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The better part of valor: Conway recuses himself from INDYCAR finale

Conway, a genial, mild-tempered Brit, has plenty of reason to hate high-speed oval racing. His shunt in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 still gets airplay even today. A similar wreck in this year's 500 was one of the most frightening tests of the new Dalla

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Fontana)

It ain't over yet. Stud Hunter-Reay will not go quietly into that good night after all. The last race is a Saturday night oval, and dammit we want our American hero conquering all. Also we want PENSKE B*TCHFACE one more time...

On mergers and unifications: enduring the long road ahead

A veteran of IndyCar unification has some words of caution for those celebrating the upcoming merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Grand Am Road Racing Series.

Viva Zanardi!

Alex Zanardi, former IndyCar driver who lost his legs in a September 2001 accident in Germany, won gold at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Baltimore)

Normally I would be rambling about the upcoming race or something else relating to IndyCar in this post. This week's Friday Setup, however, is going to be a bit different. Why? Tomorrow is Simona de Silvestro's BIRTHDAY!!! The cake is ready...

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Baltimore)

With the title chase all but locked up I'm going to have to summon up some sort of mirth to cheer us all up. With this being the internet I've got a good idea to run with. BEHOLD, POWER RANKINGS MEME EDITION!!

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.

Ryan Briscoe wins Grand Prix of Sonoma, Will Power secures championship advantage with two races remaining

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Sears Point)

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INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Sears Point)

An epistle from the "lost generation"

I say I'm part of a "lost generation" of IndyCar fans because, unlike the fans who came before me and those who have risen since the Split, my allegiances are shattered into as many pieces as there have been Indy car epochs.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Mid-Ohio)

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Mid-Ohio)

HAIKU TUESDAY: Fun while it lasted

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 for Sunday's Brickyard 400, I was appalled.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Edmonton)

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Edmonton)

The Paddock Pulse: July 18 Edition

Make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest goings-on in the IndyCar blogosphere with PopOffValve.com's weekly Paddock Pulse!

HAIKU TUESDAY: More Penske/Ganassi schadenfreude...because MOAR

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Toronto)

Toronto. A physics lesson in DERP.

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Mid-season)

More short ovals, IndyCar. Because MOAR!!!

50 Shades of Black and White

The market for spicy, steamy novels was blown wide-open by "50 Shades of Grey" - but the theme breaks down a bit when it is adapted for an IndyCar audience. Read on...

My day as a backmarker

Not everyone can compete every week for the win in racing. But there is still a nobility to chasing that competition, even if your goals are far more modest than others.

The Paddock Pulse: June 27 Edition

The end of a long stretch of races is not the end of the IndyCar blogosphere... check out this week's latest in the Paddock Pulse!

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Iowa)

So if this DW12 chassis can make the other ovals quite nice, what is it going to do to the already insane Iowa Speedway?

INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Iowa)

I know technically this should be a mid-season Power Rankings episode, but the usual mid-season summer mini-vacation Indycar takes doesn't happen until post-Iowa. That also means I've got this blog, the Friday Setup, and BAM...SUMMER VACATION. No sleep til Toronto.

"Speed dating" with the IndyCar drivers

Having trouble getting to know the IZOD IndyCar Series drivers? Here are a few quick details that might inspire you to get to know them better.

The Paddock Pulse: June 20 Edition

The busiest stretch of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season wraps up this weekend, and the Paddock Pulse is here to give you a taste of how fans have reacted.

HAIKU TUESDAY: Happy Penske-Ganassi Schadenfreude Day

Today we celebrate Penske-Ganassi Schadenfreude Day, a wonderful time of the year. It's a time for merry IndyCar fans to bask in the glory of the Red Car Empire's defeat and laugh at Chip Ganassi and Roger Penske while they clean up the mess.

INDYCAR: The Friday Setup (Milwaukee)

Ah, the Milwaukee Mile. Being the oldest speedway in the world, there's a lot of history at The Mile. However there's one piece of history I'm more interested in...

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