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    Video: Take a virtual lap of the Baltimore Grand Prix circuit
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    The IZOD IndyCar series has released a computer-generated simulation of a quick lap around the Baltimore Grand Prix circuit. With a long back straight, drivers should be able to ratchet their machines up to a blistering 180 miles per hour before shedding all that speed for an abrupt right. With ...

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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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    Followup: Will Power fined $30,000 for flipping off Indycar officials in New Hampshire
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    Never underestimate the power of the middle finger. After a rain-delay restart ordered by IndyCar officials at New Hampshire Motor Speedway resulted in a crash, driver Will Power chose to express his displeasure by giving those officials a taste of universal sign language with both hands. The event ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Report: IndyCar unveils future car concepts created by Dallara
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    In 2010, Dallara was announced as the new chassis manufacturer for the 2012 IndyCar Series. Now, two concepts have been presented; both of which use the same chassis but have different skin so as to show off what's possible as far as aerodynamic tweaking is concerned. One version is set up for ...

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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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    Sebastien Bourdais reportedly eying return to Indy
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    It's been a while since we've heard anything about Sebastien Bourdais. The French driver took the Champ Car title four years running, but when the call came to move up to F1 courtesy of Scuderia Toro Rosso, Bourdais suffered a disappointing stint, prompting his mid-season replacement with rookie ...

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    Chip Ganassi Racing expands to four-car Indy mega team
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    You'd have to search long and hard to find a racing team as successful as Chip Ganassi Racing. The team has won four Champ Car titles (before the series shut down), three Indy Racing League titles and one Grand-Am championship. This year alone, CGR took home both the IndyCar and Rolex Grand-Am ...

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    Video: Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary '65 Lotus at Indy
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    Dario Franchitti drives Jim Clark's legendary Lotus 38 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We're sure that open-wheel hero Dario Franchitti has managed to realize quite a few of his four-wheeled dreams over the years, but he's only just managed to top them all with a drive of Jim ...

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    Lotus to supply engines and body kits for 2012 IndyCar Series
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    Lotus Cosworth KV Racing IndyCar rendering – Click above for high-res image gallery
    IndyCar is about to get a heck of a lot more interesting to both diehard open-wheel fans and casual observers alike. While the current series relies on a single chassis platform (Dallara) and engine supplier ...

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    BREAKING: Chevrolet returns to open-wheel, supplying Penske for 2012 IndyCar
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    It's official: Chevrolet has announced a return to open-wheel racing, and will supply V6 engines to Team Penske for the 2012 IndyCar Series. Longtime open-wheel fans will remember that the Bowtie brand supplied engines for Indy-style racing from 1986 to 1993, and then again from 2002 to 2005. The ...

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    Report: Chevy returning to IndyCar in 2012?
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    Organizers are serious about taking the IndyCar Series back to the top where it belongs – reuniting the field and commissioning a new adaptable chassis – but there's only so far they can go on their own. To make the premier American open-wheel series the battleground it once was, ...

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    IndyCar: Sparks fly as thrilling Indy 300 closes season [SPOILERS]
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    2010 Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Heading into the final race of the 2010 IRL IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, early championship leader Will Power clung to a 12-point lead over the fast-closing Dario Franchitti. The two drivers had each been strong on ...

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    IndyCar: 2010 Indy Japan 300 settles oval championship [SPOILERS]
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    2010 Indy Japan 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Heading into Saturday, only two races remained in the 2010 Izod IndyCar Series season, and the championship is coming down to the wire. Team Penske's Will Power raced to an early lead in the standings, his dominating performances ...

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