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James Hinchcliffe Expected to Make a Full Recovery

INDIANAPOLIS — James Hinchcliffe is expected to make a full recovery following a harrowing and violent crash on Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement, released by IndyCar, confirms that the affable Canadian driver will not require additional procedures after a piece of the suspension punctured both of his …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: Roundtable Discussion of the Goings-On at Indy

Matt Stallknecht: Can I just say how excited I am to be going to Indy this weekend?! Huston Ladner: I hope you’re going as a paramedic, looks like you might have work Toni Montgomery: I’d be excited though too Aaron Bearden: I’m happy for you! If things don’t get worked …

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Tony Kanaan: If Drivers Feel Uncomfortable, They Shouldn’t Be in a Car

In the midst of a violent and crash-filled Month of May, Tony Kanaan says IndyCar is a very dangerous sport and that the peril is both part of the appeal to watch and participate in open-wheel racing. Following four crashes in six days, including one that has sent James Hinchcliffe …

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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Stand-Alone Races, and Different Faces

Cup: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue.  One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an All-Star race, drivers …

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Ed Carpenter Becomes Third Chevrolet Driver to Crash at IMS

Chevrolet cars continue to spin and rise off the ground at Indianapolis with two-time and defending pole sitter Ed Carpenter joining the dubious group on Sunday with a massive crash during warm-up for Indianapolis 500 qualifying. Carpenter hit the wall in Turn 2 — the third Chevrolet to crash in …

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All-Female Team To Attempt 2016 Indy 500

If all goes according to plan, an all-female team will attempt to make the grid for the Indianapolis 500 next season. Grace Autosports was founded by veteran racing executive Beth Paretta and will feature British driver Katherine Legge behind the wheel. While the group is not opposed to hiring men …

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Drivers Weigh-In on Safety After Indy 500 Practice Crashes

INDIANAPOLIS — The Month of May is off to a dubious start. Now equipped with aerodynamic enhancements, the current IndyCar machine looks drastically different than any that came before it. The DW12 is also faster than it was last year and appears markedly more unstable following the first three days …

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Josef Newgarden Escapes Violent Indy 500 Practice Crash

INDIANAPOLIS — Another day of practice for the Indianapolis 500 brought with it yet another violent looking crash as Josef Newgarden was the latest victim of the seemingly unstable Chevrolet aero package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Driving through Turn 1, Newgarden saw his car snap loose, loop around, and …

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Can IndyCar learn from Boxing’s Recent Success?

One day after the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Season started, I boldly professed that I would not criticize and/or overtly highlight IndyCar’s ever-present issue of declining popularity. I professed this in hopes that I and other IndyCar beat writers would focus on the positives of the sport instead of the negatives, …

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Pace Laps: Opportunity, Fuel Mileage, Make-A-Wish and More

XFINITY: It’s Time for a Stand-Alone – After another much needed off-weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars will have their first true chance to reach Victory Lane at a non-plate track this year. Heading over to the stand-alone event in Iowa on Sunday, the division’s drivers will be up against …

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