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INDYCAR Announces Changes to Engine Configuration Starting in 2021

Honda Indy Grand Prix Of Alabama Monday

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INDYCAR engines will produce more power starting in 2021 as they will have a new engine configuration. The move, announced Saturday is the latest in a series of long-term moves for the racing series. The 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines are projected to generate roughly 100 more horsepower than the current versions. Those already have more …

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Graham Rahal Leads 4th Indy 500 Practice

Graham Rahal Indy 500 Practice Day 1

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Graham Rahal led the way in Thursday’s Indianapolis 500 practice, the fourth of the week. Rahal’s quickest lap during the session was a mock-qualifying run Rahal admitted following the session. However, Rahal still was in tow behind Stefan Wilson. “Stefan Wilson came out in front of me,” said Rahal. “He was at the end of …

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Zachary Claman De Melo Tapped to Drive Dale Coyne’s No. 19 in Indianapolis 500

Zachary Claman De Melo Barber

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Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced Tuesday (May 15) that rookie Zachary Claman De Melo will remain in the No. 19 Paysafe-sponsored Honda-Dallara and compete in his first Indianapolis 500. The move was announced just hours before De Melo was scheduled to go through rookie orientation. “I’m very much looking forward to turning my first …

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Teamwork Equals Fifth-Place Finish for Alexander Rossi in IndyCar Grand Prix

Alexander Rossi Indycar Grand Prix

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The more teammates you have in racing, the better off you are when you have a car that is struggling. That teamwork made the difference Saturday (May 12) for Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi in the IndyCar Grand Prix. Rossi had speed in Friday’s INDYCAR practice but failed to move into the Firestone Fast Six …

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Robert Wickens Continues Veteran Showing in IndyCar Grand Prix

Robert Wickens Indycar Grand Prix

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Robert Wickens continued his impressive IndyCar rookie season Saturday (May 12) in Indianapolis. For the second time in 2018, Wickens started on the front row for a race. But unlike St. Petersburg, where he failed to finish the rookie made the most of his IndyCar Grand Prix appearance. Throughout the event, he threatened Will Power …

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Josef Newgarden’s Spin Relegates Him to 11th in IndyCar Grand Prix

Josef Newgarden Indycar Grand Prix

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Josef Newgarden entered Saturday’s (May 12) IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as the championship leader. He held a 13-point edge over Alexander Rossi entering the race. Not anymore. While Newgarden won two of the first four INDYCAR races this season, a successful start to his title defense, Saturday was a struggle. …

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Will Power Earns IndyCar Grand Prix Pole by Edging Robert Wickens

Will Power 2018 Indycar Grand Prix

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Relief for Will Power came on Friday during qualifying for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The start of the season has been nothing but rough for the Team Penske veteran but during qualifying, Power pushed through to earn his 51st career IndyCar pole. Despite already taking a lap during the Firestone Fast Six, the No. …

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Alfonso Celis Jr. Set to Make Verizon IndyCar Series Debut at Road America

Juncos Racing Barber

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Alfonso Celis Jr. will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut next month in the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America driving for Juncos Racing. Celis will pilot the No. 32 Juncos Racing Chevrolet entry after competing with the team at Barber Motorsports Park last month in the Indy Lights Series. “I’m very excited to be …

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Zachary Claman De Melo Replacing Pietro Fittipaldi in INDYCAR Grand Prix

Zachary Claman De Melo Barber

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Zachary Claman De Melo will replace the injured Pietro Fittipaldi in this weekend’s INDYCAR Grand Prix, Dale Coyne Racing announced on Thursday (May 10). Claman De Melo will pilot the No. 19 Paysafe Honda for the third time this season. Fittipaldi was slated to make his second Verizon IndyCar Series start on Saturday. The Brazilian …

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INDYCAR: Breaking Down the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Entry List

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On Friday, INDYCAR released the 35-car entry list for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. The May 27 race features six former winners, including Hélio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay. This year’s race will mark the first time since 2015 that at least one car will fail …

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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud, Gabby Chaves Get into Heated Argument

2016 Pocono Indycar Simon Pagenaud Zach Catanzareti

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Simon Pagenaud and Gabby Chaves had a heated conversation on pit road after the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Pagenaud confronted the Harding Racing driver because he felt that he was being held up by him. Chaves was two laps down, and the Team Penske wheelman was upset that he lost an on-track battle …

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Josef Newgarden Dominates Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

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Rain was in the area of the Barber Motorsports Park on Monday (April 23) for the IndyCar Series, and Josef Newgarden and Co.’s call to come down pit road earlier than everyone else for rain tires ended up being the winning call. Newgarden emerged victorious at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, marking his …

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