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2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): IndyCar Race Results - Sato Wins Second 500!

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2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): IndyCar Race Results - Sato Wins Second 500!

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IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Purchased by Penske Corporation

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway under new ownership!

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2019 Gateway: IndyCar Race Results - Sato holds off Carpenter for win

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IndyCar Series driver Takuma Sato hasn't had many weeks as wild as this past one.

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2019 Gateway: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Newgarden makes his point, scores pole

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Team Penske's Josef Newgarden was pleased to add another point in NTT P1 Award qualifying Friday at World Wide Technology…

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2019 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Race Results - Dixon, Ganassi Win!

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Scott Dixon and his No. 9 Ganassi Honda has won the Honda Indy 200.

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2019 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power, Penske On Pole

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Will Power scored the 57th pole of his NTT IndyCar Series career Saturday.

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2019 Iowa: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Track big or small, Pagenaud fastest in qualifying

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Simon Pagenaud captured Friday's NTT P1 Award at Iowa Speedway.

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2019 Road America: IndyCar Race Results - Rossi, Andretti Autosport Win!

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Alexander Rossi and his No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda has won the Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake,…

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2019 Road America: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Herta becomes youngest pole winner in Indy car history

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Colton Herta knocked on history's door in NTT IndyCar Series qualifying several times earlier this season. On Saturday, the rookie…

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2019 Detroit GP (Belle Isle): IndyCar Race Two Results - Dixon, Ganassi Win!

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Scott Dixon and his No. 9 Ganassi Honda has won the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix Duel Two on the Belle…

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2019 Detroit GP (Belle Isle): IndyCar Duel One Results - Newgarden, Penske Win!

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Josef Newgarden and his No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet has won the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix Race One under wet…

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud, Penske Win!

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Simon Pagenaud and his No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet has won the 2019 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Carb Day Practice Results - Kanaan Fastest!

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Tony Kanaan posted the fastest lap of the Miller Lite Carb Day session Friday at 225.517 mph.

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Final Qualifying Results - Pagenaud, Penske On Pole! Alonso Bumped Out!

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Team Penske IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud and his No. 22 Menards Chevrolet has taken the Pole for the 2019 Indianapolis…

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Saturday Qualifying Results - Pigot Leads First Day

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Spencer Pigot was the fastest qualifier with an average 4-lap speed of 230.083 Mph.

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Fast Friday Practice Results - Daly goes fastest in Indy 500 'Fast Friday' practice

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Thursday Practice Results - Carpenter cars shine in Indy 500 practice; Alonso idled while backup car is prepped

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Wednesday Practice Results - Newgarden Fastest! Alonso Crashes

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McLaren Racing IndyCar driver Fernando Alonso ahead of his crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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2019 Indianapolis 500: IndyCar Tuesday Practice Results - Power, Penske Fastest! 229.745 Mph!

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2019 Indianapolis GP: IndyCar Race Results - Pagenaud, Penske Win!

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2019 Indianapolis GP: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Rookie Felix Rosenqvist captures first career pole

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Rookie Felix Rosenqvist won his first pole in the NTT IndyCar Series on Friday.

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2019 St. Pete: IndyCar Race Results - Newgarden, Penske Win!

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Josef Newgarden and his No. 2 Hitachi / Verizon Penske Chevrolet has won the 2019 St. Petersburg Grand Prix.

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2019 St. Pete: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Team Penske's Power wins record eighth St. Petersburg pole

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2019 St. Pete: IndyCar Practice Results - Home advantage helps Florida duo lead St. Petersburg practice

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Ryan Hunter-Reay was fastest during the Friday practices at St. Petersburg, Florida.

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· 2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Race Results - Newgarden Wins at St. Pete, Falls 16 Points Short of Champion Dixon in Dramatic Race (Oct 25, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power Owns Streets of St. Pete with Another Pole; Newgarden To Start 8th, Dixon 11th (Oct 25, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): IndyCar Race 2 Results - Power Holds Off Herta for Victory; Dixon, Newgarden Going to Wire To Decide Title (Oct 04, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): IndyCar Race Results - Newgarden Trims Dixons Lead after Victory in Harvest GP (Oct 03, 2020)
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2015 Schedule and Points Standings


2015 : Formula One Grand Prix Schedule
# Date Race Winner/Time (*)
1 Mar 15 Australian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
2 Mar 29 Malaysia Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari
3 Apr 12 Chinese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
4 Apr 19 Bahrain Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
5 May 10 Spanish Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
6 May 24 Monaco Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
7 Jun 7 Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
8 Jun 21 Austrian Grand Prix Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
9 Jul 5 British Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
10 Jul 26 Hungarian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
11 Aug 23 Belgian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
12 Sep 6 Italian Grand Prix 8:00 AM
13 Sep 20 Singapore Grand Prix 8:00 AM
14 Sep 27 Japanese Grand Prix 1:00 AM
15 Oct 11 Russian Grand Prix 7:00 AM
16 Oct 25 United States Grand Prix 3:00 PM
17 Nov 1 Mexican Grand Prix 2:00 PM
18 Nov 15 Brazilian Grand Prix 11:00 AM
19 Nov 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 8:00 AM

*All times are in ET





2015 : Formula One Drivers Standings
Pos Driver CTY Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 194
2 Nico Rosberg GER MERCEDES 177
3 Sebastian Vettel GER FERRARI 135
4 Valtteri Bottas FIN WILLIAMS 77
5 Kimi Raikkonen FIN FERRARI 76
6 Felipe Massa BRA WILLIAMS 74
7 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull 36
8 Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull 27
9 Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India 24
10 Romain Grosjean FRA LOTUS 17
11 Felipe Nasr BRA SAUBER 16
12 Sergio Perez MEX Force India 15
13 Pastor Maldonado VEN LOTUS 12
14 Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso 10
15 Carlos Sainz ESP Toro Rosso 9
16 Marcus Ericsson SWE SAUBER 5
17 Jenson Button GBR MCLAREN 4
18 Fernando Alonso ESP MCLAREN 1
19 Roberto Merhi ESP MARUSSIA 0
20 Will Stevens GBR MARUSSIA 0



Chip Ganassi Racing Signs Tony Kanaan for IndyCar Oval Program
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 06:06 PM
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Chip Ganassi Racing Signs Tony Kanaan for IndyCar Oval Program


Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today an agreement with Indianapolis 500 Winner, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion and 17-time race winner Tony Kanaan to a multi-year deal to pilot the No. 48 Honda entry for the four ovals on the calendar, complementing the 13 road and street course events being contested by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson.

Kanaan will re-join CGR (2014-2017) alongside Johnson, former teammate, six-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion and Indianapolis 500 Winner Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson and CGR newcomer Alex Palou.

Longtime CGR and Kanaan partner NTT DATA along with Bryant, also a longtime sponsor of Kanaan and former sponsor of CGR, return to CGR, and will both have primary paint schemes as well as associate-level relationships on the No. 48 Honda and other CGR entries that will soon be announced.

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Ntt Data Extends Partnership With Chip Ganassi Racing
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 06:05 PM
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Ntt Data Extends Partnership With Chip Ganassi Racing


NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services leader, announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing that will expand to ranging sponsorship levels across the NTT INDYCAR Series entries of Scott Dixon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Kanaan and Alex Palou beginning in 2021.

Building on its longstanding partnership with one of INDYCAR’s iconic organizations, NTT DATA will have a range of engagements that incorporate: two of the most heralded drivers in all of motorsports, a fan favorite who has won a series championship and Indianapolis 500, and an upcoming talent in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

NTT DATA returns as the primary sponsor on the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda at multiple events for the 17-race season in 2021. Alex Palou, a 23-year-old Spaniard who replaces Felix Rosenqvist in this entry, will run the NTT DATA livery for the season opener at St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 7), Texas Motor Speedway (Race 1 on May 1), 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 (May 30), and the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. (Sept. 19), along with several other races over the course of the season.


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Veteran Engineer Matthew Greasley Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing As Race Engineer For Takuma Sato
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 07:00 PM
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Veteran Engineer Matthew Greasley Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing As Race Engineer For Takuma Sato


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that veteran engineer Matthew Greasley has joined the team as race engineer for 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion, Takuma Sato. Greasley spent the past seven years with Carlin Motorsport Ltd. as a race engineer for programs in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, Formula E and European F3. While focused on the INDYCAR SERIES program from 2018-2020, he worked with drivers Charlie Kimball, Patricio O’Ward, Conor Daly and Max Chilton.


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Renier Construction Named Construction Manager For Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Headquarters
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, November 04, 2020 - 06:22 PM
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Renier Construction Named Construction Manager For Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Headquarters


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Renier Construction has been named the construction manager for the team’s new global headquarters in Zionsville, Ind. Renier Construction will be in charge of both design as well as planning for future construction of the new facility. Renier has partnered with Architectural Alliance who will serve as the architect of record for the build.


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105th Indianapolis 500 Logo Captures Tradition, Speed, Excitement, Innovation of Race
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 06:29 PM
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105th Indianapolis 500 Logo Captures Tradition, Speed, Excitement, Innovation of Race


The logo for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge captures many rich elements of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," blending history, Hoosier pride, speed, excitement and more within its vivid colors and design.

One of the notable new hallmarks of the 2021 logo is the outline of the tiered floors of the IMS Pagoda, one of the most iconic landmarks in global motorsports. That Pagoda is topped by three flag poles, representing the three drivers who occupy the front row for the Indianapolis 500.

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Alex Palou Will Join Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar Program Beginning in 2021
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 06:24 PM
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Alex Palou Will Join Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar Program Beginning in 2021


Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that 23-year-old Spaniard Alex Palou will join the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES program in the No. 10 Honda beginning in 2021. He will team up with Six-Time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion, Indianapolis 500 and 50-time race winner Scott Dixon, Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, and recently re-signed Marcus Ericsson for an expanded four-car lineup in 2021. Partnership details will be announced in the off-season in preparation for the 2021 INDYCAR season and beyond.

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Marcus Ericsson and Chip Ganassi Racing Continue INDYCAR Partnership in New, Multi-Year Deal
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, October 30, 2020 - 05:34 PM
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Marcus Ericsson and Chip Ganassi Racing Continue INDYCAR Partnership in New, Multi-Year Deal


Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that 30-year-old Swede Marcus Ericsson will continue in the No. 8 Honda in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as part of a new, multi-year deal with the team. Partnership details will be announced in the off-season in preparation for the 2021 INDYCAR season and beyond.

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Palou has Strong Run in St. Petersburg to End His Rookie Season
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 07:08 PM
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Palou has Strong Run in St. Petersburg to End His Rookie Season


Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh driver Alex Palou’s rookie season came to end on Sunday with a strong run in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in which he placed himself 13th after running in the lead pack.

Starting 16th, Palou fell to 19th at the start of the 100-lap race but had made it back up to 15th by the time he entered pit lane for his first stop of the day on Lap 28. Then, with a full course caution less than 10 laps later, Palou and his #55 Guaranteed Rate team opted for a different strategy and pit again on Lap 38.

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Heartbreak for Harvey at IndyCar Season Finale in St. Petersburg
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 07:08 PM
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Heartbreak for Harvey at IndyCar Season Finale in St. Petersburg


It was a bittersweet season finale at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for Jack Harvey and Meyer Shank Racing on Sunday.

Running in the top six for the opening 70 laps of the 100 lap event, the team was on track to close out their first full-season NTT INDYCAR Series campaign with a top result. But those hopes were dashed when Harvey was hit by a competitor with just under 30 laps to go. Harvey finished out the race 19th.

Excited for his first and only street course outing of the 2020 season, Harvey was eager for the event as IndyCar returned to the site where the season was due to open in March.

A strong qualifying run saw Harvey claim fifth on the grid, with his opening stint in the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM IndyCar within sight of the top five. Capitalizing on the pace that his Firestone primary tires had, Harvey pitted from fourth on lap 33.

Returning on track with a set of alternate tires, Harvey raced four laps before a second full course caution was called. On the restart, Harvey made an aggressive but strategic move coming out of Turn 1 to slide into P5.

But green flag running didn’t last long as two more consecutive yellows slowed down the field.

After 15 laps of tight battles, a fourth caution was released on Lap 70. It was just a few laps later that - while under yellow - Harvey was struck from a competitor that was reentering the track after tangling with someone else. That contact gave the No. 60 a bent right rear tie rod, forcing Harvey to pit lane.

Despite quick work by the crew as they replaced the damaged tie rod and sent Harvey back out, the setback saw the No. 60 entry fall several positions in the final championship standings after Harvey crossed the line 19th at the finish.

“That race pretty much just summed up our year,” said Harvey. “We’ve had so much pace all year and every time something happens that knocks us down, we’ve been way inside the top ten. I feel like the team deserves to be seventh or eighth in points. I feel like that’s where I deserve to be as a driver, so it’s a super disappointing day. The ramifications of what James (Hinchcliffe) did by waiting and choosing the wrong time to come back out on track, are huge and it cost us a lot in the championship.”

“I’m really, really proud of the improvements that the team made over the course of the year,” said Mike Shank. “Unfortunately Hinchcliffe chose the wrong time to come back out on track and it ended our day. It was a fairly easy top three day today. Our 15th place in the championship really doesn’t represent the pace that we had. The good news is that next year’s season begins next week when we get to test at Barber. I’m really proud of the progress that the team has made from year one to year three and four.”

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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 07:07 PM
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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Race - Driver Quotes


1st - JOSEF NEWGARDEN (No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet): “It’s definitely bittersweet. First off, congratulations to Scott (Dixon) and all his guys, his crew. It’s big time to win six championships. I’m sure they’re thrilled. They’re a great competitor. On one hand, I don’t really know what I could do different this year. I don’t know what I could ask my guys to do different. They were flawless. Fastest in the pits all year long. I’m extremely proud to drive for my team. Not just our car, but all the teams combined, all the engineers, all the mechanics – we have an incredible crew that puts in a lot of work. We just came up short. That’s all it is. We weren’t good enough. We’ll reset. We’ll hit them harder next year. I promise you we’ll be in the fight; this crew will be in the fight every year. So, I have confidence we’ll come back. So, thank you to Hitachi, Team Chevy. Team Chevy was the engine to beat today and all year long, so big credit to them. Just a little short on points. We’ll come back and hit them harder next year.” (About strategy amid a chaotic race): “No doubt, we didn’t need a full green race, so that played into our favor today. We had the flow of the race we needed, but it wasn’t anything they gave us. We had a solid day. We needed to be fairly quick. I think we had a fairly quick car, and we just had to make some moves. That’s all we could do to try and get to the front. We outlasted everybody and did what we needed to do. We knew coming into this that fate wasn’t in our own hands. We weren’t going to be able to decide things. So, we just did what we could and hoped for the best.” (About racing Pato O’Ward): “This is one of the future stars of INDYCAR. He’s already a star of INDYCAR. I’m a huge Pato fan, so it was fun to race him. He’s driven me so clean. Even when it was very difficult at the end of the race, all of the pickup on the tires, it was tough to clean off, he’s just a great competitor. I’ve really loved driving against him.”


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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Race Results - Newgarden Wins at St. Pete, Falls 16 Points Short of Champion Dixon in Dramatic Race
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 07:03 PM
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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Race Results - Newgarden Wins at St. Pete, Falls 16 Points Short of Champion Dixon in Dramatic Race


Josef Newgarden went down swinging.

Newgarden won a wild, unpredictable NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, in the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet amid a head-to-head showdown with Scott Dixon for the series championship.

Still, the winning performance wasn’t enough for Newgarden. Dixon finished third to seal his sixth INDYCAR championship by just 16 points over defending NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Newgarden after leading the season wire-to-wire in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Dixon’s stellar 2020 season also helped Honda win the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Manufacturers’ Championship.

“It’s never just one thing or one person,” Dixon said. “For me, it’s about the team effort. We had a lot of changes in the offseason. Credit to Josef (Newgarden) and Team Penske. They drove the last part of the season flawlessly and a lot points, so that was pretty awesome to race them again. And we know next year is going to be the same, but huge thanks again to everyone on the team.”

Dixon, who won four times this season, including the first three races of the season, now sits just one title behind the all-time INDYCAR record of seven championships, set by the legendary A.J. Foyt. The championship is the 13th for Chip Ganassi Racing and its second in the last three years. Dixon, 40, who last won the title in 2018, became the first INDYCAR champion age 40 or older since Nigel Mansell in 1993.

“Well, six is good. Seven is better,” Dixon said. “That’s going to be the goal. But it’s tough. As you can see from the competition, even if you mess up just a little bit in qualifying, we had some problems this weekend and just couldn’t piece it together. Credit again to the team and just being able to pull ourselves out of that hole and stay consistent and just have a smooth race, and that’s what we did.”

Newgarden made an impressive charge from eighth on the starting grid to the lead for the first time on a Lap 80 restart in the 100-lap race as he did all he could to win back-to-back titles. Colton Herta led the field to green in the No. 88 Capstone Turbine #ShiftToGreen Honda on the restart, but he came under pressure from Alex Palou in St. Pete’s tricky Turn 1.

Palou briefly took the lead from Herta in the No. 55 Guaranteed Rate Honda before Newgarden made a daring move for the lead heading toward Turn 2, knowing that he had to do everything in his power to try to take the title from Dixon.

Newgarden withstood one more restart and immense pressure from Pato O’Ward in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet over the final 20 laps on his way to securing his fourth win of the season. O’Ward ended up second, 4.1409 seconds behind Newgarden.

With the win, Newgarden continued a trend of back-to-back winners on the streets of St. Petersburg. Since 2015, the race has been won back-to-back by three drivers. Juan Pablo Montoya won the race in 2015-16, Sebastien Bourdais won in 2017-18 and Newgarden won the race in 2019-20.

“No doubt, we didn’t need a full green race, so that played into our favor today,” Newgarden said of the hectic race that included six cautions. “We had the flow of the race we needed, but it wasn’t anything they gave us. We had a solid day. We needed to be fairly quick. I think we had a fairly quick car, and we just had to make some moves. That’s all we could do to try and get to the front. We outlasted everybody and did what we needed to do. We knew coming into this that fate wasn’t in our own hands. We weren’t going to be able to decide things. So, we just did what we could and hoped for the best.

“It’s definitely bittersweet. First off, congratulations to Scott and all his guys, his crew. It’s big time to win six championships. I’m sure they’re thrilled. They’re a great competitor. On one hand, I don’t really know what I could do different this year. I don’t know what I could ask my guys to do different. They were flawless. Fastest in the pits all year long. I’m extremely proud to drive for my team.”

O’Ward’s second-place finish punctuated a strong first full season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Mexican driver O’Ward ended up fourth in the championship standings behind Dixon, Newgarden and Herta.

Bourdais crossed the line fourth in the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet in just his third race with the team before making a full-season effort in the No. 14 in 2021, and Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the top five in the No. 28 DHL Honda.

The dramatic conclusion to the season marked the 15th consecutive season that the INDYCAR championship battle came down to the final race.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Rinus VeeKay easily won the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year award. VeeKay, driver of the No. 21 SONAX Chevrolet, clinched the title simply by starting the race.

Dutch driver VeeKay didn’t have a day indicative of his season. On Lap 47, he collided with rookie Scott McLaughlin in the No. 3 Shell V-Power Nitro+ Chevrolet in Turn 1. McLaughlin made contact with Marco Andretti in the No. 98 Curb / AutoNation Honda and spun around, and VeeKay had nowhere to go, hitting the front of McLaughlin’s car.

McLaughlin, who was unveiled Friday as a full-time INDYCAR driver in 2021 with Team Penske, was forced to retire from the race and finished 22nd. VeeKay lost two laps and finished 15th. VeeKay announced Sunday morning he will return to Ed Carpenter Racing in 2021.

The only street course on the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, was a dramatic race from start to finish that was not generous to the strongest cars in the field.

Pole sitter Will Power led the first five laps in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, but a downshifting issue allowed Alexander Rossi to take the lead in the No. 27 AutoNation / NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda as 2014 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Power slowed on Lap 6.

On Lap 36, two-time St. Petersburg winner Power got loose exiting Turn 3 while running fourth and hit the wall. Power pulled off the course in Turn 4, ending his day and finishing 24th.

From there, 2016 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Rossi dominated the race, leading all but five laps by the time disaster struck on Lap 70.

After pitting from the lead on Lap 66, Rossi was pushing his Andretti Autosport Honda as he waited for green flag pit stops to cycle through. Then, exiting Turn 4, Rossi lost control and hit the inside wall with the front and rear of the car. Rossi finished 21st.

“I just lost it in Turn 3, man,” said Rossi, who was looking to end the season with four consecutive podium finishes. “It’s been tough all weekend. Just human error. Hugely unfortunate. I think the No. 27 AutoNation Andretti Honda guys were phenomenal. Andretti Autosport was phenomenal all weekend. It’s the first time it’s happened to me, to crash from the lead. I don’t know what to say other than sorry to the boys, and we’ll come back next year.”

Trouble also struck Rossi’s Andretti Autosport teammates late in the race. Herta, who ran second most of the race and led as late as Lap 79, overshot corners twice in the race, including once in the final run to the finish. Herta finished 11th but ended the season third in the championship standings.

Meanwhile, James Hinchcliffe, who drove the final three races in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda, ran in the top five all race long until losing control of his car in Turn 14 under caution with just under 25 laps to go. Hinchcliffe damaged his front wing after contact with Jack Harvey in the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda and finished a disappointing 14th.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will enter a brief offseason before the green flag waves on the 2021 season at the same place this year ended: the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 7, 2021.

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Rinus Veekay To Continue With Ed Carpenter Racing For 2021 Ntt IndyCar Series Season
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 04:32 PM
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Rinus Veekay To Continue With Ed Carpenter Racing For 2021 Ntt IndyCar Series Season


Ed Carpenter Racing announced today that Rinus VeeKay will remain the driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. VeeKay has spent his first year in the series as the full-time driver for the Indianapolis-based team and will continue in that role next season. When VeeKay takes the green flag in the final race of the year today, his debut season with ECR will culminate with the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year title.


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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 08:36 AM
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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Qualifying - Driver Quotes


1st - WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet): “I thought we had worse tires than the other guys, but I just absolutely nailed it, man. Really, really good lap. I had to work the wheel hard for that one. I’m so stoked to get the Verizon car on pole again. Hopefully we can get Chevy in Victory Lane tomorrow. That would be fantastic.” (About your mastery of qualifying): “I’m able always to take it to another level, and I can only do it once a weekend, I reckon. It’s something I love. I just absolutely love getting the most out of something and perfecting a craft I’ve been working at for 25 years.” (About race strategy): “Unfortunately, it’s looking a bit like a fuel race, but we’ll be going hard, man. Doing the normal thing, trying to win the race and finish the season on a high.”


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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power Owns Streets of St. Pete with Another Pole; Newgarden To Start 8th, Dixon 11th
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 08:33 AM
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2020 St Petersburg: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Power Owns Streets of St. Pete with Another Pole; Newgarden To Start 8th, Dixon 11th


Will Power, the qualifying master of both the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and on the streets of St. Petersburg, reigned again Saturday, winning the NTT P1 Award for pole position in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Power posted a top lap of 1 minute, 1.0369 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet in the Firestone Fast Six of qualifying for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Live coverage of the season finale on the 14-turn, 1.8-mile street course begins at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC and the Pennzoil INDYCAR Radio Network.

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Five Non-Championship Things to Watch at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 08:30 AM
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Five Non-Championship Things to Watch at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


After 1,800 laps over the course of 13 races, the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship comes down to a battle between Scott Dixon and Josef Newgarden.

The two championship protagonists will be the center of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but there are other stories to watch heading into the season finale on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Team Reports
· 2020 St Petersburg: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 27, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 27, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 27, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 25, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 25, 2020)
· 2020 St Petersburg: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Oct 24, 2020)
· 2020 St. Pete: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Oct 22, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Oct 04, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Oct 04, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Oct 04, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Oct 04, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 03, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 03, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Oct 03, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 02, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Sage Karam IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 02, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 02, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Oct 02, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Oct 01, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 30, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Dreyer & Reinbold Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 30, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 30, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 30, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis (Harvest GP): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 23, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio II: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 16, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio II: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 16, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio II: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 16, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 13, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 13, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 13, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 12, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 09, 2020)
· 2020 Mid-Ohio: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Sep 09, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis II: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 01, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis II: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 01, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis II: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Sep 01, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 30, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 30, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 30, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Practice Recap (Aug 29, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 28, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 27, 2020)
· 2020 St. Louis: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 27, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Race Recap (Aug 23, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Carb Day Recap (Aug 22, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Carb Day Recap (Aug 22, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Carb Day Recap (Aug 22, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 17, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 17, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 17, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Qualifying Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Dreyer & Reinbold IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Michael Shank Racing IndyCar Fast Friday Recap (Aug 15, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 14, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Thursday Practice Recap (Aug 14, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Meyer Shank Racing IndyCar Thursday Practice Recap (Aug 13, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Preview (Aug 12, 2020)
· 2020 Indianapolis 500 (August): Meyer Shank Racing IndyCar Practice Day 1 Recap (Aug 12, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa II: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 19, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa II: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Jul 19, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa II: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race 2 Recap (Jul 19, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa: Ed Carpenter Racing IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa: Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Race Recap (Jul 18, 2020)
· 2020 Iowa: Santino Ferrucci IndyCar Race Preview (Jul 17, 2020)


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