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IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022: What We Learned

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Romain Grosjean at Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach 2022. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Just a few months after the 2021 IndyCar season ended in Long Beach, the 2022 IndyCar season returned to the California streets for another race that didn’t disappoint. Sunday’s (April 10) event seemed to be a track position race that had some people heading for the exits within the first 30 laps—but then it got …

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Josef Newgarden Holds Off Romain Grosjean, Wins Maiden Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Josef Newgarden won Sunday’s (April 10) Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach after a fierce battle with Romain Grosjean in the race’s closing stages. Newgarden lined up second on the grid behind Colton Herta, maintaining his position through the majority of the race before barely jumping past Alex Palou during the second round of pit …

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Friday IndyCar Happenings At Long Beach

Jimmie Johnson after his practice crash in Long Beach

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Simon Pagenaud’s quest for a second victory at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach got off to a good start as the 2016 Long Beach winner led the opening practice session on Friday (April 8). The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda went around the 1.968 mile street circuit in 1 …

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IndyCar XPEL 375 at Texas 2022: What We Learned

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Josef Newgarden at the 2022 XPEL 375. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

Fans and pundits alike expected fireworks in the IndyCar XPEL 375, and they got what they wanted out of a hectic 2022 race. Texas Motor Speedway has always been a cruel racetrack—something that Scott McLaughlin experienced firsthand—but add in a schedule change that saw NTT IndyCar Series teams racing in March during the day rather …

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3-Wide Accident Eliminates Contenders at Texas

Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal and Devlin DeFrancesco crash at Texas

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas— An opportunistic move ended with three cars hitting the turn 3 wall at Texas Motor Speedway during Sunday’s (March 20) XPEL 375 for the NTT IndyCar Series. After the field got the green flag on lap 128 following Kyle Kirkwood’s accident, Andretti Autosport’s Devlin DeFrancesco went underneath Graham Rahal on the backstretch. …

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Jimmie Johnson Finishes 6th at Texas in IndyCar Oval Debut

Jimmie Johnson and Scott Pruett after Johnson finished sixth at Texas.

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

FORT WORTH, Texas — There was a sense of pure amazement from race winner Josef Newgarden and congratulations from many other drivers on pit road. Why? Jimmie Johnson was competitive at an oval race again. Johnson finished sixth in Sunday’s (March 20th) XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway in his first oval race in the …

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