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‘Photo Journal from Kentucky Speedway’ by Frank Santoroski

Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was won by Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski.  Following are some of the images from the Kentucky Speedway as seen through the DTC lenses. Ready to go green Joey Lagano had a good day before engine problems dropped him back ...

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‘IndyCar 2014 at Mid-Season: Report Card Time’ by Frank Santoroski

Mid-Season you say!  But it’s only June… Strange as it may seem, when the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers take the checkered flag at the conclusion of Race One of the Houston double-header, we will be half-way through the compressed schedule. While I’m not a fan of the shortened schedule, I ...

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‘Indycar’s Hard Sell: Marketing the Drivers’ by Frank Santoroski

As I watched another fantastic race from the Verizon IndyCar series this past weekend,  I continued to think about ways to grow the series.   The on-track product is fantastic, at least in my mind, but we need to get more folks to watch. My last two articles here at Drafting ...

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“Why is IndyCar Such a Hard Sell?” by Frank Santoroski

Last week I posted an article that looked at some of the deterrents to building the fan-base of the Verizon IndyCar Series.  Specifically, I pointed to the television package and the short schedule.  I spent some more time reflecting on what I consider to be good and bad about the ...

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‘The Indy 500 is Back! What About the Series?” by Frank Santoroski

Following a day that saw his team take a well-deserved Indy 500 win, as well as seeing four of his five cars finish in the top six at the Speedway, Michael Andretti proudly proclaimed, ‘IndyCar is back!” While I would like to agree with my childhood racing hero 100%, I ...

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“The Indianapolis 500 in Pictures: 2014″ by Frank Santoroski

Some of the sights from the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 as seen through the DTC lenses.   19 year old Sage Karem prepares for the Tag-Heuer Pit Stop competition.  He went on to the final round, only to be defeated narrowly by the pit crew of Scott Dixon.  ...

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The Greatest Day in Motorsports

Whether it’s the Super Bowl for football, Opening Day for baseball, Christmas Day for basketball or playoffs in hockey, the four major sports have their specific day that stands out for fans.  For auto racing fans, the last Sunday in May has become or already was (in my case) the ...

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‘The 2014 Rookie Class and a Brief History of Rookies at Indianapolis’ by Frank Santoroski

By definition, the word ‘rookie’ refers to someone in their first full season at a particular level in their sport.  When you hear the term ‘rookie,’ the image that comes to mind is a driver who has been through the ladder of feeder series, a ball player drafted out of ...

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‘The Indianapolis Motor Speedway: What This Place Means to Me’ by Frank Santoroski

Each spring, I look forward to the month of May with tremendous anticipation. This year is no different, and there is the added bonus of a road course race, and an new qualifying format for this year’s 500.  I’ll be at the Speedway this month once again representing Drafting the ...

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‘And Now For Something Completely Different…Changes for Indianapolis 2014′ by Frank Santoroski

The stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar series are readying to spend the month of May at the most storied race course in the world.   This year’s edition of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will feature a number of changes that promise a month of May unlike any ...

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