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Cole Pearn Making Adjustment From NASCAR To IndyCar

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Editor’s Note: This article on Cole Pearn is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff. After auto racing, Cole Pearn’s favorite sport is hockey, so he knows all about blockbuster trades. However, the move he’s just made would still be …

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IndyCar July 2020 Review: Packed Schedule Pushes Teams To The Limit

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Felix Rosenqvist on track at 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s Race 2. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

July 2020 was one of the busiest months in recent NTT IndyCar Series history. After a slow start with just one race in June, the league packed five races into July—including back-to-back doubleheader weekends and their much-talked about return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It all amounted to five events in 15 days. Fans knew that …

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Cole Pearn Joins Ed Carpenter Racing as Conor Daly’s Lead Engineer for Indy 500

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Former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Cole Pearn will be Conor Daly’s lead engineer for the No. 47 of Ed Carpenter Racing in the 2020 Indianapolis 500, the team announced Wednesday, July 29. Pearn was an engineer for both Richard Childress Racing and Furniture Row Racing before becoming a crew chief for Martin Truex Jr. …

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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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Conor Daly Rejoining Carlin Has Enabled IndyCar Team, Driver To Thrive

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Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden win the NTT P1 Awards for the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 and 2 at Iowa Speedway Friday, July 17, 2020 (Photo by: Joe Skibinski, courtesy of IndyCar)

Carlin has a storied history throughout all levels of motorsport, and it seems like it just took signing Conor Daly for the IndyCar team to start finding its footing. Ever since it entered its first series in 1997, Carlin has been associated with victory. The team has been a go-to for successful Formula 1 drivers …

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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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Josef Newgarden on Pole for Saturday’s Iowa 250

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The NTT IndyCar Series held qualifying for both Iowa 250 events at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 17. Conor Daly won his first pole for Friday night’s event while Josef Newgarden was the fastest car on the second lap, clocking in at 175.333 mph. That was good enough to claim the pole for the second …

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Backmarker Blues: IndyCar Drivers Who Struggled at the 2020 REV Group Grand Prix

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REV Group Grand Prix

The NTT IndyCar Series’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix weekend (July 11-12) seemed to have been designed for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Some other organizations, though, caught the bad luck bug. In this edition of Backmarker Blues, we take a look at the IndyCar drivers who had a chronically difficult weekend at Road America—and …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 Recap: Felix Rosenqvist Earns 1st IndyCar Win

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Sunday (July 12)’s 2020 REV Group Grand Prix kicked off with a chaotic start and ended with an unpredictable finish. No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist secured his first NTT IndyCar Series win after two previous second places, making the final, dicey pass for the lead with fewer than two laps to go. …

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 Preview: IndyCar at Road America

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix continues on July 12, wrapping up the double-header for the NTT IndyCar Series. Race 2 takes place on Sunday afternoon, after teams battled through a difficult Saturday afternoon opener. If you missed Race 1, you can catch up with our 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race …

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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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IndyCar Power Rankings: July 2020

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Simon Pagenaud at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 IndyCar season is in full swing in July 2020. With two races in the books and four more scheduled by the end of the month. NTT IndyCar Series teams are already developing into contenders—or not. After two busy races, which teams are the front-runners for the Astor Cup, and which ones still need …

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