Race Weekend Central

IndyCar’s Aeroscreen: What Is It And How Well Is It Working In 2020?


The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

IndyCar introduced its aeroscreen during the 2020 IndyCar season after extensive development and with much fanfare. The introduction of new technology into any motorsport series comes with strengths and weaknesses, and the aeroscreen is no exception. With two months of the season in the books, let’s look closer at the aeroscreen, the positives it’s brought …

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IndyCar’s Coronavirus Precautions So Far: How Do The Fans Feel?


(Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series became one of the first major sports to allow fans to attend an event in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic with the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, and the 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s the following weekend. While both the series and the tracks themselves set out …

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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

Conor Daly

Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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Will Power’s 2020 IndyCar Season Off To Challenging Start, But Not Lost

Will Power

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

Will Power‘s start to the 2020 IndyCar season has been less than ideal. If it’s not a problem in the pits, it’s a crash on track that puts him out of contention for what had been shaping up to be a solid race. It begs the question: what on earth has been going on with …

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Backmarker Blues: What’s Wrong With All These IndyCar Pit Stops?


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The NTT IndyCar Series has a pit stop problem. Teams across the board have struggled to complete a successful stop during the 2020 IndyCar season, sometimes with disastrous consequences. In this week’s Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the plague of botched IndyCar pit stops—what might be causing them and what teams can do …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Six Races

2020 IndyCar championship

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As the 2020 IndyCar championship continues to take shape, Scott Dixon has established himself as the clear favorite to take home the Astor Cup. With eight races remaining in the 2020 IndyCar season, however, there are still drivers in the hunt. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar championship contenders following the Iowa IndyCar 250s doubleheader. …

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2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s: What We Learned From IndyCar At Iowa

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

Josef Newgarden wins 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s were the second doubleheader weekend for the NTT IndyCar Series—and the second in two weeks. IndyCar teams and drivers were feeling the heat, both literally and metaphorically, as they completed two races under the lights of Iowa Speedway. In the end, it was the best-known names that rose to the …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Dominates from Pole

Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning at Iowa Speedway

(Photo: Joe Skibinksi/IndyCar.

For the second time in 24 hours, the stars and cars of the NTT IndyCar Series were under the lights at Iowa Speedway Saturday night (July 18). But while Simon Pagenaud went from last to first the night prior, it was his teammate who emerged victorious in round two. Josef Newgarden started the race from …

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2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2 Preview: IndyCar at Iowa Speedway

2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s

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The 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s conclude on Saturday (July 18), with the NTT IndyCar Series engaging in another 250-lap shootout 24 hours after Friday’s action-packed event. If you missed Friday’s race, you can catch up with our 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 1 recap. Fans will be wondering if this is going to be anything …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-First Win


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While the Iowa 250 may take place on the shortest track of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, the first race of the weekend at the 7/8th-mile oval certainly wasn’t short on action. Two big crashes changed the complexion of the race, enabling Simon Pagenaud – the Team Penske driver who failed to qualify and thus …

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Josef Newgarden on Pole for Saturday’s Iowa 250


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The NTT IndyCar Series held qualifying for both Iowa 250 events at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 17. Conor Daly won his first pole for Friday night’s event while Josef Newgarden was the fastest car on the second lap, clocking in at 175.333 mph. That was good enough to claim the pole for the second …

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Tony Kanaan Ready for Big Weekend at Iowa IndyCar 250s

Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan at the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Montery. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

It’s been over a month since Tony Kanaan last competed in an NTT IndyCar Series race, but the 23-year veteran returns to action for the Iowa IndyCar 250s at one of his most successful tracks—and it will be a very busy weekend for him. Kanaan will drive AJ Foyt Racing’s No. 14 entry in this …

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