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Sebastien Bourdais Confirmed at Dale Coyne Racing for 2017

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While Coletti has struggled, teammate Sebastien Bourdais is in the midst of his best IndyCar season to date. (Photo: Joe Skibinski)

Sebastien Bourdais‘ rumored return to Dale Coyne Racing was officially announced on Wednesday, giving the organization their first confirmed driver for 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series ahead of a Thursday test. A four-time Champ Car champion, Bourdais first drove for DCR in 2011 after a brief stint in F1 and sports car racing. Now, after two …

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Porsche Steals Le Mans Overall Victory in Final Lap

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On Sunday morning, Porsche Team claimed a shocking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the leading No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 fell victim to issues under the rear bodywork in the final couple of laps of the race.  With less than ten minutes, the No. 5 driven by Kazuki Nakajima had a one …

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Pace Laps: Downpours At Pocono While Chevy Dominates Detroit GP

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Sprint Cup: A Monday Afternoon Event in Pocono – Following nonstop rain, fog and misty conditions Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was pushed back to Monday at noon for the Sprint Cup Series field – standing as Pocono’s first postponement since 2009. The race will still be televised on FOX Sports …

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Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais See Early Exit in Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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For Verizon IndyCar Series veterans Tony Kanaan and Sébastien Bourdais, the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis was over as quickly as it began. Kanaan and Bourdais were involved in a shunt going into Turn 1 on the opening lap of the road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, heavily damaging both cars and requiring …

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Sébastien Bourdais Paces Opening Barber Practice

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(Photo: Bret Holmes/IndyCar)

In his first practice session with new sponsor Europa gracing his Chevrolet, Sébastien Bourdais led the way in the 75-minute opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. The KVSH Racing driver’s 1:07.3399 stood atop the charts at the end of the session as teams prepare for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix …

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KVSH Racing Set Back By Transporter Fire

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(Photo: KVSH Racing)

It appears one team – KVSH Racing – has fallen victim to the Arizona heat days before Saturday’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix. The one-car Verizon IndyCar Series team’s transporter caught fire while en-route to Phoenix International Raceway. Included in the transporter were team equipment, as well as the Dallara IR-12 driven by Sebastien Bourdais. …

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GT-Le Mans Teams Dominate Short 2nd Practice

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After the relatively dry first practice session at Daytona International Speedway, the light rain and mist returned to the World Center of Racing just in time for the 30-minute second practice session.  The result was another session of mixed strategies. Two red flags cut the actual on-track time down significantly.  First, the Alegra Motorsports “Highway …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Way Forward, Crispy Thunder & Fizzling Smoke

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A Way Forward If what we saw on Saturday night is a sign of things to come – if not necessarily this year but next – then I think we can look forward with confidence to some significantly better racing on the much-maligned mile-and-a-half tracks and elsewhere. That the success of the new package also …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee

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In a Nutshell: For much of the race on the flat 1-mile track, two-time race-winner Josef Newgarden looked to be running away to victory. Though Ryan Briscoe posed a serious challenge, a terrible pit stop pushed him back in the field and Newgarden maintained the lead. Then, the yellow flags changed things. Two yellow flags …

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IndyCar Drivers Debate Pack Racing at Texas

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What makes a good race? For the IndyCar Series at Texas Motor Speedway, there are as many opinions as there are drivers, teams and pundits. On one hand of the spectrum, Eddie Gossage, President and promoter of Texas Motor Speedway, wants to see much closer action, even suggesting that the league should entertain the idea …

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