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Posted On September 27, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Announces 17-Race 2023 Schedule

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES as the sport’s brash and bold athletes will be showcased with traditional weekend dates, 13 races on NBC and an exciting, late-summer swing leading to another climactic ending to the 2023 championship. The 2023 season opens Sunday, March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Thrilling, wheel-to-wheel racing then will take place all spring and summer, including the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28, before the season ends with aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS — After a week of uncertainty since his visit to the hospital in Iowa, Josef Newgarden got the green light to be able to climb back behind the wheel of his No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet when track activity begins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. Newgarden was on a dominant run at Iowa last Sunday, looking to sweep the weekend before a suspension component in the right-rear of his car broke, sending him hard into the wall. The four-time winner in 2022 was clearedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The final race of a busy July heads home to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for its second visit at the road course. Last time around, weather plagued the race but it certainly created excitement all across the board. Weather will be much ideal as there’s no sign of rain, but mostly sunny conditions is expected. Track conditions aside, the news going into the Gallagher Grand Prix once again focuses on the drama involving Alex Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing. This Wednesday, the team sued their driver whoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor It’s safe to say Iowa Speedway is now Jimmie Johnson’s favorite track on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule after the performances he has put up over the course of the doubleheader weekend on the 0.894-mile oval. Coming off a strong run Saturday, in which Johnson put on a show, making daring passes throughout the race before fading to 11th at the finish, it was game on for the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion when the green flag fell on the second day of action. Johnson startedRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Pato O’Ward won the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google on Sunday at Iowa Speedway after dominant leader Josef Newgarden crashed out of the race with 65 laps remaining. O’Ward drove his No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet to a 4.2476-second victory over Will Power in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Scott McLaughlin finished third in the No. 3 Freightliner Team Penske Chevrolet, giving the Penske team two of the top three finishers. SEE: Race Results “We knew that we had a greatRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A day after crushing the competition in the first race of the Iowa Speedway doubleheader, it was déjà vu for Josef Newgarden in Sunday’s Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300, but a clean sweep of the weekend was not to be for the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden led 208 of 250 laps on Saturday en route to his fourth career win on the .894-mile oval, and 24 hours later, it seemed he would repeat that feat. After starting from second-place, Newgarden wouldRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With the NTT IndyCar Series back on an oval Saturday at Iowa Speedway, Jimmie Johnson was back to form, coming home with an 11th place result in the 250. Though it ended with the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion banking his best finish since Texas back in March, Johnson would have to find out the hard way just how tricky the 0.894-mile track can be in an open wheel car. After starting the race in 15th, Johnson went for a spin on lap 17 whenRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – It might be time to change the name of the city where Iowa Speedway is located from Newton to Newgardenton. Josef Newgarden became the all-time INDYCAR SERIES win leader at Iowa Speedway by capturing the 250 presented by DoorDash on Saturday, his fourth career win at the .894-mile oval and his fourth win of the 2022 season in the No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay both entered this race tied atop the all-time Iowa win list with three apiece. Newgarden, whoRead More
By INDYCAR NEWTON, Iowa – Will Power led three Team Penske drivers in the top seven of practice Friday for the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend at Iowa Speedway, the only session before qualifying and two races. Power led overall with a top lap of 18.5729 seconds, 173.285 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the .894-mile oval. He seized the top spot from early leader and 2020 Iowa NTT P1 Award winner Conor Daly, who ended up second at 173.239 in the No. 20 BitNile Chevrolet. SEE: Practice Results | QualifyingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series heads back to Iowa Speedway after being off the calendar last year. It’s back in a bigger way, all thanks to Hy-Vee’s full commitment in bringing not just fans to watch incredible action, but stout entertainment. Between musical acts, there will be two races at the 7/8-mile oval that’ll once again prove to be a crucial point in the championship trail. This weekend will mark the first set of oval races since the 106th Indianapolis 500, a race Marcus Ericsson won andRead More