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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Dale Coyne Racing

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When KVSH Racing folded after the 2016 IndyCar Series season, Sébastien Bourdais needed a new ride. For 2017, the driver signed with Dale Coyne Racing, which he drove for in 2011. The team also brought 2016 Indy Lights champion Ed Jones on board for the season. Coyne and Bourdais had an unexpectedly great start to …

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2017 INDYCAR Team Review: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Before the 2017 IndyCar Series season began, Chip Ganassi Racing swapped engine manufacturers and lost a 27-year partner in Target. The team switched from Chevrolet to Honda and returned with the same quartet of drivers: Max Chilton, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. However, Target, which had sponsored Dixon since 2002, ended its coalition with …

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Carlos Munoz Reunites with Andretti Autosport to Run 102nd Indy 500

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Although Carlos Munoz doesn’t have a plan in place to run the full 2018 IndyCar Series season, he’ll run the next Indianapolis 500 with his former team, Andretti Autosport. Munoz and AJ Foyt Racing went separate ways after one season together when the 2017 campaign ended to bring in 19-year-old IndyCar rookie Matheus Leist. Leist …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: Premium Motorsports

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For NASCAR’s smallest teams, simply qualifying for every race could be considered a big deal. Before the 2016 season began, Premium Motorsports was awarded a charter in NASCAR’s landmark ownership agreement, which would have guaranteed one of its cars a spot in all 36 races. However, the team decided to lease it out to HScott …

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Carlin to Field Full-time IndyCar Entries for Charlie Kimball, Max Chilton in 2018

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Carlin will move into the Verizon IndyCar Series next season and field two full-time entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton. Kimball and Chilton competed with Chip Ganassi Racing last season, but the team has downsized from four full-time cars to two. Ganassi decided Scott Dixon and Ed Jones would be its drivers, while Kimball …

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Chip Ganassi: Danica Patrick Deal “Probably Not Going to Happen”

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It appears Danica Patrick won’t race for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Daytona 500 or Indianapolis 500 next year. Talks have stalled between Ganassi and Patrick, according to Kickin’ The Tires. During the NASCAR championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, team owner Chip Ganassi said having Patrick compete with the team for Daytona and Indy would …

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2017 INDYCAR Silly Season Update

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The upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season doesn’t begin for another three and a half months, but many drivers and teams have already secured their plans for 2018. Chip Ganassi Racing, which will field two full-time entries, is bringing Ed Jones on board to pilot the No. 10 Honda. He’ll be partnered with four-time champion Scott …

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Friday Faceoff: Where’s the Line in NASCAR?

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Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway featured a lot of action, including Denny Hamlin spinning Chase Elliott for the lead, Kyle Busch moving Hamlin out of the way for the win and Elliott waiting for Hamlin after the race and running into the No. 11.  Were these moves all simply part …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Who Got Screwed

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1. We won… and we finished 18th In the fall 2008 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR ruled that Regans Smith’s pass below the solid yellow line to beat Tony Stewart to the finish was not a legal move. Stewart led the single-file field down the frontstretch and blocked Smith, leaving him nowhere else to go. …

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Who’s Where? A 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Team Chart

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The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series field is becoming clearer. AJ Foyt Racing announced Thursday Tony Kanaan will join the team for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Hélio Castroneves and Stefan Wilson will run the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske and Andretti Autosport, respectively. Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar champion, will pilot the No. 14 for …

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