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Simon Pagenaud Withstands Review, Scott Dixon to Score Long Beach Win

Simon Pagenaud Long Beach Victory

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Looking to get the winless monkey off of his back, Simon Pagenaud surged to a late lead to claim the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, in typical Verizon IndyCar Series style, the win came amid controversy. Pagenaud inherited the lead after his final pit stop and withstood a furious charge from Scott Dixon to …

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Power, Montoya Lead the Way in Opening Long Beach Practices

Montoya On-Track IndyCar

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A few days after the announcement that Roger Penske will drive the pace car in May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Captain’s drivers stole the show in Friday’s opening two practice sessions for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power combined to top the two Friday practice …

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The 10: Top Guns After Texas

2016 Texas I CUP Kyle busch racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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After 500 miles – and a few extra hours — of racing (thanks, rain) little change occurred at the top of the Power Rankings. With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field starting to get into the meat of the 2016 schedule, the best teams in the series are beginning to establish themselves, and with that, positions …

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Preview: IndyCar Series Returns to Famed Long Beach Circuit

Long Beach IndyCar Richard Dowdy

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When it comes to history and tradition, few street circuits in America can compete with Long Beach, California. It was on the streets of Long Beach in 1975 that a man named Chris Pook staged a Formula 5000 race, the first major street race in North America. It was on those same streets in 1976 …

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INDYCAR, MillerCoors Reach Partnership Agreement

Juan Pablo Montoya on track at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

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The Verizon IndyCar Series has found success in returning to their roots, both with races, and now, sponsorship. MillerCoors, a longtime partner of Indy car racing, and INDYCAR have reached a multiyear agreement that will make the second-largest brewer in the United States the official beer and cider of the single-seater series, INDYCAR officials announced …

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400 Miles and Sunshine Would Make for a Better Texas Product

Texas Green Flag Spring 2016 NASCAR Via Getty Images

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If there’s one thing that NASCAR’s long, subpar Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway proved, it’s that the track could serve itself and its fans well by shortening the spring race and placing it during the day. Saturday’s Duck Commander 500 wasn’t as bad as some fans – presumably Kyle Busch haters – are making …

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The 10: Bumping & Banging at Martinsville

2016 Martinsville I CUP Joey Logano pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

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So, how’s that for ending a losing streak? Entering the weekend at Martinsville Speedway with an unexplainable 0-30 record, Kyle Busch took not just one, but two grandfather clocks with the first-ever sweep of the Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup series events at the half-mile paper clip. You won’t be shocked to know that …

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Martinsville Proves to Be a Race Many Needed

Brian Vickers Martinsville Cup 2016 Turn 3 Mike Neff

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Kyle Busch dominated the weekend at Martinsville Speedway, turning his previous 0-30 record at the half-mile paperclip into a two-for-two weekend at the Virginia track. However, despite Busch’s dominance, the best story of the weekend came from the drivers behind him. A glance at a typical top five at Martinsville will include names like Jimmie …

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IndyCar Gears Up For Phoenix Grand Prix

Sebastien Bourdais IndyCar Phoenix

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For the first time since 2005, the Verizon IndyCar Series will race at Phoenix International Raceway, in this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. However, while America’s premier open-wheel series may not have visited the Avondale, Arizona, circuit in over a decade, Saturday’s return should feel all-too familiar for most of the drivers, teams and …

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KVSH Racing Set Back By Transporter Fire

KVHS Racing Fire Twitter

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It appears one team – KVSH Racing – has fallen victim to the Arizona heat days before Saturday’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. The one-car Verizon IndyCar Series team’s transporter caught fire while en-route to Phoenix International Raceway. Included in the transporter were team equipment, as well as the Dallara IR-12 driven by Sebastien Bourdais. …

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Computer Equipment Stolen From Sarah Fisher’s SI Karting

Sarah Fisher IndyCar Chris Ownes

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Unfortunate luck has befallen former Verizon IndyCar Series driver and owner Sarah Fisher. SI Karting, a new karting facility owned by Fisher, fell victim to theft on Thursday. Fisher confirmed on social media late Thursday (Mar. 24) evening. Per Fisher’s tweets, a lone assailant made off with computer equipment from the facility. Footage captured by …

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