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Marco Andretti Tops Fast 9; Starting Spots 10th through 33rd Set for 2020 Indy 500

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The shots been fired and the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying is over for all but nine drivers who have made the field for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23. Marco Andretti, who posted the fastest time in today’s session, will be challenged by nine others on Sunday, Aug. …

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IndyCar Dream Tracks That Could Fill Out The 2020 Schedule

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The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has gone through quite a few makeovers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are still some holes to fill now that both West Coast races have been cancelled and Mid-Ohio has been indefinitely postponed. So how (and where) could IndyCar occupy its time in September and …

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Marco Andretti Fastest In Third Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

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The Andretti family curse at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has entered its fifth decade. 1969 was the last and time a member of America’s most legendary racing family was award the spoils of victory as the champion of the Indianapolis 500, but one man is poised to change that, and he’s off to a fast …

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3 IndyCar Teams That Could Take A Chance on Helio Castroneves In 2021

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It’s hard to imagine Helio Castroneves without Team Penske. When the Brazilian driver signed on for the 2000 CART season, no one could guess that he would still be competing with Penske two decades later. But with 2020 being Castroneves’s last season with Penske and given his drive to compete in IndyCar again full time, …

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Scott Dixon Leads Second Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon has speed at the Brickyard. The current NTT IndyCar Series points leader sat atop of the scoring pylon as the second day of Indianapolis 500 practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway concluded. With under 20 minutes remaining in the six-and-a-half-hour session, the 2008 race champion took his No. 9 Honda straight …

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2020 Will Be Fernando Alonso’s Best Shot at the Indy 500

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Next Sunday (Aug. 23) might be the last time Fernando Alonso can take a shot at the Indy 500. Thankfully, things have also lined up in such a way that, with the successful Arrow McLaren SP team, 2020 will be his best chance to win the race yet. Alonso made headlines in 2017 when, still …

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James Hinchcliffe Rules 1st Day of Indianapolis 500 Practice

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James Hinchcliffe led the way in the cumulative first practice sessions on Aug. 12 for the NTT IndyCar Series’ Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hinchcliffe turned a lap of 224.526 mph, the fastest of the day. Andretti Autosport teammates Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay held the second- and fourth-quickest speeds. Scott Dixon was third-fastest …

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The 2020 Indy 500 Needed 33 Entrants More Than Ever Before

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Conor Daly at the 2019 Indy 500 practice (Photo: Matt Fraver/IndyCar Media)

When the 2020 Indy 500 takes place on August 23, it’s going to happen with a complete field of 33 entries. That’s what fans were hoping for in a turbulent 2020 season—but why is having a full group so important, particularly this year? And how did IndyCar get to the field of 33, anyway? Back …

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Entry List: 2020 Indianapolis 500

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The entry list for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 has been released. There are 33 cars entered for the prestigious event, meaning all will qualify, barring any changes. Among those entered are three-time Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves in Team Penske’s No. 3 Chevrolet. Part-time rookie pilot Dalton Kellett …

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IndyCar Drivers Discuss Impact Of Constantly Changing Schedule

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Graham Rahal at IndyCar's 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been in constant flux since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and drastic midseason changes have started to take their toll on the drivers. In a series of recent Zoom press conferences, several drivers have opened up about the realities of the ever-changing situation and how it’s impacted …

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NASCAR 101: Recent Double-Duty IndyCar & NASCAR Drivers

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Those who strictly follow NASCAR’s national series may not recognize RC Enerson‘s name, but those who also watch other racing disciplines — such as the NTT IndyCar Series — will. Enerson, a 23-year-old from Florida, will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Road America, piloting the No. 07 for SS-Greenlight Racing. He’s …

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Conor Daly Will Have His Best Indy 500 Chances Yet with Cole Pearn

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Conor Daly has contested the NTT IndyCar Series’s Indianapolis 500 seven times with as many teams in as many years by the end of this season, but 2020 might just be Daly’s best shot. Not only has his Ed Carpenter Racing team been historically quick at the circuit, but he’ll have Cole Pearn calling his …

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