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IndyCar: St. Pete – Will Power picks up where he left off

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher   Takuma Sato (AJ Foyt Enterprises, Honda) won the season’s first pole and fourth of his career. Tony Kanaan made his Target Chip Ganassi (Chevrolet) debut by placing his car on Row 1 next to Sato, his first front-row start since the St. Pete race in 2010. Row 2 consisted of Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport, Honda) and Will Power (Team Penkse, Chevy). Rookie Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport, Honda) lined up eighth.   Hunter-Reay took second ...

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Formula 1: Malaysia – Mercedes finishes 1-2, Vettel takes third

A track temperature of 120 as the cars circulated to take the grid promised to tax the new design in the second race of the season. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) started on pole for the second straight race, with teammate and Race 1 winner Nico Rosberg taking the grid in P3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), who finished out of the points in the first race after winning nine straight to close 2013, started next to Hamilton on the front row, posting a rainy qualifying time 0.55 sec slower. Fernando Alonso...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/28/14

#LinkFrogging...is a dish best served hot!

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IndyCar: St. Pete preview – Dixon, Bourdais, Hawksworth all have winning touch

Photo: John Hendrick   The first race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season will run this Sunday at 3 pm (ET) on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cars and drivers tested most recently at Barber Motorsports Park, with the Top 16 of the 23 participants separated by less than 1 sec.   Last year’s champion Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet) enters the season as IndyCar’s most winning active driver with 33 victories, standing behind...

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IndyCar: Graham Rahal talks St. Pete, winless streak, Dale Jr.

Photo: Chris Jones   Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 National Guard Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, participated in an IndyCar conference call to preview the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He talked about the course for Race 1 this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla., the tough time he’s had winning races the past few years, and a potential ride swap with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., among other topics.   Q. Graham, the off-season is finally over. It's t...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/21/14

#LinkFrogging...looking for the next big thing.

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SXSW 2014: Tragedy, punks, and fighting in the streets

Photo: Wilson Lee Photography   …and metal, always metal. But you have to cut a headline somewhere!   The night before I arrived, a 21-year old from Killeen, trying to escape from police chasing him on suspicion of having stolen the car he was in, ran down 23 people on a pedestrian section of Red River Ave., killing two and critically injuring 8 others. There was concern as to what the appropriate response should be, but in the end, the show(s) went on.   After dropp...

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USCC: 12 Hours of Sebring – Ganassi wins, Porsche tops GTs

Photo: IMSA.com   Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winners #5 Action Express (Corvette DP) took the pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring with Sebastien Bourdais behind the wheel. Alex Brundle qualified the OAK Racing Oreca-Nissan second. Michael Christensen topped GT LeMans (GTLM) qualifying in a Porsche North America 911 RSR. Dane Cameron won the GT Daytona (GTD) pole in a Turner Motorsport BMW Z4, but had to start from the pits following a timing violation. Bruno Junquiera led the Prototype Challe...

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The Plastic Spoon: St. Patrick's Day Reuben

ERIN GO BRAGH! Hunter returns to the kitchen to create a deliciously Irish version of the classic Reuben sandwich. Make it now before you get too drunk.

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Formula 1: Australia – Rosberg wins, Red Bull DQ’d, rookie on podium in debut

Turbocharged 1.6-l V6 powerplants are new to this year’s cars, marking the return of the turbo to F1 for the first time in 26 years. Electrical and heat power recovery are also at work in the new car designs’ drivetrains, as the 2014 Formula 1 season kicks off in Melbourne, Australia.  Mercedes lived up to preseason testing expectations, with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualifying first and third. Australian Daniel Ricciardo joined Hamilton on the front row in his Red Bull ...

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