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Mapping the Road to Indy

St. Petersburg is the first weekend of the IZOD IndyCar Series' season where the Road to Indy ladder series will be in action together. Pop Off Valve takes a look at how IndyCar is working to strengthen their ties to their future stars.

An ICONIC symbol of the "new" IndyCar series

Continuing a trend in the IZOD IndyCar Series' post-Tony George era, the future of the 2012 IndyCar chassis will be decided by a panel chaired by a racing outsider.

Penske wins wet, wild Sao Paulo Indy 300 with Power move

The season-opening Sao Paulo Indy 300 avoided several brushes with disaster to provide a thrilling and unexpected beginning for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.

Savvy Sarah's golden Graham gamble

The biggest feel-good story of the year in IZOD IndyCar Series racing came about when Sarah Fisher stepped out of her race seat to give Graham Rahal an opportunity to race.

Chassis favorites spread across generational lines

Pop Off Valve takes an informal survey of IndyCar fans to divine which "classic" IndyCar is their favorite.

BAT unveils challenger for 2012 IndyCar concept prize

BAT Engineering has officially announced their challenger in the increasingly busy 2012 IndyCar concept design bidding war.

IndyCar fan's designs changing opinions about the DeltaWing

The disconnect between the 2012 DeltaWing IndyCar concept and its incarnation has had Indy fans seething. But an IndyCar fan who took matters into his own hands may have done more to change opinion on the controversial chassis than anyone else.

Luczo Dragon, de Ferran merger could create IndyCar powerhouse

The merger between de Ferran Motorsports and Luczo Dragon Racing could mark the beginning of a new powerhouse in IZOD IndyCar Series competition.

What a concept: Pop Off Valve reviews the 2012 IndyCars

The concepts have been released - now it's time for some serious analysis! Pop Off Valve reviews the 2012 IndyCar concept designs submitted by Dallara, Swift, DeltaWing and Lola.

Commonality, evolution trump revolution in Lola 2012 IndyCar concepts

Lola Group's 2012 IndyCar concepts are far less revolutionary than their competitors', but commonality between the Lola's IndyCar and Indy Lights chassis might give them an advantage in negotiations with the Indy Racing League.

Revolution calling: DeltaWing stirs controversy after Chicago Auto Show unveiling

The new DeltaWing concept of the 2012 IndyCar immediately generated a volcanic fan backlash with its unconventional look. But with influential owner backing, this may be a revolution that IndyCar fans may have to live with - like it or not.

Swift Engineering spices up IndyCar concept battle with "mushroom buster," SwiftLights

Swift Engineering, Inc. released photos and details of their 2012 IndyCar concept, with a revolutionary "mushroom buster" aero aid and fan lighting feature included.

Randy Bernard saddles up, takes reins of IZOD IndyCar Series

The Indy Racing League has a new CEO that knows absolutely nothing about the sport. Can the magic Randy Bernard worked on professional bull riding prepare him for the wild ride in IndyCars?

A team on the brink: Vision Racing turning to the Internet to survive

Vision Racing has completed an astounding turnaround from IRL joke to underdog fan favorite. Now they are using a desperate, ingenious social media experiment to try and stay alive in the IndyCar series.

Tony George era ends with sweeping resignation from IRL, IMS

The IndyCar world was rocked today as Tony George announced his resignation from the boards of the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday.

Cheaper leases, engine and safety mods announced at IndyCar winter meetings

The annual IndyCar winter meetings yielded a handful of new rules and critical reductions in engine lease prices for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.

The X Factor: Women of the IRL, and why we need them

The Indy Racing League has proven to be one of the more progressive auto racing series with regards to women as competitors and managers. We profile some of the women who are bringing positive attention to Indy racing.


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