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Scott Dixon On IndyCar Return: ‘We’re All In This Business To Win’

Scott DIxon

Scott Dixon was the unquestioned star of the NTT IndyCar Series’ long-awaited return on Saturday (June 6), as the five-time champion easily won the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory was Dixon’s third at the track, the most of any active driver in the series, and gave him …

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Preview: IndyCar Series Returns to Famed Long Beach Circuit

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 …

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Driven To The Past: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

I’m getting a little tired of hearing Joey Logano referred to as “the best thing since sliced bread” as if it was something new. Understand me right, here--I don’t have anything at all against Joey Logano. He seems to be a pretty darned good race driver who was thrust into the top stock car series in the country maybe a year ahead of schedule. He’s dealing with that very well, in my opinion. The best thing I heard on the TV broadcast from Darlington was Greg Zipadelli telling him in so many words to just drive the car, they’d take care of the fixes. If there’s a beef I have against him, it’s that he might not understand how the cars really work, but that doesn’t make him unique among today’s drivers. A lot of them just climbed out of go-karts and into bigger cars and all they’ve done is drive. Quite a far cry from guys like the Allisons, DW, Rusty Wallace, and even Mark Martin, who had to help build their own cars. Like I said, though, the “sliced bread” quote is nothing new.

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