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Scott Dixon: End of 2020 IndyCar Season ‘Still Going to Be Very Tough’

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Scott Dixon at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Scott Dixon has commanded much of the 2020 IndyCar season, but that doesn’t mean he’s relaxing as the NTT IndyCar Series enters its home stretch. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is determined to secure the championship at the first-ever Harvest Grand Prix this weekend (Oct. 3-4), which would be his sixth Astor Cup in an …

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5 Points to Ponder: Form Is Temporary, Class Is Permanent

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The Wildest Card Talladega is the dictionary definition of a wild-card stock car race — just look how many drivers got their first win there. So for those wheelmen currently on the wrong side of the cut line, this weekend offers the best possible chance at booking a spot in the final eight with a …

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James Hinchcliffe Rejoins Andretti Autosport for Rest of 2020

James Hinchcliffe at 2019 Texas IndyCar race Photo: IndyCar Meda

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James Hinchcliffe will close out the 2020 NTT INDYCAR Series with Andretti Autosport, the team announced Sept. 25. Hinchcliffe will replace Zach Veach in Andretti’s No. 26 Gainbridge-sponsored Honda. Earlier this week, Veach revealed he would be stepping out of the ride early and splitting ways with the team, citing performance issues. Hinchliffe, who had …

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Helio Castroneves Replaces Oliver Askew for Indy Road Course Doubleheader

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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)

Oliver Askew has withdrawn from the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and Helio Castroneves will be the replacement driver, after Askew was declared medically unable to compete by the NTT IndyCar Series medical staff, Arrow McLaren SP announced Sept. 24. Following the race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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Zach Veach, Andretti Parting Ways for 2020


Zach Veach during practice for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday, August 13, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Zach Veach will not continue with Andretti Autosport for the rest of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Sept. 23. Veach, who competed in the No. 26 Honda, steps away with three races left. He wasn’t tapped to come back next year for Andretti. ”The decision was made that I will not …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled At The Honda Indy 200

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(Photo by: Matt Fraver, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

The 2020 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader (Sept. 12-13) saw both one clean race and one pockmarked with spins and crashes. While it wasn’t a chronically bad weekend for anyone in the NTT IndyCar Series, there were some drivers who could have taken home a few more championship points. In this edition of Backmarker …

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Sebastien Bourdais Will Be A.J. Foyt Racing’s Best Asset In 2021

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 12: Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet, drives during NTT Indycar Series testing at Circuit of The Americas on February 12, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images via IndyCar Media)

Sebastien Bourdais will be back for a full-time NTT IndyCar Series season in 2021 with A.J. Foyt Racing. While he had been scheduled to split the No. 14 machine throughout the 2020 IndyCar season, the coronavirus pandemic put his plans on hold. But he’ll be the one behind the wheel as the series wraps up …

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Scott McLaughlin Making IndyCar Debut at St. Petersburg

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Scott McLaughlin will make his NTT IndyCar Series debut in the season finale at the Streets of St. Petersburg, Team Penske announced today, Sept. 17. He will drive the No. 3. “I’m equally as excited to finally get the chance and make my INDYCAR debut,” McLaughlin said in a team release. “I’ve been doing everything …

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IndyCar’s Music City Grand Prix Is Racing Over A River

Music City Grand Prix

A mock-up of what Indy cars will look like at the planned Music City Grand Prix circuit in Nashville (courtesy of the Music City Grand Prix press kit)

The rumors have been confirmed: the NTT IndyCar Series is hitting the streets of Nashville for a brand-new event in 2021 and beyond called the Music City Grand Prix. Nashville will join the likes of St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Detroit, and Toronto as part of the series’ street circuit discipline. The inaugural race is expected …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Tyler Ankrum Previews Truck Playoffs, Long Green Flag Runs in Richmond

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss all the long green flag racing at Richmond Raceway across the three national touring series. Some hated it, while Albino and Neff enjoyed it. Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Cup Series race in dominant fashion. Albino and Neff break down his chances of making …

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IndyCar Adds Nashville Street Course to 2021 Schedule

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The NTT IndyCar Series will venture to Music City in 2021. As first reported by RACER, IndyCar will make its debut on a street course to be determined in downtown Nashville, Tenn. It will become the fifth street course on the circuit, joining St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Toronto and Belle Isle. Local TV stations began …

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