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2014 Indianapolis 500–the series evolves

Yesterday Ed Carpenter grabbed the pole for the second year in a row.  He is the only driver owner team and lives in Indianapolis to boot.  He is a master of the ovals and has put together a top team. In 2012 … Continue reading

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Autoweek Fantasy Camp–The road trip ahead…

I am busy getting the house in order and doing my preliminary packing of luggage as I prepare for tomorrow’s road trip to Dearborn, MI.  While I often do these kinds of road adventures in a single day of driving … Continue reading

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The Sound of the Turbo is Returning to Indy

Changes in 2012 will not just be in terms of new chassis and bodywork aerodynamic options for Izod Indy teams.  Additional specifications are being released as regards the engines for 2012.  Turbocharged 2.2 engines will be the standard and will … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway – in May – cold

It’s May and it’s the first week of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).  I have taken a few days off from Performance Chassis to fly out to the “greatest racing spectacle in the world”.  Monday was a rainy … Continue reading

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Indy 500 – Remembering the First

As some of us prepare to watch the running of the Indianapolis 500 today we should remember the first Indy 500 run on the “brick yard” in 1911.  Ray Harroun drove the Marmon Wasp to victory as the only car … Continue reading

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Road Tripping

  Today I headed off on a personal road trip.  I will drive for two days so that I can spend Mothers Day weekend with my parents.  They live in southwestern Minnesota and I just hope that the snow has … Continue reading

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CART and IRL – Is it a Marriage?

  This could be it folks.  CART teams have been told to stop working on their Panoz chassis and prepare for their new chassis, the Dallaras.  Expect an official announcement of the marriage of CART and IRL soon. Will this … Continue reading

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