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Patrick’s thoughts on potential INDYCAR and NASCAR dual weekend!

By Patrick Stephan (@TSO_Patrick) Recently Adam Stern at SportsBusinessDaily.com tweeted (and wrote a story) saying, “.@IndyCar and International Speedway Corp. executives discussed holding a dual NASCAR/IndyCar race weekend in ’19 @ChicagolndSpdwy, per sources, an idea that was tabled for now but hasn’t been ruled out for the future:” LINK:  https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1046745630188679168 Now, since I can’t get on…

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Hulman Motorsports Announces Chief Marketing Officer Transition

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – Following the conclusion of another successful Verizon INDYCAR Series season, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles announced that C.J. O’Donnell, chief marketing officer of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has decided to leave Hulman Motorsports at the end of the calendar year. “We’ve made noteworthy strides…

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More News and Notes from Harding Steinbrenner Teleconference

By Patrick Stephan I got the chance to listen to today’s INDYCAR teleconference which followed up the official announcement of Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s formation. This wasn’t exactly a big secret in the paddock, but it is nice to see it made officially official. As sent earlier the team will employ Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta…

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Sonoma Post Race Reports – Lots of Quotes and Stats!

By Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Well, we just finished all the post race press conferences around 7:45pm, so we’re going to make this quick (well, quick for TSO – meaning like just a couple thousand words), and then we’ll send more details and stories over the next couple days! Lots to talk about and…

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INDYCAR GrandPrix of Sonoma – Quick Race Report

By Patrick Stephan As usual, this race report is not edited. We type it as the race runs and then hit send at the end, please forgive typos. INDYCAR delayed the command (very memorably done by MC Hammer) to 3:39pm local time as we all waited for the NASCAR race in Vegas to finish. The…

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Sonoma Pre-Race Notes

By Patrick Stephan Here are some final pre-race notes before we go green at 3:40 Pacific Time (6:40ET)! Wickens Update Sorry the first attempt didn’t work and everyone got to see the HTML Code instead of the link to Instagram. If you are still having issues (the second send should have been ok), here is…

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Robert Wickens posts personal update

View this post on Instagram Just wanted to say a few words, and also good-luck to everyone in Sonoma this weekend! A post shared by Robert Wickens (@robertwickens) on Sep 16, 2018 at 2:05pm PDT…

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Robert Wickens posts personal update

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RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING CONFIRMS TAKUMA SATO FOR 2019 LINEUP

SOURCE: RLLR PR BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 16, 2018) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Takuma Sato will return to the team in 2019.  Sato is the most recent winner in the IndyCar Series after having led 25 laps at the Grand Prix of Portland en route to his third series victory and first…

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INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Sunday – noon – Anatomy of a pole lap and a TSO sponsored midget racer

By Steve Wittich Ryan Hunter-Reay’s pole-winning lap for the 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix Of Sonoma was 2.1 seconds slower than Josef Newgarden’s pole lap from 2017. However, that doesn’t mean things are more comfortable for the drivers. Depending on who you ask, the universal aero kits being used this season have 30% to 40% less…

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