Category: Indy car

Road America 2000: A Great Win for Paul Tracy

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – As he crossed the line to take the green flag for Sunday’s Motorola 220 at Road America, Paul Tracy’s Honda engine was silent and the 25-car field was screaming past. Just over an hour-and-a-half later, Tracy’s Team Kool …

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Detroit, Texas and the Post-Indy Predicament

Let’s start with something positive. Thanks to the presence of Fernando Alonso, the 101st Indianapolis 500 magically got the bump it needed to avoid a post-100th birthday hangover. Alonso was the compelling story this year’s race would otherwise have been lacking and …

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From the Vault (2011): How to Drive Indy, by Dario Franchitti

In 2011, RACER magazine asked me to get Dario Franchitti to explain how to drive the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is what he said: Now that I’ve won the Indianapolis 500 twice, people seem to believe that I’ve mastered the art of driving …

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Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti Are Running the Most Important Race of the Month

Sam Schmidt never thought he would get the opportunity to race Mario Andretti. For that matter, he never thought he would race again at all. Or even drive a car. But thanks to his partnership with Arrow Electronics, those dreams have become …

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