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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.

My dinner with Buck


Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker was inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. But no exhibit can communicate the go-to-hell personality that Buck showed throughout his whole life.

The fallacy of "The Best Drivers in the World"


The idea that one series or another has the "best drivers in the world" is a fallacy, a myth. Find out why at PopOffValve.com.

Brickyard 400 woes inspire deja vu for IndyCar fans


The recent struggles of the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race at Indianapolis are well-documented, but IndyCar fans are feeling a disturbing sense of deja vu about them.

Emotions in motion: the lure of genuine feeling in racing


A dose of the unexpected is a refreshing change for motorsports, which has recently embraced parity and dullness to satisfy corporate concerns.

Red Bull's rocky marriage with NASCAR ends in divorce


Austrian energy drinks giant Red Bull is pulling out of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the end of 2011... but was the relationship doomed to fail from the start?

I'll take "Trite and Hackneyed" for $1,000, Alex


IndyCar Blog: I'll take "Trite and Hackneyed" for $1,000, Alex

IndyCar fans don't feel like "lucky dogs" with new NASCAR-inspired rules


IndyCar is adopting "NASCAR-style" rules for their 2011 season and beyond... but will the changes sit well with IndyCar purists?

Will Danica stay or go?


Danica Patrick finally achieved some success in NASCAR's Nationwide Series at Las Vegas. Does this set the stage for a switch from IndyCar?

An unexpected story shows the value of unscripted narrative


The greatest interest in racing is the anticipation of the unexpected. Pop Off Valve looks at how broadcasters remove that anticipation through "the hard sell."

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