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John Haverlin

John Haverlin is Frontstretch's exclusive IndyCar editor and writer. He has covered American auto racing's various forms, including NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck, K&N, Whelen Modified, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, USAC, Modified Touring Series, World of Outlaws, ARCA and ACT Tour. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and currently resides in Long Island, New York.

Hélio Castroneves Wrecks in Supposedly ‘Final’ Indy 500

When Roger Penske gave Helio Castroneves, now competing full-time for Team Penske’s IMSA team, another shot at the Indianapolis 500, the team owner said he could run it again in 2019 if he wins the 102nd running. Castroneves failed to finish as he crashed on the exit of Turn 4 …

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Track Position and Grip Prove to be King in Indianapolis

The biggest story of the offseason was the new aerodynamic package that all IndyCar Series teams would run throughout the 2018 season. For the series’ marquee event, the 102nd Indianapolis 500, the new car produced multiple self-induced crashes. Ed Jones, Danica Patrick, Sebastien Bourdais, Helio Castroneves, Sage Karam and Tony …

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Patricio O’Ward Quickly Climbing the Ladder to IndyCar

In Friday’s Freedom 100, Patricio O’Ward, 19, finished second to Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta by .028 seconds. O’Ward entered the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a one-point lead on Herta in the Indy Lights championship but now trails by four points. The Monterrey, Mexico native is running his …

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INDYCAR: Three Takeaways From Carb Day 2018

The next time Indy cars are on-track, it will be the day of the 102nd Indianapolis 500. Final practice and the pit stop competition transpired on Friday, also known as Carb Day. Here are three notable events that occurred: Danica Has Engine Issues During the final practice session, Danica Patrick …

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Upcoming IndyCar Film, ‘Born Racer,’ to Document Life and Career of Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon is one of the most successful IndyCar racers — not only of this generation — but in the history of the sport. The Auckland, New Zealand native is a four-time series champion, an Indianapolis 500 winner, and the owner of 41 race-winning trophies. Later this year, his life …

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Ed Carpenter Wins 3rd Career Indianapolis 500 Pole

Winning the pole for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is hard enough to accomplish once. On Sunday, driver-owner Ed Carpenter did it for the third time in six years. Carpenter, in the No. 20 ECR Chevrolet, put up a blistering four-lap run that beat all four Team Penske cars, which have …

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Josef Newgarden’s Spin Relegates Him to 11th in IndyCar Grand Prix

Josef Newgarden entered Saturday’s (May 12) IndyCar Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as the championship leader. He held a 13-point edge over Alexander Rossi entering the race. Not anymore. While Newgarden won two of the first four INDYCAR races this season, a successful start to his title …

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