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Fernando Alonso to Skip Monaco, Compete in Indianapolis 500

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In a very surprising announcement Wednesday morning, McLaren announced that Fernando Alonso will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a entry run by Andretti Autosport.  In order to compete at Indianapolis, Alonso will skip the Grand Prix of Monaco. Alonso is overjoyed at the opportunity. “I’m immensely excited that I’ll be …

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James Hinchcliffe Uses Pit Strategy to Claim Comeback Win

James Hinchcliffe took the lead when Scott Dixon pitted under green on lap 54. Shortly afterwards, a full course yellow came out for Alexander Rossi’s blown engine.  From there, Hinchcliffe held on through a late restart to take his first win since his near-fatal injuries at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway …

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Simon Pagenaud Fastest in INDYCAR Long Beach Warm-up

Sunday is destined to be a tough day for defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud.  A penalty for impeding traffic in qualifying means that he has to start last.  Luckily, Pagenaud has a fast car.  In the morning warm-up in Long Beach, Pagenaud was quickest with a lap of …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Long Beach Pole with Track Record

On Saturday afternoon, Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Sunday’s 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Castroneves’ lap of 66.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) is a brand-new track record. Afterwards, Castroneves was very pleased with his performance. “[The] car felt pretty good,” Castroneves said during the Firestone …

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Scott Dixon Fastest in INDYCAR Long Beach Final Practice

Scott Dixon continued his great form on Saturday, turning in the best lap of the 45-minute final practice session of the weekend.  However, Dixon topped the charts by the smallest of margins. Dixon’s lap of 67.1348 seconds (105.531 mph) on his final lap of the session was only two-ten thousandths …

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Will Power Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

On Friday afternoon, Team Penske’s Will Power was fastest overall in the two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the streets of Long Beach.  Power’s best lap of 67.0800 seconds (105.617 mph) in the afternoon session was less than a tenth of a second faster than Helio Castroneves‘ …

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4 Burning Questions: Keselowski, Harvick & Truex, Who Wins Texas First?

Keselowski, Harvick, Truex: Who Wins Texas Motor Speedway First? These guys may have kicked some arse at Texas in the past, but they hope a re-profiling will change their winless luck around. For Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, there are three specific drivers who shockingly haven’t scored a win at …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Championship Battles

1. NASCAR Sprint Cup (Winston Cup) Series, 1979 My favorite championship battle is 1979. If I could go back in time, I would go in a minute, and I would have it take me back to 1979. That was the year where a youngster named Darrell Waltrip and the King …

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