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Four Burning Questions at Pocono: Menard’s Rise and Hendrick Stalwarts

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NASCAR’s northeast swing rolls through the Pocono Mountains this weekend for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at the historic Pocono Raceway. Jimmie Johnson shocked no one last week by attaining his 10th overall victory at Dover, a result that was largely expected given Johnson’s aptitude at the ferocious concrete …

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

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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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Four Burning Questions at the All-Star Race: Kyle Busch’s Return & Clean Air Madness

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All-Star weekend has come upon us in the world of NASCAR, and the pomp and circumstance filled extravaganza that is the Sprint All-Star Race is once again packed with storylines in advance of the race. Many different people in the industry have many different opinions on this race. Some think …

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Can IndyCar learn from Boxing’s Recent Success?

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One day after the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Season started, I boldly professed that I would not criticize and/or overtly highlight IndyCar’s ever-present issue of declining popularity. I professed this in hopes that I and other IndyCar beat writers would focus on the positives of the sport instead of the negatives, …

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