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What Mattered: IndyCar at Texas

Scott Dixon leading at Texas

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Pato O’Ward’s glass ceiling has finally shattered. After uncertainty climbing the motorsports ladder in North America, the young Mexican racer finally made it to victory lane as an NTT IndyCar Series racer after winning Sunday’s XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway. O’Ward’s journey to winning on Sunday involved quick hands, massive cojones and faith in …

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Returning to Pocono is Best Medicine 1 Year After Justin Wilson’s Death


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As the Verizon IndyCar Series approaches the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway this weekend, the sport is on the verge of another step forward in moving on from tragedy. Following the death of three-time Indianapolis 500 starter, Bryan Clauson, this past week, the series finds yet another shocking reminder, as it approaches the one-year …

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IndyCar Community Gathers For Celebration of Justin Wilson’s Life


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Dark, ominous clouds and steady rain washed over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding a hint of fall chill to the air as the Verizon IndyCar Series community gathered to celebrate the life of fallen comrade Justin Wilson. The weather, while common for the Midwest as summer turns to fall, proved symbolic for the evening, as …

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Pace Laps: Xfinity Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

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Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth reeled off three wins, and Carl …

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The Frontstretch 5: Things To Consider In the Wake of Tragedy


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In racing, there is always the possibility of something going very, very wrong. Thinly veiled danger always lurks just beneath the surface of motorsports. So much of the time it’s avoided, but when it does strike, it’s a sobering reminder that the sport we love has a side we all hate. We were shown that …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Honoring Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson celebrates his IndyCar victory at Watkins Glen in 2009

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The racing community is still grieving after hearing the passing of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson on Monday. People described Wilson as a very caring person whether spending time with his family or wheeling a car at 200 mph on a racetrack. This edition of Tweet ‘N’ Greet will honor Wilson and how much everyone in …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Let a Loss Not Be in Vain

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There’s a place in motorsports where tradition and progress sometimes clash, and more often than not it’s tradition that prevails. It’s understandable because so often fans, owners, and drivers lament that things just aren’t like they used to be and no one values tradition. No one wants to drive fans and competitors away so ideas …

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5 Points to Ponder: Richmond Drama Again For Michael Waltrip Racing?

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ONE: Prayers for Justin Wilson’s family, friends, and team The penultimate race of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway was shaping up to be a real classic of a 500-mile encounter with plenty of passing and riveting action. Then, on lap 179 of the scheduled 200, disaster struck. Sage Karam spun out whilst …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: A Tragic Situation For NBCSN, NASCAR, IndyCar

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Greetings, fans. Last weekend started off pretty well with a couple of decent races at Bristol. Sunday afternoon was pretty much the best possible setup for race fans with no Cup race in play. The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Verizon IndyCar Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards were all in action at the …

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The Racing Community Remembers Justin Wilson


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Father, Husband, Friend, just an amazing human being. We will miss you to no end. Love to the Wilson Family. #RIPJustin — Scott Dixon (@scottdixon9) August 25, 2015 Monday evening, the racing world got the news it dreaded. Following an accident at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson succumbed to his injuries and …

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