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The Alonso Factor: A Brief History of Formula One Drivers in Indycar

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 As two-time World Drivers’ Champion, Fernando Alonso, prepares to wind up his final season in Formula One, speculation is rampant that his next chapter will see him become a regular in the Verizon IndyCar Series. The scenario is actually quite likely, as Alonso has been quite ...

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The Power of Positivity

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  An Indy 500 win for Team Penske driver, Will Power, shouldn’t have been entirely unexpected. However many seemed surprised, including Will Power himself. His unbridled emotion in victory lane was reminiscent of many past winners, but it was definitely out of character coming from the Will ...

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IndyCar Fans: Which One are You?

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 Sports fans come in many varieties. You have your know-it-all statisticians, armchair quarterbacks, dyed-in the-wool super fans, band-wagoners, fair-weather fans, and folks that really don’t follow, but still enjoy going out to the ball park for an afternoon. Motor Racing is no different, having many levels ...

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Danica Patrick to Replace Retiring Ed Carpenter in 2018 Oval Races

by April Furst In a strange plot twist that few saw coming, the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will not be the farewell race for Danica Patrick after all. Instead, it will mark the end of a fine driving career for team owner, Ed Carpenter, who will hang up ...

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A Year Without Helio

by Frank Santoroski                        @seveng1967 When the Verizon IndyCar Series hits the track at St. Pete in a few weeks, there will be a few things noticeably missing. The airboxes and bumper pods, along with many of the flips, flaps, flicks and other aerodynamic do-dads on the wings will be gone, ...

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Revisionist History: How Jeff Gordon Nearly Destroyed American Open Wheel Racing

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 Editor’s note: While this article is largely done in the spirit of parody, the information presented within is factual.  When the Verizon IndyCar Series hits the track at St. Pete in 2018, it will mark the eleventh season of a unified series following that nasty “split” ...

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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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