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SportsFernando Alonso Completes First IndyCar Test
Fernando Alonso To Race In 2017 Indy 500 Alonso will skip this year’s Monaco Grand Prix to race in the Indy 500. With all the hype surrounding Alonso, McLaren have said that they aren’t ready for a full return to IndyCar just yet.
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Gayle Anderson was live in Fontana where the world’s fastest drivers return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the annual MAVTV 500 Verizon INDYCAR Series to race on one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR circuit. Qualifying Day is TODAY, Friday.
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Dangers of IndyCar open-cockpit racing back in spotlight
This photo taken Aug. 23, 2015, shows Justin Wilson, of England, driving during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
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INDYCAR: RACING IN A VACUUM IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.
Detroit. IndyCar, or INDYCAR as it wants to project itself, opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar season with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with much fanfare, much of it of the self-congratulatory, back-patting variety, I might add. Be that as it …
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Bourdais ends 52-race IndyCar win drought
French pole-sitter Sebastien Bourdais ended a seven-year win drought by capturing the first of two races Sunday at the Toronto Indy double-header. Bourdais, who had been winless in 52 races, took his first victory since 2007 in Mexico City in the 65-lap …
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IndyCar racing will return to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway in 2016
Despite the fact that attendance hasn’t been what has been hoped for over the past three years, the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway for the fourth consecutive year next summer. IndyCar and Pocono both announced on Tuesday morning that …
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IndyCar race postponed to Monday
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) With rain pelting the garage roof at Pocono Raceway and knowing he’d have to wait another day to race, Mikhail Aleshin just shrugged. No big deal for the first Russian-born driver to win an IndyCar pole. “Just one more day sitting …
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Racing Worth Watching  INDYCAR
For this edition of Racing Worth Watching, I want to highlight a racing series that doesn’t get a lot of attention here in the US of A. In fact, it doesn’t get much attention anywhere, and frankly, that’s a shame. I want to do my part to shine some …
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Vasser, KV Racing shut down IndyCar team after 14 years
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Former CART champion Jimmy Vasser has shut down his IndyCar team after 14 years and seven victories, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500. KV Racing Technology, owned by Australian businessman Kevin Kalkhoven and Vasser, announced the …
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sportFuel & Tires: Johnson takes seventh Cup title; Rosberg vs. Hamilton for F1 championship
The last of the “big three” racing series, which also includes NASCAR and IndyCar, is the last to leave the table this season. Before we get to that, let’s do a quick recap on a history-making weekend in NASCAR Sprint Cup. If, like me, you were …
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Indy Car Racing Returning To Pocono
(Long Pond, PA) — Indy car racing is coming back to the Pocono Raceway. WNEP-TV reports there was speculation that open-wheel racing might not return because attendance was down at last summer’s Indy race. But the raceway announced today that the …
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Andretti works to revive Indy Car racing in Milwaukee
Indy Car racing roars back to Milwaukee this weekend, thanks in part to a new marketing push from Andretti Sports. “We were brought on board to kind of resurrect this event,” sake Jade Gurss with Andretti Sports. As the new promoter of the race, the group …
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Johnny Rutherford, Eddie Gossage talk Indy Car racing with David Reed

sportJohnny Rutherford, Eddie Gossage talk Indy Car racing with David Reed
SHERMAN, Texas — Texas Motor Speedway director Eddie Gossage and Indy Racing legend Johnny Rutherford stopped by the KXII studios on Thursday to discuss the Firestone 600 race on June 6 at TMS. Texas Motor Speeway’s Eddie Gossage (right), and Indy racing …
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Fans Excited About Indy Car Racing Returning to W.G.I.
Lots of excitement in Watkins Glen as word gets around that Indy Car racing will return to Watkins Glen International over the Labor Day Weekend. Indy Car officials made the announcement Friday after talks to hold the Grand Prix of Boston that same weekend …
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Indy Car racing: Pocono CEO Igdalsky says IndyCar ‘50-50’ to return in 2016
IndyCar returned to Pocono in 2013 after a 24-year absence for the first race of a three-year contract. With the deal over, Igdalsky hopes to know within two weeks if the financial numbers justify another season. IndyCar ticket sales at Pocono have been …
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These Colorized Photos Show a Century’s Evolution of Indy 500 Racing

sportThese Colorized Photos Show a Century’s Evolution of Indy 500 Racing
The first Indy 500 was held on May 30, 1911 The Indianapolis 500, which will be held on May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, looks quite a bit different today than it did when the first race was held on May 30, 1911. That year, the formerly gravel-and …
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Samsung to Support Spencer Pigot and No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Entry in Remaining Verizon INDYCAR Series Races
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung, a multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Seoul, will support Spencer Pigot and his No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing entry for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen and the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
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Indy Car Racing Not Just on Tracks
Thank for your incisive “cut through the clutter” reviews of television spots in the L.A. Times. As a former ad agency account executive, I can relate. As a former marketing director for an Indy car team, however, I cannot relate to your stereotypical …
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?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Here’s The Difference Between The 4 Big Types Of Auto Racing In America
Unlike Formula One, IndyCar budgets are much lower because teams don’t have to design and build a completely new design every year. Instead, all racing teams purchase their cars from Italy’s Dallara Automobili. Power for IndyCars come from either a Honda …
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Will Power Discusses The Safety Of Indy Car Racing
Sunday’s fiery crash on a Las Vegas speedway, which killed driver Dan Wheldon, is sparking debate about the safety of Indy Car racing. Melissa Block talks with Will Power, who was in that race on Sunday. He also crashed and was hospitalized for injuries.
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Indy Car Racing: should Belle Isle host the Detroit Grand Prix?
The smell of burnt rubber caving the pavement and gasoline spewing from the number of motor vehicles is the first fragrance that hits the nose when arriving onto Belle Isle, residing in the middle of both Detroit and Windsor on the Detroit River.
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Power-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy

sportPower-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy
Rahal took advantage of a five-car crash in the first turn of the 82-lap race to jump from 17th to sixth, steadily moved through the field into second and continually pressured Power. It’s the second straight runner-up finish for Rahal, whose father …
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Will Power Gains First IndyCar Win of Season
Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis for his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading 65 of 82 laps on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power held off a strong run from Graham Rahal, who finished second, 1.5023 seconds behind.
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IndyCar shakes up tradition with built-in LEDs that show race position
“The greatest spectacle in racing” is getting a futuristic face lift this year. In addition to a brand new aero package, the high-speed machines of IndyCar will feature LED panels that display each driver’s positioning at this year’s Indy 500. Even …
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After win in Indy Car opener, Juan Pablo Montoya regains his confidence

sportAfter win in Indy Car opener, Juan Pablo Montoya regains his confidence
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.
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Cavin: Rolling Stones would be great Indy 500 starter
They have this really colorful botanic garden that is quite a contrast to the fierce Indy cars roaring past. Walk on down to turn 4. There is a huge opening in the outside safety fence for track-workers and support vehicles. This is like being in the …
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IndyCar: 99th Indy 500 approaching 33 cars
Team Penske and Chip Ganassi are each fielding four cars with no plans to add any more while KVSH Racing is also at four with an asterisk. USAC star Bryan Clauson will make his second Indy appearance as part of KVSH with backing from the Byrd family.
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