IndyCar News Week in Review: Seconds Edition


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Rahal’s Reeling ‘Em In: With his surprising hometown win at Mid-Ohio, Graham Rahal jumped to second pulling within nine points of the championship lead with two races to go. It’s been an incredible year for Rahal, who’s won twice, scored multiple podium finishes and an impressive eight top fives. At the same time, Montoya’s fading in the homestretch not even having appeared on the podium in months. JPM did win Pocono last year though, and can’t be counted out yet – no matter how much we might like to do so.


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Television Ratings Rise: For the fourth race in a row on NBCSN, viewership of IndyCar was up for Mid-Ohio. The combined numbers for the live showing on CNBC and the later re-air on NBCSN rivaled ABC races with nearly seven hundred thousand viewers. That’s the highest ever rated IndyCar race on the cable sports network, which now also shows NASCAR. For a sport where seconds count that’s an outstanding trend and one that could continue, though it’ll have to withstand a withering three week break before Pocono.


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‘Dollar Dale’ Doesn’t Do Domestic Drivers, Despite No Discernible Dearth


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Ever notice ‘Dollar Dale’ Coyne’s revolving door of drivers? Colorful, attractive, tempestuous and even successful every few years, there’s one thing the Coyne merry go ’round of British blondes and Venezuelan beauties never includes – that’s American drivers. Can you remember the last U.S. born pilot employed by DCR, an American team based out of Chicago? We can’t, although despite her utter lack of driving ability Milka Duno stands out in our memory for a couple of reasons.


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