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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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Scott McLaughlin Making IndyCar Debut at St. Petersburg

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Scott McLaughlin will make his NTT IndyCar Series debut in the season finale at the Streets of St. Petersburg, Team Penske announced today, Sept. 17. He will drive the No. 3. “I’m equally as excited to finally get the chance and make my INDYCAR debut,” McLaughlin said in a team release. “I’ve been doing everything …

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IndyCar’s Music City Grand Prix Is Racing Over A River

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A mock-up of what Indy cars will look like at the planned Music City Grand Prix circuit in Nashville (courtesy of the Music City Grand Prix press kit)

The rumors have been confirmed: the NTT IndyCar Series is hitting the streets of Nashville for a brand-new event in 2021 and beyond called the Music City Grand Prix. Nashville will join the likes of St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Detroit, and Toronto as part of the series’ street circuit discipline. The inaugural race is expected …

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IndyCar Adds Nashville Street Course to 2021 Schedule

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The NTT IndyCar Series will venture to Music City in 2021. As first reported by RACER, IndyCar will make its debut on a street course to be determined in downtown Nashville, Tenn. It will become the fifth street course on the circuit, joining St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Toronto and Belle Isle. Local TV stations began …

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Sebastien Bourdais Returning to IndyCar Full Time in 2021

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Sebastien Bourdais will return to full-time NTT IndyCar Series racing in 2021 for AJ Foyt Enterprises, driving the team’s No. 14 entry for the entire season, the team announced in a statement Sept. 15. Bourdais, who won four consecutive CART championships and 28 races from 2004 to 2007, has won six races in IndyCar and …

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2020 Honda Indy 200 Takeaways: What IndyCar At Mid-Ohio Revealed

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The opening lap of 2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio almost didn’t get onto the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, but the weekend (Sept. 12-13) delivered two more races in an already packed season. Two drivers got their first wins of the year at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Team Penske’s Will Power breaking into the win column with …

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Jimmie Johnson Joins Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar Program

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Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be joining Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series for the next two years. The official announcement was made Wednesday morning (Sept. 9) as Johnson confirmed his foray into open-wheel racing. Johnson recently tested an IndyCar vehicle for the team in July at the Indianapolis Motor …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Nine Races

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The 2020 IndyCar championship is in its closing stretch now that there are just a handful of races left on the calendar. Scott Dixon has led the Astor Cup charge from the very first race, but Josef Newgarden is within less than 100 points of the five-time champion. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar championship …

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Mid-Ohio INDYCAR Doubleheader Rescheduled For Sept. 12-13

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INDYCAR will have two more races to fill out its revised 2020 schedule this season. On Saturday (Sept. 5), the open-wheel series confirmed it’ll run next weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will run at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with doubleheader races scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13,” …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At Gateway

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The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (Aug. 29-30) was a doubleheader weekend of huge ups and downs for most of the NTT IndyCar Series grid, but some drivers had it exponentially worse than others. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: September 2020

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Scott Dixon leads two cars on track at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

September could be a questionable month for the 2020 IndyCar season. There are no races officially scheduled, but rumor has it that the postponed Mid-Ohio doubleheader could be coming back during the Sept. 13 weekend.  Whether or not IndyCar races this month, we’ve had the Indy 500, and the end of the season is in …

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Scott Dixon Earns 50th Career Win with Gateway Victory

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Scott Dixon officially scored his 50th win and 50% of all races in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series after his victory at the first race of the Bommarito Auto Group doubleheader weekend at Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday (Aug. 29). While nothing can exactly make up for another Indy 500 loss, Dixon can at …

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