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    Auctions: Andretti, Earnhardt Sr. and Hunt racers head 'Legends' auction
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    RK Motors will be holding an auction in Charlotte, NC from October 31 to November 3, that is sure to get fans of both historic production and racecars really excited. The production metal on offer is wildly impressive, including a pair of Hemi 'Cudas (one of which is an ultra-rare convertible), ...

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    Official: IndyCar Series returning to Houston at Reliant parking lot street circuit
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    When the IRL and Champ Car reunited a few years ago, the fear among drivers from the latter series was that the calendar would remain dominated by oval speedways. But these days the resulting IndyCar Series races on more street circuits and road courses than it does speedways, and soon we'll be ...

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    Report: Paul Tracy gets back in the Indy cockpit
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    While most would regard the reunification of open-wheel racing in America as a positive thing, it has been tough on some of the drivers that had come to dominate the Champ Car World Series. Essentially dumped into a field of IndyCar drivers, even the most accomplished Champ Car pilots have had ...

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    Monterey 2010: A century of Indianapolis 500 entrants féted at Pebble
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    Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary at Pebble Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May represented the 100th Anniversary of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing." The unbroken streak halted a total of five years during our involvement with ...

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    IndyCar crowns its first post-reconciliation champion (Spoiler Alert)
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    Firestone Indy 300 IndyCar Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Although he wanted it so bad it hurt, Ryan Briscoe just couldn't buy himself a yellow flag in the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Team Penske driver was leading the season points battle with just seven ...

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    Al Unser Jr., extortion victim?
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    According to a grand jury indictment, a New Mexico prostitution ring mastermind was trying to extort two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. for $750,000 over a videotape. Bobby McMullin, the ringleader, allegedly had an unflattering video of Unser that he promised to release to the public ...

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    Long Beach Grand Prix: Final Champ Car race gallery
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    Click above for huge high-res gallery of Champ Car action from Long BeachWe already told you about the final Champ Car race, how it marks the end of the series while signaling the start of a new era in American open-wheel racing. Although we think that we might have been among only a handful of ...

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    Long Beach Grand Prix: People Gallery
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    Click above for high-res gallery from this weekend's LBGPAmerican open-wheel racing just had a pretty big weekend, in case you missed it. While one era was beginning in Japan, another was ending at America's Monte Carlo. With reunification finally about to commence, the last Champ Car (nee CART) ...

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    Open Arms in Open Wheels: reunited IndyCar season kicks off at Homestead
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    Click above for more high-res pics from the Gainsco 300 If you've got the Gainsco Auto Insurance Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway TiVo'd and are waiting to watch it, read no further. Chances are that you haven't or aren't going to, though. Because while a spirit of camaraderie prevailed at ...

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    Champ Car files for bankruptcy
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    The fallout from the Indy Car/Champ Car merger has begun to rear its ugly head. First, superpower team Forsythe Racing announced its departure from the scene. and now Champ Car has officially filed for bankruptcy. The disruption of the scheduled 2008 Champ Car season leaves contracts broken and ...

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    BREAKING: IRL and Champ Car unification agreement signed
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    We had just reported that an agreement to reunite the estranged U.S. open wheel racing series of the Indy Racing League and Champ Car World Series was all but inked, and now it is officially official. The two sides have issues a press release revealing the IRL founder and CEO Tony George, who ...

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    Champ Car and IRL working hard on truce for 2008 season
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    Champ Car and the Indy Racing League, the two de facto open wheel racing series in North America since CART split after the 1995 season, are reportedly close to a truce that could reunite the two series as soon as the 2008 season. AutoWeek is reporting that Tony George, owner of the Indianapolis ...

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    Newman-Haas defecting from Champ Cars to IRL
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    Newman-Haas' Sebastien Bourdais at the 89th Indy 500 At several points in the last thirteen years since American open-wheel racing split, the two parties have tried to come to an agreement that would allow them to reunite, but none have yielded fruit. Carl Haas is tired of waiting, and has ...

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    Champ Car Atlantic champ turns down $2 million
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    Every year the driver who wins the Atlantic Series gets a $2 million grant earmarked towards moving up to the Champ Car World Series. Critics say it's not enough to secure a ride in the competitive racing class, but who's going to turn down a multi-million-dollar purse? Raphael Matos, that's who. ...

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    Gallery: Long Beach GP weekend round-up
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    We present you with another big gallery of photos from the weekend's activities in Long Beach. Besides the Champ Cars, ALMS, and Toyota Pro/Celebrity races we've already covered, the Long Beach GP hosted Formula D, Champ Car Atlantics, and Speed World Challenge GT racing. We were there on Friday ...

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    Spoiler Alert: 2007 Champ Car Long Beach Grand Prix
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    Click image for large gallery of live shots from Friday's practiceThe festivities from Long Beach are winding down as the Champ Cars just finished their second race of the season. The Long Beach Grand Prix has been a fixture on the open-wheel schedule for more than 20 years and even if the series ...

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    Allmendinger to drive NASCAR for Toyota
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    Can you say, "Show me the money?" Champ Car's Rookie-of-the year in 2005 and currently second in championship points with only one race remaining, A.J. Allmendinger (shown at right with commemorative glass guitar after winning Cleveland's Champ Car race back in June) has signed a multi-year deal to ...

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    Ford Bold Moves - Episode 16: The Warriors (and one wicked crash)
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    The Ford Bold Moves web-based documentary series has released its 16th episode, which focuses on Ford's Warriors in Pink program that supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We're glad the series switched off the topic of product, as we were becoming increasingly frustrated with its ...

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    VIDEO: Champ Car's Katherine Legge walks away from 160 mph crash
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    With less than 5 laps left in Sunday's Grand Prix of Road America, Champ Car driver Katherine Legge lost part of her rear wing heading into a high-speed turn, crashing into the wall and then flying into the air. Although the car disintegrated around her, the 25-year-old rookie walked away from ...

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    Champ Car: Dario Franchitti joins series for final three races
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    Champ Car veteran and current IndyCar Series competitor Dario Franchitti looks set to be RuSport's replacement for the injured Cristiano da Matta for the final three Champ Car races of the 2006 season.In his most recent road course outing at Infineon Raceway (pictured), Franchitti finished a close ...

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