I on IndyCar: The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Was One for the Ages

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If you didn’t like the outcome of the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” otherwise known as the Indy 500, what in the world were you hoping for?

I on Motorsports: Three Good Reasons to Love Memorial Day Sunday

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Memorial Day Weekend got off to a thrilling Friday start when Dean Stoneman, whose body was riddled with cancer in 2011, won the Freedom 100 by 24 ten thousandths of a second over Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

MONTH OF MAY: Sunday Highs and Lows From F1, Indy and NASCAR

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blog By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo by Greg Loudermilk/Getty Images – For race fans across the world, Memorial Day’s “big three” (Monaco, Indy and Charlotte) is akin to Christmas.  For those involved in one (or more) of these events, it’s usually either “boom” or “bust”.  There’s a lot of history in all three …

Month of May: Over a Century Later, The 500 Remains “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Aaron Bearden — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Memorial Day weekend is a special time in the United States, when we honor those who have fallen while serving our country. For racing fans, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is even more special. Proclaimed as the greatest day in racing, the …

INDYCAR: New Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Format Announced

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INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, March 7, 2014)  — Targer/Chip Ganassi Racing photo — INDYCAR announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Qualifying will be enhanced with three sessions of time trials over two eventful days, with the goal of increasing entertainment value, fan attendance and TV viewership for …

Tom Time Blog: Kurt Busch Goes To Indy!

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Blog By RaceChaser Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo Credit Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Kurt Busch will attempt to qualify for this year’s Indy 500 in an Andretti Autosport prepared car.  How cool is that? How cool is it that after nearly ten years, someone is finally going to attempt to “do the double” by racing the Indy 500 in …

INDYCAR: Plowman to contest Indy double for Foyt team

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February 17, 2014 — team release — photo courtesy INDYCAR — SEBRING, Fla. — IndyCar rookie Martin Plowman will do the “Indy Double” this May, thus taking part in the IndyCar Series’ newest race and, two weeks later, its most historic competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 26-year-old Englishman will drive the No. 41 Al-Fe Heat Treating Honda in the Grand …

Tom Time Blog: NASCAR’s Helton Sees His Shadow But Daytona Will Go On

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Blog By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo By Getty Images/NASCAR – February 4, 2013 – The bad news is that NASCAR President Mike Helton saw his shadow when he looked into the mirror Sunday morning. The good news is that despite the “salt and pepper” stubble that appeared on Mr. Helton’s face overnight, NASCAR officials are assuring …