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Bommmarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park – Steve’s preview

  For the fourth time in the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, a former track is making a return to the calendar. Gateway Motorsports Park, which last hosted an Indy car race in 2003, is joining 2016 additions Phoenix International Raceway, Road America, and Watkins Glen International, as former tracks that have returned to...

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2017 Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway – Steve’s Preview

Six straight years of Andretti Autosport dominance came to an end by the time the checkered flag fell on the tenth anniversary edition of the Iowa Corn 300. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden shucked (groan… oh great, there’s the first lame corn based pun) the competition while leading 282 of 300 laps on the way to...

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Gateway Motorsports Park Open Test – good morning – 7:45am

  Good Tuesday morning from a St. Louis Bread Company location in Collinsville, Ill. As soon as I hit send on this update, I’ll be making the short drive west on I-70 to Madison, Ill. and Gateway Motorsports Park, where the Verizon IndyCar Series is taking part in an open test in preparation for the Bommarito...

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Recapping four days of MRTI testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway

  Indy Lights Oval Testing – Monday, February 27, 2017 On Monday, an even dozen Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire drivers took to the 1.5 mile Homestead-Miami Speedway  progressively banked (18 degrees – 20 degrees) oval for the first official Indy Lights test of 2017. The first hour of track time was allocated to...

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Veach Keeps Title Hopes Alive with Dominant Win at Watkins Glen

Veach Keeps Title Hopes Alive with Dominant Win at Watkins Glen Belardi Auto Racing Driver Puts on an Indy Lights Conservation Master Class WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The battle to win a Mazda Scholarship valued at $1M to assist the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion in graduating to the Verizon IndyCar Series in […]

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Andretti Autosport. The Glen Preview.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING. VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES INDY LIGHTS PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES NOTES. Sunday’s green flag at the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen marks the 200th career Indy car start for previous Watkins Glen International victor, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Carlos Muñoz and his No. 26 Machine will wear the vibrant red of hhgregg for the remaining two races […]

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Urrutia Holds Narrow Points Lead as Indy Lights Season Nears Climax

Urrutia Holds Narrow Points Lead as Indy Lights Season Nears Climax Indy Lights Race Winners at Watkins Glen Have a Championship-winning History PALMETTO, Fla. – Uruguayan Santiago “Santi” Urrutia holds a slender 16-point edge over Dubai-based Englishman Ed Jones as the premier level of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires heads to […]

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Serralles Takes the Win in Iowa Speedway Thriller

NEWTON, Iowa – Iowa Speedway, billed as the fastest short track on the planet, provided an exciting stage for the final oval race of the calendar for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires this afternoon. The 100-lap all-green Indy Lights Iowa Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires came down to a battle at the end with […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:

  Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix   Race Fast Facts Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing) Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers: RC Enerson (No. 7), Andre Negrao (No. 17), Santiago Urrutia (No. 55), Heamin […]

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Cooper Tire, Mazda Extend Hashtag Campaign Into 2016 MRTI Season

Cooper Tire, Mazda Extend Hashtag Campaign Into 2016 MRTI Season Hashtag program includes all driver and team handles from the USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Series FINDLAY, Ohio (March 22) – Cooper Tire and Mazda are thrilled to announce the extension of their MRTI Hashtag Program that encourages drivers and teams to utilize the […]

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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]