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The Month of May 2017

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The Month of May is a special time for many. The trees blossom, the flowers bloom as the sounds of lawnmowers fill the air in suburbia. School kids anticipate their summer break, there are proms, graduations, spring weddings, Mother’s Day and a time to remember those ...

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A Look Back: Forty Plus Years of Action at Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski                            @seveng1967 March 22, 2017: The Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2017 season is now underway, and in just two weeks time the crews will begin unloading for the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and ...

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A Study in Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Racing Liveries

As Americans, there are a number of forces that divide us. These may include political ideology, religious beliefs, social status, upbringing, geographic location, or our own opinions on pressing issues. However, many of us are united by national pride, and the belief that we live in the greatest nation on ...

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IndyCar: Mid Season Wrap-up

by Frank Santoroski                          @seveng1967 Eight races are complete for the Verizon IndyCar Series, and there are eight races to go. Gosh, it seems like the season just started, but it is in fact the mid point of the ...

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IndyCar: Month of May Rewind

by Frank Santoroski                        @seveng1967 The Month of May over, and the highly anticipated 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is now behind us. It has certainly been an interesting month, with a story book ending for one driver, and some heartache for others. The Month ...

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Photo Journal from Indianapolis 2016

Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 Here are some of the sights from the month of May as seen through the DTC lenses Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud throws hats down to fans after winning the Angie’s List Grand Prix Juan Pablo Montoya in the cockpit. You can see the focus in his eyes.  ...

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The Indianapolis 500: Some Personal Memories

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 When I arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week and I saw the new gate, the new suites and seats, and the 100th running signage all over town, I got a little verklempt.  Now, that’s not entirely unusual, but generally I don’t get that feeling ...

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The 2016 Indy 500 Field: Stats, Numbers and Other Useless Facts

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 I saw a poster recently for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil that had the caption “50,000 Miles of Memories.” Now, those of you that know me well understand that I am fascinated with odd, trivial, interesting and just plain ...

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Stage Set for Wide-Open Indianapolis 500

by Frank Santoroski                                   @seveng1967 In stark contrast to one year ago, where a dullish, abbreviated qualifying session saw Penske and Ganassi cars in the top five spots, and Chevrolet-powered cars occupying eight of the top ten positions, the run for the 100th Indy pole produced a wide-open field. Three different ...

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Epic Race, Epic Place. What Might Make an Epic Headline?

by Frank Santoroski                             @seveng1967 When asked about the significance of winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Verizon Indycar Series driver, James Hinchcliffe offered this perspective:  “I think the driver that wins this one is going to be remembered in the same way that Ray Harroun is known. Not ...

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