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2020 Point Standings
After Iowa #2
Rank Driver Points

Pos Driver Pts
1 Dixon, Scott 244
2 Pagenaud, Simon 195
3 Newgarden, Josef 191
4 O'Ward, Pato 162
5 Power, Will 142
6 Rahal, Graham 142
7 Herta, Colton 140
8 Ericsson, Marcus 137
9 Rosenqvist, Felix 120
10 Rossi, Alexander 118
11 Ferrucci, Santino 116
12 Askew, Oliver (R) 115
13 Palou, Alex (R) 114
14 Daly, Conor 111
15 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 104
16 Harvey, Jack 101
17 Sato, Takuma 99
18 Kimball, Charlie 97
19 Veach, Zach 95
20 VeeKay, Rinus (R) 95
21 Andretti, Marco 71
22 Carpenter, Ed 52
23 Kanaan, Tony 51
24 Chilton, Max 42
25 Hinchcliffe, James 31
26 Kellett, Dalton (R) 29
27 Karam, Sage 7
28 Pigot, Spencer 7

Rookie of Year Standings
1 Askew, Oliver (R) 115
2 Palou, Alex (R) 114
3 VeeKay, Rinus (R) 95
4 Kellett, Dalton (R) 29

Manufacturer Standings
Honda 495
Chevy 457

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Thursday: Indy 500 Pre-Race Press Conference
  Ed Carpenter and Rahal Teams
Participants
Conor Daly, Ed Carpenter Racing
Cole Pearn, Ed Carpenter Racing Crew Chief
Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Spencer Pigot, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Castroneves eyes full-time IndyCar return
  by Jeff Olson/IMSA News Wire
If you studied Helio Castroneves’ race last Sunday at Road America, with its daring passes, surgical precision and timely adjustments to changing weather conditions, you probably came to the same conclusion reached throughout the pits: Helio’s not going anywhere - except fast - anytime soon. At 45 years old, Castroneves laid down one of the best performances of his career, teaming with Ricky Taylor to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race for Acura Team Penske. He did it with a nearly blind pass in pouring rain, a move Taylor called "magic."
Indy 500 will be run without fans in attendance
  Buying IndyCar has been a complete nightmare for Roger Penske so far
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway today issued the following statement: “It is with great regret that we announce the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Aug. 23 without fans. This tough decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership. As dedicated as we were to running the race this year with 25 percent attendance at our large outdoor facility, even with meaningful and careful precautions implemented by the city and state, the COVID-19 trends in Marion County and Indiana have worsened."
Highlights from Jimmie Johnson IndyCar test Tuesday
  At IMS with Chip Ganassi Racing
7-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson made his long-awaited IndyCar test debut Tuesday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chip Ganassi Racing. Here are some highlights from the day's events. No word on lap times - it was hot and there was no rubber down on the track. Johnson spun several times trying to feel the limits of the car. At his age, having never driven an IndyCar in his life, he would have a difficult beating the far more experienced drivers in IndyCar, but we applaud him for giving it a try.
The Importance Of Mental Strength For Race Car Drivers
  Part 1 by Helmet's Off
Motorsports is a unique sport in many ways. It's one of the only sports where one mistake, one wrong turn, one millisecond of distraction can have huge consequences, both monetary and more importantly of life or death. Couple this with extremely limited practice, and the pressure of having the hopes and dreams of a full team of people who’ve spent countless man-hours preparing the race car, all fall in the hands of one person, and you’ll start understanding the crucial role that mental health plays in a race car driver’s career. 
INDYCAR Announces 2020 Series Schedule Update
  14-race calendar and more doubleheaders
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES released an updated 2020 race calendar today featuring several modifications. Three events already scheduled on the series calendar will now become doubleheader weekends, including INDYCAR’s upcoming race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Prior to the originally scheduled Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 9, the stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will square off in another championship-points paying event Saturday, Aug. 8.
IndyCar Iowa Twin 250s postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Thumbs up to the NTT INDYCAR Series for two very entertaining shows this past weekend at Iowa Speedway. Friday evening, Simon Pagenaud parlayed excellent driving and a little bit of luck into driving from last starting position to victory. Saturday, Pagenaud’s Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden led 214 of 250 laps from pole en route to his third victory at the racy short oval in America’s heartland. And it is Team Penske, where we will start our Iowa Postscript.
Indy 500 Releases Updated Estimate of 2020 Attendance
  25 Percent Attendance Anticipated; Masks To Be Mandatory
Based on policies and procedures put into effect by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMS officials announced today that attendance for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 will be approximately 25 percent of capacity. Face coverings will be required for all attendees. Ticket sales will not be permitted after Friday, July 24, further limiting the number of people who will attend the annual spectacle at the world’s largest outdoor sports facility.
IndyCar Iowa Race #2 post-race press conference
  Top-3 finishers
Drivers:
1st - Josef Newgarden - Team Penske
2nd - Will Power - Team Penske
3rd - Graham Rahal - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Newgarden wins IndyCar race from pole in Iowa
  Team Penske sweeps Iowa doubleheader
Penske Chevy drivers Josef Newgarden dominated this race last year and he did it again today leading 214 of 250 laps to win the 2nd half of the IndyCar 250 IndyCar races at the 7/8ths-mile Iowa Raceway. Newgarden's teammate Will Power was 2nd, some 2.787s behind. Graham Rahal prevented a Team Penske 1-2-3 with a third place finish in his Rahal Honda. Last night's winner Simon Pagenaud was 4th while Scott Dixon rounded out the top-5 in his Ganassi Honda.
Pagenaud holds off Dixon to win 1st Iowa 250
  Starts last, finishes first
Simon Pagenaud's Chevy engine would not start in qualifying so he had to start last.  But he came from last to first in his Penske Chevy to win the 1st Iowa Twin 250 IndyCar race by holding off Scott Dixon's Ganassi Honda by 1/2-second. Rookie Oliver Askew completed the podium in third for the Arrow McLaren-SP Chevy. Askew's teammate Pato O'Ward was 4th and early leader Josef Newgarden rounded out the top-5 as Chevy took 4 of the top-5 finishing positions.
Daly and Newgarden win poles for Iowa Twin 250s
  Daly gets his fir IndyCar pole
Conor Daly and his Carlin team had never won an IndyCar pole position prior to today. But Daly put up fast laps in his Carlin Chevy for both Iowa Twin 250s that appeared to be good for both pole positions. His speed held up to win pole in Race #1 but Josef Newgarden knocked him off the pole for Race #2 to be run Saturday night. Daly will start 3rd in Race #2 as Newgarden's Penske Chevy teammate Will Power also pipped Daly for outside pole in Race #2.
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