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    Report: Baltimore terminates IndyCar race contract
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    Racing fans who enjoyed the spectacle of open-wheel single-seaters racing around Baltimore's Inner Harbor and past Camden Yards where the Orioles and the Ravens play may be disheartened to read of the latest developments. But take heart: it ain't over, they say, until the fat lady sings, and in ...

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    Official: IndyCar Series drops Vegas from 2012 calendar in wake of Wheldon crash
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    The IndyCar Series has yet to announce its calendar for the 2012 season. When it does, it may or may not feature any superspeedways, but one thing's for sure: it won't include Las Vegas. The high-speed track hadn't been used for this kind of racing since the Champ Car series raced there in 2005. ...

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    Official: IndyCar races into China for the first time
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    China is a huge market, not just for automakers, but for all sorts of American businesses. Those include sponsors involved with racing series like IndyCar. When those sponsors told IndyCar that they wanted to see racing in China, series organizers sprung to action. As a result, the IZOD IndyCar ...

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    Report: Baltimore Grand Prix collapsing under weight of debt?
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    Maybe racing would stand on its own merits in an ideal utopia, but in the real world it has to make a business case for itself. So while the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix may have been a success in the purest sense of the term – bringing IndyCar, ALMS and several other series to the city's ...

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    Report: Jody Scheckter wants his son to quit Indy, son wants more horsepower
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    Tell us if this sounds familiar: Parent wants kid to stop doing something because it's too dangerous, which makes son only want to do it more. It's a common enough occurrence, played out every day in households across America and around the world. Only this is no ordinary family. It's the ...

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    Report: Al Unser Jr. arrested for reckless driving, DUI
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    Al Unser, Jr. is in the news again, and not in a good way. AP reports that the two-time Indy 500 winner was arrested last week for drag racing on public roads while under the influence of alcohol. Bernalillo County, New Mexico sheriffs reportedly stopped Unser on Thursday for driving over 100 ...

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    Official: Jean Alesi heading to Indy with Lotus
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    Formula 1 drivers are always looking for a new challenge. It's part of their character, and it's what's brought former champions out of retirement and sent former grand prix pilots in search of new series to conquer. That last bit has sent big names to series as varied as DTM and the Andros ...

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    Report: Willy T. Ribbs to rekindle racing career? [w/video]
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    Willy T. Ribbs is reportedly jumping back into the cockpit of an IndyCar racer next month. According to Inside Line, the first African American driver to qualify at the Indianapolis 500 is set to take to the track in a preliminary race in Baltimore next month. The 56-year-old Ribbs launched a ...

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    Video: Angry Will Power flips off IndyCar officials at New Hampshire
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    Being a race official is one of those things that nobody notices until it goes wrong. And wrong it went this past weekend in New Hampshire. The IndyCar race there was stopped eight laps from the end due to wet conditions, but rather than call the race there or wait for the weather to clear up, ...

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    Dallara's next-generation IndyCar undergoes maiden track run at Mid-Ohio
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    A little over a year since officials picked the Dallara proposal over those of its rivals, testing has begun in earnest on the next-generation IndyCar chassis. The new car underwent the first of a dozen scheduled shake-down runs at the hands of Dan Wheldon, the reigning Indy 500 champion, at the ...

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    Report: Danica Patrick switching to NASCAR, keeping Indy 500
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    Danica Patrick is no stranger to NASCAR, but her regular ride is in the IndyCar series. That looks like it could be about to change, however, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants Patrick to join his JR Motorsports team as a full-time member. Running the entire 2012 Nationwide series will certainly take up ...

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    Report: Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon chosen to test new Dallara IndyCar chassis
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    In most racing series – as in most sports in general – a champion should have no trouble getting a new contract. In fact he ought to have every team with a budget beating a path to his door. But Indy is different that way. Despite winning both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar ...

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    Video: Project 56 taking DeltaWing IndyCar design to Le Mans in 2012
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    Drivers sometimes switch between motor racing disciplines, but their cars themselves seldom do. Take, for example, Dan Gurney. The all-American racing driver won races in F1, Indy, NASCAR and Le Mans, to name just a few. Of course, he did it all in completely different types of machinery, but ...

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    Video: Motor Trend revisits the 1963 Indy 500, drives Parnelli Jones' Ol' Calhoun
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    Angus MacKenzie has driven cars that many men and women dream about even catching a glimpse of. But what is the Motor Trend editor in chief's dream ride? Nothing less than the car Parnelli Jones drove to victory at the 1963 Indianapolis 500: Ol' Calhoun. Jones drove Ol' Calhoun at Indy for four ...

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    Indy 500 oozes drama, takes no prisoners on 100th Anniversary [spoilers, video]
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    The crowd at the Brickyard for today's 100th Annoversary Indianapolis 500 certainly got their money's worth. Once all the pre-race pageantry and fanfare was out of the way, the 2011 Indy 500 provided a spectacle full of drama, lead changes, and a shocking, exciting finish. Click past the break ...

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    Ryan Hunter-Reay replaces Bruno Junqueira for Indy 500 race in rare Foyt-Andretti deal
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    The Indy 500 has all sorts of unique rules. The qualifying format we recently reported on is one of them, and so is the driver replacement rule. The regulations state that a team may replace a driver who qualified for the race with one who didn't, resulting in the revised entry moving to the back ...

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    Report: Alex Tagliani shocks with Indy 500 pole
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    Most motor races take place over a weekend, but the Indianapolis 500 is not most races. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" plays out over the course of weeks, with numerous practice sessions, extensive qualifying heats and finally the race itself. And with qualifying completed, Alex Tagliani has ...

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    Official: Indy 500 centenary commemorated on U.S. postage stamp
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    To celebrate the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the United States Postal Service is releasing a run of 50 million first-class mail stamps depicting Ray Harroun and his Marmon Wasp winning the 1911 race. The stamp features a slick art deco aesthetic and was released this week ahead of Fast ...

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    Hot Wheels world record jump at Indy 500 starting to take shape
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    The ramp designed to propel Hot Wheels' mystery driver to world record glory at the 100th Indianapolis 500 is starting to take shape. The ramp doesn't look quite like it did in Hot Wheels' original rendering, but it's still an enormous and terrifying structure. Don't believe us? Check out a full ...

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    Video: Simona De Silvestro goes airborne at Indy, suffers second-degree burns
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    Simona De Silvestro, a 22-year-old female Swiss racer, went airborne, flipped a few times, slid hundreds of feet upside-down and was engulfed in a massive fireball when the right rear wheel of her Dallara chassis separated itself in the middle of a turn during a practice run for the Indy ...

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