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IndyCar Preview: The 99th Indianapolis 500

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The 99th Indianapolis 500 For everything that the Verizon IndyCar Series has been through over the years, it’s crown jewel, the Indianapolis 500, still stands tall as the most prestigious and well-known auto-racing event in the world.  This Sunday, for the 99th time, the Indianapolis 500 will be contested in …

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Sébastien Bourdais: Stop Making Assumptions Indy is Safe


Veteran IndyCar champion Sébastien Bourdais accused the media Thursday of overblowing the rash of incidents during the buildup to the Indianapolis 500 this past week, claiming the rhetoric coming from the media center has made fans lose sight of the fact that open wheel racing is inherently dangerous. Bourdais was …

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James Hinchcliffe Expected to Make a Full Recovery


INDIANAPOLIS — James Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery following a harrowing and violent crash on Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement, released by IndyCar, confirms that the affable Canadian driver will not require additional procedures after a piece of the suspension punctured both of his …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Roundtable Discussion of the Goings-On at Indy


Matt Stallknecht: Can I just say how excited I am to be going to Indy this weekend?! Huston Ladner: I hope you’re going as a paramedic, looks like you might have work Toni Montgomery: I’d be excited though too Aaron Bearden: I’m happy for you! If things don’t get worked …

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Tony Kanaan: If Drivers Feel Uncomfortable, They Shouldn’t Be in a Car


In the midst of a violent and crash-filled Month of May, Tony Kanaan says IndyCar is a very dangerous sport and that the peril is both part of the appeal to watch and participate in open-wheel racing. Following four crashes in six days, including one that has sent James Hinchcliffe …

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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Stand-Alone Races, and Different Faces

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Cup: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue.  One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an All-Star race, drivers …

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Ed Carpenter Becomes Third Chevrolet Driver to Crash at IMS


Chevrolet cars continue to spin and rise off the ground at Indianapolis with two-time and defending pole sitter Ed Carpenter joining the dubious group on Sunday with a massive crash during warm-up for Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Carpenter hit the wall in Turn 2 — the third Chevrolet to crash in …

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All-Female Team To Attempt 2016 Indy 500


If all goes according to plan, an all-female team will attempt to make the grid for the Indianapolis 500 next season. Grace Autosports was founded by veteran racing executive Beth Paretta and will feature British driver Katherine Legge behind the wheel. While the group is not opposed to hiring men …

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