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45 Years Ago: The Questor Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski                 @seveng1967 Race fans are notorious for passionately arguing about “What if?” scenarios. One of the most common themes found involves pitting the drivers and cars of one series against a different series. Comparisons between Formula One and Indianapolis style racing cars have been discussed for years, and ...

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IndyCar: Random Reactions Following Phoenix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 With the Verizon IndyCar Series having completed their return to the desert, and the Desert Diamond Valley West Phoenix Grand Prix now in the record books, there are a number of different reactions amongst the drivers, fans, and the media. In examining all that has been ...

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Ten Interesting Facts About the First Indy 500

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 2016 will mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, an event that has earned an indelible place in American sports history. The inaugural 500 miler, held in 1911 on the 2.5 mile track paved with bricks, became an instant success drawing a crowd estimated at ...

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IndyCar: Six Storylines to Follow in Phoenix

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series, having completed their season-opening round in St. Petersburg, will travel next to Phoenix for the first oval track race of 2016. The series will be returning to the one-mile oval in the Valley of the Sun for the first time since 2005. ...

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IndyCar Fans Have Plenty to Look Forward to in 2016

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 The anticipation of a new season is incredible. As soon as the checkered flag falls on each season, the fans, teams, and drivers can’t wait to get racing again. Because the Verizon IndyCar Series has a rather long off-season compared to other series, the wait is ...

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Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 The time has nearly arrived for the Verizon Indycar Series to drop the green flag on their 2016 season. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will take place the weekend of March 11-13, 2016. The scenic track, located on the harbor of Tampa Bay, has ...

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IndyCar’s 2016 Rookie Class

by Frank Santoroski                                 @seveng1967 As the teams and drivers prepare for a new season, one of the most exciting aspects of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series is going to be the impressive class of Rookies for the new season. Looking down the list of entries there are no Francesco Dracones ...

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IndyCar: More Drivers to Watch in 2016

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 This is the conclusion of a two-part article. Part one can be found here. As the start of the 2016 season approaches, the teams and drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series are ready to start with a clean slate and make a run for the title. ...

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IndyCar: Four Drivers to Watch in 2016

by Frank Santoroski                                    @seveng1967   With the season opener just four weeks away, the teams of the Verizon Indycar Series are testing in earnest, anticipating a new season. Both Chevrolet and Honda have done considerable development with both their powerplants and aero-kits. Early indications coming out of the Honda camp ...

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Indy Car 2016: A Look Ahead

by Frank Santoroski             @seveng1967 With a little less than two months remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ agonizingly long off-season, teams are preparing in earnest for the 2016 season. When the green flag waves at St. Pete on March 13, expect a field that looks remarkably similar to 2015. There ...

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Final Four: NASCAR Style

by Frank Santoroski               @seveng1967 The race day was extended for hours by rain, and the race was shortened by rain. In a Chase that featured allegations of drivers attempting to manipulate the outcome, the one factor that no driver or team can control, the weather, had the final say. Dale ...

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Defining the Word ‘Champion’

by Frank Santoroski                   @seveng1967 As NASCAR prepares for their penultimate race of the season, to be held at Phoenix this coming weekend, there is talk of whether or not the current Chase format will crown a ‘true’ champion. At issue here is the fact that many people seem to have ...

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The Martinsville Speedway and Me

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 There are precious few racetracks in these United States that have a certain mystique about them that is difficult to explain. These race tracks have a quality about them that comes from a rich tradition of racing history, and stories about racing legends who’s accomplishments have ...

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IndyCar Updates: October 14, 2015

by Frank Santoroski                        @seveng1967 With the season wrapped up, the stars and cars of the Verizon Indycar Series are beginning to make plans for 2016 and beyond. In anticipation of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, to be held May 29, 2016, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is well into ...

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IndyCar Updates October 2, 2015

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 While the Verizon Indycar Series is settling in for a long off-season, there are some stories of note to report from the past week. Much of the off-season news in any racing series will center around the ‘silly-season’ that tracks driver movement from team to team. ...

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NASCAR’s Pressure Cooker: The Chase

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 It’s Tuesday afternoon, and there is still buzz surrounding the first race of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. It was Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin who pulled off an upset, staying out during a late caution, gaining track position and taking a win away ...

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Scott Dixon and the Case for Greatness

Drafting the Circuits by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 New Zealand’s Scott Dixon made headlines this past weekend by taking home a fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship in spectacular come-from-behind fashion. In the wake of this, there is a lot of talk as to Dixon’s legacy as one of the best ever ...

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Dixon Capitalizes on Penske Miscue, Takes Indycar Title

Drafting The Circuits by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 After a sixteen race season, The Verizon IndyCar Series has crowned their 2015 champion, and it is a familiar face holding the Astor Cup. Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon jumped from third place in the pre-race standings to take the IndyCar title ...

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IndyCar Title Fight Comes Down to Sonoma

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 As the NFL is gearing up for the season, and NASCAR is ready for its Chase for the Championship, the Verizon Indycar Season is winding down, as planned, before Labor Day. The final race on the schedule, The Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma, will take ...

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Justin Wilson 1978-2015

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 Most days, I love being the IndyCar correspondent at Drafting the Circuits, and it’s incredibly easy to write on and on about a number of race-related topics because I love this sport so much, and I’ve been around it as long as I can remember. On ...

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