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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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IndyCar: One-Car Team Poised to Slay the Giants

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 It was back on March 23rd of this year that I wrote the following passage in my pre-season article for Drafting the Circuits. “While Graham Rahal surprised many by having the fastest Honda in pre-season testing, I believe that the team will still struggle in 2015. ...

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The Kyle Busch Chase Conundrum

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 As I’m watching the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, I realize that Kyle Busch is a man on a mission. He made all the right moves and took his third race win on the season. Only Jimmie Johnson has more wins in ...

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Sebastien Bourdais Dominates Milwaukee IndyFest

by Frank Santoroski                @seveng1967 I hate to sound like an overused cliche, but the words “textbook performance” are the perfect ones to describe the display that Sebastien Bourdais put on today en route to victory at the Milwaukee IndyFest for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 36 year-old Frenchman led 118 ...

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California Dreaming: IndyCar Fontana Preview

Drafting the Circuits by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 When the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar series roll into Fontana this weekend, they will continue a rich tradition of open-wheel racing in Southern California that dates back to the late 1960s. Between Fontana, Long Beach and the now-defunct tracks at ...

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IndyCar: Newgarden Tackles the Streets of Toronto

Drafting the Circuits by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 Races like the Honda Indy Toronto make me wonder why more folks aren’t watching the Verizon IndyCar Series. For sheer entertainment value, Sunday’s 85 laps through the downtown streets produced, arguably, the most exciting race of the season. What we saw was a ...

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IndyCar 2015: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Drafting the Circuits By Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series travels to Canada this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, round 10 of the sixteen race schedule. With the second half of the season underway, and the title fight heating up, its an appropriate time to ...

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IndyCar: Scott Dixon Takes Texas Win

Drafting the Circuits By Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 Back in April, I was engaged in a round table conversation with some of my fellow motorsports journalists discussing the Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing who made the comment, “There’s no such thing as an exciting ...

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Storms, Strategy and Surprises: The IndyCar Dual in Detroit

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Mother Nature played her hand yet again against the Verizon Indycar Series in their bid to stage two races at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. A wet race, or a race with changing weather conditions, has an equalizing effect on the field. It magnifies driver’s ...

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Event Preview: The Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 Fresh off of an exciting Indianapolis 500, the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series have arrived in Detroit, Michigan for a double-header weekend: The Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. Held in the birthplace of American automobile manufacturing, the event ...

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Photo Journal From Indianapolis 2015

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as seen through the lenses at DTC There were a number of tributes to team owner, David Letterman, who recently retired from late night television Sebastien Bourdais, sometimes referred to as See-Bass or Kermit The Andretti AutoSport Crew preparing ...

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99th Indy 500 Produces Thrilling Battles on the Ground

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Early Sunday morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there was a light drizzle in the air. When the sun broke through a bit later, I noticed several people looking towards the sky. The precipitation had caused a circular rainbow to form around the sun. This phenomenon, ...

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Anatomy of a Crisis: Indianapolis Qualifying 2015

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 At the risk of sounding like an old-timer that longs for the return of the ‘good old days’, I will tell you that some of my fondest childhood memories revolve around watching the high drama that once was Indianapolis 500 qualifying. There was so much that ...

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The Month of May: A Blessing and a Curse

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 The sound of race cars at full song is permeating the air in Speedway, Indiana this morning as the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the track for practice.  While Spring slowly yields to Summer, that familiar sound can only signal one thing: the month of May ...

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Sweet Home Alabama: IndyCar Invades Barber Motorsports Park

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Fresh off of a successful weekend in Long Beach, where Scott Dixon took a popular win, the Verizon IndyCar Series has arrived in the deep South for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. The Series returns to the purpose-built, natural terrain ...

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Friday Music Blog: Music Featuring Car References

We are in the final weeks of the NASCAR “off season”, a season that has been filled with late-breaking news, potential “massive” changes, and enthusiastic endeavors in terms of qualifying. All of this is great – or not – depending on your point of view. But, all I know is, ...

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How I Would Change NASCAR

Each season NASCAR tries to implement change and its detractors poo poo it like yesteryear’s disastrous hairstyle. And, as I am a proponent of NASCAR and its product, I take some flak for my positive disposition even though I have stated time and time again that I do not agree ...

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‘Gearing up for 2014: IndyCar Off-Season Report’ by Frank Santoroski

IndyCar put on a 2013 season where the on-track product rivaled that of all the other major racing series.  Yet, somehow, the series still finds itself struggling to find an audience.  During the long off-season, news from the organization has been scattered with updates few and far between.  In fact, ...

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