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Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway – 2018 – Thursday, 6 p.m. – IndyCar Test Day Notebook

By Tony DiZinno Steve’s preview provides a comprehensive look ahead to this weekend’s Grand Prix of Portland, the penultimate race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. Today’s test day on Thursday provided five hours of run time and already, a number of cool stories to emerge. Test Day Primer The Verizon IndyCar Series had a...

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Thursday testing – morning session – 12:42pm

By Steve Wittich The Verizon IndyCar Series title deciding weekend got underway with Will Power, despite only turning four laps, leading the way with a quick lap that was timed at 78.1099 seconds. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma test day began at 9am. Somewhat surprisingly, the marine layer had already worn off when the...

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2017 Indianapolis 500 – Thursday, May 18 – Good Morning – 10:30am

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Yesterday’s breezy conditions limited the 33 entries for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to only 408 laps. If you want an idea of how strong the wind really was yesterday, just take a look at the differences in the trap speeds...

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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 […]