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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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Seven Drivers Have A Shot At Winning IndyCar’s Championship Today And That’s Nuts

IndyCar’s season finale today at Sonoma is going to be insane for one incredible reason: seven different drivers could win the championship. Seven! Sonoma is a double-points race which racing legend A.J. Foyt accurately called a “gimmick” in Autoweek, but that gimmick means that the entire top seven has to bring their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Watch An IndyCar Knock An Official In Pit Lane Off His Feet

One unlucky IndyCar official accidentally got hit by Max Chilton’s No. 8 Chevrolet in Gateway Motorsports Park’s pit lane. Chilton spun while driving down the pits during today’s practice for the Bommarito Auto Group 500, sending him right towards the people standing in a nearby pit box. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Driver Badly Injured In Indy 500 Qualifying Crash Will Race Just Three Months Later

IndyCar racer Sébastien Bourdais was expected to sit out the rest of this year after fracturing his hip, pelvis and two ribs in a violent Indianapolis 500 practice crash last May. However, after being cleared by doctors to race again last week, Motorsport.com reports that Bourdais will return to racing this weekend at…Read more… Continue […]

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