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Open Wheel Wednesday: Dissecting the Texas Mess & Road America

1) IndyCar postponed the conclusion of the Texas race until Aug 27 where the race will resume on lap 71 as things were. Did they make the right decision? What should they have done? Aaron Bearden (IndyCar/NASCAR): I’m not certain of the date, but there wasn’t too much that INDYCAR …

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OWW: Bowtie Beatdowns and Napa Know How: IndyCar Midseason Review

Wait, weren’t we just saying Honda was on the verge of a resurgence 10 days ago? Yes. Yes we were. If there’s one thing fans of the Verizon IndyCar Series know, it’s that things pass by in the blink of an eye. That includes cars, and – in the middle of the …

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Max Chilton Talks Transitions, Expectations and First Month of May

When it comes to the Verizon IndyCar Series field, there are typical rookies, and then there’s Max Chilton. A native of Reigate, England, Chilton currently sits 16th in the IndyCar points standings after four races with Chevrolet’s Chip Ganassi Racing. Teammate to defending champion Scott Dixon, Chilton caught the eyes …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: The “Surprise” Champion, Stellar Seasons and More

Scott Dixon celebrates his race win and championship title at Sonoma

Huston Ladner: So where does anyone want to begin? Matt Stallknecht: Man… where to even start. Toni Montgomery: Am I the only one who made the mistake of pretty much forgetting all about Scott Dixon? Matt: I completely forgot about him. Toni: And then wondering where the hell he came from. Huston: I …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Let a Loss Not Be in Vain

There’s a place in motorsports where tradition and progress sometimes clash, and more often than not it’s tradition that prevails. It’s understandable because so often fans, owners, and drivers lament that things just aren’t like they used to be and no one values tradition. No one wants to drive fans …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Wake-Up Call – The Unfortunate Case of INDYCAR & Auto Club Speedway

Graham Rahal winning at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana in IndyCar

Some weeks, it is tough to cover INDYCAR. For four years now I’ve been covering the sport, and just when it looks like the series has turned the corner, the sanctioning body does something that knocks them right back to Earth. It is utterly frustrating to see a sport with such promise …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: IndyCar Prepares to Add to CART History at Road America

After an eight-year hiatus, open-wheel fans finally have the news they’ve been waiting for. The Verizon IndyCar Series is coming to Road America. At 4.048 miles, the road course is the third longest in America, trailing only Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course and Miller Motorsports Park. Full of history, the …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: 5 Things INDYCAR Should Be Happy About

Time just flies by when you’re having fun and on that note, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is just about to enter its final month. There are still three races to go so lots of racing and a championship to decide, but already there are some things that the …

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