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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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Drafting the Circuits August 2, 2018 – Pocono and Mid-Ohio

Drafting The Circuits Podcast

Drafting the Circuits August 2: Pocono and Mid-Ohio – The panel goes over the weekend of racing and weighs in on Scott Dixon contract rumors, NASCAR Qualifying penalties and Mazda’s departure from Indycar’s ladder system. With Gray Warren, Seth Eggert, Joey Barnes, Christopher Deharde and Frank Santoroski. #DraftingTheCircuits #DTC #dtcRacing ...

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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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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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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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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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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 2016 Indy 500 Field: Stats, Numbers and Other Useless Facts

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 I saw a poster recently for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil that had the caption “50,000 Miles of Memories.” Now, those of you that know me well understand that I am fascinated with odd, trivial, interesting and just plain ...

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Stage Set for Wide-Open Indianapolis 500

by Frank Santoroski                                   @seveng1967 In stark contrast to one year ago, where a dullish, abbreviated qualifying session saw Penske and Ganassi cars in the top five spots, and Chevrolet-powered cars occupying eight of the top ten positions, the run for the 100th Indy pole produced a wide-open field. Three different ...

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IndyCar: Six Storylines to Follow in Phoenix

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series, having completed their season-opening round in St. Petersburg, will travel next to Phoenix for the first oval track race of 2016. The series will be returning to the one-mile oval in the Valley of the Sun for the first time since 2005. ...

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IndyCar Fans Have Plenty to Look Forward to in 2016

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 The anticipation of a new season is incredible. As soon as the checkered flag falls on each season, the fans, teams, and drivers can’t wait to get racing again. Because the Verizon IndyCar Series has a rather long off-season compared to other series, the wait is ...

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Event Preview: The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 The time has nearly arrived for the Verizon Indycar Series to drop the green flag on their 2016 season. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will take place the weekend of March 11-13, 2016. The scenic track, located on the harbor of Tampa Bay, has ...

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Indy Car 2016: A Look Ahead

by Frank Santoroski             @seveng1967 With a little less than two months remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ agonizingly long off-season, teams are preparing in earnest for the 2016 season. When the green flag waves at St. Pete on March 13, expect a field that looks remarkably similar to 2015. There ...

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IndyCar Updates October 2, 2015

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 While the Verizon Indycar Series is settling in for a long off-season, there are some stories of note to report from the past week. Much of the off-season news in any racing series will center around the ‘silly-season’ that tracks driver movement from team to team. ...

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Scott Dixon and the Case for Greatness

Drafting the Circuits by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 New Zealand’s Scott Dixon made headlines this past weekend by taking home a fourth Verizon IndyCar Series Championship in spectacular come-from-behind fashion. In the wake of this, there is a lot of talk as to Dixon’s legacy as one of the best ever ...

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Dixon Capitalizes on Penske Miscue, Takes Indycar Title

Drafting The Circuits by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 After a sixteen race season, The Verizon IndyCar Series has crowned their 2015 champion, and it is a familiar face holding the Astor Cup. Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon jumped from third place in the pre-race standings to take the IndyCar title ...

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IndyCar Title Fight Comes Down to Sonoma

by Frank Santoroski         @seveng1967 As the NFL is gearing up for the season, and NASCAR is ready for its Chase for the Championship, the Verizon Indycar Season is winding down, as planned, before Labor Day. The final race on the schedule, The Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma, will take ...

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Verizon IndyCar ABC Supply Co. 500 Preview

A Hollywood script could not have conjured up a more beautiful day than is dawning this morning – Race Day for the ABC Supply Co. 500 Verizon IndyCar race from Pocono International Raceway. The drivers will awaken to perfect conditions at the track for the penultimate race of the 2015 ...

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IndyCar: One-Car Team Poised to Slay the Giants

by Frank Santoroski          @seveng1967 It was back on March 23rd of this year that I wrote the following passage in my pre-season article for Drafting the Circuits. “While Graham Rahal surprised many by having the fastest Honda in pre-season testing, I believe that the team will still struggle in 2015. ...

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Hunter-Reay Returns to Form in Iowa

by Frank Santoroski        @seveng1967 Prior to this weekend, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season had been absolutely dismal for former Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. Indeed, the entire Andretti AutoSport team is having an uncharacteristic off-season. Carlos Munoz did pull off a surprise win in the rain shortened event in Detroit. ...

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