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2020 IndyCar Championship Contenders After Four Races

2020 IndyCar championship

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

2020 REV Group Grand Prix

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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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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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Marcus Ericsson 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Marcus Ericsson in practice for the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Marcus Ericsson is back for his sophomore NTT IndyCar Series season, but it looks nothing like his freshman year. The 2020 IndyCar season is one of massive change for the Swedish driver—and that’s before factoring in all of the alterations that have taken place around the league this year. So what should fans honestly expect …

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Scott Dixon 2020 IndyCar Season Preview

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Scott Dixon during the 2020 Genesys 300. (Photo Credit: Chris Owens/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Scott Dixon has the most wins of any active NTT IndyCar Series driver, and he’s already added one to that total with his victory in the 2020 IndyCar season opener. How will the rest of the season turn out for the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran? Could he rack up his sixth IndyCar championship or another …

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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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Couch Potato Tuesday: Wrecking Is The Name Of The Game at Dover, Indianapolis

2020 iDover NCS Kyle Busch Accident NASCAR Media

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We’re coming towards the end of the invitational series. The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge wrapped up Saturday, while there’s only one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event left. As announced Sunday, that will be at the not-even-released yet North Wilkesboro Speedway. Even though the series are ending, last weekend proved that there’s still plenty of time for shenanigans.

Chip Ganassi Racing Adds Marcus Ericsson for 2020

2019 Laguna Seca IndyCar Marcus Ericsson Face Diego Alvarado

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s IndyCar team will grow by one next year, as the team has added current Arrow Schmidt Peterson driver Marcus Ericsson to its roster. He joins Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist on the Honda-backed team. Ericsson has recorded three top-10 finishes in 2019, his best result a podium finish at the second Detroit …

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Marcus Ericsson Set for Formula 1 Return; Conor Daly Filling in at Portland

2019 Indianapolis IndyCar Marcus Ericsson Face James Black IndyCar Media

(Photo: James Black/IndyCar Media)

Marcus Ericsson will not compete at Portland this weekend with the NTT IndyCar Series. Instead, he’ll be in Belgium with Formula 1 for the Belgium Grand Prix. Per RACER, Ericsson will drive the Alfa Romeo entry this weekend at Spa, making his first F1 start since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2018. Conor Daly …

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McLaren Returning to IndyCar With Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2020

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar Media)

McLaren will be returning to the NTT IndyCar Series on a full-time basis in 2020, the team announced Friday, Aug. 9. This will be done in an alliance/merger with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, which will be moving from Honda engines to Chevrolet as part of the move. Title sponsor Arrow Electronics will remain with the …

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Alexander Rossi Dominates at Long Beach, Defends Victory

2019 Long Beach IndyCar Alexander Rossi Phil Allaway

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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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F1: Max Verstappen Fumes, Lewis Hamilton Wins the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Sometimes fortune rolls a certain way.  Then sometimes fortune comes in the form of Esteban Ocon spinning out race leader Max Verstappen.  Lewis Hamilton found himself in the enviable position of being in second when Ocon and Verstappen collided, turned it into a five-second lead, and held on from there at Interlagos in Brazil.  Verstappen …

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