Race Weekend Central

Big Wreck on Opening Lap of IndyCar Race at Pocono

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar Media)

There was much anticipation heading into Sunday’s (Aug. 18) NTT IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway, following a near death-defying crash last season. But the field didn’t even make it to turn 2 on the opening lap before there was a multi-car pileup, seeing Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato go airborne. The crash was triggered …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Saturday Night Shootout in Texas

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was high drama on the high banks Saturday night (June 8) as the NTT IndyCar Series made its annual visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the DXC Technology 600. In typical Texas style, Josef Newgarden held on in a Saturday night shootout to take home his third win of the year. Fending off Alexander …

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NTT IndyCar Series Hits the High Banks of Texas Motor Speedway

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series takes to the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the DXC Technology 600, in what is often one of most intense, action packed events on the calendar. Characterized by frequent wheel-to-wheel racing–often at speeds over 215 mph–the 1.5 mile tri-oval has been a staple of the series since …

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Takuma Sato Leads Way in Indianapolis 500 Open Test, Colton Herta Leads Rookie/Refresher Test

Takuma Sato - 2019 Indianapolis 500 Open Test

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

Despite rain causing issues all day long, the NTT Data IndyCar Series completed its first test for next month’s Indianapolis 500 on April 24. Just 11 minutes into the session, rain showed interfered. Four hours later, the track had dried and cars went back on track. Drivers like defending Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power, Takuma …

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Takuma Sato Returning to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2019, the organization announced on Sunday (Sept. 16). It will be his second straight and third overall season with the organization. Sato was able to earn his first victory with the RLLR racing team in 2018 at Portland, the only victory for the organization this …

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Takuma Sato Earns Best IndyCar Finish Since 2nd Detroit Race in 2017

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has had a consistent season with Takuma Sato. Sunday’s race at Road America was no different and it resulted in Sato almost earning his first podium finish since his victory in last years Indianapolis 500. As noted, the season has been a consistent one for RLLR including with Sato’s teammate Graham Rahal, …

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Josef Newgarden Earns 10th Career IndyCar Series Victory at Road America

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(Photo: Chris Owens)

The first goal for Josef Newgarden this weekend was to earn the pole position. A last minute fast lap during Saturday’s qualifying session put a check mark in that box, and much like his winning performance at Barber in April, Newgarden put in another dominating performance on Sunday in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The Hendersonville, Tenn. …

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Scott Dixon Scores 1st Victory at Belle Isle Since 2012

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(Photo: James Black/IndyCar)

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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Rahal’s Team Grows While Ganassi’s Shrinks For 2018


(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will grow to a two-car team while Chip Ganassi Racing will shrink to a two-car team in 2018. Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato will return to RLL next season, which he drove for in 2012, joining Graham Rahal as a teammate. The Japanese wheelman was part of AJ Foyt Racing’s …

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Takuma Sato Wins Pole for ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

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(Photo: Bret Kelley)

Takuma Sato won the pole for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon, edging Simon Pagenaud by 0.19 seconds in qualifying. It’s the second pole of the season for Sato; his first came at Race No. 2 of the Detroit Grand Prix weekend. Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Charlie Kimball and Tony Kanaan …

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Double Take: More Memorial Day Weekend Doubles, Please

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(Photo: Mike Harding)

The greatest weekend of racing has passed, and boy, were fans treated to an awesome trifecta of events. Fans started off the day by seeing Sebastian Vettel win the Monaco Grand Prix, his third win of 2017 and 45th overall in Formula 1; he’s now won 50 percent of the races contested this season, only …

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