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James Davison Joins the Field for the 2020 Indy 500

James Davison

James Davison fills the field for the 2020 Indy 500 (credit: Twitter)

Dale Coyne Racing in partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger Motorsport and Belardi Auto Racing announced that James Davison will be returning to the fold to race in the Indianapolis 500 in May 2020.  Davison becomes the 33rd official entrant for next year’s edition of the race.   Davison will also be racing the 2020 Daytona …

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Conor Daly Joining Ed Carpenter Racing on IndyCar Road, Street Courses

Conor Daly 2019 Indianapolis 500 Practice

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Conor Daly has joined Ed Carpenter Racing on road and street courses in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Monday (Dec. 9). Daly will run the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet, while owner Ed Carpenter will pilot the ovals. In addition, Daly will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a third team …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out at Dale Coyne Racing, Joins JDC-Miller Motorsports in 2020

2019 Long Beach Indycar Sebastien Bourdais Phil Allaway

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Sebastien Bourdais will be racing in a different series in the 2020 season. Dale Coyne Racing announced Friday (Nov. 22) that they have parted ways with the Frenchman. Bourdais competed for the team in 2011 and 2017, while seasons 2018 and 2019 were under the Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan banner. “I want to thank …

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Rinus VeeKay Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for Full 2020 Season

2019 Long Beach Indycar Spencer Pigot Car Phil Allaway

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Ed Carpenter Racing Wednesday morning (Nov. 20) that 19-year old Rinus van Kalmthout, better known as Rinus VeeKay, will join the team for the full 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. The Dutch teenager, who finished second in the 2019 Indy Lights standings, will replace Spencer Pigot in the No. 21 Chevrolet. “It’s a dream come …

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Meyer Shank Racing, Jack Harvey Going Full-Time in 2020 with Andretti Technologies

Jack Harvey 2019 Indycar Grand Prix

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Meyer Shank Racing and driver Jack Harvey will be competing full-time in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season with technical support from Andretti Technologies. Announced on Friday (Nov. 8), MSR will not only receive technical and development support, but Harvey’s team of engineers will be staffed with “veteran race engineers with Andretti Autosport experience,” per …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Penske’s Ownership Be Good or Bad for IndyCar & Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

2019 Laguna Seca Indycar Roger Penske Face Diego Alvarado

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Monday morning (Nov. 4) started with the motorsports bombshell of the year: Penske Entertainment Corp purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT Indycar Series. Penske Entertainment Corp is, of course, the company under racing icon Roger Penske, who owns teams in NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA and the Supercars Championship. While Penske is passionate about racing and …

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Penske Entertainment Corp Purchases Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

Felix Rosenqvist 2019 Indycar Grand Prix Of Indianapolis

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The NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway itself, along with several other related companies, have been sold to the Penske Entertainment Corporation, part of the Penske Corporation. This news was announced Monday morning, Nov. 4. “We recently approached Roger Penske and Penske Corporation about this opportunity and began working to put an agreement in …

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Oliver Askew, Pato O’Ward to Drive for Arrow McLaren in 2020

2017 Long Beach Indycar James Hinchcliffe Car Phil Allaway

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NTT IndyCar Series team Arrow McLaren SP has announced its 2020 driver lineup. Oliver Askew and Pato O’Ward will run the team’s Chevrolets next season, Arrow announced Wednesday, Oct. 30. Arrow McLaren SP was formed from Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports merging with McLaren Racing’s IndyCar effort. The team’s first campaign will feature the past two …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Adds Marcus Ericsson for 2020

2019 Laguna Seca Indycar Marcus Ericsson Face Diego Alvarado

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar team will grow by one next year, as the team has added current Arrow Schmidt Peterson driver Marcus Ericsson to its roster. He joins Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist on the Honda-backed team. Ericsson has recorded three top-10 finishes in 2019, his best result a podium finish at the second Detroit …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2020

Takuma Sato 2019 Indycar Grand Prix

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing exercised its option on Takuma Sato for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced on Saturday, Sept. 21. He will return to drive the No. 30 Honda. The 2020 season will be Sato’s third straight year driving for the team and fourth overall. Sato drove for the team in …

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