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IndyCar Power Rankings: August 2020

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The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing during August, as the sport now heads to its biggest stage. Due to the postponement of this month’s doubleheader at Mid-Ohio, the next race on the schedule is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 will also be the halfway point of the season. …

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IndyCar August 2020 Preview: Make Or Break For The Astor Cup

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Simon Pagenaud on pit lane at Road America. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

If NTT IndyCar Series fans thought July was crazy, August will be the most demanding month of the 2020 IndyCar season. Headlined by the delayed running of the Indy 500, this month is the last full month on the calendar, and the way the races are laid out makes it incredibly grueling. For the second …

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IndyCar July 2020 Review: Packed Schedule Pushes Teams To The Limit

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Felix Rosenqvist on track at 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

July 2020 was one of the busiest months in recent NTT IndyCar Series history. After a slow start with just one race in June, the league packed five races into July—including back-to-back doubleheader weekends and their much-talked about return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It all amounted to five events in 15 days. Fans knew that …

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Stock Car Scoop: Pit Road Rule Changes for Gateway Trucks

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There will be new rules for pit stops for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. What are they? Find out in the latest edition of Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast that focuses on the motorsports news of the week also looks at the newest schedule …

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Cole Pearn Joins Ed Carpenter Racing as Conor Daly’s Lead Engineer for Indy 500

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Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Cole Pearn will be Conor Daly’s lead engineer for the No. 47 of Ed Carpenter Racing in the 2020 Indianapolis 500, the team announced Wednesday, July 29. Pearn was an engineer for both Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing before becoming a crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. …

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Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs

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Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver …

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IndyCar Announces Mid-Ohio, Gateway & Indianapolis Road Course Doubleheaders

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The NTT IndyCar Series season will now consist of 14 races with three doubleheaders, INDYCAR announced Monday, July 27. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course will all hold doubleheader race weekends. Mid-Ohio will host a doubleheader on Aug. 8 and 9. Gateway will host its …

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IndyCar’s Aeroscreen: What Is It And How Well Is It Working In 2020?

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The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

IndyCar introduced its aeroscreen during the 2020 IndyCar season after extensive development and with much fanfare. The introduction of new technology into any motorsport series comes with strengths and weaknesses, and the aeroscreen is no exception. With two months of the season in the books, let’s look closer at the aeroscreen, the positives it’s brought …

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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

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Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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Will Power’s 2020 IndyCar Season Off To Challenging Start, But Not Lost

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Will Power‘s start to the 2020 IndyCar season has been less than ideal. If it’s not a problem in the pits, it’s a crash on track that puts him out of contention for what had been shaping up to be a solid race. It begs the question: what on earth has been going on with …

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Backmarker Blues: What’s Wrong With All These IndyCar Pit Stops?

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The NTT IndyCar Series has a pit stop problem. Teams across the board have struggled to complete a successful stop during the 2020 IndyCar season, sometimes with disastrous consequences. In this week’s Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the plague of botched IndyCar pit stops—what might be causing them and what teams can do …

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