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Open-Wheel Wednesday: Confounding Fontana

Ryan Briscoe flips after contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA

Photo Credit: Chris Jones, IndyCar Media

Early this past Saturday morning, the first race of the Formula E championship weekend started under a yellow flag. The event, held on the tight streets of a make-shift road course at London’s Battersea park  brought some elevated concern from the drivers, especially about the first turn. Many drivers believed that the tight confines would …

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Will Power Scores Pole Position for 2015 Honda Indy Toronto

(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher/INDYCAR)

Will Power scored his second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series pole, and fifth of the season, after posting the quickest lap in the final round of qualifying for the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Power posted a fast lap of 59.4280 seconds around the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street circuit with only five seconds remaining …

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Will Power Scores 3rd Consecutive Firestone 600 at Texas IndyCar Pole

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

Call it a three-peat. Will Power earned his third consecutive pole at Texas Motor Speedway, posting a two-lap average speed of 218.519 mph in Friday time trials for the Firestone 600. The pole is his fourth of the season and eighth front row start in nine races this season. But most impressive is the fact …

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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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Indy 500: To Lead or Not to Lead?

Want to win the Indianapolis 500? The best strategy may be to lead as few laps as possible. While that might sound unconventional from the accepted norms of racing, staying in the draft and conserving fuel might be the key to winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing on Sunday afternoon. Those who lead laps and …

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IndyCar Breakdown: 2015 Honda Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Through five races, IndyCar has some serious parity, as Will Power became the fifth different winner of the 2015 season after winning the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here’s a quick look at the race. How it happened: Power dominated the entire …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

(Photo: John Cote/INDYCAR)

Last weekend the drivers in IndyCar finally got out of their own way (for most of the race) and held a decent event. After the messiness of St. Pete and the less than spectacular debut of the aero kits, followed by the rain-soaked race in NOLA, it was good to have some solid competition. With …

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