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Alex Palou Crashes in Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

Alex Palou on Fast Friday at Indianapolis

(Photo by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR)

In his second qualifying attempt of the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Alex Palou slid and crashed into the turn 2 wall. After turning two laps of 231.959 and 231.288 mph, the No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda lost traction with the rear of the car and despite Palou’s best efforts, the right side …

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2021 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Scott Dixon in Saturday Morning Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. All 35 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run. The updates will come as cars complete their runs with …

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What Mattered: IndyCar at Texas

Scott Dixon leading at Texas

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Pato O’Ward’s glass ceiling has finally shattered. After uncertainty climbing the motorsports ladder in North America, the young Mexican racer finally made it to victory lane as an NTT IndyCar Series racer after winning Sunday’s XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. O’Ward’s journey to winning on Sunday involved quick hands, massive cojones and faith in …

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A Statistical Deep Dive in Jimmie Johnson’s 1st IndyCar Street Race

Jimmie Johnson giving feedback at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Before Sunday, Jimmie Johnson had never raced on a street circuit. Aiming to learn, Johnson did all of that and more in Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the second race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The No. 48 Carvana Honda started 23rd and ran as high as 21st following …

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Will Power Charges to 8th at St. Petersburg

Will Power on the streets of St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

After missing the second round of qualifying for the first time since Toronto in 2019, Will Power muscled his car to an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s (April 25) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the second race of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Power’s crew called the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner to pit road …

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Patricio O’Ward Secures IndyCar Pole at Barber

Pato O'Ward celebrates pole position at Barber Motorsports Park

(Photo: Chris Owens/INDYCAR Media)

Patricio O’Ward came to Barber Motorsports Park Saturday (April 17) with a point to prove to the IndyCar community. So far, so good. The 21-year-old racer for Arrow McLaren Racing SP was tired of seeing other drivers winning IndyCar races and took a massive step toward getting his first race victory by earning his second …

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2021 IndyCar Series Season Preview: The Improvers

Ed Jones practices a pit stop at IndyCar preseason testing

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Some drivers in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series might not necessarily be in the hunt for a race win, but they’ll be looking to get to that point. This preview will go over those drivers, particularly the ones that are running the overwhelming majority of the races. James Hinchcliffe has six IndyCar race wins under …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

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(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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2020 IndyCar Team Reviews: Chip Ganassi Racing

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Chip Ganassi Racing retained its two NTT IndyCar Series drivers from 2019 for 2020, with Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist remaining in the seats of the Nos. 9 and 10 cars, respectively. Added to the mix was Marcus Ericsson, who debuted in 2019 with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, in a third car. After a dominating …

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Marcus Ericsson Re-Signs With CGR in Multi-Year Deal

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Marcus Ericsson will stay in the No. 8 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series going forward, signing a new multi-year agreement, the team announced Oct. 28. Ericsson joined the team at the beginning of the 2020 season and earned a fourth-place finish at Road America. Last year with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: September 2020

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Scott Dixon leads two cars on track at the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

September could be a questionable month for the 2020 IndyCar season. There are no races officially scheduled, but rumor has it that the postponed Mid-Ohio doubleheader could be coming back during the Sept. 13 weekend.  Whether or not IndyCar races this month, we’ve had the Indy 500, and the end of the season is in …

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2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Wins Under Caution

Bommarito Automotive Group 500

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The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Sunday (Aug. 30) proved to be far cleaner and more consistent than its Saturday precessor—until the last 10 laps. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden took home the win under a yellow flag for his second victory of the 2020 IndyCar …

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