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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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Jun 26

Miller’s Mailbag, 6.27

Miller’s Mailbag, 6.27

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Hello open-wheel types and thanks for all your questions. I intend to answer your questions every week during the season, so just email me at openwheelmailbag@gmail.com. Don’t feel left out if I didn’t directly respond. I appreciate your interest and passion.

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Q: What is the status of the number “99″ in IndyCar? Is it officially retired? If not, and Hinch finishes the season strong, or even wins the championship, we need to start a petition so he can run the number. He has proven that he is worthy of it.

Also, what is to become of the Mailbag and the other writings of you and Mr. Pruett?

John Risser

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Jun 25

Dungey And Villopoto Square Off At Southwick

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Reigning 450 Class Champion added a second overall victory to the season last round in Maryland, but the flip-flopped moto score of (1-2) with produced a blank draw as far as series points are concerned. Heading into this Saturday’s Chaplin Kawasaki Moto-X 338 National on June 29, Villopoto remains sixteen points ahead of Dungey, as the two former champions go head-to-head at the final Pro National in , Mass.

Red Bull KTM’s Dungey remains the only rider to finish atop the podium in every moto of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. In fact, Dungey has only placed third one time this season-at Round 3-where he’s otherwise finished first or second place in every moto. As a two-time winner of the 450 Class at Moto-X 338, Dungey looks to secure his third career win at the historic sand track.

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Jun 24

Hinch Takes Iowa For Third Win Of 2013

Hinch Takes Iowa For Third Win Of 2013

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James Hinchcliffe has always been a good road racer but Sunday afternoon he looked a little like Rick Mears.

Starting on the outside of the front row in his GO DADDY Dallara/Chevy, Hinch beat pole-sitter Will Power into the first turn, led 226 of 250 laps and won his initial oval-track race in impressivefashion.

“I don’t think I’ve ever led that many laps in any kind of race,” exclaimed the 27-year-old Canadian after scoring a series high third victory for Andretti Autosport.

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Jun 23

Castroneves Scores Iowa Pole

Castroneves Scores Iowa Pole

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It was a good news/bad news day for Helio Castroneves here Saturday at Iowa Speedway.

The IZOD IndyCar series point leader captured the pole position, earned nine points and extended his advantage to 25 points over Ryan Hunter-Reay.

But instead of starting Sunday’s Iowa Corn 250 from the point, Castroneves will take the green flag in 11th after taking a 10-spot grid penalty for changing engines on Saturday night.

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