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How Politics, NIMBYism, and a Lack of Foresight Killed the Boston Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 As you may have heard by now, the proposed Grand Prix of Boston, a race on the Verizon Indycar Series’ schedule, is now dead in the water. The “Blame Game” is now in full effect, with both the organizers and the City of Boston throwing one ...

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Historical: The 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 The concept of racing on city streets is as old as motor racing itself, with events like the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Grand Prix of Monaco having graced the racing world since the 1920s. In North America however, street races have a spotty ...

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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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