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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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Drafting the Circuits May 9, 2019 – The “W” Series, Electric Cars and the Monster Mile

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

Team DTC breaks down the Monster Mile NASCAR weekend at Dover, weighs in on the debut of the new W Series for female drivers, and discuss the future of electric cars both in racing and consumer use. Additional topics include a preview of Formula 1 in Spain and a report ...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Media Day 2015

by Frank Santoroski INDIANAPOLIS- The Verizon Indycar Series has just concluded its annual Media Day event. The event, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, provided solid answers to some questions, and left others unanswered. The most exciting news to come out of the event, as far as I’m concerned, was ...

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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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