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Robert Wickens Remains in Stable Condition After Successful Spinal Surgery

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Robert Wickens

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On Tuesday (Aug. 21), INDYCAR said in a statement that Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Robert Wickens underwent successful spinal surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest yesterday. “Titanium rods and screws were placed successfully in Wickens’ spine during the surgery, which was performed without complication,” the release said. “The severity of the spinal cord injury is …

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IndyCar Analysis: ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Race Start

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Before the green flag, Alexander Rossi admitted that he’s still “terrified” of oval racing, but he ended up the winner of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. Rossi, who started third, led 180 of 200 laps at the “Tricky Triangle.” It was his fifth career IndyCar win and his first on a …

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Horrific Crash Halts ABC Supply 500; Wickens Awake and Alert

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The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is under a red flag as of lap 8. Ryan Hunter-Reay was spun by Robert Wickens in Turn 2 on lap 7, resulting in a five-car crash. Wickens’ car went airborne directly into the catch fence. #indycar #ABCSupply500 – huge hit for @robertwickens pic.twitter.com/uUtslZyz0K — Champweb (@champwebdotnet) August 19, …

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Team Penske Sweeps Front Row in ABC Supply 500 Qualifying

2018 Indycar Pocono Zach Catanzareti Will Power

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Will Power and Josef Newgarden will start Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway from the front row. Power, this year’s Indy 500 champion, returns to the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track as the defending race winner. He’ll start from the pole for the third time in 2018 and for the 53rd time of his IndyCar career. …

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Fernando Alonso Leaving Formula 1 at End of Season

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Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Saturday (Aug. 11), Fernando Alonso put the entire motorsports world on its toes.  Today, he gave them a reason why, when he announced that he would be retiring from Formula 1 at the end of the 2018 season. There’s been speculation that he could cross the pond and race in North America’s most prestigious open-wheel …

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Scott Dixon to Stay with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019 and Beyond

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Rumors that four-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon could depart from Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for a McLaren Indy team can now be officially put to bed. Dixon and CGR announced a multi-year agreement on Monday (Aug. 13) and will remain with the team he’s been a part of since 2002. “Next year will …

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Watkins Glen President Plans to Speak with INDYCAR About 2021 Reunion

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Alexander Rossi leading the field at Watkins Glen (Photo: Chris Owens / INDYCAR Media)

Watkins Glen International was left off the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this year because the two parties couldn’t agree on a date for a race. INDYCAR, which originally signed a three-year deal to run at the Glen in 2016, will race in Portland, Oregon on Labor Day weekend instead while the upstate New York track …

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Laguna Seca to Replace Sonoma for 2019 IndyCar Finale

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and INDYCAR have agreed to a three-year deal, which will allow the Northern California road course to host the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season finale through 2021. The 2019 race weekend will occur Sept. 20-22 and replaces Sonoma Raceway, which has raced Indy cars every season since 2005. In recent years, Laguna …

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Scott Dixon In Championship Form with Toronto Victory

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Scott Dixon avoided trouble and wound up victorious in Sunday’s (July 15) Honda Indy Toronto Grand Prix at Toronto street course. The Chip Ganassi Racing veteran earned his 44th career Verizon IndyCar Series win, a trophy which also extended his lead in the 2018 championship standings. “The car was superb,” Dixon said. “We just needed some …

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James Hinchcliffe Wins Iowa Corn 300 with Embarrassing Ending

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After failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in May, James Hinchcliffe’s season seemed to be a lost cause. Hinchcliffe lost tons of ground in the championship, and the morale of his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team was obviously pretty low. But the No. 5 Honda driver overtook Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden, who led 229 of …

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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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Spencer Pigot Secures Season-Best Finish at Road America

Spencer Pigot Road America 2018

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After a string of some bad luck, Spencer Pigot appeared to catch a break Sunday (June 24) in Road America. Pigot finished in the eighth position, his second top 10 of 2018 and best result since last season at Long Beach. Pigot had a strong Direct Supply Chevrolet all weekend, qualifying 10th. But when Will Power …

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