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IndyCar: Schedule Length About Right for Series

INDIANAPOLIS- The Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the middle of a much needed week off. It’s currently late July, but when the series gets back going at Mid-Ohio next week they will have only four races left. Yes, it’s July and there’s only four races left on the IndyCar schedule for 2014. Ending so early has a lot of fans angry and really left scratching their heads. But...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Could Reach Victory Lane at Indy on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS- There could be a number of popular winners in the Brickyard 400 on Sunday afternoon. Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would be the first to come to mind as a win by either of them would mark their fifth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway making them the all-time winningest driver ever at the famed track. Then there’s Danica Patrick. If she could somehow win, that too...
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Can-Am Spyder and Race Review Online Team Up for Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS- We’re pleased to announce that Can-Am Spyder is launching a campaign this week with Race Review Online as part of the Brickyard 400 weekend. As a part of the deal, I’m going to get a chance to talk to Danica Patrick prior to Sunday’s 21st running of the Brickyard 400. The reason why I get to speak with Danica is all through her partnership with Can-Am Spyder....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for 2014 Brickyard 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Indianapolis, Indiana, this week for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most difficult race tracks for drivers to conquer. The long straightaways allow drivers to drive wide open. The sharp turns in the corners are flat which force the driver to get on the brakes hard, much like a...
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IndyCar: Solid Weekend for Tony Kanaan Leaves Him With Tons of Momentum

TORONTO- What a weekend it was for Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan. Despite not reaching victory lane and his former team doing so in the first duel, he was arguably the best driver of the weekend. Kanaan, finished third in that first 65 Lap race only to come home second in race No. 2. None of the other 22 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers could say they had two podiums in...
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IndyCar: Rough 2nd Dual for Schmidt/Peterson Gang in Toronto

TORONTO- After a solid first duel for the Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports duo of Simon Pagenaud and rookie Mikhail Aleshin, they had high hopes for an even better race in the second duel later this afternoon. But, within the first 11 Laps, their days were ruined. Pagenaud, started third as the starting lineup of this race was by virtue of entrant points. He thought he’d have the car...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Mike Conway Wins Crazy 2nd Duel in Toronto

TORONTO- What a weird strange of events on Sunday in the streets of Toronto. The Verizon IndyCar Series drivers weathered every situation in a number of different weather factors today. Oh and by the way, we ran two races this afternoon. In race No. 1, we saw clouds, sun and wind. But, Sebastien Bourdais held everyone off for his first victory in seven years. In race No. 2, we saw...
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IndyCar: Rain Causes Scary Melee on Lap 11

TORONTO- We all knew rain was going to affect today’s second duel in Toronto . That’s the reason the Verizon IndyCar Series moved the race up 10-minutes so they could get the 65 Lap race started before rain moved into the area. It went according to plan until mother nature caused a melee in Turn 8 on Lap 11. Rain began falling pretty quickly on the street circuit which made the...
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IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais Dominates Race No. 1 in Toronto

TORONTO- What a weekend its been for Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais. He won the pole for race No. 1 yesterday but unfortunately mother nature didn’t allow us to get going until today. But, that didn’t faze the KV Racing driver as dominated the 65 Lap race on the streets of Toronto this morning. “I’m a bit speechless to be honest,” said a happy Bourdais in victory lane. ...
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IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Takes Huge Hit in Points After 1st Race in Toronto

TORONTO- Last week was a good week for Ryan Hunter-Reay. He won last Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300 at the Iowa Speedway to propel him back into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship picture. He was only 32 points behind points leader Helio Castroneves with being third place in the standings entering this weekend’s events in Toronto. Then, he won the ESPY award on Wednesday...
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IndyCar: Tough Season for Takuma Sato Continues in Race No. 1 at Toronto

TORONTO- Last year, Takuma Sato was in the midst of bringing A.J. Foyt Racing back to prominence. He took the team back to victory lane for the first time in over a decade at Long Beach and held the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead heading to the Indianapolis 500. Since, it’s all been downhill for the Japanese driver. He had one top 10 through the remainder of the 2013 season...
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NASCAR: Chase Elliott Wins Nationwide Series Race in Chicagoland

Joliet, IL- If rookie Chase Elliott had anything to do with it, the 18-year old would have every NASCAR Nationwide Series race run under the lights. The second generation driver had won two races this season entering tonight’s enjoyillinois.com 300 at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway. Tonight, he won his series tying third victory of the year in dominating fashion as he took his...
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IndyCar: Series to Run 2 Races at Toronto on Sunday

TORONTO- It was a bizarre day for the Verizon IndyCar Series on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Rain fell nearly all afternoon on the downtown street circuit causing the course to be very hazardous. When the drivers got going on the pace laps they quickly saw they couldn’t see as the track was far too slick to race on. With rain still falling on the area the series decided to red...
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IndyCar: After Controversial Start, Honda Indy Toronto Race No. 1 Cancelled

TORONTO- I think we’ve all seen the blockbuster movie in the 90′s “Men in Black.” You know, the movie where Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones fight aliens. Well, remember that device they had that erased any memory of human beings from knowing about the aliens? After a wet day in Toronto, put that in play for today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the downtown street circuit...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Start to the Honda Indy Toronto Sees Pace Car Crash

TORONTO- The start of today’s Honda Indy Toronto could not have been more bizarre for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Everything was on time despite rain falling on the street course most of the day – but hey this is open wheel racing and we race in the rain right? Well not in these conditions. There was absolutely no way they could race in what they were facing. IndyCar should have...
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NASCAR: Rookie Cale Conley Paces the Field in Nationwide Series Practice on Friday in Chicagoland

Joliet, IL- Cale Conley is making the most of his opportunity this weekend at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway. The rookie is attempting to make his sixth career NASCAR Nationwide Series start (all this season) this weekend in Chicago. With the Sprint Cup Series having the week off most of the big stars that typically run in this series took a break as a result. It’s a prime opportunity...
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Indy Lights: Gabby Chaves Quickest in Practice at Toronto

TORONTO- Gabby Chaves enters Toronto on the heels of two straight Indy Lights Series victories. He won the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis 500 in May then backed that up with a dominating victory at Pocono two weeks ago. That recent success has put him in the lead of the points standings as he’s in the drivers seat for his first championship. Today, he kept the recent string of...
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IndyCar: Friday a Struggle for Chip Ganassi Racing at Toronto

TORONTO- 2014 has been a struggle for the entire Chip Ganassi Racing camp in IndyCar competition. Through 12 races, their winless on the season as none of the four drivers are really in Verizon IndyCar Series championship contention. Scott Dixon is in the best shape but he’s 140 points down in eighth place. Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball are ninth, 10th and 16th...
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IndyCar: Hometown Hero James Hinchcliffe Pleases Fans on Friday in Toronto

TORONTO- The fans in Canada have been waiting patiently for a day like today out of hometown hero James Hinchcliffe. The Toronto native is loved in his native land as the Canadian faithful have been waiting years for someone to step up like he showed on Friday. If Hinchcliffe’s performance can transfer over to strong runs on Saturday and again on Sunday in the duels, then Toronto...
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IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud Fastest in Practice in Toronto

TORONTO- The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the streets of Toronto for two practice sessions on Friday in preparation for this weekend’s duels at the Exhibition Place. Both sessions happened to be the only ones of the weekend as the series will qualifying and race tomorrow then do it again on Sunday. Frenchman Simon Pagenaud paced the field in today’s practice with a time of...
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NASCAR: Actor Chris Pratt to Drive Pace Car in Next Sunday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has picked an honorary pace car driver for next weekend’s Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com. Actor Chris Pratt will drive the 2014 red and silver Chevrolet SS pace car at the famed 2.5-mile track leading the field of 43 around the oval prior to the start of next Sunday’s...
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IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais Sleeper This Weekend in Toronto

INDIANAPOLIS- The Verizon IndyCar Series points battle is heating up as we head to the streets of Toronto this weekend. This is the final doubeheader weekend of the season as the guys at the top of the standings will certainly be the favorites coming in. But, one driver that is getting over looked is Sebastien Bourdais. The Frenchman, is always good at Toronto and is coming off of...
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IndyCar: Could Will Power’s Struggles Extend Through Toronto This Weekend?

INDIANAPOLIS- Normally when the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to a street circuit, Will Power is always listed as a favorite. Power, has dominated these events over his time in the series as his kryptonite has typically been ovals. But, not all street circuits are dominated by Power. Toronto, is among the tracks that he doesn’t look forward to coming to each year. He’s made six...
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IndyCar: Why Ryan Hunter-Reay Having Success in Toronto Could be Big for Series

INDIANAPOLIS- If you’ve been fortunate enough to cover an event as a member of the media, you’re most certainly aware of the No. 1 rule of your job – NO CHEERING IN THE PRESS BOX. Everyone knows this. If you consider yourself a member of the media or have aspirations of being a famous journalist, you can no longer take sides. Favorite teams, players or drivers are thrown out...
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IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay Winning ESPY Huge for the Series’ Growth

INDIANAPOLIS- For most athletes, winning an ESPY is great but it’s not much to build on. ESPY’s are typically reserved for feel good stories and to athletes like LeBron James, Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods and other big named celebrities in sports. An ESPY is nice to them, but they’ve already got a trophy case full of other more prestigious awards. Now, Ryan Hunter-Reay is a...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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