Tag Archives: IRL

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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My Take on Officiating

Although I could say that the hot button issue since Toronto was officiating problems, this is in issue that has haunted the IRL and now INDYCAR since its inception. The original IRL officiating staff was created amid major back to … Continue reading

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Into the Crystal Ball… Texas Two-Step Edition

Oh joy of joy’s, I have been patiently waiting for this race since the new format was announced. The doors are unlocked at the meanest track on the schedule and the boys and girls of INDYCAR started rolling into town … Continue reading

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Rebranding the Championship Trophy

Before you read this, I should make some things clear about where I stand in my interpretation of the split of 1996. Being born and raised in Indianapolis, I was 12 at the time of the split. My family followed … Continue reading

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