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Jun 15

Remembering Leffler, Helping Charlie

Remembering Leffler, Helping Charlie

Photo: IMS Photo

The irony that he was sponsored by Great Clips didn’t escape Jason Leffler.

“Makes sense to me, young and good looking, I’m the logical choice,” he deadpanned before breaking into laughter back in 2010.

Leffler’s red hair, with the Billy Idol spike job, fit his personality because he was a racer with a flair for standing out in a crowd despite being vertically challenged.

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Jun 12

Miller’s Mailbag, 6.12

Miller’s Mailbag, 6.12

Marshall Pruett

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: I’ve been going to Texas since 2004 and what a dog race that was. Found out Derrick Walker took out an additional 200 pounds of downforce off the cars from 2012 — what a disastrous move. Worst crowd I’ve ever seen at Texas and people were leaving real early… I gave it up with 48 laps remaining and Helio had a half lap lead. This race is in serious trouble and next year could be the end… I know I won’t be back.

Styx Rogan

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Jun 9

Montreal Win Extends Vettel’s Lead

Montreal Win Extends Vettel’s Lead

Photo: Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel put in a superb performance in Montreal to further extend his World Championship lead.

It wasn’t quite a flawless afternoon however, as on one occasion he brushed the wall, and later he went onto the grass at Turn One.

“Obviously I was pushing very hard at the beginning to get away and open a gap,” said Vettel. “It’s Canada, you obviously go close to the walls here or there, sometimes a little bit closer than I wanted but fortunately I didn’t brush the walls.

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Jun 8

Castroneves Crushes Field To Win Firestone 550 At Texas

Castroneves Crushes Field To Win Firestone 550 At Texas

Photo: Marshall Pruett

After seven races of watching everyone other than Team Penske win, Helio Castroneves dominated at Texas, scoring his first win of 2013 and his fourth at the 1.5-mile oval.

The three-time Indy 500 winner lapped all the way up to Dario Franchitti in sixth place as he led more than half the race, making the rest of the field look rather pedestrian on Saturday night.

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