IndyCar’s year in review, leading into Fontana (VIDEO)

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In case you missed any of the prior 18 races in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season, or just care to relive the excitement in a condensed, three-minute package, look no further.

IndyCar will crown its 2013 season champion – either Scott Dixon or Helio Castroneves – on Saturday night in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra).

Before it does, here’s the highlights from St. Petersburg through to the most recent rounds of the year, the doubleheader weekend at Houston a couple weeks ago. An additional video as NBCSN’s Leigh Diffey, Kevin Lee and Robin Miller, look back at Houston is also linked below.

You can see the full 2014 schedule reveal and 2013 championship preview on NBCSN in less than half an hour, at 8 p.m. ET this evening.

Kanaan, Dixon to rejoin Chip Ganassi Le Mans effort

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Both Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan will be rejoining Ford Chip Ganassi Racing as part of their four-car armada at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team revealed late last week. Both drivers contested the event last year, with Dixon in the No. 69 entry – finishing seventh in the GTE Pro class – while Kanaan replaced an injured Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 68 – finishing sixth in GTE Pro.

For Kanaan, this also represents a return to the Chip Ganassi organization, with which he contested the Verizon IndyCar Series from 2014 to 2017 before departing for A.J. Foyt Racing in 2018.

Kanaan will join Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell in the No. 67, while Dixon will reunite with Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook, the three drivers having won the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, in the No. 69.

Stefan Mücke, Olivier Pla, and Billy Johnson will share the No. 66 entry, with Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, and Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 68.

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