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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 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 33rd time, Indy cars will competing on the 2.258-mile, 13-Turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The track that opened in 1963, is located in the rolling country side just outside Lexington, Ohio. Scott Dixon, who is looking for his sixth win at Mid-Ohio, currently holds a slim three point championship lead...

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KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America – 2017 – Steve’s Preview

After a very successful return to “America’s National Park of Speed” in 2016, the Verizon IndyCar Series is back for a second engagement in the Kettle Moraine region of Central Wisconsin. Road America General Manager George Bruggenthies told Dave Kallman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the event drew as large a crowd as any...

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Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear – Steve’s Preview

After an unpredictable “Greatest Spectacle In Racing” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway only four days ago, the Verizon IndyCar Series north 300 miles to the home of the American automobile industry, Detroit Michigan and the 2.35 mile, 14 Turn Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit. The Chevrolet Indy Dual In Detroit will be the...

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Butch Welsch and his full-field 101st Indianapolis 500 primer and predictions.

Note from Steve: Butch Welsch is a long-time friend and subscriber of TSO, and his Indianapolis 500 thoughts and predictions have become one of our favorite “Month Of May” traditions. He does such a great job of previewing this year’s race, I’m afraid I might find myself replaced on the “preview beat.”  When I last wrote...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Steve’s TSO Preview

For the 43rd straight year the streets surrounding the harbor in the city of Long Beach, Calif. will play host to open wheel cars. The very first Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach was held in September 1975, and was a F5000 race won by Brian Redman. The annual “Roar By The Shoar” moved to...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Steve’s TSO preview

Watch last year’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: What we are watching and questions that need answers In the past at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg The 2017 edition of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be the 14th time that the roar of Indy Cars will bounce off the...

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Rolex 24 at DAYTONA preview with an IndyCar focus

For the 55th time the motorsports world turns to Daytona International Speedway and it’s 3.56 mile road course to begin the racing season. The twice around the clock Rolex 24 at DAYTONA begins on Saturday, January 28th at 2pm and ends 24 hours later at 2pm on Sunday, January 29th. The TV Schedule is a […]

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Pocono Raceway – ABC Supply Co. Inc. 500 – Steve’s Preview

The Verizon IndyCar Series makes it 23rd visit to Pennsylvania’s scenic Pocono Mountains and the 45 year-old 2.5 mile Pocono Raceway “oval.” The “The Tricky Triangle” is not your typical oval, as it features only three corners, with all three of the turns modeled after famous corners of historic American open wheel tracks. Turn 1...

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Pro Mazda and Indy Lights – previewing Iowa Speedway

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire preview After a one-year hiatus, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire series returns to the 0.894-mile variably banked Iowa Speedway oval with a number of great story lines to follow. The title fight: Championship leader Jack Harvey travelled to The Milwaukee Mile with a slim 12 point lead […]

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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 […]