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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: Dallara to name new IndyCar chassis after Dan Wheldon
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    Next year, every driver in the IndyCar Series will be driving the new Dallara chassis. But one pilot already had a wealth of experience in the new car: the late Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indy 500 winner, who died Sunday from head injuries sustained in a massive 15-car pileup at the season finale ...

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    Video: Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies in 15-car wreck at Las Vegas Indy 300 [UPDATED]
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    Tragedy struck this weekend's Las Vegas Indy 300, as driver Dan Wheldon, 33, died from injuries sustained in a gruesome 15-car wreck just 13 laps into the race. Wheldon's car sailed through the air outside turn two and smashed into a wall. Yahoo! reports that the other drivers were told of ...

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    Official: Chevy bringing Belle Isle Grand Prix back to Detroit in 2012
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    Open-wheel racing is returning to the Motor City next summer. The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be held June 1-3, the first of a three-year sponsorship deal between General Motors, Penske Corporation and the IndyCar series. The weekend of racing will feature not only an IndyCar ...

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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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    Video: The only video you need to see from the Baltimore Grand Prix
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    The very first Baltimore Grand Prix wrapped up this weekend with Will Power taking the top of the podium, but some of the most intense action of the event happened before the green flag ever dropped. During practice laps Sunday morning, Tony Kanaan lost all brakes in his car on the 180 mph front ...

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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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