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Long Beach IndyCar round moves from April to 2021 finale, due to COVID-19

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email IndyCar's 2021 Long Beach round has been moved to become the category's season finale due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from IndyCar have announced. The move from the event's traditional April date creates a three-race west coast swing to conclude the IndyCar season, beginning at Portland International on 12 September, followed by Laguna Seca the next weekend, and concluding on the streets of Long Beach on 26 September. The Long Beach event was originally due to be the third round on the 2021 schedule, and was planned for 18 April. "It is important to have Long Beach rescheduled to continue the history and tradition for one of the series' hallmark events in one of the nation's premier media markets," Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said. "Further, it's a tremendous opportunity to wrap up the season with three straight iconic venues for what we believe wil..

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AJ Foyt Racing signs Dalton Kellett to second IndyCar seat

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Dalton Kellett will contest the full IndyCar schedule with A.J. Foyt Racing next season, after completing a partial campaign with the team in 2020. The 27-year-old Indy Lights graduate made eight appearances in Foyt's #14 entry, which he shared with Sebastien Bourdais and Tony Kanaan. Kellett scored six podium finishes in his four years of Indy Lights but suffered with testing being non-existent during the COVID-impacted season, which restricted his on-track time to race weekends. The Canadian was never able to finish higher than 20th as he grappled with an unfamiliar car. He also entered the Indianapolis 500 in a third Foyt entry, but crashed out on lap 82 and was classified 31st. He will partner Bourdais full-time next season, replacing Charlie Kimball in the #4 machine. Team president Larry Foyt said: "We are very happy to have Dalton back with the team and more importantly that he will be driving full-tim..

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Albon feels he has “done everything” to save Red Bull seat

Albon qualified fifth in Abu Dhabi, but was able to pass McLaren's Lando Norris for fourth place in the opening stint before the safety car drew him close to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. Although Albon could not put Hamilton under pressure initially, he was able to go on a late charge to cut the gap from nine seconds to just 1.5 seconds in the final 15 laps, crossing the line fourth. Red Bull ...Keep reading

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Slade returns to Supercars with new team

The two-time race winner will spearhead the new single-car squad, which will be backed by CoolDrive Auto Parts, the Blanchard family business. The Blanchards have owned a Racing Entitlements Contract since 2017, which has been parked at Brad Jones Racing for the past four seasons, and have leased a pair of Tickford Racing-built Ford Mustangs from Phil Munday as they go out on their own. Tim ...Keep reading

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