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End of a season

In the end, it came down to three points. An American accepted the Astor Cup with the title only decided at the checkered flag. An American stood in victory lane after 500 miles on an oval track. I...

End of a season

In the end, it came down to three points. An American accepted the Astor Cup with the title only decided at the checkered flag. An American stood in victory lane after 500 miles on an oval track. I...

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Blog Posts

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Fontana)

I'm sure the whole title fight story is getting a lot of run in the (racing) media now. The mere 17-point spread is a fine attention-getter, but in my mind it's not the biggest story: Dario and Ganassi...DENIED.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Fontana)

I'm sure the whole title fight story is getting a lot of run in the (racing) media now. The mere 17-point spread is a fine attention-getter, but in my mind it's not the biggest story: Dario and Ganassi...DENIED.

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IndyCar News

The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finale

Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racing. His shunt in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 still gets airplay even today. A similar wreck in this year's 500 was one of the most frightening tests of the new Dalla

The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finale

Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racing. His shunt in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 still gets airplay even today. A similar wreck in this year's 500 was one of the most frightening tests of the new Dalla

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Blog Posts

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana)

It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana)

It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time...

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Blog Posts

On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road ahead

A veteran of IndyCar unification has some words of caution for those celebrating the upcoming merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand Am Road Racing Series.

On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road ahead

A veteran of IndyCar unification has some words of caution for those celebrating the upcoming merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand Am Road Racing Series.

Viva Zanardi!

Alex Zanardi, former IndyCar driver who lost his legs in a September 2001 accident in Germany, won gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Baltimore)

Normally I would be rambling about the upcoming race or something else relating to IndyCar in this post. This week's Friday Setup, however, is going to be a bit different. Why? Tomorrow is Simona de Silvestro's BIRTHDAY!!! The cake is ready...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Baltimore)

With the title chase all but locked up I'm going to have to summon up some sort of mirth to cheer us all up. With this being the internet I've got a good idea to run with. BEHOLD, POWER RANKINGS MEME EDITION!!

IndyCar a "series of the people"? Amazingly, yes.

Humility forced upon IndyCar by its tumble from grace in the 1990s has wrought a great many changes in how it appeals to people who bother to experience it.

Ryan Briscoe wins Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power secures championship advantage with two races remaining

Ryan Briscoe won Sunday's GoPro Indy Grand Prix at Sonoma Speedway but it might be remembered as the day Will Power unofficially clinched a stronghold on the 2012 Series Championship.Power led the...

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Sears Point)

"The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Sears Point)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....huh....uhh....wait, what? Oh, I guess it's time for another IndyCar race weekend. I remember what those were like. Sort of. The last time...

An epistle from the "lost generation"

I say I'm part of a "lost generation" of IndyCar fans because, unlike the fans who came before me and those who have risen since the Split, my allegiances are shattered into as many pieces as there have been Indy car epochs.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Mid-Ohio)

"The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Mid-Ohio)

We now have got a nice championship battle brewing between Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves and Will Power. However... COMMENCE SILLY SEASON 2013, SO SAYETH GRAHAM RAHAL!!! Yep, it's that time...

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HAIKU TUESDAY: Fun while it lasted

It was bound to happen. The fun can only last for so long. Then one day, you turn around, and it's gone. As a man once said "You never miss it until it's gone away". Oh, you thought I was only...

Passion is no excuse

Passion is part of being a fan. But there is an ugly side to passion, particularly when it is used as a weapon or, worse, an excuse for vitriol. When I caught myself gloating about the empty stands for Sunday's Brickyard 400, I was appalled.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Edmonton)

"The Friday Setup" will be a preview of the upcoming races and the schedule of the weekend events (practice and qualifications) leading up to race day. Also it will include other forms of rambling...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Edmonton)

Has the world gone crazy? Nothing has made sense thus far. Every race weekend (besides Texas and Indy) has seen at least one wet-weather practice session or a rain delay (meanwhile Indy is going...

The Paddock Pulse: July 18 Edition

Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest goings-on in the IndyCar blogosphere with PopOffValve.com's weekly Paddock Pulse!

HAIKU TUESDAY: More Penske/Ganassi schadenfreude...because MOAR

Are we living in a Robin Miller wet dream? If so, WHERE'S MY SEVEN TENDERLOIN SAMMICHES? Anyways, this is almost too much to handle. It's been HOW LONG since Penske/Ganassi won a race? Has the...

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Toronto)

Toronto. A physics lesson in DERP.

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Mid-season)

More short ovals, IndyCar. Because MOAR!!!

50 Shades of Black and White

The market for spicy, steamy novels was blown wide-open by "50 Shades of Grey" - but the theme breaks down a bit when it is adapted for an IndyCar audience. Read on...

My day as a backmarker

Not everyone can compete every week for the win in racing. But there is still a nobility to chasing that competition, even if your goals are far more modest than others.

The Paddock Pulse: June 27 Edition

The end of a long stretch of races is not the end of the IndyCar blogosphere... check out this week's latest in the Paddock Pulse!

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Iowa)

So if this DW12 chassis can make the other ovals quite nice, what is it going to do to the already insane Iowa Speedway?

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