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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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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Two Races

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Scott Dixon on track at the 2020 GMR Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is still young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about championship implications. Here are the top contenders for the Astor Cup after two races—Texas (the 2020 Genesys 300) and IMS (the 2020 GMR Grand Prix)—as well as some drivers who are potential dark horses to enter into …

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2020 GMR Grand Prix Recap: Scott Dixon Remains Undefeated in the IndyCar Series

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The NTT IndyCar season’s second race of the year, the GMR Grand Prix, took place on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was a weekend of firsts; the first time the Grand Prix took place outside of the Month of May in ages, the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader, the first time IndyCar raced on the …

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IndyCar July 2020 Preview: Welcome To The Doubleheaders

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Indy cars on track at the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The NTT IndyCar Series is about to turn up the heat in July 2020. With the league trying to get the most out of a shortened 2020 IndyCar season schedule, doubleheader weekends are the name of the game—meaning that there will be twice as much to lose for teams that fail to post results. There …

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Takuma Sato 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Takuma Sato entered the 2020 IndyCar season coming off one of his best NTT IndyCar Series campaigns, winning two races for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. His 2020 didn’t get off to the best start, though; Sato crashed during qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway and the team wasn’t able to repair his car in time for …

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Graham Rahal 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Graham Rahal returns to the NTT IndyCar Series forthe 2020 IndyCar season as something of a dark horse. While the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing veteran got off to a slow start at Texas Motor Speedway, he’s got 12 years of experience under his belt and statistics that demonstrate an Astor Cup isn’t out of his …

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2020 Genesys 300 Recap: Scott Dixon Dominates 2020 IndyCar Season Opener

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The NTT IndyCar Series had the first event of its pandemic-postponed season with the 2020 Genesys 300, and it was a difficult debut. Despite there being only one viable racing lane and two yellow flags, No. 9 Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon dominated the race and secured an easy victory—his second in three years at …

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2020 Genesys 300 Is James Hinchcliffe’s New First Impression

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James Hinchcliffe. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Genesys 300 is a major NTT IndyCar Series race for James Hinchcliffe, who is sponsored by Genesys and will carry them on his car at Texas Motor Speedway—but that’s only one reason why. Saturday is also Hinchcliffe’s first race on a three-race contract he signed with Andretti Autosport since being dropped by Arrow …

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2020 Genesys 300 Preview: What To Expect From IndyCar At Texas

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The IndyCar field prepares for the green flag at the 2019 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

The 2020 Genesys 300 has incredibly high stakes for the NTT IndyCar Series. Not only is the Texas Motor Speedway event the 2020 IndyCar season opener, it’s the first race with the series’ new aeroscreen, and the only race in June. If a team or driver can’t compete here, they’re putting themselves at a swift …

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IndyCar Power Rankings: June 2020

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: A detail view of the Aeroscreen on the car of Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, at Circuit of The Americas on February 11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Although the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule looks different this year, the desire to win is still present in every team. Perhaps they’ll drive for another purpose as well—to bring a sense of normalcy to a world in disarray and turmoil. In this new normal, who will be the toughest competitors with the best chance …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Indianapolis

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The IndyCar iRacing Challenge has come to an end, and it ended in spectacular fashion. The First Responder 175 presented by GMR brought racing fans to virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (May 2), and it was about as exciting as the Indy 500. Plus, there was a little controversy to keep people talking. …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

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Since the Champ Car/Indy Racing League merger, repeat winners have simply not come to pass in Long Beach.  On Sunday, Alexander Rossi dominated the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 80 of the 85 laps to defend his victory from 2018.  He is the first driver to repeat as champion in Long Beach since …

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