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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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IndyCar at Barber: Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series had a rough start to its 2015 season. The first two races were forgettable, to put it kindly.  A nice, if somewhat uneventful, weekend at Long Beach gave a glimmer of hope. With the Month of May looming, the Series entered Barber ...

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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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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: 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 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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