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    VIDEO: Go Daddy teases raciest-yet Danica Patrick ad for Indy 500
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    GoDaddy and Danica: Click above to view the commercial after the jump
    Go Daddy commercials are well known for two things: 1) Having little to do with web hosting and domains, and 2) Making use of attractive women in suggestive situations. During the Super Bowl, Go Daddy threw racer Danica Patrick ...

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    Return of the King: 71-year-old Richard Petty to field a team in this year's Indy 500
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    Click above for an image gallery of Richard Petty's Indy 500 entry
    For the first time in history, an open-wheel racecar bearing Richard Petty's classic #43 on the side and powder blue and red livery will circle the oval at the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24th. The 71-year-old Petty ...

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    Camaro nabs another pace car job - this time Indy 500
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Chevy Camaro Indy Pace Car
    The Chevrolet Camaro and the Indy 500 have a long and storied relationship. Chevy's seminal pony car made its first trip round the Brickyard as a pace car way back in 1967 – it's first year on the market. The '67 Camaro ...

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    Rahal-Letterman to quit IRL unless a sponsor steps up
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    Click for a gallery of shots from the 2008 Detroit Grand Prix
    Roger Penske once said "the quickest way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a large fortune." Bobby Rahal is a racer, but he's no fool, and he appears to be taking Penske's sage words to heart. Unless a company steps up ...

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    Helio Castroneves indicted on tax evasion charges
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    Helio Castroneves has known only success in pretty much everything he's ever attempted, whether it be open-wheel racing or his fancy footwork on Dancing with the Stars. But the Brazilian-born driver is going to need more than quick feet and a knack for racing to get the Internal Revenue Service off ...

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    IndyCar Series signs new television deal with Versus
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    If you're keen to follow the reunited IndyCar Series, you may want to call up your cable or satellite provider and add Versus to your package. The channel has secured the rights to broadcast the series, moving the races over from ESPN. Although the lesser-known Versus reaches some 20 million fewer ...

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    92nd Indy 500 ends with pole-sitter Dixon taking checkered flag
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Indy 500New Zealand's Scott Dixon led the field at this year's 92nd Indianapolis 500 going into turn 1 of Lap 1 and, after surviving 200 laps of open wheel mayhem at the Brickyard, crossed the finish line first, 1.75 seconds ahead of second-place ...

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    Scott Dixon grabs Indy 500 pole
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    Scott Dixon, racing for the Target Chip Ganassi IRL team, is your pole sitter for the upcoming Indy 500. Scott took the front spot with a 4-lap average of 226.366 MPH, about 0.5 MPH faster than last year's pole sitter. Slotting in behind Dixon is his teammate, Dan Wheldon, just a fraction slower at ...

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    VIDEO: Danica Patrick hits crew member on pit lane at Indy
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    Follow the jump for video if the incidentWe are soooo glad Danica Patrick hearts Autoblog, because during practice at Indy yesterday, she struck a pit crew member of a competing team. Dale Coyne Racing's Charles Buckman, the chief mechanic for Mario Moraes, suffered a concussion as well as scalp ...

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    Strong entry list released for 92nd Indianapolis 500
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    Things are looking solid for this year's Indianapolis 500 after race officials released the entry list for the first running of this iconic open-wheel race since this country's two warring open-wheel racing series merged back together in February. 39 entries have been placed, putting the complete ...

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    Jason Priestley builds IRL team with plans for Indy 500 run
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    Jason Priestley, best known for his deft portrayal of Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills, 90210", has entered into a partnership with Jim Freudenberg, the former general manager of Kelley Racing, to start a new IRL team called Rubicon Race Team. So far, the team has only one race in which it plans to ...

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    RIP: Lou Palmer, voice of Indy, 1932-2008
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    We're saddened to announce the passing of Louis A. Perunko, Jr., known to racing fans as Lou Palmer, who passed away this past Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the age of 75. Palmer was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and was raised in Syracuse, New York. He moved to Indianapolis in 1953 and began ...

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    VIDEO: The 1941 Indy 500 -- IN COLOR
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    The Jalopy Journal has done the blogosphere a great service today by pointing us to a fabulous video showing 30 minutes of color footage taken during the 1941 Indy 500 festivities. Normally, we bitch about music tracks being laid over car videos, but the jaunty, period-correct soundtrack applied to ...

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    So, yeah, the Indianapolis 500 happened last weekend
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    click above image for more pics of this year's Indy 500Usually we have little trouble covering the big auto events of the year. Bloggers line up to go to auto shows and even for those events we don't attend in person, which are often motorsport events, there's always one or two of us who care ...

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    Honda hearts Linux, wants cash
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/linux_unix/Honda_hearts_Linux_wants_cash'; Linux is pretty good at harnessing processor speed, and Chastain Motorsports is hoping to snare some of that effect to propel their Panoz/Honda to victory. The distinctive Penguin logo, "Tux," has been affixed to the nose ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Special edition Corvettes
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    click image above or images below to view new live shots of these exclusive CorvettesGeneral Motors unveiled a pair of special edition Corvettes at the Chicago Auto Show yesterday, both of which commemorate the Vette's involvement in motorsports. The Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and ...

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    Marco Andretti gets a second shot at F1
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    Looks like Honda Racing was pretty impressed with Marco, too. Marco Andretti, the teenage son of former CART champ and one-time F1 pilota Michael, and grandson of former F1 and CART campione, Mario, will be back in the saddle of the Honda RA 106 for a couple of days. Marco had a brief run at Jerez ...

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    Chicago Preview: Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car edition
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    click above image to view an additional 21 high-resolution imagesNine times. No, we're not referring to how many times Ferris Bueller's been absent this quarter, we're referring to how many times the Chevrolet Corvette has handled the official pace duties of the Indianapolis 500. Actually, the ...

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    Shifting gears: GM considering sale of Allison Transmission
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    GM revealed today that it's "considering strategic options" for one of its more well known subsidiaries, Allison Transmission, which produces automatic trannies for both commerical and military sale. In boardroom-speak, that means they want to sell it off. GM's turnaround has been aided so far by ...

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    Danica Patrick signs with Andretti Green Racing for 2007 - no NASCAR
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    Despite reports that Danica Patrick's father/manager was in exploratory talks with various NASCAR teams to turn his daughter into a dedicated left-turner, word is coming out that the Queen of Open-Wheel Racing has signed with Andretti Green Racing for the 2007 season of the Indy Racing League. This ...

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