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IndyCar, Richmond Raceway Looking Ahead to 2020

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The stars were out in full force for Richmond Raceway’s official Tuesday (Sept. 3) press conference for the NTT IndyCar Series’ return to the track in 2020. Drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles and series president Jay Frye were all on hand for the presser, held in the raceway infield with …

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IndyCar Schedule for 2020 Announced — Richmond Added, Pocono Removed

Alexander Rossi 2019 Indycar Classic At Circuit Of The Americas

(Photo: Stephen King/IndyCar Media)

The NTT IndyCar Series announced its 2020 series schedule Sunday afternoon, with the biggest changes being the addition of Richmond Raceway and the removal of Pocono Raceway. IndyCar hasn’t been to Richmond since 2009, with Scott Dixon winning the final race before the Virginia track was taken off the schedule. The race weekend will take …

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Marcus Ericsson Set for Formula 1 Return; Conor Daly Filling in at Portland

2019 Indianapolis Indycar Marcus Ericsson Face James Black Indycar Media

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Marcus Ericsson will not compete at Portland this weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series. Instead, he’ll be in Belgium with Formula 1 for the Belgium Grand Prix. Per RACER, Ericsson will drive the Alfa Romeo entry this weekend at Spa, making his first F1 start since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2018. Conor Daly …

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Releases Statement on Pocono Crash

Takuma Sato 2019 Indianapolis 500 Open Test

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing released a statement Tuesday (Aug. 20) on Sunday’s violent IndyCar Series crash at Pocono Raceway, an incident that saw Felix Rosenqvist’s No. 10 get into the catch fence and Takuma Sato’s No. 30 machine flip over. The team has issued a statement in regard to the opening lap crash at Pocono …

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Simon Pagenaud Leaves Pocono with Unfinished Business

Simon Pagenaud 2019 Indycar Classic

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Based off his dominating performance at the Indianapolis 500 in May, Simon Pagenaud was one of the pre-race favorites for Sunday’s (Aug. 18) ABC Supply Co. Inc. 500 at Pocono Raceway. It turns out, he leaves with “unfinished business.” Due to qualifying getting rained out because of weather, Pagenaud began the race at Pocono Raceway …

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Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

2019 Indycar Pocono Felix Rosenqvist Car Nkp

(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

There was much anticipation heading into Sunday’s (Aug. 18) NTT IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, following a near death-defying crash last season. But the field didn’t even make it to turn 2 on the opening lap before there was a multi-car pileup, seeing Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato go airborne. The crash was triggered …

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McLaren Returning to IndyCar With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2020

James Hinchcliffe 2019 Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

McLaren will be returning to the NTT IndyCar Series on a full-time basis in 2020, the team announced Friday, Aug. 9. This will be done in an alliance/merger with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, which will be moving from Honda engines to Chevrolet as part of the move. Title sponsor Arrow Electronics will remain with the …

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Team Penske, Discount Tire Extend Partnership

2019 Kentucky Mencs Brad Keselowski Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Team Penske has extended its relationship with Discount Tire for multiple years, the team announced Wednesday morning (August 7). Discount Tire will sponsor Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2 Ford Mustang in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 15 races under the new deal, up from 10 races currently, including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard …

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INDYCAR to Use Hybrid Engines, Incorporate In-Car Starters In 2022

2019 Iowa Indy James Hinchcliffe Car Indycar Media

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Some new technology is coming to INDYCAR in the future. INDYCAR announced Thursday (Aug. 1) that it will begin implementing hybrid engine technology for the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season. The new system would also allow for drivers to activate the starter from inside their cockpit, a design feature first incorporated onto the Panoz DP01 …

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Andretti Autosport Signs Alexander Rossi, Honda to Extension

2019 Toronto Indycar Alexander Rossi Face Joe Skibinski

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Andretti Autosport has signed IndyCar Series driver Alexander Rossi and manufacturer Honda to multi-year extensions, NBC Sports reported Saturday. After much speculation of where Rossi might land if he did not re-sign with Andretti, the driver-team pairing has inked a three-year contract for the driver of the No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts machine. Rossi holds …

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Sage Karam Adds Smartstop Sponsorship, Will Drive Toronto for Carlin

2017 Indianapolis Indycar Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

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Sage Karam has a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series at Honda Indy Toronto, driving the No. 31 for Carlin  with sponsorship from Smartstop Self Storage. The company comes aboard Karam’s car at Toronto, Carlin announced Tuesday, July 2. “I want to thank everyone at Carlin for giving me the opportunity to compete in an …

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