Drive it like Andretti

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If there are just a few stand-out names in US motorsport then Mario Andretti would be one of them.  If…

Motorsport careers 101: volunteer, study, work hard

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These days, we talk at length about the enormous successes of ‘our boys’ on the global motor racing scene. Rightly…

Mario Andretti has a twin brother

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1969 saw the 53rd International 500 Mile Sweepstakes race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  It was #6 AJ Foyt who…

Indy 500 Traditions: The Bricks

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When the Indianapolis Speedway opened in 1909 it originally had a racing surface of crushed rock and tar. In its…

Indy 500 Tradition: The balloons

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‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ is traditionally sung before the grid of the Indianapolis 500 start their engines. It has…

Look back in history Sunday: Dixon and kartsport

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It was in 2008 that Scott Dixon won the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday 25th May.  He…

Indy 500 Traditions – Drinking of the Milk

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Louis Meyer became the first three-time winner of the Indy 500 (1928, 1933, 1936) when he won the 24th International…

The Indy 500: the Month of May

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There was a time when the entire month of May was dedicated to the running of the Indianapolis 500 at…

From Formula Vee to Formula First……and beyond

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Yes, I know, to a lot of Talk Motorsport readers karts are probably still ‘pissy wee toys’ which are ‘great…

Look back in history Sunday: van Gisbergen in Formula First (2008)

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He was already competing full-time in the V8 Supercars Championship with Stone Brothers Racing in 2008 but made the trip…