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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.

Laguna Seca to Replace Sonoma for 2019 IndyCar Finale

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and INDYCAR have agreed to a three-year deal, which will allow the Northern California road course to host the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season finale through 2021. The 2019 race weekend will occur Sept. 20-22 and replaces Sonoma Raceway, which has raced Indy cars every season since …

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Will Power’s Misfortune Continues with Apparent Exhaust Issue at Road America

Will Power started the Kohler Grand Prix from the front row but was immediately off the pace when the field took the green flag. The No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet fell to the rear as 21 cars passed last month’s Indianapolis 500 winner going into Turn 1. He brought the …

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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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