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IndyCar: Dixon Makes Bold Statement with Long Beach Win

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series got exactly what they needed out of this past weekend in Southern California following a caution-fest at St. Petersburg, and a disastrous rain-drenched debut in New Orleans. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ran in ideal weather conditions and was ...

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Event Preview: The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 The first two 2015 race weekends for the Verizon IndyCar Series fell far short of expectations and fell just short of embarrassing. The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg started with the debut of the much-anticipated aerokits. With drivers that had to endure an agonizingly long off-season, ...

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IndyCar: Hinchcliffe Victorious in Messy NOLA Debut

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 Highly disappointed. These are the best words that I can use to sum up my feelings after the checkered flag flew at The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on Sunday. I was hoping for a stellar first-year event, and a highly competitive race, at a new ...

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Event Preview: The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 The initial seeds of an idea to bring The Verizon IndyCar Series to Louisiana began in 2012 when a small group of IndyCar executives were introduced to Laney Chouest, owner of NOLA Motorsports Park. Both parties were intrigued with the possibilities, and it wasn’t long before ...

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IndyCar Aero-Kits: Hit, Miss, or Just Something New to Bitch About?

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 Bitch (bich) verb (used without object) Slang. to complain; gripe: ex: The favorite pastime of the IndyCar fan is to bitch about the Series. The Verizon IndyCar Series opened their 2015 season this past weekend with the highly anticipated debut of the new aero-kits. The IndyCar ...

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IndyCar: Montoya Tops Penske Teammates at St. Pete

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 One year ago, Juan Pablo Montoya arrived at The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to drive an IndyCar for the first time in fourteen years, having spent that time in other racing disciplines. His goals on that day were quite simple: to learn the car ...

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IndyCar 2015: Rating the Field

by Frank Santoroski It is hard to fathom that the Verizon IndyCar Series’ extra-long off season is finally drawing to a close.  In less than a week, we will be watching the IndyCars in their new aero-kit formations for the first time in competition. As a writer, I do enjoy ...

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IndyCar: Three Drivers to Watch in 2015

by Frank Santoroski The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener is quickly approaching. After an agonizingly long off-season, we will see the IndyCars in action on the streets of St. Petersburg the weekend of March 29. There has been a lot to talk about this off-season including driver changes, open seats ...

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IndyCar Updates: Will Smith, Driver Auditions and More Testing

by Frank Santoroski When Carlos Munoz was a young boy, racing go-karts in his native Colombia, I am certain that he had big dreams about where his racing career might take him. He probably entertained thoughts of competing at the highest level in places like Indianapolis, Monaco, Le Mans or ...

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IndyCar Media Day 2015

by Frank Santoroski INDIANAPOLIS- The Verizon Indycar Series has just concluded its annual Media Day event. The event, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, provided solid answers to some questions, and left others unanswered. The most exciting news to come out of the event, as far as I’m concerned, was ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part Four: The Other Guys

 by Frank Santoroski In the first three segments of this article, (Pt.1, Pt 2., Pt.3) we examined the top teams in IndyCar and the teams most likely to challenge. This week we will peek a bit farther down the grid and have a look at the rest of the field, ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part 3: The Challengers

by Frank Santoroski Last week we took a look at the top Chevy and Honda teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series as the season opener in Brazil was quickly approaching. With the sudden cancellation of that event, the teams now have three additional weeks and the season will open at ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part Two: Andretti Autosport and Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports

by Frank Santoroski The Verizon IndyCar Series is gearing up for its 2015 season. In part one of this article (located here), we took a look at the top two Chevrolet teams in the series, Penske and Ganassi. With the aero kit packages yet to debut, it remains unclear whether ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part One: Teams Penske and Ganassi

by Frank Santoroski Coming off of a weekend that saw many of the stars of IndyCar compete in the Tudor Sportscar Rolex 24 at Daytona, the start of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series is right around the corner. Media Day will be in mid February, and we can expect all ...

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In the Books: The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Season

by Frank Santoroski Fall is not yet upon us, and the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series is in the history books.  As much as I dislike the shortened schedule, it is a reality. And 2015 looks like we are going to wrap up on Labor Day again. Reflecting back on another ...

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IndyCar Updates August 12, 2014

by Frank Santoroski The Verizon Indycar Series has concluded  its final off weekend of the 2014 season.   The teams then begin a three-week stretch that will take them to Milwaukee, Sonoma and finally to Fontana for the season-ender.  Five teams chose to spend the off weekend testing at Sonoma in ...

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IndyCar 2014: Why I Like the Double-Header Weekends

By Frank Santoroski When IndyCar announced in 2013 their intent to double-header race weekends at selected street courses, I was unsure what to make of it.  Yes, I understood that it was a clever way to expand the amount of races on the schedule without adding additional travel and transportation ...

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“IndyCar Championship Tightens Up Going into the Stretch’ by Frank Santoroski

Through the first eight races of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Penske Racing’s Will Power had a tremendous run.  He took two wins, three seconds, completed every lap and finished no lower than 8th place.  In the process, he built a comfortable lead in the standings. In the three ...

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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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