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Iowa INDYCAR 250s preview – part #2 – Dixon and Rosenqvist have the headlines, but Ganassi third, Ericsson is off to a quietly great start to 2020

By Steve Wittich With Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist taking all of the headlines during Chip Ganassi Racing’s hot start to the 2020 NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, the team’s third drier, newcomer Marcus Ericsson has quietly started off the season with some heat himself. The sophomore is coming off this best finish of the year, a...

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Iowa INDYCAR 250s preview – part #1 – Josef Newgarden is a safe bet at Iowa Speedway

By Steve Wittich If you are placing a bet, Newgy is as close to a sure thing you’ll find. The last time that Josef Newgarden finished outside of the top ten on ovals less than 1.5-miles in length is eight seasons ago. Since that race at Iowa Speedway in 2013, the Team Penske driver has...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – update #11 – Rosenqvist wins a thriller at Road America

The command to fire the twin-turbo charged V6 engines was given at 11:35 am (CDT) The only drivers on the Firestone Racing Primary Tires (Blacks) were Rossi, Newgarden, Chilton, Pagenaud and Kellett. The rest of the cars were shod with Firestone Racing Alternate Tires (Reds).  The ambient temperature was 71F and track temperature was 101F. ...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – update #10 – starting line up and few qual notes

By Steve Wittich A few notes about qualifying. From INDYCAR O’Ward is the third-youngest INDYCAR pole winner at 21 years, 2 months, 6 days. The average age of the front row is 20.7 years. It is the youngest front row in INDYCAR history. From TSO That’s the seventh pole in Arrow McLaren SP’s history. Robert...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – Update #9 – qualifying for race #2

By Steve Wittich At 9 am, the first of two 14-minute qualifying groups got the green flag to start the second day of NTT INDYCAR® SERIES action at Road America. According to the Firestone Racing Engineers, the ambient temperature was 68F, and the track temperature was 84F. A dozen drivers went out on a mix...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – update #8 – good morning – pre-qual notes

By Steve Wittich Good morning and welcome to our second day of REV Group Grand Prix At Road America coverage. Here is today’s schedule: TIME (CDT) TIME (EDT) EVENT 5:21am 6:21am Sunrise 7am 8am Public Gates Open 8am – 8:30am 9am – 9:30am Vintage Indy Registry 9am – 9:30am 10am – 10:30am NTT INDYCAR SERIES...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – Update #7 – final Saturday notes

By Steve Wittich In my book, that was a very entertaining INDYCAR race. It had a little bit of everything – strategy, aggressive overtakes, young drivers, mixing it up with veterans, and once again, a generational talent ending up in victory lane. Here are a few notes from today. I’ve got plenty more, but they...

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SPOILER – REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – Update #6 – rough race notes – SPOILER

The REV Group Grand Prix At Road America Race #1 rolled off under sunny skies with an ambient temperature of 83F and a track temperature at 111F. The command to start engines was given by first responser Cleon Jones of the Virginia Fire Department.  The field got the green flag the second time the field...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – update #5 – starting line-up and tire choices

START CAR. NO. DRIVER TEAM TIRE 1 1 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Alternate 2 60 Jack Harvey Meyer-Shank Racing Alternate 3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Alternate 4 15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Alternate 5 12 Will Power Team Penske Alternate 6 18 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing With Vasser-Sullivan Alternate 7 88...

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REV Group Grand Prix At Road America – update 4 – Newgarden grabs 10th career pole

By Steve Wittich The 14-minute clock for the first qualifying group started at 1:15 pm. (CDT) According to the Firestone Racing Engineers, the ambient temperature was 81 F, and the track temperature was 107 F. All 11 drivers quickly took to the 4.014-mile, 14-turn natural terrain road course on Firestone Racing Primary Tires (blacks) to...

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