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IndyCar: Dixon Makes Bold Statement with Long Beach Win

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series got exactly what they needed out of this past weekend in Southern California following a caution-fest at St. Petersburg, and a disastrous rain-drenched debut in New Orleans. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ran in ideal weather conditions and was ...

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Bahrain Bonanza for Lewis Hamilton As he Wins For The 3rd Time in 2015

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Bahrain Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel 4 flyaway races are in the books for the 2015 Formula 1 Championship and as expected the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Lewis Hamilton have dominated the early running. Hamilton has won 3 of 4 races ...

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Event Preview: The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 The first two 2015 race weekends for the Verizon IndyCar Series fell far short of expectations and fell just short of embarrassing. The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg started with the debut of the much-anticipated aerokits. With drivers that had to endure an agonizingly long off-season, ...

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Chinese Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Chinese Grand Prix and Bahrain Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The mark of a champion is how they rebound when they are down.   Mercedes AMG Petronas came to China after being vanquished by Ferrari in Malaysia and reestablished the law. The Silver Arrows are ...

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IndyCar: Hinchcliffe Victorious in Messy NOLA Debut

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 Highly disappointed. These are the best words that I can use to sum up my feelings after the checkered flag flew at The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on Sunday. I was hoping for a stellar first-year event, and a highly competitive race, at a new ...

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Event Preview: The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 The initial seeds of an idea to bring The Verizon IndyCar Series to Louisiana began in 2012 when a small group of IndyCar executives were introduced to Laney Chouest, owner of NOLA Motorsports Park. Both parties were intrigued with the possibilities, and it wasn’t long before ...

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Sebastian Vettel And Ferrari Have Washed Hope Over The Entire Formula 1 Paddock

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Chinese Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel Hope! Ferrari has ignited the spark of Hope in the Formula 1 paddock and now many teams have been revitalized. They have realized what was previously out of reach, may not be out of reach at ...

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IndyCar Aero-Kits: Hit, Miss, or Just Something New to Bitch About?

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 Bitch (bich) verb (used without object) Slang. to complain; gripe: ex: The favorite pastime of the IndyCar fan is to bitch about the Series. The Verizon IndyCar Series opened their 2015 season this past weekend with the highly anticipated debut of the new aero-kits. The IndyCar ...

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IndyCar: Montoya Tops Penske Teammates at St. Pete

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 One year ago, Juan Pablo Montoya arrived at The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to drive an IndyCar for the first time in fourteen years, having spent that time in other racing disciplines. His goals on that day were quite simple: to learn the car ...

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Ferrari And Vettel: The Scuderia Is Back

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel With only one race completed in the 2015 season, Mercedes AMG Petronas were practically crowned champion after a dominating performance in the Australian Grand Prix. There was chatter about a boring F1 season and an inability ...

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My Love Affair With Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway is a magical place and a huge part of my story in terms of racing. The paper-clipped shaped track was the first venue I ever witnessed a live NASCAR Cup race. I was in awe from the moment the traffic slowed our progress to the track until we ...

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What’s Up in Cup After the First Five

Five races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup 2015 Season and intrigue, drama, and suspense thickens. No surprise that Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, the current Sprint Cup Champion, is atop the points at this juncture. His momentum carried solidly over from 2014. The team is full of confidence; their team is ...

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IndyCar 2015: Rating the Field

by Frank Santoroski It is hard to fathom that the Verizon IndyCar Series’ extra-long off season is finally drawing to a close.  In less than a week, we will be watching the IndyCars in their new aero-kit formations for the first time in competition. As a writer, I do enjoy ...

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Preview of the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The Heat is ON! The Formula 1 championship returns for round 2 as the paddock moves from Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix offers up the challenges of the Sepang ...

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Hamilton and Mercedes Dominate F1 Opener in Australia

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Australian Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steve_aibel   Lewis Hamilton continued his dominant streak of victories with a win over Nico Rosberg in the opening Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes held dominant form taking pole position, leading every lap, and occupying the top steps on ...

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IndyCar: Three Drivers to Watch in 2015

by Frank Santoroski The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener is quickly approaching. After an agonizingly long off-season, we will see the IndyCars in action on the streets of St. Petersburg the weekend of March 29. There has been a lot to talk about this off-season including driver changes, open seats ...

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The Way Vito Cee’s It

“Certainly a swing for Jeff Gordon’s first leg of the West Coast Swing.” The race weekend began on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Cup practice showing the Hendrick Motor Sports No. 24 3M Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon strong in all pre-qualifying practices. This was a good sign considering his finishes ...

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Tornado lands in Oz! Formula 1 Season Set To Erupt In Australia!

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Australian Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steve_aibel Rolex Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne March 15   OZ…go to Oz! Find the Emerald City and all your dreams will come true. Every Formula 1 team launches their season in Australia on Sunday, March ...

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Formula 1 Testing Wraps Up In Barcelona

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report March 3,2015 By Steve Aibel @steve_aibel February testing is now complete and after 12 days at Jerez and Barcelona, the teams are headed back to the factories to put the final touches on their 2015 charges. Testing figures are often challenging to decipher as ...

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IndyCar Updates: Will Smith, Driver Auditions and More Testing

by Frank Santoroski When Carlos Munoz was a young boy, racing go-karts in his native Colombia, I am certain that he had big dreams about where his racing career might take him. He probably entertained thoughts of competing at the highest level in places like Indianapolis, Monaco, Le Mans or ...

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