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TOP STORYLINES HEADED INTO INDYCAR'S DOUBLEHEADER AT GATEWAY

One week after the 104th running of the Indy 500, the NTT IndyCar Series returns to action at another midwest oval.

The series heads to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway this weekend for a doubleheader at the 1.25-mile egg-shaped oval outside of St. Louis.

JUSTIN HALEY SECURES VICTORY AT WAWA 250 XFINITY RACE IN DAYTONA


Justin Haley, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on August 28, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
(Chris Graythen, Getty Images)

Teamwork was the buzz word of the night for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, but ultimately it came down to team members aggressively deciding the win amongst themselves instead of a team versus team surge for the checkered flag.
 
Ross Chastain tagged the left rear of his Kaulig Racing teammate – and the race leader -  A.J. Allmendinger’s Chevrolet on the final lap in the final turns sending both cars into the wall while their other teammate Justin Haley surged through the field to the checkered flag. It was the 21-year old Indiana-native’s second career Xfinity Series win matching his work at the sport’s other big track, Talladega Superspeedway earlier this season. 

TAKUMA SATO DEFEATS SCOTT DIXON TO WIN SECOND INDY 500

 

Takuma Sato became a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon, holding off Scott Dixon to win at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sato, who previously won Indy in 2017, took the lead from Dixon with just under 30 laps remaining and held him off through the finish.

“This is unbelievable,” Sato said in Victory Lane. “We knew in terms of fuel strategy it was a little tight. Scott was coming out of Turn 4 screaming, and I just held [him] off. Thank you so much.”

FIRED UP ALLGAIER WINS XFINITY DRYDENE 200 IN DOVER


Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 FFA Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway on August 22, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

 

After winning Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier offered an unexpected thank-you to AJ Allmendinger.
 
A week earlier at the Daytona Road Course, Allmendinger wheel-hopped into Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and knocked him out of a top-five finish. Allgaier expressed his displeasure after the race and ignited a firestorm on social media from those who thought Allmendinger’s miscue was purely accidental.

LATE PASS PROVIDES WIN FOR HAMLIN IN DRYDEN 311 IN DOVER


Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on August 22, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Working traffic adroitly over the final run on Saturday, Denny Hamlin cruised to victory in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway after passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with eight laps left.

 

At a track he considers one of his worst, based on past performance, Hamlin made up for a poor restart on Lap 193 of 311, gradually running down Truex, who was stuck behind the lapped car of Aric Almirola during the closing run. 

 

"I’ve been running down the leaders the past few weeks, but I haven’t been able to get there," said Hamlin, who won for the sixth time this season, tying Kevin Harvick for the NASCAR Cup Series lead. "We didn’t control that restart there, and we just had to battle back. 

INDY 500 DRIVERS PARTICIPATE IN PARADE, VISIT FAN'S HOMES

 

For residents of the town of Speedway, Indiana, Sunday afternoon will likely feel strange.

The sound of race cars will be heard in the distance, but fans of the Indy 500 will all be at home, watching the action on TV. 

The historic race is being held outside the month of May and without fans for the first time in history. Both changes come due to restrictions on large gatherings of people in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

HONDA'S FASTEST SEAT IN SPORTS TO LEAD ANDRETTI FAMILY INTO HISTORY BEFORE INDY 500 SUNDAY

 
For the first time in its storied history, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will host three generations of racing royalty on track together just before the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, Aug. 23. Legendary racer Mario Andretti will take his son Michael on a thrill ride in Honda’s Fastest Seat in Sports, before Mario’s grandson and Michael’s son, pole winner Marco Andretti, leads the NTT INDYCAR SERIES field to the green flag in the 104th Running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

CP MOTORSPORTS - SPORTSBETTING.AG WEIGHS IN WITH INDY 500 ODDS

Here are the odds of who will be crowned champion of the Indy 500, along with some fun and interesting prop bets surrounding this weekend’s Indianapolis 500. 

ROOKIE ZANE SMITH TAMES MONSTER MILE FOR SECOND NASCAR GANDER TRUCK SERIES WIN

Zane Smith, driver of the #21 On The House Cocktail Mix Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series KDI Office Technology 200 at Dover International Speedway on August 21, 2020 in Dover, Delaware.

CP MOTORSPORTS: TOP STORYLINES HEADED INTO SUNDAY'S INDY 500

After nearly a three-month delay, it’s finally Indy 500 race week. For the first time in history, the historic race will take place outside of the month of May.

Restrictions on large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be postponed for nearly three months, and are also why the race will take place without spectators for the first time in history. 

While these changes are unfortunate, make no mistake, 33 cars will still race for 500 miles on the most historic racecourse in the world. Sunday’s Indy 500 will still live up to its title as ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’. 

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