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Special memories abound as Firestone’s Cara Adams returns to site of her first race

Cara Adams’ return to Portland International Raceway this weekend brings back a mountain’s worth of memories. It was here, in 2007, where a one-off volunteering effort served as the starting point of a career that has ultimately led her to become the Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. Adams had family connections that provided a window […]

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Roadster Era To Be Celebrated on Legends Day Presented by Firestone on May 26 at IMS

Roadster Era To Be Celebrated on Legends Day Presented by Firestone on May 26 at IMS INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 26, 2018 – The rich heritage of the magical Roadster Era at the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be celebrated through a variety of activities on Legends Day Honoring the Roadster Era presented […]

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Champions of the Indianapolis 500 to be honored at Legends Day presented by Firestone on May 28

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Firestone will honor all winners of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at Legends Day Honoring Champions of the 500 presented by Firestone on Saturday, May 28. A total of 69 men, from Ray Harroun in 1911 to Juan Pablo Montoya in 2015, have won the Indianapolis 500. […]

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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 […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
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    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
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    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
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