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Conor Daly in for James Hinchcliffe at Detroit

Aspiring IndyCar hopeful Conor Daly will replace the injured James Hinchcliffe this weekend for the Dual in Detroit at the Belle Isle Street Course event. Daly will pilot the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for both races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Hinchliffe was in the first season of a multi-year deal with the …

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Happiness Is… Hall of Fame, You Want It, Indy & Monaco

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

In 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its inaugural class to much fanfare. With names like Richard Petty (a foregone conclusion), both Bill France Sr. and Jr., Junior Johnson (no surprise) and Dale Earnhardt (duh) the group that was selected surprised no one. It does not mean that the selectors got things wrong; far …

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James Hinchcliffe Expected to Make a Full Recovery

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

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 legs. “We’re very pleased with his progress …

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

Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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 out, the race could be tragic, though. It’s been …

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James Hinchcliffe Undergoing Surgery After Monday Crash

Monday practice for the Indianapolis 500 was delayed and postponed to later in the afternoon due to yet another violent incident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – this time involving James Hinchcliffe and Honda. Hinchcliffe crashed 50 minutes into the session and was taken to a waiting ambulance on a stretcher. He sustained an injury …

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James Hinchcliffe Suffers Violent Crash, Indianapolis 500 Practice On Hold

James Hinchcliffe crashed violently about 50 minutes into Monday’s practice session for the 99th Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe was completing a practice run when he suffered what appeared to be a mechanical failure. His No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda drove straight into the turn 3 wall, striking hard on the right-front side. The car then …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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So if the debris-fest at St. Petersburg didn’t exactly get your IndyCar juices flowing, then it’s likely that the most recent race in Louisiana did even less to raise your excitement level. Though the organizers and teams, and surely James Hinchcliffe, won’t be calling the race a debacle, from a fan’s perspective the premiere in …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 Grand Prix of New Orleans

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: James Hinchcliffe had the winning lottery number in a race so disjointed that the only real determining factor of the race’s final finishing order was a twisted combination of luck and strategy. Key Moment:  The second half of the race was essentially nothing more than a series of caution periods. On a lap …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

It seems like it has been quite some time since the IndyCar Series was ripping around the track. Oh, that’s right, it has. The end of the 2014 season came on Aug. 30, which means that nearly seven months have passed since it ran competitive laps. Sure, they’ve been testing, but that’s quite the layoff. …

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James Jakes Joins Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2015 Indycar Campaign

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James Jakes is back in the IndyCar paddock. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that James Jakes will drive the team’s No. 7 Honda-powered car, competing for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar championship. The move comes less than a week after Jakes tested with SPM as part of an IndyCar-sanctioned two day test at NOLA Motorsports …

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