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Takuma Sato Wins 104th Running of Indianapolis 500

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Japanese driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion after a late-race caution saw the 104th running of the event end under caution on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23). Sato held off a hard charge from Scott Dixon prior to the final cation flag to claim his second win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. …

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Indy 500 2020 Qualifying Analysis: Fast 9

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Marco Andretti (Photo: Chris Owens, 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 wrapping up this series by looking at …

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IndyCar Drivers Discuss Impact Of Constantly Changing Schedule

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Graham Rahal at IndyCar's 2020 Iowa IndyCar 250s. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been in constant flux since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and drastic midseason changes have started to take their toll on the drivers. In a series of recent Zoom press conferences, several drivers have opened up about the realities of the ever-changing situation and how it’s impacted …

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Indy 500 Without Fans Is Right Decision For IndyCar

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Practice at the GMR Grand Prix. (Photo by James Black, courtesy of IndyCar)

The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Monday (August 4) that the iconic Indy 500 will be run without fans, and it’s the smartest possible decision that could have been made for the greater good of the sport. IndyCar’s initial plans to have fans in attendance for the 2020 Indy 500 were just too ambitious. Even …

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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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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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Entry List: IndyCar Iowa 250s

Graham Rahal during qualifications for the REV Group Grand Prix Race 2 at Road America Sunday, July 12, 2020 (Photo by: Chris Owens via IndyCar Media)

NTT IndyCar Series teams have another doubleheader this week, this time at Iowa Speedway. The Iowa 250s are scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights (July 17-18). There are 23 drivers entered in both events, meaning all will qualify, barring any changes. Three rookies will race this week, including Oliver Askew who will pilot the No. …

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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Four Races

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2020 IndyCar championship

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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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: What We Learned From IndyCar At Road America

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2020 REV Group Grand Prix

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America was the NTT IndyCar Series’ first doubleheader of the 2020 IndyCar season. Saturday and Sunday (July 11 and 12) were when, in a sense, all heck broke loose for America’s open-wheel series. After two relatively normal races, this weekend was anything but normal. There was yet …

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