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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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I Almost Won the Indy 500: A Brief History of Thrills and Controversy

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The Month of May has arrived in full force as the drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series are logging thousands of practice laps in preparation for qualifying this weekend. Every running of the Indianapolis 500 generates compelling and memorable stories that become a part of Brickyard ...

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IndyCar: Honda’s Saving Grace

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win.  Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus ...

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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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A Look Back at Some Unlikely Favorites

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 As a racing enthusiast, I am sometimes asked, “Who is your favorite driver?” It seems like a simple enough question, but after watching for almost 40 years, and watching many different series, its not exactly an easy question to answer. As a member of the Media, ...

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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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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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