. The move is a bit of a shock because Askew was completing his rookie year with the team Askew compiled a middling record of three top-10s with a best finish of third at Iowa. One of the bigger concerns …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 13 Races

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Josef Newgarden, winner of the Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 - Friday, Oct 2, 2020 -- Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar)

The 2020 IndyCar championship only has one race left, but the title hasn’t been decided. Despite Scott Dixon leading the NTT IndyCar Series standings all season long, his sixth championship remains in doubt. Josef Newgarden is right on his tail. What will it take for each driver to win the Astor Cup? The series is …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the Harvest Grand Prix

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(Scott Dixon - Harvest Grand Prix Race 2 - Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 -- Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Oct. 2-3) was one of the cleanest events the NTT IndyCar Series has seen so far this year. Both events avoided yellow flags, and very few drivers had the kind of disastrous weekend that has haunted the series this year. So in …

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2020 Harvest GP Takeaways: What We Learned From IndyCar At Indianapolis

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Will Power celebrates after winning the 2020 Harvest GP Race 2. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series finished its doubleheader schedule with the 2020 Harvest GP, and the newly-created event did not disappoint. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course produced two races full of passing and with a side order of panic as IndyCar teams scrambled for points ahead of the season finale. Team Penske returned to dominance, …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After 11 Races

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Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are only three races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race of the year, but Josef Newgarden has slowly been shrinking the gap with strong, consistent finishes. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar …

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James Hinchcliffe Rejoins Andretti Autosport for Rest of 2020

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James Hinchcliffe will close out the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series with Andretti Autosport, the team announced Sept. 25. Hinchcliffe will replace Zach Veach in Andretti’s No. 26 Gainbridge-sponsored Honda. Earlier this week, Veach revealed he would be stepping out of the ride early and splitting ways with the team, citing performance issues. Hinchliffe, who had …

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Helio Castroneves Replaces Oliver Askew for Indy Road Course Doubleheader

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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)

Oliver Askew has withdrawn from the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and Helio Castroneves will be the replacement driver, after Askew was declared medically unable to compete by the NTT IndyCar Series medical staff, Arrow McLaren SP announced Sept. 24. Following the race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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Zach Veach, Andretti Parting Ways for 2020

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Zach Veach during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, August 13, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Zach Veach will not continue with Andretti Autosport for the rest of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 23. Veach, who competed in the No. 26 Honda, steps away with three races left. He wasn’t tapped to come back next year for Andretti. ”The decision was made that I will not …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The Honda Indy 200

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(Photo by: Matt Fraver, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader (Sept. 12-13) saw both one clean race and one pockmarked with spins and crashes. While it wasn’t a chronically bad weekend for anyone in the NTT IndyCar Series, there were some drivers who could have taken home a few more championship points. In this edition of Backmarker …

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Be A.J. Foyt Racing’s Best Asset In 2021

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Sebastien Bourdais will be back for a full-time NTT IndyCar Series season in 2021 with A.J. Foyt Racing. While he had been scheduled to split the No. 14 machine throughout the 2020 IndyCar season, the coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold. But he’ll be the one behind the wheel as the series wraps up …

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