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ESPN to Premiere Janet Guthrie Documentary

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  While there is still a long way to go, the search for gender equality has made large gains over the past several decades. It is commonplace this day and age to see women successfully filling important, high-profile roles in business, commerce and government. In the world ...

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Revisiting 1981: How ABC-TV Manufactured a Storm

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  To the best of my recollection, this is how the events of the 65th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, contested on May 24, 1981 unfolded. I was 13 years old, and my family decided upon a camping trip for Memorial Day weekend; a flippin’ camping ...

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The Traditions and Superstitions that Make Indianapolis Unique

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  With more than a century of racing in the history books, the Indianapolis 500 holds more tradition than any other motorsport event on the planet. The 500 also has its share of good luck/bad luck omens as race drivers are sometimes known to be rather superstitious. ...

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Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski                  @seveng1967 This coming weekend, the NTT IndyCar Series will kick off their 2019 season with a return to St. Petersburg, Florida for what has become known as The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party. Round one of seventeen for the Series in 2019, The Firestone Grand Prix of St. ...

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Drafting the Circuits July 26, 2018 – Jeremy Milless / Andretti Autosport

Drafting the Circuits July 26, 2018: Jeremy Milless / Andretti Autosport – The DTC gang welcomes Andretti Autosport’s Jeremy Milless, race engineer for the No. 27 NAPA Honda-powered car driven by Alexander Rossi in the Verizon Indycar Series. With Frank Santoroski, Gray Warren, Richard Youden and Joey Barnes. #DraftingTheCircuits #DTC ...

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Drafting the Circuits July 26, 2018 – Special Guest Jeremy Milless (Full Show)

Drafting the Circuits July 26, 2018: Special Guest Jeremy Milless (Full Show) – The DTC gang welcomes Andretti Autosport’s Jeremy Milless, race engineer for the No. 27 NAPA Honda-powered car in the Verizon Indycar Series driven by Alexander Rossi. With Frank Santoroski, Gray Warren, Richard Youden and Joey Barnes. #DraftingTheCircuits ...

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Drafting the Circuits July 19, 2018 – Special Guest: Christopher Hinchcliffe, Author of “Chasing Checkers.”

Drafting the Circuits July 19, 2018: Special Guest: Author of “Chasing Checkers” Christopher Hinchcliffe – The DTC panel welcomes Christopher Hinchcliffe to the show to discuss this fantastic book, inspired by his brother, James, and the newly-released sequel, “Chasing Checkers: Acceleration” With Frank Santoroski, Seth Eggert, Gray Warren and Richard ...

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Indianapolis 500: Traditions and Superstitions

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  With more than a century of racing in the history books, the Indianapolis 500 holds more tradition than, perhaps, any other motorsports event on the planet. The 500 also has its share of good luck/bad luck omens as race drivers are sometimes known to be rather ...

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Rookie of the Year: The Curious Criteria at Indianapolis

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The Month of May has arrived, and the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series have set up camp in Speedway, IN for the next few weeks.  By the time Memorial Day rolls around on May 28, we will have a race winner, and a ...

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25 Years Ago: 1993 in Racing

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  The early 1990s were a golden period for motor racing. In the United States, the PPG Indy Car World Series offered a strong racing platform and a diverse offering of race tracks that attracted former formula one drivers, featured second-generation champions and rising stars that competed ...

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New-look IndyCar Set to Make Oval Racing Debut at Phoenix

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  After a successful street course debut a few weeks ago for the Dallara IR-18, the Verizon IndyCar Series will run the new car for the first time in race conditions on an oval track at ISM Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ the weekend of April 6-7. ...

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IndyCar 2018 Boasts Impressive Rookie Class

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967 A successful rookie campaign does not necessarily make or break a driver’s IndyCar career. However, in today’s impatient climate, results speak volumes. Look no further than Ed Jones, 2017 Rookie of the Year, for evidence of this. Jones signed on for a full season with Dale ...

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New-Look Indy Car Set to Debut on the Streets of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski                   @seveng1967  After a long off-season, the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series are set to do battle on the streets of St. Petersburg, FL on March 11, kicking off the 2018 season. This particular season, the eleventh since reunification, is met with more anticipation than ...

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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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Mid Season Observations: IndyCar 2017

by Frank Santoroski                                  @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series will be taking a much needed weekend off after a solidly packed schedule. Nine races are in the books, and eight remain putting the season past the halfway point. Let’s take a look at some of the developing story-lines from 2017. Its ...

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The Month of May 2017

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The Month of May is a special time for many. The trees blossom, the flowers bloom as the sounds of lawnmowers fill the air in suburbia. School kids anticipate their summer break, there are proms, graduations, spring weddings, Mother’s Day and a time to remember those ...

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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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