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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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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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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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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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Epic Race, Epic Place. What Might Make an Epic Headline?

by Frank Santoroski                             @seveng1967 When asked about the significance of winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, Verizon Indycar Series driver, James Hinchcliffe offered this perspective:  “I think the driver that wins this one is going to be remembered in the same way that Ray Harroun is known. Not ...

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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 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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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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Storms, Strategy and Surprises: The IndyCar Dual in Detroit

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 Mother Nature played her hand yet again against the Verizon Indycar Series in their bid to stage two races at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. A wet race, or a race with changing weather conditions, has an equalizing effect on the field. It magnifies driver’s ...

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I Almost Won the Indy 500: A Brief History of Thrills and Controversy

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The Month of May has arrived in full force as the drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series are logging thousands of practice laps in preparation for qualifying this weekend. Every running of the Indianapolis 500 generates compelling and memorable stories that become a part of Brickyard ...

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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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IndyCar 2015: Rating the Field

by Frank Santoroski It is hard to fathom that the Verizon IndyCar Series’ extra-long off season is finally drawing to a close.  In less than a week, we will be watching the IndyCars in their new aero-kit formations for the first time in competition. As a writer, I do enjoy ...

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IndyCar: Three Drivers to Watch in 2015

by Frank Santoroski The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener is quickly approaching. After an agonizingly long off-season, we will see the IndyCars in action on the streets of St. Petersburg the weekend of March 29. There has been a lot to talk about this off-season including driver changes, open seats ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part 3: The Challengers

by Frank Santoroski Last week we took a look at the top Chevy and Honda teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series as the season opener in Brazil was quickly approaching. With the sudden cancellation of that event, the teams now have three additional weeks and the season will open at ...

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