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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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Approaching a Half-Century of Racing: The Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2019 season is solidly underway with three different winners from three different teams. This weekend, the crews will begin unloading for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and Los Angeles ...

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Flashback: The Life and Career of Ronnie Peterson

by Frank Santoroski                     @seveng1967 In the prior 68 seasons of Formula One competition, there are only 33 drivers that can lay claim to the title of World Drivers’ Champion. In order to be crowned champion, a driver must not only possess the talent and determination, but also have the circumstances ...

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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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Drafting The Circuits April 5, 2018 – Alan Kulwucki & Mario Andretti

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

Drafting The Circuits April 5, 2018 – Alan Kulwucki & Mario Andretti. The DTC gang remembers Alan Kulwucki on the 25 anniversary of his passing, recalls Mario Andretti’s final Indycar win, and previews the upcoming week in racing. With Gray Warren, Seth Eggert, Richard Youden, Christopher DeHarde, and your host, ...

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The Changing Landscape of Auto Racing Sponsorship

by Frank Santoroski           @seveng1967  When home improvement giant Lowe’s announced they were leaving NASCAR at the end of 2018, it wasn’t just the drop of the other shoe. It was more like the latest in a series of shoes falling out of an overstuffed closet. One of only a few ...

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F1 in the United States: A Brief History

by Frank Santoroski                                      @seveng1967 As the Formula One circus arrives in Austin, Texas to contest the United States Grand Prix at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas, there is a certain significance this year. Formula One is now controlled by the U.S. based Liberty Media Corporation. The Liberty Group is ...

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A Look Back: Forty Plus Years of Action at Long Beach

by Frank Santoroski                            @seveng1967 March 22, 2017: The Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2017 season is now underway, and in just two weeks time the crews will begin unloading for the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Situated on Southern California’s Pacific Coast on the border of Orange County and ...

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Historical: The 1977 Long Beach Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski       @seveng1967 The concept of racing on city streets is as old as motor racing itself, with events like the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Grand Prix of Monaco having graced the racing world since the 1920s. In North America however, street races have a spotty ...

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45 Years Ago: The Questor Grand Prix

by Frank Santoroski                 @seveng1967 Race fans are notorious for passionately arguing about “What if?” scenarios. One of the most common themes found involves pitting the drivers and cars of one series against a different series. Comparisons between Formula One and Indianapolis style racing cars have been discussed for years, and ...

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Marco Andretti Returns To Pocono Raceway

The name Andretti is synonymous with racing excellence. Pocono International Raceway is synonymous with racing excitement. On this weekend as the Verizon IndyCar Series competes at Pennsylvania’s top-notch facility, there is much expectation over what will unfold, especially for Marco Andretti. Marco Andretti, grandson of the legendary racer Mario and ...

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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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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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‘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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‘Greatest Races Ever: The Centennial Indianapolis 500 (2011)’ by Frank Santoroski

Greatest Races Ever is a series of articles that looks back on some of the wildest, unpredictable, most competitive or just plain odd races over the years.  This week’s installment takes us to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011.  The 2011 500 mile race was the culmination of a three-year ...

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