Race Weekend Central

Alex Palou Wins at Road America; 2nd Straight Heartbreak for Josef Newgarden

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou won Sunday’s (June 20) REV Group Grand Prix at Road America after leader Josef Newgarden was stricken by mechanical woes on the day’s final restart. While Newgarden dropped through the field to a disappointing 21st, Palou cruised to the victory over Colton Herta. Will Power, Scott Dixon and Romain Grosjean rounded out the …

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What Mattered for IndyCar Saturday at Road America

Oliver Askew practices at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

Road America has long been a favorite stop on the calendar in the IndyCar community and the 4.014 mile road course did not disappoint the day before the REVGroup Grand Prix. The NTT IndyCar Series has had seven different winners in the first eight races so far in 2021 and remarkably, Team Penske hasn’t set …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position for IndyCar at Road America

Josef Newgarden practicing at Road America

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden has scored his second pole in a row in NTT IndyCar Series competition in a strategic gamble that paid off ahead of Sunday’s REVGroup Grand Prix of Road America. Newgarden’s crew put on a new set of Firestone black sidewall primary tires to set their final laps of qualifying. Newgarden and race engineer …

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Josef Newgarden Fastest in Saturday Morning Road America IndyCar Practice

Josef Newgarden Practicing at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden’s chance to repeat his 2018 success at Road America just went up as he was fastest in the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America for the NTT IndyCar Series. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet went around the 14 turn, 4.014-mile road course in 1 minute, …

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Kevin Magnussen to Sub for Felix Rosenqvist at Road America

Felix Rosenqvist practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Kevin Magnussen will be making his NTT IndyCar Series debut this weekend at Road America, taking the place of Felix Rosenqvist who was not cleared to drive, Arrow McLaren SP announced Wednesday (June 16). Rosenqvist is recovering after a large impact into the tire barrier during Saturday’s race at Detroit. Oliver Askew, who competed for …

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Oliver Askew Replaces Injured Rinus VeeKay for IndyCar Road America Race

Oliver Askew

Oliver Askew prior to the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

After full-time Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay was injured this week in a cycling accident, the team has found their replacement for the No. 21 this week at Road America in Oliver Askew. It’s the second time this week Askew has been tapped to fill in for an injured driver. Askew drove the No. …

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A Statistical Deep Dive into Jimmie Johnson’s Detroit Doubleheader

Jimmie Johnson practices on the streets of Detroit

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

After having the greater part of the month of May off, Jimmie Johnson was back behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda for his second taste of street racing in the NTT IndyCar Series at Belle Isle in Detroit. This was shaping up to be Johnson’s most challenging weekend. One 75-minute …

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Rinus Veekay Injured in Cycling Accident, Status Pending for Road America

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

(Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident during a training ride early Tuesday, Ed Carpenter Racing announced June 15. The NTT IndyCar Series young gun sustained a clavicle injury and is being treated by INDYCAR’s medical staff. The team said VeeKay’s participation in this weekend’s Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America is pending. …

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Marcus Ericsson’s Journey to IndyCar Victory Lane

Marcus Ericsson celebrating at Detroit

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Marcus Ericsson was at a crossroads. After spending four years in GP2 and five years in Formula One, the Swedish racer had to look for a new ride after being informed that Alfa Romeo would not keep him in Formula One. The NTT IndyCar Series and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports came calling and Ericsson embraced …

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5 Points to Ponder: Unstoppable Hendrick & Nemechek’s Smart Move

2021 Cup Texas All Star Kyle Larson Wins Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Does anyone have anything for Hendrick this year? Hendrick Motorsports is pretty good at this racing thing. The group was the class of the field in the All-Star Race, where Kyle Larson took home his third win in a row. With all four drivers combining to win seven of the first 16 events of …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Detroit

Oliver Askew getting ready at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Two races, two winners and a swap of the points lead were among some of the bigger storylines coming out of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix as the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series reaches its halfway point. Pato O’Ward is now the man to beat. The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was the first car …

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