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Kanaan Paces Carb Day At Indy, Castroneves Pit Crew Champ

(Photo: John Cote/INDYCAR)

Every year, Carb Day at Indianapolis seems to take on its own personality. Sometimes, you will have drivers avoiding each other on the track like the plague while other times, drivers will test the limits of their cars to see how they’ll react in traffic. This year, it was the latter and it happened in …

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

(Photo: INDYCAR)

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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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race No. 1

IndyCar tried to wait out the thunderstorm, but after 47 laps of sporadic rain, series officials were forced to prematurely call race No. 1 of the Dual in Detroit and hand Andretti Autosport young gun Carlos Munoz his first career IndyCar Series victory. How it happened: The race was plagued by showers from the onset, …

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Taylor Swift Featured on Tony Kanaan Car in Detroit

Photo Credit: Chip Ganassi Racing

Avoiding the inevitable clichés that will result from this, Taylor Swift will be at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, her 1989 World Tour appearing on the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 10 entry piloted by Tony Kanaan. The sponsorship is part of the Ganassi relationship with Big Machine Records and is in place to promote her …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Missing the Forest While Staring at the Wrong Trees

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Well, Memorial Day weekend is over now. We were treated to over 1,500 miles of racing last weekend between a number of series. Today, we’re going to focus in on 1,400 of those miles and the broadcasts that brought those races to us. Last week, the big story in TV land was Jeff Gordon‘s move …

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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Roundtable Discussion of the Goings-On at Indy

Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Matt Stallknecht: Can I just say how excited I am to be going to Indy this weekend?! Huston Ladner: I hope you’re going as a paramedic, looks like you might have work. Toni Montgomery: I’d be excited though, too. Aaron Bearden: I’m happy for you! If things don’t get worked out, the race could be tragic, though. It’s been …

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Tony Kanaan: If Drivers Feel Uncomfortable, They Shouldn’t Be in a Car

Photo Credit: IndyCar Media

In the midst of a violent and crash-filled Month of May, Tony Kanaan says IndyCar is a very dangerous sport and that the peril is both part of the appeal to watch and participate in open-wheel racing. Following four crashes in six days, including one that has sent James Hinchcliffe to the hospital, the 2004 …

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Pace Laps: Opportunity, Fuel Mileage, Make-A-Wish & More

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Xfinity Series: It’s Time for a Standalone – After another much needed off-weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars will have their first true chance to reach Victory Lane at a non-plate track this year. Heading over to the stand-alone event in Iowa on Sunday, the division’s drivers will be up against very few (if any) …

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IndyCar Recap: 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

In a Nutshell: Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power fought hammer and tong for the lead all race long, with Montoya edging the defending champ out to win courtesy of a great pit stop with 27 laps to go. Key Moment:  Power had a comfortable lead over Montoya before the final round of …

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