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IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2022: What We Learned

Scott McLaughlin IndyCar

(Photo: James Black Courtesy of Penske Entertainment)

The 2022 IndyCar season kicked off in a more usual fashion with the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and what race fans saw on Sunday, Feb. 27 was exactly what they’ve come to expect from the NTT IndyCar Series. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin got his first IndyCar victory in dominating fashion, though not …

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Alex Palou Finishes Second in St. Petersburg

Alex Palou IndyCar

Alex Palou at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Palou was frustrated after finishing 17th at St. Petersburg in 2021. A 15 position improvement over last year’s performance was a big positive for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. However, the Spaniard was only .5095 seconds short of claiming victory on the streets of St. Petersburg from Scott McLaughlin in …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Rounds Out Rolex 24 Lineup With INDYCAR Drivers, Kevin Magnussen

Renger van der Zande racing in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/3/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Chip Ganassi Racing revealed its full driver lineups Friday (Jan. 7) for this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As previously announced back in October, the No. 01 Cadillac DPi-V.R. will be shared for the full season by the returning Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais.  The new No. 02 Cadillac will be shared by …

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F1 Midweek: 3 IndyCar Drivers That Could Succeed in F1

Alex Palou celebrates winning the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series championship

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

While it’s possible the Guanyu Zhou blew his chance at F1 for reasons unknown, Michael Andretti did not. Andretti, an NTT IndyCar Series owner, has bought an 80% stake in ALFA-Romeo Racing ORLEN’s parent company Sauber. This means that a new name is being tossed around for the final seat in 2022 F1: Colton Herta. …

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Alex Palou Wins 2021 IndyCar Series Championship

Alex Palou celebrates winning the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series championship

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

LONG BEACH, CA — After winning on his Chip Ganassi Racing debut back in April, Alex Palou capped off the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season by winning his first series championship by finishing fourth in Sunday’s (September 26th) Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. After starting 10th, Palou managed to keep himself out of danger …

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Colton Herta Sweeps SoCal; Alex Palou Wins IndyCar Championship

Colton Herta celebrates winning the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Colton Herta staged an impressive drive from 14th on the grid to win the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, and sweep the NTT IndyCar Series tour of Southern California following his win at Laguna Seca. Additionally, Alex Palou came home in fourth place to secure the 2021 IndyCar championship, beating out Pato O’Ward and …

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Colton Herta Dominates Laguna Seca; Alex Palou Inches Closer to IndyCar Championship

Colton Herta spraying champagne after winning the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Colton Herta dominated the day en route to victory in the NTT IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday (Sept. 29). This win marks the fifth of Herta’s young IndyCar career, surpassing his father Bryan’s career total of four. Herta led from pole and saw two of his …

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Colton Herta Wins IndyCar Pole At Laguna Seca

Colton Herta

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Colton Herta showed off his speed in qualifying and took pole position for IndyCar’s Firestone Grand Prix Of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 18).  “The Gainbridge Honda car was awesome, it’s cool to have two for two poles here,” Herta, the 2019 winner of the race, said. “We’re not anywhere …

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Reconstructing the IndyCar Portland Start Calamity

Felix Rosenqvist, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou in front of the major calamity at Portland

(Photo: Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

Sunday’s (Sept. 12th) Grand Prix of Portland started the way the last two NTT IndyCar Series races have started at Portland International Raceway: with an incident in the Festival Chicane. With numerous cars having damage from all of the incidents and others scattering all over the place, it’s worth looking at the sequence of events …

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