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Lotus gamble becomes scramble for desperate teams

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Two IZOD IndyCar teams, faced with the prospect of being backmarkers at the Indianapolis 500, chose to cut ties with the manufacturer and hope for help from Chevy and Honda.

"Just business" an inescapable reality of racing

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Sometimes the bad things that happen in racing can be chalked up to the simple fact that business is business.

INDYCAR: Wheldon, Bryan Herta Autosports officially named as 2012 IndyCar testers

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INDYCAR officially announced today that Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and his Bryan Herta Autosport team will begin testing of the 2012 Dallara IndyCar starting in August. IZOD IndyCar Series teams are scheduled to receive their first new chassis Dec. 15 and the second by Jan. 15.

WHAT WE LEARNED: The Greatest Spectacle

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Gut reactions to the 2011 Indianapolis 500 follow an "instant classic" of a race that saw yet another last-lap pass for the victory.

Pop Off Valve's Erica Shidler speaks with Dan Wheldon after Bryan Herta Autosport's announcement...

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Pop Off Valve's Erica Shidler speaks with Dan Wheldon after Bryan Herta Autosport's announcement that will see Wheldon drive for the team in the 2011 Indianapolis 500.

Interview: Sebastian Saavedra

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In early September, Sebastian Saavedra drew the ire of a lot of IndyCar fans by leaving his Indy Lights team, Bryan Herta Autosport, in the middle of the Kentucky race weekend. It could have been career suicide. Would future owners be put off by his willingness to depart if things were going poorly? Would fans respect his decision, or the way he handled things? But Saavedra came out smelling like a rose, signing the well-respected Derrick Walker as a manager and landing with Conquest Racing for the IndyCar season finale at Homestead. And you know what? The bum rap that he got for his decision to depart BHA isn't deserved. Saavedra's confident, yes, but he's got the driving chops to back it up. He's an excellent race car driver, and a great guy to talk to. Maybe we don't like the way he handled his decision to leave the team, but he was only doing what was best for his career. And it takes some huge cojones to, at 20 years old, go up to the owner who put you in the Indianapolis 500 and say "you're not putting a good enough car on track." I don't think I would have handled the situation any better - actually, being Saavedra's age myself, I KNOW for certain that I wouldn't have. Anyways, Seb was gracious enough to grant me an interview, and I'm more than grateful for it. I don't care what anybody else thinks, I'm a fan for life.

INDYCAR: What We Learned (Off-Weekend Edition)

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An off-weekend still yields some lessons for the IndyCar community in Pop Off Valve's latest edition of "What We Learned."

The curious case of Sebastian Saavedra

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Hours before the Firestone Indy Lights race at Kentucky Speedway, Sebastian Saavedra abruptly quit his Bryan Herta Autosport team. Was he justified?

Yes I will not be racing for the rest of the season with Bryan Herta Autosport. Was a tough...

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Yes I will not be racing for the rest of the season with Bryan Herta Autosport. Was a tough decision but it's made. After last races things haven't gone the way they should. And at last my managers and main sponsor made the decision to stop to not continue harming my racing career and name.. I'm frustrated and sad to break up the news but that's it.

Sebastian Saavedra announcing via Twitter his withdrawal from Bryan Herta Autosport's Firestone Indy Lights team on the eve of the Kentucky race
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