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2020 REV Group Grand Prix: What We Learned From IndyCar At Road America

2020 GMR Grand Prix

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America was the NTT IndyCar Series’ first doubleheader of the 2020 IndyCar season. Saturday and Sunday (July 11 and 12) were when, in a sense, all heck broke loose for America’s open-wheel series. After two relatively normal races, this weekend was anything but normal. There was yet …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 1 Recap: Scott Dixon Defends His Lead

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The 2020 Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America kicked off on Saturday (July 11) with an exciting first lap for the NTT IndyCar Series, and culminated in a familiar sight: the No. 9 of Scott Dixon crossing the finish line first. An early pit stop and several late-race yellow flags played right into his …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Recap: Scott Dixon Remains Undefeated in the IndyCar Series

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The NTT IndyCar season’s second race of the year, the GMR Grand Prix, took place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was a weekend of firsts; the first time the Grand Prix took place outside of the Month of May in ages, the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader, the first time IndyCar raced on the …

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Marco Andretti 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Marco Andretti enters his 16th season of NTT IndyCar Series competition in 2020, searching for his first victory since 2011. The third-generation racer, son of Michael and grandson of Mario, started his 2020 IndyCar season off with a 14th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. 2020 Team No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti & …

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2020 Genesys 300 Recap: Scott Dixon Dominates 2020 IndyCar Season Opener

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The NTT IndyCar Series had the first event of its pandemic-postponed season with the 2020 Genesys 300, and it was a difficult debut. Despite there being only one viable racing lane and two yellow flags, No. 9 Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon dominated the race and secured an easy victory—his second in three years at …

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Marco Andretti Earns Best Finish Since Toronto in 2017

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Following a 12th-place finish in the Indianapolis 500, Marco Andretti came to The Raceway at Belle Isle looking to continue his solid 2018 campaign. A roller coaster season so far earned its apex moment on Saturday during qualifying. Andretti turned a super fast lap, earning his first pole since Pocono in 2013. Andretti led a …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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Honda came into Chevrolet’s backyard and completely dominated Saturday’s first of two races at The Raceway at Belle Isle. The Hondas of Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay battled for the victory in the end with Dixon holding off Hunter-Reay for his 42nd career victory. With the victory, Dixon moves into third on the all-time wins …

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Marco Andretti Leads 3rd Indy 500 Practice

Marco Andretti Indy 500 Practice Day 1

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After Chevrolet dominated Tuesday’s practice sessions, Honda stepped up to the plate on Wednesday as the manufacturer took four of the top-five spots. Marco Andretti, in his Andretti Autosport Honda, led the way with a 227.053-mph lap. “It was a pretty productive day,” Andretti said. “We got the car to ‘almost there’ in traffic. We’re …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Does Matt Crafton’s Loyalty Mean to the Truck Series?

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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series might need veteran Matt Crafton just like Crafton needs the division. With a push on rookies and young guns to take over the division, Crafton and GMS Racing’s Johnny Sauter are the lone experienced racers left in the sport’s third-tier. The rest of the field were mostly toddlers — …

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IndyCar Roundtable: Previewing and Predicting the 100th Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe was a surprising pole winner, but where do you see him ending up as he drives for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports? Mike Neff: This is the Indianapolis 500. Cinderella stories, surprises and disappointments are strewn across the history like carbon fiber shards after a turn one impact. He has to survive the 200 laps …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Given Detroit Pole After Qualifying Washout

Juan Pablo Montoya and Team Penske teammate Will Power will start on the front row for race No. 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit based on entrant points after rain prematurely ended qualifying on Sunday morning. IndyCar called off the qualifying session due to “deteriorating racetrack conditions” when a persistent rain continued throughout the …

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Indy 500: To Lead or Not to Lead?

Want to win the Indianapolis 500? The best strategy may be to lead as few laps as possible. While that might sound unconventional from the accepted norms of racing, staying in the draft and conserving fuel might be the key to winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing on Sunday afternoon. Those who lead laps and …

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