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Danica Patrick Wrecks Out Of The Indianapolis 500, Her Final Race 

When Danica Patrick lost her Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride at the end of the 2017 season, she said she’d compete twice more, in two of America’s biggest racing events, before retiring from the top levels of the sport in 2018—the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. Both of those attempts ended in a wreck.Read […]

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Here Are The Milk Preferences Of Almost All Of Your Favorite Indy 500 Drivers

The Indianapolis 500 is one of several races that will leave you planted in front of the TV this Sunday and it’s known for one strange tradition: the winner gets handed a bottle of milk to drink and/or pour all over themselves. Indy 500 drivers even designate their preferred kind of milk before the race. […]

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Driver Sustains ‘Suspected Fractures’ To Both Legs In Nasty Prototype Crash Weeks Before His Indy 500 Debut

At 21 years old and with a deal to race at the Indianapolis 500 later this month, Pietro Fittipaldi crashed into an outer barrier in the days before the first World Endurance Championship race of the year on Friday. The wreck shattered the front end of his prototype, and he has “suspected fractures” to both […]

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This Has To Be The Best Pass Of 2018

The best racing passes are the ones where someone just whooshes through their competition like a magical curvy lane through appeared for just them. You stare at the pass and can’t fathom how the driver made it work without hitting anything. Let’s savor this insane IndyCar pass from the Long Beach Grand Prix in all […]

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IndyCar Will Move To NBC’s Networks Full Time In 2019

Whether you need this information for the entire season or just that big race in May, all IndyCar coverage will move to NBC next year—practices, qualifying, Indy Lights races and IndyCar races. That includes the Indianapolis 500, which, after the 2018 running, will have been broadcast on ABC for 54 straight years. Read more… Continue […]

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Brendon Hartley Had To Be Released From An IndyCar Contract To Race In F1

Remember all of the rumors that current Porsche 919 driver Brendon Hartley was going to Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar team after Porsche shuttered its Le Mans prototype team after this year? Turns out, they were legit—so much so, that the Toro Rosso Formula One team had to negotiate Hartley out of an existing contract to…Read more… […]

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Circuit Of The Americas Wants An IndyCar Race, But, Uh, Good Luck

Circuit of The Americas, a nearly 3.5-mile road course near Austin, is interested in hosting a Verizon IndyCar Series race so long as it doesn’t conflict with an existing event. But COTA shouldn’t be concerned that—the race track should, instead, be worried about its 1.5-mile asphalt neighbor up north.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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IndyCar Scares The Shit Out Of Jenson Button But Formula E Is Boring

If there’s one driver that has been missed in Formula One, it’s certainly 2009 world champion Jenson Button. Button isn’t done with racing yet, but won’t be making a full-time return to F1. Now he’s named two other series he won’t be trying in F1's place: Formula E and IndyCar, which “scares the shit” out […]

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Fernando Alonso Still Isn’t Sure If He’ll Stay With The McLaren F1 Team

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The McLaren-Honda Formula One team isn’t great these days. Wild, right? The team’s two-time champ, Fernando Alonso, has threatened to leave all year in the same vein as a teenager saying they’ll never talk to you again, and he’s still not sure if he’ll stay around.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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IndyCar Swaps Watkins Glen Race Date For Track That Apparently Needs ‘Some Upgrading’

After Watkins Glen International stepped up to fill the hole left by the Verizon IndyCar Series’ disaster of a Boston race—which never happened and left a $2 million bill—the track is already back off of the schedule. IndyCar will go to Portland instead, to race at a track recently said to be in need of […]

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We All Wish We Had The Job Stability Of 17-Year Ganassi Driver Scott Dixon

Next year will be IndyCar driver Scott Dixon’s 17th year with Chip Ganassi Racing, reports Motorsport.com. Yes, you read that right. Seventeenth. Ganassi is even downsizing back to two cars from four, but Dixon’s job is safe for obvious (winning) reasons. Still, holy crap: 17 years with the same team is all but…Read more… Continue […]

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Josef Newgarden Is IndyCar’s Awesome Young 2017 Champion

Josef Newgarden became IndyCar’s youngest champion in over a decade and the series’ first American champ in five years. Newgarden had the most number of wins this season, so the championship fits. This was Newgarden’s first year with Team Penske. At age 26, he’s the fresh young face IndyCar needed to win. Read more… Continue […]

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