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JAMES HINCHCLIFFE TO RETURN TO ANDRETTI INDYCAR LINEUP

INDIANAPOLIS (09.25.2020) — James Hinchcliffe has been confirmed as the driver of the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda with Andretti Autosport for the remaining three events on the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar. This comes following an announcement Wednesday confirming that Zach Veach would not return to the 26 car for the remaining events.Hinchcliffe has competed in three […]

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Askew withdraws from INDYCAR Harvest Grand Prix

Arrow McLaren SP driver Oliver Askew will withdraw from the INDYCAR Harvest Grand Prix, after being declared not fit to drive by the INDYCAR Medical Team. Following the INDYCAR race at Mid-Ohio, Oliver reported a balance and coordination issue, which triggered an examination from the INDYCAR Medical Team. As a result, Oliver is not medically […]

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VEACH TO RELINQUISH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DRIVING DUTIES

INDIANAPOLIS (09.23.2020) – Andretti Autosport has confirmed today that Zach Veach will relinquish his role as driver of the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda for the remainder of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. A replacement driver for the No. 26 will be named in the coming days. STATEMENT FROM ZACH VEACH:“The decision was made that I […]

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IMS To Welcome Fans Back during INDYCAR Harvest GP Weekend presented by GMR

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 – For the first time in 2020, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the Racing Capital of the World for the INDYCAR Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend. Up to 10,000 spectators can be in the grandstands each day of racing action Oct. 1-4, per approval from the Marion […]

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Scott McLaughlin to make Team Penske INDYCAR debut at St. Pete

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN TO MAKE TEAM PENSKE INDYCAR DEBUT AT ST. PETE  Supercars Championship Leader Ready for First Open-Wheel Race Following 2020 COVID-19 Delays MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 17, 2020) – Team Penske announced today that Scott McLaughlin, the current Virgin Australia Supercars Championship points leader, is scheduled to make his long-awaited NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut in the […]

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Start Your Engines: Music City Grand Prix Confirmed for Aug. 6-8, 2021

With never-before-seen track map, event unveils scenic urban street course with unique water crossing NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Sept. 16, 2020) – The Music City Grand Prix, in partnership with INDYCAR, is bringing a new sound to Nashville. The Music City Grand Prix announced today that the newest NTT INDYCAR SERIES race will debut Aug. 6-8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee....

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Sebastien Bourdais Signed to Drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in 2021; He Will Debut in the Harvest Grand Prix Doubleheader

INDIANAPOLIS—Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais has been hired as the sole driver of A.J. Foyt’s No. 14 Indy car in 2021. This year the French native was scheduled to share the driving duties with 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who is winding down his career, and rookie Dalton Kellett, a graduate of the Road to […]

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SPOILER – Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Rough Race Notes – SPOILER

By Steve Wittich Errors, errors and more errors. Rough race notes Engines for the second Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio were fired at 12:58 pm.  The front row of Herta and Ferrucci brought the field to the green flag on the back straight after three-and-a-half pace laps.  All of the engines fired, but pole sitter...

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Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Race #2 – rough qual notes and results

By Steve Wittch NTT INDYCAR® SERIES qualifying for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio race #2 took place on a wet, but drying 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Mid-Ohio Road Course.  The rain started falling at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) just before the Indy Pro 2000 cars were to grid for their 9 am race. By the...

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Good morning from Mid-Ohio

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where rain is imminent as the first track activity of the day, the second Indy Pro 2000 race of the weekend is about to get underway. Scratch that, it’s now pouring. Here is the forecast info from @Indycar_Wxman Here is today’s schedule TIME EVENT...

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