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Pace Laps: Stop & Go at Michigan, Kyle Busch is Back, Champions Prevail

2015 Michigan I CUP Justin Allgaier riding squeegee CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Sprint Cup Pace Laps: Raining On NASCAR’s Parade… But Not Kurt’s – You’ve got to feel for NASCAR, who was damned if they did and damned if they didn’t Sunday at Michigan. With a forecast that called for “pop-up showers” it was silly to postpone the Sprint Cup race until Monday; the easy decision was to …

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Drivers Weigh-In on Safety After 2015 Indy 500 Practice Crashes

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 of practice for the Indianapolis 500. On …

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Josef Newgarden Escapes Violent 2015 Indy 500 Practice Crash

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 hit the wall nose first. His Chevrolet then …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: American Pride a Shot in the Arm for IndyCar

IndyCar 2015 Barber Josef Newgarden and Firehawk credit Chris Jones

(Photo: Chris Jones)

American driver Josef Newgarden drove to his first career victory at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend with fellow American Graham Rahal in hot pursuit in second. It was a stellar closing segment as Rahal dashed furiously through the field, getting by Scott Dixon on the final lap and set to reeling in Newgarden, who was …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama

IndyCar 2015 Barber checkers Newgarden credit Chris Owens

Photo Credit: Chris Owens

Joseph Newgarden scored his first career Verizon IndyCar Series victory on Sunday afternoon, outlasting a hard-charging Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon at Barber Motorsports Park just east of Downtown Birmingham. Here’s a quick look at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. How it happened: Newgarden passed Helio Castroneves for 10th on a lap 40 …

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2014 IndyCar Driver Reviews Part 3

2014 IndyCar Auto Club Will Power trophy kiss credit Huston Ladner

Simon Pagenaud Team: Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Sponsor: Oculus Transport/Lucas Oil/MAV TV Rank: 5 Wins: 2 Top 5s: 8 Top 10s: 12 Pagenaud ended up as the highest ranking driver who was not part of one of the three powerhouse organizations of Penske, Ganassi or Andretti. He wasn’t just the highest ranking though, as he …

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