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It's Over
Another wild and crazy Indy 500 is in the books and although three Honda engines expired in similar fashion (Ryan Hunter-Reay, Charlie Kimball, and Fernando Alonso), the powerplant of Takuma Sato propelled the first Japanese driver in history into...
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Carb Day Underway
The last practice period for the 33 starters is in the books and we might see a lot of activity by the track sweepers on race day.  James Hinchcliffe's Arrow/Schmidt Honda left a trail of oil from the end of the backstretch and through turn...
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Throwback Thursday Returns
Believe it or not, from 1965 to 1970 there were three different USAC Championship Trail (Indycar) races in the Indianapolis area at three distinct and diverse venues.  In addition to the Indy 500, the "Hoosier Hundred" dirt race on the...
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Miss Cleo Time
After another three-and-a-half hour race day practice period ended with no crashed cars - although Oriol Servia's Honda expired off turn four in a huge cloud of white smoke - it's time to dust off the old "PTI" crystal ball and gaze...
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Qualifying Musings
Congrats to Scott Dixon, the NTT Data Chip Ganassi team, and Honda on a jaw-dropping performance in the thrilling Fast Nine shootout on Sunday.  Dixon didn't turn a lap of practice before his banzai run but went to school on the prior runs of...
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