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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Rows 4 to 7

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Josef Newgarden (Photo: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar Media)

With the NTT IndyCar Series Indy 500 rapidly approaching this weekend, we at Frontstretch are breaking down the starting grid row by row to analyze who has the best shot at winning the race and who will have a grueling 200 laps in front of them. Today, we’re taking a look at the midpack drivers …

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Oliver Askew Will Be The Rookie to Beat In 2020 Indy 500

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Oliver Askew (Photo: IndyCar Media)

Oliver Askew doesn’t race like an NTT IndyCar Series rookie. His current 12th place in the championship standings isn’t representative of the fact that Askew has been a key player in almost all of the races, except for a few where he’s been knocked out by contact. And while 2020 is fielding a strong rookie …

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

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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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IndyCar Power Rankings: August 2020

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The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing during August, as the sport now heads to its biggest stage. Due to the postponement of this month’s doubleheader at Mid-Ohio, the next race on the schedule is the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. The Indy 500 will also be the halfway point of the season. …

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Patricio O’Ward’s 2020 Season Proves IndyCar Is Where He Belongs

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Patricio O’Ward has found a home with Arrow McLaren SP in 2020, and he’s found his calling in the NTT IndyCar Series. O’Ward has had a tough time finding a race team to settle down with. Whether he’s been behind the wheel in American open-wheel paddocks or on track to Formula One, the Mexican driver …

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IndyCar’s Aeroscreen: What Is It And How Well Is It Working In 2020?

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The IndyCar aeroscreen on the car of Josef Newgarden. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

IndyCar introduced its aeroscreen during the 2020 IndyCar season after extensive development and with much fanfare. The introduction of new technology into any motorsport series comes with strengths and weaknesses, and the aeroscreen is no exception. With two months of the season in the books, let’s look closer at the aeroscreen, the positives it’s brought …

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Backmarker Blues: What’s Wrong With All These IndyCar Pit Stops?

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The NTT IndyCar Series has a pit stop problem. Teams across the board have struggled to complete a successful stop during the 2020 IndyCar season, sometimes with disastrous consequences. In this week’s Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the plague of botched IndyCar pit stops—what might be causing them and what teams can do …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Six Races

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As the 2020 IndyCar championship continues to take shape, Scott Dixon has established himself as the clear favorite to take home the Astor Cup. With eight races remaining in the 2020 IndyCar season, however, there are still drivers in the hunt. Here are the top 2020 IndyCar championship contenders following the Iowa IndyCar 250s doubleheader. …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 2 Recap: Josef Newgarden Dominates from Pole

Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning at Iowa Speedway

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For the second time in 24 hours, the stars and cars of the NTT IndyCar Series were under the lights at Iowa Speedway Saturday night (July 18). But while Simon Pagenaud went from last to first the night prior, it was his teammate who emerged victorious in round two. Josef Newgarden started the race from …

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IndyCar Iowa 250 Race 1 Recap: Simon Pagenaud Secures A Worst-to-First Win

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While the Iowa 250 may take place on the shortest track of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule, the first race of the weekend at the 7/8th-mile oval certainly wasn’t short on action. Two big crashes changed the complexion of the race, enabling Simon Pagenaud – the Team Penske driver who failed to qualify and thus …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Four Races

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Scott Dixon has a commanding lead in the 2020 IndyCar championship so far, but who has a chance at dethroning him has become more clear after Road America. Here are the top contenders for the IndyCar title after four races—adding in the two rounds from the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader. Scott Dixon Four …

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IndyCar’s 2020 Doubleheaders: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The NTT IndyCar Series normally has one doubleheader on its schedule, but IndyCar drivers have to contest three back-to-back weekends as a result of rescheduling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America has given viewers their first taste of back-to-back action in 2020, we’re …

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