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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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IndyCar: Honda’s Saving Grace

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 This past weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis for the Verizon IndyCar Series, we saw Chevrolet cars dominate practice, dominate qualifying and take a convincing win.  Aside from the rain-drenched non-race at NOLA, that’s pretty much been the story of the season thus ...

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Nico Rosberg Wins Spanish Grand Prix: Game On For The Formula 1 Championship

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Spanish Grand Prix   By Steve Aibel @steveaibel After a three-week break, Formula 1 returned for round 5 of the 2015 championship in Barcelona, Spain. Nico Rosberg took a critical victory and may have changed the trajectory of the Drivers Championship. Lewis Hamilton still ...

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The Month of May: A Blessing and a Curse

by Frank Santoroski     @seveng1967 The sound of race cars at full song is permeating the air in Speedway, Indiana this morning as the Verizon IndyCar Series takes to the track for practice.  While Spring slowly yields to Summer, that familiar sound can only signal one thing: the month of May ...

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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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Formula 1 Review of the First 4 Flyway Races

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The Formula 1 paddock is set to pick up again this week in Barcelona, Spain. Most of the teams will be bringing upgrades intended to improve either reliability, pace or both. Before we jump into the second segment of the ...

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IndyCar at Barber: Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Frank Santoroski    @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series had a rough start to its 2015 season. The first two races were forgettable, to put it kindly.  A nice, if somewhat uneventful, weekend at Long Beach gave a glimmer of hope. With the Month of May looming, the Series entered Barber ...

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IndyCar: Dixon Makes Bold Statement with Long Beach Win

by Frank Santoroski   @seveng1967 The Verizon IndyCar Series got exactly what they needed out of this past weekend in Southern California following a caution-fest at St. Petersburg, and a disastrous rain-drenched debut in New Orleans. The 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ran in ideal weather conditions and was ...

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Chinese Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Chinese Grand Prix and Bahrain Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The mark of a champion is how they rebound when they are down.   Mercedes AMG Petronas came to China after being vanquished by Ferrari in Malaysia and reestablished the law. The Silver Arrows are ...

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Event Preview: The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

by Frank Santoroski  @seveng1967 The initial seeds of an idea to bring The Verizon IndyCar Series to Louisiana began in 2012 when a small group of IndyCar executives were introduced to Laney Chouest, owner of NOLA Motorsports Park. Both parties were intrigued with the possibilities, and it wasn’t long before ...

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Sebastian Vettel And Ferrari Have Washed Hope Over The Entire Formula 1 Paddock

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Chinese Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel Hope! Ferrari has ignited the spark of Hope in the Formula 1 paddock and now many teams have been revitalized. They have realized what was previously out of reach, may not be out of reach at ...

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IndyCar: Montoya Tops Penske Teammates at St. Pete

by Frank Santoroski @seveng1967 One year ago, Juan Pablo Montoya arrived at The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to drive an IndyCar for the first time in fourteen years, having spent that time in other racing disciplines. His goals on that day were quite simple: to learn the car ...

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Ferrari And Vettel: The Scuderia Is Back

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix By Steve Aibel @steveaibel With only one race completed in the 2015 season, Mercedes AMG Petronas were practically crowned champion after a dominating performance in the Australian Grand Prix. There was chatter about a boring F1 season and an inability ...

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Preview of the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Preview By Steve Aibel @steveaibel The Heat is ON! The Formula 1 championship returns for round 2 as the paddock moves from Australia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix offers up the challenges of the Sepang ...

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Formula 1 Barcelona Test Shows Mercedes Still Atop The Field

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report By Steve Aibel @steve_aibel It’s exciting to cover Formula 1 when the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, is dominating the American racing scene. As the 43 stock cars line up to start the premier racing series in the United States, across the pond, ...

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Upcoming Barcelona Tests Will Set The Plate For The Opening Australian Grand Prix

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report By Steve Aibel The tempest of opening day is just one-month away for Formula 1. Melbourne, Australia is the first time the lights will go out for 2015. With only two more tests ahead of the first Grand Prix, everyone is in scramble mode ...

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Hey, Hey Formula 1…Whachagot?

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report February 9, 2015 By Steve Aibel   Whachagot? It’s that thing, where everyone goes away for a few months, on vacation or holiday, and when they return, you ask them…whachagot? Christmas is like that. Returning to work or school, everyone wants to know if ...

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Huge Changes For Sauber After Rough Seas in 2014

Drafting the Circuits Formula 1 Report Sauber Season Review By Steve Aibel Sauber! Only three teams have been on the Formula 1 grid longer than Peter Sauber’s Swiss team. Sauber F1 had scored points in every season in which they have participated in the series, but in 2014 they failed ...

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IndyCar 2015 Preview Part One: Teams Penske and Ganassi

by Frank Santoroski Coming off of a weekend that saw many of the stars of IndyCar compete in the Tudor Sportscar Rolex 24 at Daytona, the start of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series is right around the corner. Media Day will be in mid February, and we can expect all ...

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Friday Music Blog: Music Featuring Car References

We are in the final weeks of the NASCAR “off season”, a season that has been filled with late-breaking news, potential “massive” changes, and enthusiastic endeavors in terms of qualifying. All of this is great – or not – depending on your point of view. But, all I know is, ...

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