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‘Drivers You Should Know: Josef Newgarden’ by Frank Santoroski

With a resume that includes racing in the British Formula Ford Championship, Formula Palmer-Audi, and the GP-3 Series, the casual race fan might assume that Josef Newgarden is one of a long line of promising driver from Europe that have made their way to the Verizon IndyCar Series.  Certainly the ...

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‘Mike Conway Perseveres in Wild Long Beach Grand Prix’ by Frank Santoroski

The 40th edition of the Grand Prix of Long Beach delivered just about every type of excitement you could ask for in a race.  We saw crafty driving,  fuel strategy, teammates fighting, impressive runs by rookies, flaring tempers and in the end, an epic David versus Goliath battle for the ...

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‘Celebrating 40 Years of Racing at Long Beach’ by Frank Santoroski

When the Verizon IndyCar series unloads in Long Beach, California this coming weekend the storied track will be celebrating 40 years of open-wheel racing at the beach. It was back in 1974 that race promoter, Chris Pook, had a vision to build a race that would become the United States’ ...

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‘Will Power Victorious in IndyCar Season Opener’ by Frank Santoroski

With a long off-season, all the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series were itching to get back to the track.   None, perhaps, were more excited to get back to business than Team Penske’s Will Power,  coming into 2014 with the momentum of having won the final two events of the ...

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“Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg’ by Frank Santoroski

  The long awaited 2014 Verizon IndyCar season is upon us as the tractor trailers have begun unloading to bring the series to the streets of St. Petersburg for the Firestone Grand Prix.  2014 marks the tenth year that the IndyCar series will visit the 1.8 mile temporary street course ...

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‘IndyCar 2014 Team Preview, Part 2: The Challengers’ by Frank Santoroski

This is the conclusion of a two-part article.  Part One can be found here: As the season opener approaches, IndyCar is flying high with the news that Verizon Communications has signed on as title sponsor.  The newly-renamed Verizon IndyCar Series begins its 2014 season on the streets of St. Petersburg ...

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‘IndyCar 2014 Team Preview, Part 1: The Big Three’ by Frank Santoroski

With less than three weeks until the season-opener in St. Petersburg, the IndyCar teams are testing in earnest making preparations for the new season.  Let’s take some time to examine each team and the challenges they face in 2014. Part one of this article focuses on the ‘Big Three’ teams; ...

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‘IndyCar Updates: Kurt Busch, Driver Signings, Panther Lawsuit’ by Frank Santoroski

Twenty years ago, back in 1994, John Andretti became the first driver to pull off the one-day, 1100 mile,  marathon of racing that has become known as ‘Double Duty.’   Racing in the Indianapolis 500, and then departing quickly to the Charlotte Motor Speedway to race in the Coca-Cola 600, ...

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‘Gearing up for 2014: IndyCar Off-Season Report’ by Frank Santoroski

IndyCar put on a 2013 season where the on-track product rivaled that of all the other major racing series.  Yet, somehow, the series still finds itself struggling to find an audience.  During the long off-season, news from the organization has been scattered with updates few and far between.  In fact, ...

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‘Greatest Races Ever: The Centennial Indianapolis 500 (2011)’ by Frank Santoroski

Greatest Races Ever is a series of articles that looks back on some of the wildest, unpredictable, most competitive or just plain odd races over the years.  This week’s installment takes us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011.  The 2011 500 mile race was the culmination of a three-year ...

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