Ground(ed) Effects

Indycar and general autosport opinion

The line “wake up the echoes”, as almost everyone from the northern part of Indiana would recall, is a lyric from the Notre Dame Victory March. The line is set within a stanza implores one to recall and revive the glories past; Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,  Wake up the echoes cheering her name,  …

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Back again folks. During the in-between days where the luster of the Indy 500 becomes patina and the pomp of season culmination not quite here, I dare to fill that space with something that most other outlets do not – rewrite the amazing and rich history of Indycar’s biggest event, The Indy 500.Knowing that between the …

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Following the conclusion of the IZOD Indycar Championship celebration, as viewed on Versus last night, I was left with several lingering thoughts, some positive, some negative, but all with the future of Indycar in mind: 1. Dario Franchitti has left no question on his status as Indycar legend. His two Indy 500 wins and three …

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This blog’s title in no subtle way references the racing car feature known as ‘ground effects’, whose significant debut at Indy coincides with my first attended race (1979), but I must back up a notch or two to the beginning of my love affair with Indy. My first appearance at the old Speedway was not …

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