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Jul 1

Miller’s Mid-Season Report Card

Miller’s Mid-Season Report Card

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Seven different winners in 10 races, three for the first time, and none of them are Will Power, Dario Franchitti or Scott Dixon. To quote the late, great Slim Pickens in Blazing Saddles: “What in the wide, wide world of sports is a goin’ on?”

Crazy, unpredictable things are what’s going on in the first half of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar series as the competition is fierce and the outcomes are impossible to gauge.

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Jun 30

Silverstone Winner Rosberg Escapes With Reprimand

Silverstone Winner Rosberg Escapes With Reprimand

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Nico Rosberg logged his second win of 2013 after a superb performance at Silverstone – but it was only confirmed after he escaped with a reprimand for not making a “significant reduction in speed” under double waved yellow flags.

Frustrated rivals pointed out that the German logged a purple sector – the fastest of the race to date – when the flags were shown.

Nevertheless it was a canny drive by Rosberg, who ran third early on and benefited from Lewis Hamilton’s tire failure and Sebastian Vettel’s gearbox breakage.

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Jun 29

Dungey Makes It Two Straight

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

After over three decades of hosting the world’s fastest riders, New England’s legendary Moto-X 338 facility hosted its final round of Pro Championship, sanctioned by , on Saturday. A massive crowd was on hand as the 2013 season reached the halfway point with the sixth round of the championship at the 35th Annual ChaplinKawasaki.com Moto-X 338 National.

After a pair of grueling 450 Class motos on one of the world’s most demanding circuits, Red Bull KTM’s secured his second straight overall victory following 1-2 moto results, gaining valuable ground in the championship standings. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac put forth one of his best outings of the season across each moto to also carry 1-2 moto finishes to his second overall win of the season.

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Jun 26

Iowa IndyCar Musings

Iowa IndyCar Musings

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Lots of things to ponder after Sunday’s Hinchtown Beatdown in Iowa.

*** First and foremost should be when and how to run the most exciting oval on the IZOD IndyCar schedule.

Iowa Speedway has always drawn big crowds when the IndyCar race was held on Saturday night but Sunday’s turnout was disappointing (half full) to say the least. Yes, it rained hard Sunday morning and that certainly didn’t help the walk-up but everything about a night race is better.

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