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JOSEF NEWGARDEN RETURNS TO CFH RACING FOR 2016 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON

JOSEF NEWGARDEN RETURNS TO CFH RACING FOR 2016 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON   After Career-Best Season, Newgarden Commits To 5th Year With CFH Racing SPEEDWAY, Ind. (October 1, 2015) – CFH Racing announced today that Josef Newgarden will return as the driver of the No. 67 Chevrolet for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. CFH Racing […]

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2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule notes – Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

By Steve Wittich   TSO was able to confirm with a senior Hulman Racing official that they expect to have the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule released in the next ten days to two weeks, and that there should be “no surprises.” ========== Pocono Raceway is one of the remaining question marks regarding the 2016 Verizon...

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My Mazda Road to Indy: Will Owen

A weekly series providing an inside look at drivers involved in the Mazda Road to Indy, the only driver development program of its type in the world. My Mazda Road to Indy: Will Owen To win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a career highlight for all race car drivers. For Pro Mazda Championship Presented...

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Justin Wilson Memorial Auction collects $348,000+ in first round – more items added

The first round of the Justin Wilson Memorial Auction on ebay wrapped up yesterday with the first 101 items fetching a total of $348, 923.47.  Many more items were added yesterday evening, so please keep bidding here–>  Justin Wilson Charity Auction To Benefit the Wilson Children’s Fund. Just want to donate to the Wilson Children’s...

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Fun Post for One Hit Wonder Day

By Steve Wittich Today happens to be one-hit wonder day, and I (Steve) thought it might be fun to try and pair-up a few IndyCar drivers with only one career victory, with bands that have only had one hit. Uncle Jacques Villeneuve and Tal Bachman  Both are Canadians, both have far more famous relatives, and...

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Foyt Undergoes Knee Surgery; Sato’s Impressions of Road America

A.J. Foyt Undergoes Successful Knee Replacement Surgery in Houston; Takuma Sato Enjoys Road America Circuit Test in Elkhart Lake WALLER, TX Sept. 24, 2015— A.J. Foyt underwent surgery yesterday to implant an artificial knee in his right leg, replacing the antibiotic-infused cement spacer he received August 10th. It was the second phase of treatment for […]

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News from INDYCAR: Hinchcliffe Set for Return at Road America Test

Hinchcliffe Set for Return at Road America Test INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 24, 2015) – James Hinchcliffe’s anticipation of returning to the racetrack Sept. 28 in the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda is growing with each passing day. “I expect to be grinning like an idiot for the first few runs,” said Hinchcliffe, who is scheduled […]

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Chip Ganassi Racing Adds Dixon to Petit Le Mans Lineup

Chip Ganassi Racing Adds Dixon to Petit Le Mans Lineup Reigning INDYCAR Champion Joins Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta INDIANAPOLIS (September 24, 2015) – Seven-time TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) Champions and six-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Chip Ganassi Racing […]

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James Hinchcliffe Returns to the Cockpit at Upcoming Road America Test

James Hinchcliffe Returns to the Cockpit at Upcoming Road America Test Indianapolis, IN – September 24, 2015 – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) driver James Hinchcliffe will return as pilot of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics car on Monday, September 28th during a Verizon IndyCar Series test at Road America. Hinchcliffe, who has a multi-year contract […]

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My Mazda Road to Indy: Sean Rayhall

My Mazda Road to Indy: Sean Rayhall A weekly series providing an inside look at drivers involved in the Mazda Road to Indy, the only driver development program of its type in the world. Open-wheel racing, especially the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” was always a dream of Sean Rayhall’s but never one he thought was […]

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      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 […]
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      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. […]
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      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 […]