IndyCar Bommarito 500 Predictions and Prognostications: Nostalgic Edition

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What’s old is new again this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park as times gone by suddenly take on renewed relevance.

It’s been so long since IndyCar raced at Gateway more announcers have won there than drivers. The truly colorful Paul Tracy won the inaugural race in 1997 and talkative Townsend Bell took the checkers in the Indy Lights race in 2000. It’s just too bad Brian Till didn’t race – for more reasons than one. Helio Castro-Neves, who won the last race held there in 2003, is the only current driver to have done so. He did it in a Toyota.

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Juan Montoya won the race in 2000, but he’s only a test pilot at present. It’s interesting to note several current drivers were in diapers for PT’s win. Only two others apart from Helio have ever raced there: Scott Dixon and Tony “past expiration date” Kanaan. Interestingly, Dixie struggled in his only start there finishing 15th, while TK managed a second place showing in four starts.

Our special prediction is there’ll be lots of Sebastien Bourdais coverage as the Frenchman returns to the car for the first time since his injurious accident at Indy. His rapid recovery and return to racing is remarkable, but Continue reading

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IndyCar Predictions and Prognostications – Media Day, Aero Kits & St. Pete

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The publication of this second ever edition of ‘IndyCar Predictions’ proves our propensity for prognostication, as it was foretold in the inaugural predictions that more would follow. Now IRR’s telepathic soothsaying division makes more bold predictions about the future of racing, visions which will no doubt shock and surprise our readers. Be warned that what follows is not for the faint of heart or the mere casual fan. Here are our latest prognostications for 2015 – we predict you’ll be surprised.

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