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What Mattered for IndyCar on Saturday at Nashville

Josef Newgarden on the streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — The inaugural Music City Grand Prix brings the NTT IndyCar Series to the streets of Nashville and the 2.17-mile, 11-turn circuit has provided the teams and drivers with a large technical challenge. Some teams have risen up to the challenge and unloaded off the transporter with a setup to match the circuit. Drivers …

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Colton Herta Dominates Qualifying, Wins Pole at Nashville

Colton Herta bouncing through the Streets of Nashville

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

NASHVILLE — Josef Newgarden may be Nashville’s hometown hero but Colton Herta has quickly made the street circuit near the Tennessee Titans stadium his own as he qualified on pole for Sunday’s (August 8th) Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. The No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda went around the 11 turn, 2.17 mile street circuit …

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2021 IndyCar Summer Break Update: Championship Contenders

Will Power racing at Detroit

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After 10 of 16 races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, let’s take a look at how the preseason drivers that were rated as championship contenders have done in 2021. Scott Dixon has six IndyCar championships and had one of the most dominating wins of the season at the first race at Texas Motor …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Honda Indy 200

Josef Newgarden celebrating his win at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After the results had time to sink in, let’s take a closer look at what mattered in Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the NTT IndyCar Series. First, and probably most important, Josef Newgarden scored Team Penske’s first win of the season and the first win for a driver …

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Engine Change Helps Josef Newgarden Win at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden celebrates his win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— A semi-late night on Saturday (July 3rd) by the No. 2 Team Penske crew paid big dividends for Josef Newgarden as the 2017 and ’19 NTT IndyCar Series champion won Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “We caught what looked to be potentially a race ending problem yesterday,” …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Snaps Heartbreak Streak

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden dominated Sunday’s (July 4) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course en route to his first victory of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s closest challenger was Marcus Ericsson, who spent the last stint of the race chasing down Newgarden. By the race’s end the top two were more than 20 …

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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America

2021 Road America Cup Alex Bowman trees NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It has been 65 years since the NASCAR Cup Series took to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sunday (July 4) will break that drought, as the sport’s premier division races amongst the green grass and dense surrounding trees at Road America on Independence Day. Located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay, the 4.048-mile, 14-turn layout of Road …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Saturday at Mid-Ohio

James Hinchcliffe practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — A shakeup in the grid for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will have fans of the NTT IndyCar Series looking for action throughout the 26-car field. While many could expect to see Josef Newgarden and Colton Herta on the front row and the next six cars …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden celebrating pole position at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — After a crushing defeat at Road America two weeks ago, Josef Newgarden secured pole position for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his third pole in a row in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet navigated the 13 turn, 2.258 …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Friday at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden practices at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— Josef Newgarden’s heartbreak at the last NTT IndyCar Series race at Road America seems to be behind the Tennessee native as the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet led opening practice for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Newgarden’s lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 seconds averaged to 120.870 mph, …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Road America on Sunday

Josef Newgarden and Alex Palou at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

The REV Group Grand Prix was joyful for some, full of heartbreak for others, but Sunday (June 20th) reminded everyone that in order to finish first, first you must finish. Josef Newgarden led the most laps (32 of 55) and was looking good for another race win, his second at Road America after his 2018 …

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Josef Newgarden Suffers Late Heartbreak at Road America

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After leading 32 of 55 laps at Road America, Josef Newgarden came to the final restart with two laps to go trying to hold off Alex Palou in Sunday’s (June 20th) REV Group Grand Prix. But when trying to shift up before turn 1 on lap 54, the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet’s gearbox would …

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