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    Report: IndyCar finale sees Hunter-Reay victorious, Conway absent
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    In the age-old argument between NASCAR and open-wheel racing, one of the main points of contention has been oval track versus road course. IndyCar happens to be at the cross-section of this debate, with one-third of its fifteen races run on oval tracks, including the season finale at Auto Club ...

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    Report: DeltaWing wants to be the 2014 Indy Lights chassis
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    In May the Indy Lights series, the top feeder for IndyCar, put out an RFP from manufacturers interested in constructing a new chassis for 2014 to replace the 10-year-old Dallara currently in use. According to reports, hands were raised by "five or six" companies that included Dallara, Mygale, ...

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    Video: Ryan Hunter-Reay explains his IndyCar's $25,000 steering wheel
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    Ever wondered why there are so many buttons on F1 and IndyCar steering wheels? Road & Track decided to get the answers from a man who uses one every day: IndyCar points leader Ryan Hunter-Reay. The basic controls include a push-to-talk button that allows the driver to communicate with ...

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    Report: Is it time to replace catch fences on Indycar racetracks?
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    There is a debate within the world of IndyCar as to whether a new and safer type of fencing should be installed at tracks – something less likely to injure a driver gone airborne than the catch fences and support posts used today. We characterize it as a "debate" but judging by the story in ...

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    Motorsports: FIA bans former F1, IndyCar driver Tomáš Enge for failed drug test
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    Just a week after NASCAR took away AJ Allmendinger's keys indefinitely, the result of a failed drug test, Motorsport.com is reporting that the FIA has sidelined Tomáš Enge for a similar infraction. Enge also failed a recent drug test, earning an 18-month ban from racing for what ...

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    Report: Feds vote to continue military advertising in NASCAR
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    Shortly after the Army National Guard halted sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields teams for Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to allow the military to continue using funds to advertise in sports, including NASCAR. Reps. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and ...

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    Report: China's IndyCar race cancelled due to... beer festival?
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    In China, as in most countries, drinking and driving don't mix. Not even when the driving is done by professional IndyCar drivers and the drinking is done miles away at a sanctioned beer festival. Qingdao, China, announced in November that it was to host its first IndyCar race on August 19. The ...

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    Report: Penske says racing surface "easy to fix" for 2013 Detroit Grand Prix
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    What else could Roger Penske say? As the promoter and most public face of the Detroit Grand Prix, what else could the man do besides promise that the miserable track surface will be fixed before next year's race? Oh yeah, he could have made sure that the Belle Isle circuit was properly prepared ...

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    Motorsports: IndyCar's return to Detroit's Belle Isle Grand Prix comes apart at the seams [SPOILERS]
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    After a three-year hiatus, IndyCar racing finally made its return to Detroit this weekend. But after only five laps, things started to fall apart – literally – for Belle Isle's big race. Now, any Michigan native – or anyone who has spent enough time here – will tell you ...

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    Motorsports: IndyCar rules in favor of Honda, against Chevy, in turbocharger dispute
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    Borg-Warner makes the turbos for all three IndyCar engine suppliers, Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus, but the engine makers provide two compressor shrouds of their own design for homolgation by the series. Honda's singe-turbo engine is down on power compared to Chevrolet's and Lotus' twin-turbo ...

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    Report: Chevy to yank all 11 Indycar engines after testing failure, controversy ensues
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    The Associated Press reports General Motors has pulled all 11 Chevrolet IndyCar engines from testing after racer James Hinchcliffe blew one during testing at Sonoma. GM evidently was concerned enough about the 10 other engines having similar problems that it decided to swap them all and face the ...

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    Official: Rubens Barrichello shifting from F1 to Indy
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    Rubens Barrichello may be down, but he most definitely is not out. The Brazilian driver – a longtime teammate of Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari glory days – has been on the Formula One grid since his fallen countryman Ayrton Senna was still with us, but in the end, he was replaced ...

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    Report: City finds new promoters for Baltimore Grand Prix
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    Good news, race fans: the Baltimore Grand Prix may be returning this year, after all. The IndyCar and ALMS race extravaganza was held last year over Labor Day weekend at the Maryland city's picturesque harborfront, but though the event itself was deemed a success, a financial dispute between the ...

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    Report: Rubens Barrichello next F1 driver to follow Lotus to Indy?
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    There once was a time when Indy was considered not just a stepping stone to F1, but a viable alternative. Those were the days when proven grand prix drivers looking for a new challenge – drivers like like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill and Mario Andretti – could take ...

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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: Official report concludes Dan Wheldon's death a "chance" accident
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    The official IndyCar accident review has been released concerning Dan Wheldon's fatal crash at Las Vegas earlier this year. Although Wheldon's head coming into contact with a fence support post was ruled the specific cause of his death, the verdict on the context of the accident is that "multiple ...

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    Official: Newman-Haas closing doors after nearly 30 years of racing
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    Storied racing team Newman-Haas has officially closed up shop. Despite finishing fourth in Indycar's overall driver standings in 2011, the team reportedly couldn't find the sponsorship necessary to continue operations. Founded in 1982 by actor Paul Newman and Carl Haas, the team racked up 107 ...

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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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