Tag Archives: CART

Indycar Lore… 1980 CRL Season

What had started in 1978 as an honest attempt at increasing the marketability of championship racing sanctioned by The United States Auto Club, spiraled out of control almost instantly. The “White Paper”, a simple inter-team memo, sparked the formation of … Continue reading

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Open-Wheel Timeline, Part 1… The Sanctioning Bodies

The history of American Open Wheel Racing and its respective national championships are as confusing and intricate as any other aspect of the sport. Controversy between the various sanctioning bodies, participating manufacturers and of course the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has … Continue reading

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Indycar Lore Pt.3; The Fastest

It has been more than a few months since the last installment of indycar lore, so in the bleak tundra that is the off season… might as well pick it back up now. I have great aspirations for this series … Continue reading

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What 1984 Taught Me About 2012

Oh boy, we are in quite the pickle right now. ChampCar-ification, CART 2.0, IRL Lite; these descriptive metaphorical links to the past are beginning to plague the indycar social media airwaves. Lines in the sand are drawn and it seems … Continue reading

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Into The Crystal Ball… The NEW New Hampshire Edition

The Magic Mile welcomes back open wheel racing this Sunday, after a 13 year hiatus. New Hampshire Motor Speedway saw four years of CART racing from 1992 through 1995. In 1996, the newly formed IRL inherited the race and ran … Continue reading

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Into the Crystal Ball… The Heartland of Canada Edition

This week, INDYCAR goes north of the border for the first of two races in Canada; Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario. Way back in 1967, USAC visited Mosport, with Bobby Unser taking the win. The Molson Diamond Indy was run … Continue reading

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