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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...

The three-headed monster of Indy 500 fandom


The Indy 500 has always meant many things to many people, but its meaning needs to be updated for the modern sports fan.

The Paddock Pulse: May 9 Edition


What could be better than the fast-approaching Indy 500? Not much, but almost as good are the contributions to the festive atmosphere from INDYCAR bloggers!

Pessimism is our birthright: Coping with IndyCar fan skepticism


IndyCar fans of the current generation can sometimes sound like characters from "Great Expectations," thanks to decades of uncertainty and the series' waning popularity.

Today in Terrible Ideas: An IndyCar road race at the Brickyard...?


There's a rumor that INDYCAR might stage a second race at the famed Brickyard on the track's road course. Even New Coke wasn't this bad of an idea.

We don't need no stinkin' aprons


A grassroots movement is afoot to restore the aprons in the turns at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pop Off Valve explains why that idea is not worth your time.

Voice of the Institution:Tom Carnegie 1919-2011


The longtime voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was silenced today. Read more about the life of Tom Carnegie.

INDYCAR: What We Learned (Season Wrap-Up Edition)


Pop Off Valve wraps up "the year that was" in the IZOD IndyCar Series with our final "What We Learned" of 2010.

P1ppa's history-making pole win? "A nice place to start."


A girl made history today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but her name wasn't Danica Patrick. Meet Pippa Mann, the first female pole-winner in IMS history.

The Paddock Pulse: May 19 Edition


It's the first week of on-track action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's also the last Paddock Pulse before Pole Day, so check out all the goodness from the IndyCar blogosphere here!

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