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Barnhart ouster treats symptom, but illness remains


Brian Barnhart's ouster from INDYCAR Race Control appeases critics, but it is only treating a symptom of a greater malaise in the series.

Going rogue: The fallout from the errant safety truck at Baltimore


The driver of an errant safety truck at IndyCar's Baltimore Grand Prix has been suspended for two races. Pop Off Valve takes a closer look at the situation and Race Control's role in the near-miss.

Q&A with Common Sense about IndyCar Race Control


Pop Off Valve interviews Common Sense to see what she thinks of the rationalizations issued by IndyCar Race Control about their decision-making recently.

WHAT WE LEARNED: "Baghdad Brian" thinks we're all pretty stupid


Look out, Brian Barnhart - Pop Off Valve lets fly with both barrels on the inadvisable late-race restart in the rain in New Hampshire!

WHAT WE LEARNED: The PT Barnhart Circus Music Edition


A day after a wild finish to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Pop Off Valve revisits some of the issues and lessons learned from the IZOD IndyCar Series event.

Haiku Tuesday: Probation Edition


The weekly edition of Haiku Tuesday explores the fallout from Helio Castroneves' $60,000 fine for his actions after Edmonton.

The Paddock Pulse: July 28 Edition


An eventful weekend has led to a treasure trove of analysis of Helio Castroneves' block on Will Power in Edmonton. Pop Off Valve's Paddock Pulse packages up the punditry in the controversial...

Infuriated Castroneves cedes Honda Indy Edmonton to Dixon on blocking penalty


The finish of the Honda Indy Edmonton brought a hailstorm of controversy down on the embattled IZOD IndyCar Series officials. Pop Off Valve examines the decision that led to Scott Dixon inheriting...

ICONIC bears first fruits with 2012 preliminary engine spec


The IZOD IndyCar Series officially announced their 2012 engine specifications today, mandating a more open, innovative and turbocharged powerplant designed to appeal to automakers and fans alike.

An ICONIC symbol of the "new" IndyCar series


Continuing a trend in the IZOD IndyCar Series' post-Tony George era, the future of the 2012 IndyCar chassis will be decided by a panel chaired by a racing outsider.

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