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IndyCar Preview: Grand Prix of Indianapolis

What’s News? The big news this week is… this race. It’s a first-time event that’s led to some strong opinions from various corners of the open wheel world. Our own Huston Ladner andMike Neff provided good arguments both for and against this event, taking into account what it means for the month of …

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IndyCar Preview: The 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Fresh off a one-week break, the Verizon IndyCar Series is back in full force this weekend as the stars of America’s fastest motorsport tackle the fabled Long Beach Circuit. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is one of the longest-running and most revered races in open-wheel racing, and currently …

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IndyCar Preview – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

It’s about time they got started! The Verizon IndyCar Series revs up this weekend with its traditional opener in St. Petersburg, Florida. Well, it’s not really one of those long-standing traditions in theory — the race has only been opening the season since 2009 — though it had usually been …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Welcome to 2014! So What’s New?

The 2014 Verizon IndyCar season kicks off this weekend in St. Petersburg and that means your Frontstretch IndyCar staff returns, starting this week to bring you all the news and storylines straight from the open-wheel world. We will once again be bringing you previews and recaps of all the racing …

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IndyCar In-Depth: The MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship

With one week off after the Baltimore Grand Prix, the IZOD IndyCar Series returns, the last appearance of the season. This race, labeled the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway, really comes down to two drivers: Will Power, the points leader, and Ryan Hunter-Reay, who trails by 17. The race throws an interesting curve towards all the drivers as the track is one where many do not have much experience. In addition, it’s a high speed oval, one of only three tracks like that on the circuit this year.

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IndyCar In-Depth: Grand Prix of Baltimore Preview

*What's News?* After four races of tinkering, INDYCAR has opted to remove the activation delay on the push to pass system for Baltimore this weekend. The system will only be used this season on road/street courses so this is its last appearance for 2012. The system was used with no delay in its first two races back in Toronto and Edmonton and then a five second delay was added at Mid-Ohio. The delay was reduced to 3.5 seconds at Sonoma and after driver feedback, it was removed altogether for Baltimore. "We've had two races without the activation delay and two races with it," INDYCAR Director of Engine Development Trevor Knowles said. "Based on driver feedback, we're adjusting the parameters of push to pass to fit this particular circuit."

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IndyCar In-Depth: GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Preview

*Whats News?* The IZOD IndyCar Series returns in full force this week after a three week hiatus. The teams and drivers are heading out to Sonoma this week for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, and as we inch closer to the end of the season, championship contenders such as Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay know they have to make every week count in order to win the title. The big news going into the race this week is the track configuration change that was ordered by INDYCAR. Turns 7, 9, and 11 of the Sonoma course were all reconfigured to make the event racier and to promote more passing.

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IndyCar In-Depth: A Preview Of Sunday’s Race At Mid-Ohio

*What's News?* It’s been a quiet couple of weeks in the world of the IZOD IndyCar Series since the circuit departed from Edmonton. But the news cycle hasn't been a total snoozer. The biggest change heading into the race in Mid-Ohio is a rules adjustment being applied to the recently reintroduced “Push-to-Pass” system. According to technical bulletins released by series officials, there will now be a five-second delay from the time the Push-to-Pass button is depressed to the time that the boost is actually deployed. This ought to have all sorts of implications on strategy as teams scramble to figure out the best way to utilize the updated boost.

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