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John Haverlin

John Haverlin studied Communication at Arizona State University. He has four years of experience as a volunteer reporter at Phoenix International Raceway and has written news stories for the track's official site. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Haverlin has lived in Arizona the past four years.

If Hélio Castroneves Wants IndyCar Title, He Needs to Win it This Year

Hélio Castroneves’ victory at Iowa Speedway last Sunday was a feel-good moment for Team Penske, the entire Verizon IndyCar Series fan base and of course, the veteran racer. It marked the end of a three-year drought and a spot of rejuvenation for the 42-year-old, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion. It also …

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What Should IndyCar Expect at the Repaved Texas Motor Speedway?

When the Verizon IndyCar Series last visited Texas Motor Speedway, the track had an aged surface and 24 degrees of banking in all the turns. Since that visit, the 1.5-mile oval has been both repaved and reconfigured. Turns 1 and 2 now feature 20 degrees of banking and a wider racing …

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Graham Rahal’s Dazzling Detroit Weekend Gives Him Momentum for Texas

After the Indianapolis 500, Graham Rahal was 15th in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings and 101 points behind the lead. One week later, he finds himself sixth in the standings with that lead cut in half. Rahal swept the dual-race weekend at The Raceway at Belle Isle, becoming the first …

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Tumultuous May Hasn’t Impeded Scott Dixon’s Title Hunt One Bit

A second-place finish in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a pole award for the Indy 500, a robbery at gunpoint, and a vicious crash. This is how Scott Dixon’s May went. It was an up-and-down month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to say the least. The New Zealander hadn’t finished worse …

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Sebastien Bourdais Out For Season After Indy 500 Qualifying Crash

Sebastien Bourdais’ first season back with Dale Coyne Racing, which he drove for in 2011, has come to an unfortunate end. Bourdais suffered pelvic injuries and a broken right hip after a horrific crash during Saturday’s qualifying session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although he underwent successful surgery, team owner Dale …

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Will Power Due For Elusive Indianapolis 500 Win After Grand Prix of Indy

With this weekend’s IndyCar victory in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Will Power moved into sole possession of 11th place on the all-time wins list, passing Rick Mears and Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves. Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion, started from the pole on Saturday. He went on to …

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