Articles By: Paul Dalbey

Indianapolis: Paul’s Carb Day thoughts & preview

Indianapolis: Paul’s Carb Day thoughts & preview

Paul recaps Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and previews the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Few events inspire and hold to traditions like the Indianapolis 500. For many race fans, traditions that happen before the race are what keeping them coming back generation after generation.

Indianapolis: Paul’s Bump Day thoughts

Indianapolis: Paul’s Bump Day thoughts

Paul recaps Bump Day for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis: Paul’s Pole Day thoughts

Indianapolis: Paul’s Pole Day thoughts

Paul recaps the highlights from Pole Day for the 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500

INDYCAR engine woes have deep roots

INDYCAR engine woes have deep roots

As teams and fans are frustrated with INDYCAR’s current engine situation, Paul digs deeper into the circumstances that landed INDYCAR in this position.

One lap, a thousand memories

One lap, a thousand memories

During his lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, Paul takes a trip down memory lane and recounts a century of history at the famed Brickyard.

Indy journal: 1989

Indy journal: 1989

The rainout of the first day of time trials, the strong showing of Emerson Fittipaldi, the disappointing performance of the Penske cars in the race, and the exciting battle between Fittipaldi and Al Unser, Jr. for the lead near the end of the race were the highlights of this year’s activity at the Speedway.

INDYCAR must stay the course

INDYCAR must stay the course

Paul hates the INDYCAR “unapproved engine change” but feels changing the rule now would question the integrity of the sport

MFW podcast episode 64

MFW podcast episode 64

Mark Jaynes of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network joins Paul to look back on what we’ve learned from the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series and preview the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Indy journal: 1988

Indy journal: 1988

Activity this year was highlighted by the first 220 mph qualifying lap, the first front row made up of the same team, Rick Mears’s third race victory, the first race ever to finish under the yellow flag, and the outstanding race performance of Jim Crawford.

“Next Danica” search needs to end

“Next Danica” search needs to end

Many in the INDYCAR community are asking, “Who will be Danica’s replacement?” The real question should be, “Who will be Danica’s successor?”

Indy journal: 1987

Indy journal: 1987

This year’s activity at the Speedway was highlighted by the dominance of Mario Andretti, the surprise race victory of Al Unser, and the large number of pre-race crashes. On the home front, my usual happiness at this time of the year was tempered considerably by the serious illness and hospitalization of Dad.