From the Pocono Pulpit: Forget Snow, Let’s Talk Racing!

The off season has been a rather long one—with an even longer off season to follow. Now we have finally found the month of March. For many sports fans it is all about “brackets” they will never get right, and college hoops. But for those of us, who crave ethanol fumes, rubber dust in our hair, and ringing ear drums on Mondays—it’s all about the streets of St. Petersburg. The season we have all waited for, whilst snowed in like Eskimos is almost upon us.   It means I will…

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Indycar-Simona in at KV Racing

Simona de Silvestro looks to finally get the ride she deserves. Various sources confirm the 24 year old Swiss driver is leaving HVM Racing after three seasons to join Tony Kanaan at KV Racing Technology. Simona brings her NuClear Clean Energy sponsorship with her to Kevin kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser’s squad. It had previously been reported that HVM and KV planned to join forces, but it looks as if that plan has fallen through. Simona has done wonders in the HVM car, which is generally considered a third or fourth…

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Star Mazda – The Mazda Road to Indy Isn’t Just for Drivers

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen the great success of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system created by Tony George, Jr. and Jason Penix. While much emphasis is placed on the graduation of drivers from one series to the next, they’re not the only ones picking up skills and looking to advance into the IZOD IndyCar Series. Drivers move up from karts or small formula cars such as the 1600cc Skip Barber machines into the USF2000 National Championship. From there, they step up to a higher-horsepower, more…

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Spike Day: Free Simona!

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Apologies for the quiet week, our semester started Monday. As always the school was totally disorganized, and the bookstore was inept as usual causing me to have many things to deal with. I give a quick summary of fantasy picks at the bottom of the column. There is some more pressing news to discuss first. Don’t let that Simona back in, she is keeping Americans from having a job… Is this the logical fallacy the United States government has with Simona de Silvestro? She is not alone either, this problem…

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IndyCar Garage Forum Update – 5/12/2011

IndyCar Garage Forum – A place for ALL opinions on INDYCAR As part of a weekly series, IndyCar Garage moderator Tyler Carmichael will provide forum updates to the hot topics on www.IndyCarGarage.com. The forum is monitored frequently and is viewed as constructive place to voice all INDYCAR opinions. The past week of forum discussion has brought lots of conversation and with the Month of May heating up on the track, IndyCar Garage is the place to be for all your INDYCAR Conversation! For the week of May 5th through May…

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Episode 73 – OpenPaddock.net Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSSJoin a full panel as the Openpaddock.net podcast returns from a week long break. Kristi joins us to talk Monte Carlo Rally and other odd rally news. Spike is back from Baltimore and provides us with an interview from Simona de Silvestro. We also talk Baltimore GP and other INDYCAR related stuff! Sit back and enjoy the show and thank you so much for the download!

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IndyCar – Exclusive Photos From Today’s HVM Racing Announcement

Our IZOD IndyCar Series beat reporter and op-ed columnist, Spike Rogan, was on the scene today for the much anticipates sponsorship announcement by HVM Racing and Simona De Silvestro. You can read his article on the event here: Big news from HVM and Entergy for 2011. In addition to being one of the few to be present for the event, he also was able to grab some fantastic exclusive photos of the announcement and of the car demonstration on the streets of Baltimore. Enjoy!

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IndyCar – One Freaky Friday!

So as we were sitting here just waiting for the season to end, we figured that most of the news bombshells would likely be waiting for after the Year-End Banquet. Well, we were wrong! There was a ton of stuff that went down yesterday, some of it not so good unfortunately. Here’s a quick rundown of yesterday’s events. Saavedra is Back After he jilted Bryan Herta Autosport on race day morning of the Firestone Indy Lights race at Chicagoland Speedway, it was assumed by most of us in the fandom…

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