Ed Jones returns to IndyCar after sitting out 2020
FILE - Ed Jones sits in his car during practice for an IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, in this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo. Ed Jones will return to IndyCar after a one-year absence for a second stint driving for Dale Coyne Racing. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Ed Jones will return to IndyCar after a one-year absence for a second stint driving for Dale Coyne Racing. “We’re very happy to have Ed Jones back with us. "Ed had a great rookie season at DCR in 2017, which included our best finish of third at the Indianapolis 500.
IndyCar back in St. Pete seven months later to finish season
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – IndyCar opened the second week of March giddy to finally start its season. The entire industry left St. Pete in March unsure how IndyCar could survive. Yet here IndyCar is, back on the St. Pete streets preparing to crown a champion in Sunday's season finale. Now this cruel 2020 season closes right back at St. Pete, the only street course to survive the schedule disruptions and where it all fell apart in March. Askew missed two races but returned for St. Pete, his final race in another unpopular firing by Arrow McLaren.
IndyCar's next wave proving kids are more than all right
Two-time and defending champ Josef Newgarden, who won the second race of the Iowa doubleheader, has yet to turn 30. Pagenaud, who like Newgarden drives for Team Penske, won the first Iowa race on Friday night. The natural ebb and flow of sports dictates there must be a wave of youngsters waiting to replace them. Not surprisingly, Ferrucci was fired by his Trident Racing team. Take the doubleheader this weekend, where Herta and VeeKay were in contention Friday night before a caution flag waved.
Scott McLaughlin Gets 2nd Virtual Victory
Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time V8 SuperCars champion saw his IndyCar plans postponed. McLaughlin and Pagenaud won twice, and Norris and Sage Karam were the other winners of this series created for content while IndyCar is on hold. Lets try to have some fun.Daly, who has earned new fame through the iRacing series for his colorful commentary on his in-race stream, again delivered with one-liners and a humorous post-race speech. Also absent from the field were fan-favorite James Hinchcliffe as well as Kyle Kaiser, Felipe Nasr, and Spencer Pigot, who had all participated in previous IndyCar iRacing events.detroit.cbslocal.com