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Avoiding the Sophomore Jinx: IndyCar’s Second Year Drivers

by Frank Santoroski                    @seveng1967   The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series featured one of the more stellar rookie classes in quite some time, and the crop of rookies coming up this season also promises to impress. While the new kids get their feet ...

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Who is Scott McLaughlin?

by Frank Santoroski                    @seveng1967  The NTT IndyCar Series has a rookie class stacked full of talent for 2020. The young drivers running the full schedule are likely to have a close points battle to decide Rookie of the Year. There is, ...

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ESPN to Premiere Janet Guthrie Documentary

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  While there is still a long way to go, the search for gender equality has made large gains over the past several decades. It is commonplace this day and age to see women successfully filling important, high-profile roles in business, commerce and government. In the world ...

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Revisiting 1981: How ABC-TV Manufactured a Storm

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  To the best of my recollection, this is how the events of the 65th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, contested on May 24, 1981 unfolded. I was 13 years old, and my family decided upon a camping trip for Memorial Day weekend; a flippin’ camping ...

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The Traditions and Superstitions that Make Indianapolis Unique

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  With more than a century of racing in the history books, the Indianapolis 500 holds more tradition than any other motorsport event on the planet. The 500 also has its share of good luck/bad luck omens as race drivers are sometimes known to be rather superstitious. ...

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Approaching a Half-Century of Racing: The Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2019 season is solidly underway with three different winners from three different teams. This weekend, the crews will begin unloading for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles ...

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IndyCars Invade the South This Weekend

by Frank Santoroski                  @seveng1967 This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will invade the deep South for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The race is slated for April 5-7, 2019. About the Race The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is round three of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar ...

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Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski                  @seveng1967 This coming weekend, the NTT IndyCar Series will kick off their 2019 season with a return to St. Petersburg, Florida for what has become known as The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party. Round one of seventeen for the Series in 2019, The Firestone Grand Prix of St. ...

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Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers’ Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and determination, but also have the circumstances ...

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The 2019 Clash: Comedy of Errors or Murphy’s Law?

by Seth Eggert           @motorsportrev Let’s face it, just about everything that could go wrong in the 2019 Advance Auto Parts Clash went wrong. A bungled running order, inclement weather, a jet dryer leaking fluid, a race-ending, field consuming crash, and a yellow-line rule debate were the ‘highlights’ of this Monster ...

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