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Team Penske INDYCAR Series Race Report – Indianapolis GP

INDIANAPOLIS (July 4, 2020) – After three straight years of near-miss disappointment, Scott Dixon finally closed the deal in the GMR Grand Prix. Dixon benefited from a well-timed caution period near the midway point of the race and then drove away to dominate the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race Saturday on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course…

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GMR Grand Prix – update #7 – pre-race notebook

By Steve Wittich One change to watch this weekend is the removal of a gravel trap on the outside of Turn 2 on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Cars stuck in that gravel trap has been the cause of a caution period that last two years With the end of Tony Kanaan’s 318 race long…

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GMR Grand Prix – update #6 – starting line-up and tire designation

STARTCAR NO.DRIVERTIRE CHOICE112Will PowerAlternate – Red260Jack HarveyAlternate – Red388Colton HertaAlternate – Red415Graham RahalAlternate – Red57Oliver AskewAlternate – Red61Josef NewgardenAlternate – Red79Scott DixonPrimary – Black820Conor DalyAlternate – Red910Felix RosenqvistPrimary – Black1059Max ChiltonAlternate – Red1127Alexander RossiAlternate – Red1228Ryan Hunter-ReayAlternate – Red135Pato O’WardPrimary – Black148Marcus EricssonPrimary – Black1518Santino FerrucciAlternate – Red1645Spencer PigotAlternate – Red1730Takuma SatoPrimary – Black1821Rinus VeeKayPrimary…

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GMR Grand Prix Update #6 – Dixon leads morning warm up

By Steve Wittich With a quick lap of 71.077 seconds, Scott Dixon led the morning tune-up for the GMR Grand Prix. He was followed by veterans Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Graham Rahal, which had the top 21 drivers covered by only a single second in a tight practice. The NTT INDYCAR® SERIES warm-up got…

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GMR Grand Prix Update #5 – Good morning

Good morning from the fourth floor of the DEX Imaging Media Center at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s NTT INDYCAR® SERIES race day, with the GMR Grand Prix set to get the green flag at 12:08 pm. Here is Saturday’s full schedule. TIMEEVENT6:22amSunrise9am – 9:30amNTT INDYCAR SERIES Warm-Up12:08pmGreen Flag GMR Grand Prix (80 laps)3pmNASCAR…

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FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS DREYER & REINBOLD RACING HITS THE ROAD COURSE AT IMS, SAGE KARAM QUALIFIES 23RD FOR GMR GRAND PRIX IN NO. 24 DRR WIX FILTERS CHEVY

Former Indy Lights Champ on fast learning curve for IMS road course, ready for Saturday race now  SPEEDWAY, IN (July 3, 2020) – Sage Karam and his Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team knew Friday was going to be a steep learning curve for the Carmel, Ind.-based NTT INDYCAR SERIES squad in the organization’s first road racing…

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GMR Grand Prix – update #4 – Power grabs 58th career pole – Harvey best career start

By Steve Wittich Group 1 Qualifying for the 7th GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course got underway at 4:30 pm. When the green flag came out for the first qualifying group, the ambient temperature was 92F, and the ambient temperature was 127F. All 12 drivers went out on track on Firestone…

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GMR Grand Prix update #3 – pre-qual notebook

By Steve Wittich The 26 drivers entered in the GMR Grand Prix turned a total of 703 laps, which equates to 1,714-miles, during the lone practice session. The busiest driver during the 90-minute session was A.J. Foyt Racing rookie Dalton Kellett, who turned 42 laps in the No.14 K-Line USA / A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet….

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GMR Grand Prix – practice update – Power leads 90-minute session

By Steve Wittih The lone practice session for the GMR Grand Prix got underway at an eerily quiet Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 11:30 am. The ambient temperature was 86F, and the track temperature was 115F. Fittingly, double 2019 “Month of May” winner Simon Pagenaud was the first of the 26 entered cars to take to…

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GMR Grand Prix – good morning from the greatest place on earth!

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center, where the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES teams and drivers are more than ready to get back to work. INDYCAR will share the weekend with the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Xfinity) and NASCAR Cup Series. I (Steve) am one of only a dozen journalists that will…

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