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Indy 500 Special: What We Learned From NBC’s 2019 Indy 500 Repeat

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The 2019 Indy 500 had a second life on Sunday (May 24), as NBC aired Back Home Again: Indy 500 Special to fill the void where this year’s race should have been. The best part of the special by a mile was winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi telling us what they were really …

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IndyCar Cancels Richmond, Toronto Races; Road America Will Host Doubleheader

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The NTT IndyCar Series announced further changes to its 2020 schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, canceling the races at Richmond Raceway and on the streets of Toronto, the series announced Thursday, May 21. Additionally, Road America’s original race date has been rescheduled, and the track will now host a doubleheader. The REV Group Grand …

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IndyCar Returning at Texas Next Month

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The NTT IndyCar Series will begin its season with a one-day show at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, the series announced Thursday, May 7. The race day will consist of practice, qualifying and the race, officials said. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans will not be allowed to attend the event. “We’ve worked closely …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Indianapolis

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge has come to an end, and it ended in spectacular fashion. The First Responder 175 presented by GMR brought racing fans to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 2), and it was about as exciting as the Indy 500. Plus, there was a little controversy to keep people talking. …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Circuit of the Americas

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) Lando Norris, driver of the #04 Arrow McLaren SP Dallara, leads a pack of cars during the IndyCar Auto Nation iRacing Challenge at virtual Circuit of The Americas on April 25, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Just one race remains in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge after Saturday’s (April 25) event at Circuit of the Americas. But it was a Formula One driver who stole the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge, and it wasn’t even close. McLaren driver Lando Norris, invited by INDYCAR to compete in the fifth of six rounds, took the pole …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Twin Ring Motegi

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge is two-thirds of the way complete after Saturday’s venture to Twin Ring Motegi, and Simon Pagenaud has his second win in just as many iRacing events. But surprisingly, his back-to-back victories were not the biggest story of this virtual return to Japan. What can we learn from IndyCar’s outing on the …

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Simon Pagenaud Goes Back to Back in Round 4 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Twin Ring Motegi

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For the first time in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Series, a driver has won consecutive races. On Saturday afternoon (April 18), Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took advantage of his teammates’ late race scuffle with a lapped car to win the Firestone 175 at virtual Twin Ring Montegi. The race looked to be similar to last …

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Simon Pagenaud Takes Round 3 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Virtual Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns a Podium

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Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud used the correct strategy to win the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). Pagenaud, in his full firesuit, avoided the mayhem at the beginning and played the fuel game perfectly. Those who were ahead of him in the closing laps needed to return to pit …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joins IndyCar iRacing Entry List for Michigan

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Round 3 of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge kicks off at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). This time 31 drivers are entered for the Chevrolet 275, up two entries from last week’s event at virtual Barber Motorsports Park, including one very familiar name to NASCAR fans: Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines the list of newcomers …

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IndyCar Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been revised, officials announced Monday (April 6). The Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled, two previously scheduled events have become doubleheaders, and a third race has been set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The IndyCar Series will now have 15 races, an …

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2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge: Honda Indy Grand Prix Entry List

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The entry list has been released for Saturday’s (April 4) second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park. This week, 29 drivers are entered in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst, four more than last week’s event at Watkins Glen International. Sage Karam dominated that event, leading …

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