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Aaron Bearden

Aaron Bearden
A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

Graham Rahal Salvages Fourth-Place Result After Post-Quali Penalty

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On most weekends, a fourth-place result from Graham Rahal would be expected, if not disappointing. However, after starting from the tail-end of the field, a finish just outside of the podium was all Rahal could ask for in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Rahal was forced to vacate …

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Simon Pagenaud Shines Bright in IMS Road Course Win

(Photo: Forrest Mellott/IndyCar)

For the third-straight Verizon IndyCar Series race, points leader Simon Pagenaud prevailed as the winner. Sporting a bright yellow Menards livery, Pagenaud dominated the race’s opening stint and regained the lead during the final pit cycle to take the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, his third victory of the …

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Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais See Early Exit in Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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For Verizon IndyCar Series veterans Tony Kanaan and Sébastien Bourdais, the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis was over as quickly as it began. Kanaan and Bourdais were involved in a shunt going into Turn 1 on the opening lap of the road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, heavily …

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Dean Stoneman Finds First U.S. Victory in Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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Searching for his first win in the United States, Dean Stoneman found the elusive checkered flag at America’s most famous track. Stoneman held off challenges from Felix Serralles and Santiago Urrutia to claim his first Indy Lights victory in the Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The win also marked the …

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Parker Thompson Holds Serve for USF2000 Indianapolis Victory

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For Parker Thompson, much of Saturday’s USF2000 finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was spent riding around in first, trailing the pace car during an extended yellow. For the rest of the time, Thompson maintained his lead to claim a dominant victory in the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race 2. …

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Rahal Tops Final Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Practice

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INDIANAPOLIS – Though he’ll start from the tail end of the field, Graham Rahal showed speed to lead the way in a frigid final practice for Saturday’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Rahal’s 1:09.6045 led the way for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with fellow …

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Pato O’Ward Dominates Pro Mazda Again in Angie’s List Grand Prix Race 2

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Continuing the trend of the season, Team Pelfrey’s Pato O’Ward made Indianapolis Motor Speedway his playground in Saturday’s Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race 2. O’Ward led all 29 laps from the pole to dominate the second Pro Mazda event of the weekend, claiming his fifth victory in six …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: A Chase Full of Unexpected Faces

(Photo: Mike Neff)

A wild NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend at Kansas Speedway has come and gone, and with its conclusion, another surprising Chase entrant has surfaced. That’s not to say that rookie William Byron is a surprise to see inn the Chase grid. The 18-year-old competes for Kyle Busch Motorsports, arguably one …

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The 10: NASCAR Power Rankings Pre-Monster Mile

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 Saturday was an interesting night at Kansas Speedway. Martin Truex, Jr. dominated nearly the entire race just to fall victim to circumstances outside of his control once again. Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski threw their races away going for broke in the late stages. Ryan Blaney drove the kind of …

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