Month of May: A Page in History; Looking Back on Two-Time Indianapolis 500 Champion Dan Wheldon

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Hunter Smith — Robert Laberge/Getty …

Speed Zone Blog: Three Years Later; What I’ve Learned From Lionheart

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Nick Laham/Getty Images North America photo — It’s not often I get emotional sitting down to write, but this is one of those times. Truth be told, had I not looked at my calendar (and I mean really looked at it) I would have forgotten what today was. …

INDYCAR: Aleshin Injured in Final Practice Crash at Fontana; Transported to Hospital

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FONTANA, Calif. – By Dave Lewandowski, IndyCar.com — INDYCAR photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin, who was involved in a multi-car incident in the final practice session Aug. 29 for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, was evaluated at Loma Linda University Medical Center and diagnosed with a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest …

INDYCAR: Not Over Yet; Castroneves Claims Verizon P1 Award for MAVTV 500 at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. — official release — Chris Jones photo — It’s not over yet. With teammate Will Power trying to wrap up a championship, Helio Castroneves took the fight to Power once more and earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship-deciding MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. The pole was the 41st of Castroneves’ career, breaking …

INDYCAR: Power Looking Ahead, Not Back; Focused on Fontana Finale

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Tom Parker photo — Will Power won’t lose any sleep over what could have been at Sonoma Raceway. If anything, three consecutive unfulfilled title years has taught Power that such mental anguish is wasteful if not debilitating. So the 33-year-old Austrailian will take the 10th-place finish in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, and a 51-point championship …

INDYCAR: Dixon clinches third title; Power claims final race

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October 20, 2013 — By Dave Lewandowski, Indycar.com — FONTANA, Calif. — You couldn’t re-imagine it any more than you could re-imagine the Battle of Iwo Jima without the Marines planting the flag. For the eighth consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series champion was determined in the final race — 500 high-speed, high-drama miles played out over 3 hours under …