Episode 207 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSOpenPaddock.net Podcast: Episode 207 – Tuesday, October 7th, 2013 IndyCar Houston Review Standings Local viewer video of Grand Prix of Houston crash Franchitti ruled out of Fontana race Fontana Preview 2014 IndyCar schedule set to be revealed Penske confirms Allmendinger for Fontana Alex Tagliani tabbed to replace Dario Franchitti in IndyCar season finale National Guard switches IndyCar allegiance to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing from 2014 – Racer.com Chip Ganassi Racing confirms Kanaan and Chevrolet engines for 2014 Honda:…

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IndyCar – Tuesday Talk

Tuesday Talk is a weekly rumor/opinion section about happenings in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda Series and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Series. All opinions expressed within should be considered as 100% accurate and infallible, because everyone knows I’m never wrong. Houston. Wow. What an event. Taking away all the ancillary factors, Houston wasn’t a bad race. The field was pretty racy. Just go back and look at the box scores. Bourdais went from 13th to 5th. Servia went from 21st to 7th. Vautier went from 22nd…

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Episode 206 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSKevin Neely and Mike Shaw are joined by special guests John Olsakovsky, regular Op-Ed contributor to OpenPaddock.net, and USF2000 pilot for Belardi Auto Racing and friend of OpenPaddock.net Peter Portante. The boys hash out all the news in IndyCar as everyone including all of the MRTI head to Houston, the details of the Indianapolis GP opening the Month of May, and the driver swaps and additions in Indy Lights. Formula 1 heads to Korea as the WRC heads…

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IndyLights – Conor Daly Returns to Indy Lights With Team Moore Racing

Conor Daly, who has been running a full-season in GP3 for ART Grand Prix, returns to American open-wheel racing for a encore performance in Firestone Indy Lights. Team Moore Racing announced today that the Irish-American hotshoe will be driving their #22 TMR/RUS Industrial/ALS Association Dallara in Houston. Conor has been pursuing an open-wheel career along any avenue that he can. His primary goal has always been to compete in Formula 1, and he has been racing in GP3 and GP2 this season toward that end. He hasn’t shut the door…

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IndyLights – Dempsey Is Out for the Remainder of 2013

I must admit that this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise as we’ve seen Peter Dempsey’s car running sans a primary sponsor since MidOhio. Peter, who had won the Firestone Freedom 100 in dramatic fashion in May and had several strong finishes in the races since, has run out of funds to continue the 2013 season. We’ve really appreciated having Peter on the OpenPaddock.net podcast and sharing his race weekend thoughts with us throughout the season. We’re bummed and disappointed that he’ll not be able to continue with…

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IndyCar- The business of racing 2.0

Which of these drivers would you hire? Driver A has 104 career IndyCar starts. He has 8 wins, 26 podiums, 37 Top Fives, 13 Poles, 10 Fastest Laps with a lowest full time season placing of 6th. Driver B has 82 career IndyCar starts. he has 1 win, 8 podiums, 16 Top Fives, 2 Poles, zero Fastest Laps with a best full time season placing of 7th. Driver A spent most of those starts at the helm of one of the series’ top seats. He’s been in championship contention, raced well on…

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IndyCar-Tuesday Talk

Tuesday Talk is a segment where we discuss news bites from around the world of IndyCar. All opinions expressed within are those of the writer, and should be taken as the exact opinion of absolutely everyone involved with OpenPaddock, because Kevin Neely is an amazing, insightful writer. So it looks like Andretti Autosport has roughly half the funding needed to run Juan Montoya in the 2014 season. Michael is working hard to make the Montoya ride happen. This leads to some questions, though. If Andretti digs up the cash to…

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Episode 202 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe OP Boyz are joined this week by Belardi Auto Racing’s Peter Portante to discuss the insanely close Indy Lights championship, relive the crazy Race 3 USF2000 start at Mid-Ohio, and preview of the up coming USF2000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Everyone joins in the ranting fun over the demoltion derbys that IndyCar and ALMS called races on the streets of Baltimore, we look forward to the Italian GP at Monza, and Mr. Shaw runs through…

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IndyLights – 2013 Championship Is The Closest On Record

Never in the history of the Indy Lights series have so many drivers been so close to each other this late in the season. We’ve had seasons where a couple of drivers may still be duking it out toward the end, and there’s even been a few where there’s been three drivers with a shot at the championship, but never four and never so close! With two races left, a street race in Houston and the superspeedway in Fontana, the championship will likely fall to the driver with the broadest…

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Episode 201 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSThe crew returns after a week hiatus (NTS: make checklist for recording podcast) to discuss the glory that was Rally Deutschland, dusty Ojibwe Forest Rally, the demolition derby that IndyCar called a race in Sonoma, and Formula 1’s return to competition at Spa! We also preview the upcoming Italian Grand Prix and the Baltimore Grand Prix. OpenPaddock.net Podcast: Episode #201 – Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 IndyCar Sonoma Quals Power returns to victory amid controversy in Sonoma IndyCar race…

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