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

Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis

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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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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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Stock Car Scoop: Bubba Wallace Replies to Donald Trump, Entry Lists Revealed, Fernando Alonso Returning to Formula 1

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Bubba Wallace replied to President Donald Trump’s tweet on Monday afternoon (July 6). What was Wallace’s response to the POTUS? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the entry lists for all four races at Kentucky Speedway this …

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Fernando Alonso Returning to Formula 1, Renault in 2021

Fernando Alonso

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After a multi-year respite from full-time Formula 1 competition, Fernando Alonso will return with Renault in the series in 2021, the BBC reports. A deal has not been finalized and announced yet by the team but is expected to be “soon,” according to the BBC. Alonso would replace Daniel Ricciardo, who’s moving to McLaren next …

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Fernando Alonso Attempting Indianapolis 500 With McLaren

Fernando Alonso

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Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2020, attempting the 104th running of the Indy 500 with Arrow McLaren Racing SP, according to NBC Sports. Alonso previously attempted the historic race in 2017 and 2019. The 38-year-old qualified fifth for his Indy 500 debut in 2017 with Andretti Autosport, …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for McLaren?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

What’s next for the McLaren IndyCar program? McLaren, one of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, fell flat on its face last Sunday after stumbling through its second attempt at racing in IndyCar. It turns out that having millions upon millions of dollars at its disposal, setup and damper help from Team Penske and …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Buying A Ride Be Outlawed?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Some of the hype for this Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 was lost this past weekend when Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Alonso, a winner of the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans, was impressive in his Indy 500 debut two years ago but will …

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F1 Midweek: Niki Lauda Passes Away; Should Fernando Alonso Cut Ties with McLaren?

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Niki Lauda (credit: FIA images)

Monday night (May 20), the racing community was saddened with the news that three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda had passed away at the age of 70. Lauda had been suffering from numerous of health problems over the past two years. He was notably missing in the paddock at a number of races last …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Hey Now, You’re an All-Star

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“Get your game on, go play!” That was essentially NASCAR’s attitude this weekend as the non-points-paying Monster Energy All-Star Race took place Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Also, the Indianapolis 500 qualifying took place over the weekend, as did the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. It was a light …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Fernando Alonso Crashes in Indy 500 Practice

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Fernando Alonso at the 2019 Indy 500 (Photo: Chris Owens, INDYCAR Media)

Fernando Alonso‘s quest to make his second appearance in the Indianapolis 500 has become somewhat more of a challenge after crashing his No. 66 McLaren Chevrolet during Wednesday’s (May 15) practice. He was checked and released from the infield car center following the accident. The car spun out going into a corner and bounced the …

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