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Tony Kanaan Fastest, Santino Ferrucci Crashes in Thursday Indianapolis 500 Practice

Tony Kanaan practicing for the Indianapolis 500

(Photo by Walter Kuhn/INDYCAR)

Thursday’s (May 20) practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway got off to a strange start and also had the first major bit of wall contact for any of the 35 drivers aiming to become part of the 33 car field for the May 30th classic. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing staged a photo opportunity in …

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Colton Herta Re-Ups With Andretti Through 2023

Colton and Bryan Herta talk shop

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Colton Herta and sponsor Gainbridge Financial have signed a multi-year extension to remain at Andretti Autosport through 2023, Andretti announced May 14. The 21-year-old currently is in his third season of NTT IndyCar Series competition, logging four wins, with three coming under Harding-Steinbrenner and his most recent via Andretti. Herta moved over to the No.26 …

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2021 IndyCar Quarter-Season Update: Championship Contenders

Scott Dixon leads the field at Texas

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

With a quarter of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season out of the way, let’s take a look at how the six drivers predicted before the season to be championship contenders are doing. So far in 2021, only one driver has finished all four IndyCar races in the top five, and that’s Scott Dixon. The …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at St. Petersburg

Colton and Bryan Herta talk shop

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

After finishing 22nd and 23rd last week respectively, Colton Herta and Josef Newgarden managed to get their NTT IndyCar Series championship aspirations going properly at Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg by winning and finishing second, respectively. The biggest difference for the two, however? Bonus points. Herta won the pole position and led the …

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Jack Harvey Finishes a Strong 4th at St. Petersburg

Jack Harvey going around St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After starting in second place for the third time in his IndyCar career, Jack Harvey managed to get his second top-five finish in NTT IndyCar Series competition with a fourth-place result at Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Harvey slotted in behind eventual race winner Colton Herta at the start of the …

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Colton Herta Dominates in St. Petersburg; Josef Newgarden Second

Colton Herta Celebrates Winning at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After being taken out by a spinning Josef Newgarden at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend, Colton Herta needed to jumpstart his IndyCar championship hopes. He did so with a commanding drive to victory in Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  The Andretti Autosport driver started on pole position and was the class …

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Colton Herta Scores Fifth Career IndyCar Pole at St. Petersburg

Colton Herta Celebrating Pole Position at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Colton Herta’s first pole of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season was after a near-perfect qualifying session ahead of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Herta’s pole-winning lap of 1 minute, 0.321 seconds averaged 107.425 mph around the 1.8 mile street circuit in St. Petersburg for the No. 26 Gainbridge …

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IndyCar Bigger Picture Outlook from Barber Motorsports Park

Pato O'Ward overtakes Alex Palou at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Championship defenses are extremely difficult to come by in the NTT IndyCar Series, so much so that it hasn’t happened since Dario Franchitti won the 2011 title. Scott Dixon started his defense of his 2020 title with another podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama …

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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: Championship Contenders

Colton Herta and Simon Pagenaud test at Indianapolis

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Can anybody stop Scott Dixon or Josef Newgarden? Those two drivers have won the last four NTT IndyCar Series titles between them and will have 22 other full time competitors chasing after them, starting April 18th at Barber Motorsports Park. Dixon and Newgarden have won the last four series championships with Newgarden (2017, 2019 series …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona Impc Russell Ward Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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Colton Herta Switching to Andretti’s No. 26 for 2021

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Colton Herta - Honda Indy 200 Race 2 - Sept. 13, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

Colton Herta will switch to Andretti Autosport’s No. 26 Honda for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, the team announced Dec. 8. Gainbridge will sponsor the entry. Herta previously drove the No. 88 the past couple of years. He has three victories, most recently at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in September. He finished third in …

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2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar Takeaways

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season came to an end at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and no one can say that the season finale wasn’t entertaining. What started as a seemingly straightforward race on Sunday (Oct. 25) turned into a series of unbelievable plot twists, all leading to Scott Dixon‘s sixth NTT IndyCar Series …

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