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Dixon edges McLaughlin to win in Nashville chaos

Last year’s inaugural Nashville Grand Prix had nine cautions and was remembered for being a wild show that ended with a most unexpected winner in Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson, who crashed early in the race but recovered to reach victory lane in what was dubbed the ‘Music City Miracle.’ For anyone who thought it …

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McLaughlin storms to weather-delayed Nashville pole

Delayed as rainfall and local lightning strikes pushed qualifying for the Nashville Grand Prix back by 90 minutes, street race ace Scott McLaughlin wasn’t bothered by the pause to the afternoon as he eventually rocketed around the temporary circuit to earn pole position. It was the New Zealander’s second pole of the year—his first coming …

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McLaughlin leads Penske sweep of second Nashville IndyCar practice

Saturday afternoon’s 45-minute practice session on the streets of Nashville opened with Rinus VeeKay stuffing his car into the barriers midway through his first lap and closed with Team Penske and Team Chevy taking complete ownership of qualifying preparations. Run in oppressively hot and humid conditions, Penske’s Scott McLaughlin led a 1-2-3 for Penske with …

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Lundegaard leads opening IndyCar practice at Nashville

Christian Lundgaard built on the breakthrough of his first career NTT IndyCar Series podium last week at Indianapolis by setting the pace in the opening practice session for the second Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville. Running on the alternate tires — green rather than red sidewalled this week, to signify Firestone’s new …

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Changes made for IndyCar’s return to Nashville

The second annual Nashville Grand Prix will take place on a revised 2.1-mile, 11-turn circuit that has seen the advice from NTT IndyCar Series drivers turned into improvements and modifications made around the Tennessean street course. To reduce the likelihood of the traffic jams and multi-car crashes that caused mayhem during restarts at the inaugural …

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Ericsson slips from points lead, looks ahead to play catch-up

Marcus Ericsson made up 14 positions during Saturday’s Indianapolis Grand Prix but it wasn’t enough for the Swede to hold onto the championship lead. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indianapolis 500 winner surrendered his place atop the drivers’ standings to Team Penske’s Will Power after Ericsson finished 11th and the Australian improved from fourth at the start …

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Rosenqvist beats Rossi to pole on Indy road course

Felix Rosenqvist captured his second pole position of the season on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and it was the gap to Alexander Rossi that stood out as the most remarkable aspect of the Arrow McLaren SP driver’s achievement. Rosenqvist’s No. 7 Chevy toured the circuit in 1m10.2265s, more than a quarter-second …

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Newgarden provisionally cleared to return for IMS road course race

Josef Newgarden has passed his follow-up tests with the NTT IndyCar Series’ medical team and been cleared to drive in tomorrow’s practice session at the Indianapolis road course. A follow-up test will assess whether he is allowed to participate in the remainder of the race weekend. Newgarden was placed into the series’ concussion protocols after …

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IndyCar champ Palou declares he will be at McLaren in 2023

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar champion Alex Palou, who has contracts signed with two different race teams for 2023 and is being sued by Chip Ganassi Racing, declared Thursday: “I will be in the McLaren family next year.” The soap opera over Palou’s future continued with more twists and turns than the Spaniard will face in …

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