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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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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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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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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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2016 Formula 1 Is Set To Take Off: These Three Story-lines Will Dominate The Season!

In just over one month, the 2016 Formula 1 campaign will begin anew. Eleven teams will compete across the globe in what is a travelling exhibit of explosive firepower and technology. Unbridled racing as it should be! As the excitement builds toward the first race in Australia on March 20th, there are ...

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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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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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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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