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Montoya Granted Re-Do in Indy 500 Qualifying After Hitting A Trash Bag

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Juan Pablo Montoya gave a new meaning to the phrase, “this car is garbage”, and benefitted in the form of a second qualifying attempt during Sunday’s final qualifying session for the May 29 Indianapolis 500. Montoya was in the middle of his first attempt at a four-lap qualifying run when he ran over an errant …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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Power, Montoya Lead the Way in Opening Long Beach Practices

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A few days after the announcement that Roger Penske will drive the pace car in May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Captain’s drivers stole the show in Friday’s opening two practice sessions for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power combined to top the two Friday practice …

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Preview: IndyCar Series Returns to Famed Long Beach Circuit

(Photo: Richard Dowdy / IndyCar)

When it comes to history and tradition, few street circuits in America can compete with Long Beach, California. It was on the streets of Long Beach in 1975 that a man named Chris Pook staged a Formula 5000 race, the first major street race in North America. It was on those same streets in 1976 …

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INDYCAR, MillerCoors Reach Partnership Agreement

Juan Pablo Montoya on track at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

(Photo: IndyCar)

The Verizon IndyCar Series has found success in returning to their roots, both with races, and now, sponsorship. MillerCoors, a longtime partner of Indy car racing, and INDYCAR have reached a multiyear agreement that will make the second-largest brewer in the United States the official beer and cider of the single-seater series, INDYCAR officials announced …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Shows Slight Improvement, While ESPN Tries to De-emphasize St. Pete

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Greetings, everyone.  Did you like Sunday’s finish in Phoenix?  It was a good one.  I thought Kevin Harvick was a sitting duck, but he managed to pull it out just in time. Last weekend saw two races in Phoenix, plus the season opener in St. Petersburg for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Good Sam 500k On …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Saves Steering for St. Petersburg IndyCar Win

(Photo: John Cote / IndyCar)

If the Verizon IndyCar Series field wants to beat Team Penske in St. Petersburg, they’re going to have to wait another year. Juan Pablo Montoya got the better of teammate Simon Pagenaud on a mid-race restart and held the Frenchman off through lapped traffic down the stretch to claim the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power Reveal Sleek 2016 Liveries

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When the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to St. Petersburg, Florida this weekend, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power will roll onto the track with style. Montoya and Power each revealed their new liveries for 2016 on social media Wednesday, just a handful of days before the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske …

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NASCAR 101: Who Didn’t Come Back to NASCAR This Year?

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Here’s an interesting thought: How many drivers who raced in one of NASCAR’s national series in 2014 didn’t in 2015? It’s certainly intriguing to think about. Each year, hundreds of drivers make their way through the top three series, whether it’s as a full-time competitor, a one-off racer or somewhere in between. Of those, most …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Juan Pablo Montoya’s Sour Grapes

(Photo: Chris Jones)

As the laps clicked off on the IndyCar season finale from Sonoma last Sunday, I watched, wondering if anyone had a shot at using the double points available to upset Juan Pablo Montoya, who had led the standings all year. In the beginning, it looked like he would cruise to the championship by holding steady inside …

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