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August 25, 2016 - 2 Comments

Rick Mears has always paid Gordon Johncock the ultimate compliment when talking about their classic duel at the 1982 Indianapolis 500. When the two veterans went side-by-side into Turn 1,...

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August 24, 2016 - 0 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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August 19, 2016 - 0 Comments

For those of you who are flying geeks, fans of the movie “Airplane!” or those just reading this while waiting out a delay at O’Hare — Happy National Aviation Day!...

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July 28, 2016 - 1 Comments

Tony Stewart had just finished a Friday press conference with repeated assurances that the no-nonsense NASCAR driver wouldn’t get emotional about his final run at The Brickyard. Then Indianapolis Motor...

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July 27, 2016 - 1 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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July 21, 2016 - 0 Comments

We’re in a NASCAR mood this week, eagerly awaiting the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard and all the familiar Sprint Cup cars. Everyone knows the...

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July 6, 2016 - 0 Comments

Regular #SpeedRead readers will recall Marshall Pruett’s eight-part series on “Weird and Wonderful Cars of the ‘500’” that appeared in the weeks leading up to the 100th Running of the...

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June 22, 2016 - 2 Comments

Dan Wheldon, the Indianapolis 500 champion of 2005 and 2011, would have been 38 years old today. The Englishman arrived in IndyCar in 2002 as a relative unknown but would...

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June 15, 2016 - 0 Comments

Three-time Indy 500 starter Bryan Clauson, a two-time USAC national champion in sprint cars and midgets, is 27 today. Knowing his frantic schedule, we’re guessing he’ll celebrate his birthday in...

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June 10, 2016 - 0 Comments

During the Month of May, correspondent Phillip B. Wilson spent a few minutes with 1963 “500” champion Parnelli Jones, talking about his first Indy 500 in 1961.  More conversations: Al Unser | Bobby Rahal | Bobby...

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