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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.

MILLER: Barnhart out of Race Control; Angstadt resigns


Robin Miller at SPEED reports that Brian Barnhart will move to President of Operations for INDYCAR but will no longer be involved in day-to-day management of the racing series. He also reports that INDYCAR commercial division president Terry Angstadt will be replaced by Mark Koretzky, previously director of business development.

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.

Safety truck driver suspended two races, gets close-up view of underside of bus


Once again deflecting blame from Race Control, IndyCar president of competition Brian Barnhart has announced that the driver of the safety truck that nearly collided with Graham Rahal at the start of the Baltimore GP will be suspended from Motegi and Kentucky for not following "proper procedures and protocol."

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...

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