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Josh Farmer
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I currently live in Bentonville, Arkansas (the home of Wal-Mart) and I have had the racing bug my whole life. I was originally a NASCAR fan from birth, idolizing Mark Martin but at Auto Club Speedway in 2004 that all changed. I saw Indy Cars for the first time live (it was just a practice session, but still) and I immediately was hooked and have been a die hard IndyCar fan since. I started writing in October of 2011 and have enjoyed it ever since.
I was born in Riverside, California and was almost named after Arie Luyendyk of all people. The day I was born, the Indy Car race from Phoenix was on TV and my parents thought that if Rick Mears won the race, they would change my name to Rick. When Arie won, needless to say a dutchman’s name did not fit their palette. In retrospect, being named after a 2 time Indianapolis 500 winner isn’t such a bad thing.
Probably one of the best things about writing/blogging whatever you want to call it is getting the opportunities to talk to my heroes.
I also write for Formula 1 Blog. Follow me on Twitter @jfarmer7710.

Entries by Josh Farmer

Don't Count Out Simona

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 4:51 PM

Simona de Silvestro's IndyCar career has been one of trials and tribulations and this season is no exception.

This season started off great for de Silvestro. She came right out of the box in her first race for KV Racing at St. Petersburg qualifying 3rd and ran inside the top...

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Indycar Midseason Thoughts

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 10:08 AM

This IZOD IndyCar Series season has been anything but ordinary. With seven winners in nine races, it is shaping to be one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory. The Indianapolis 500 featured a record number of lead changes and while the finish left much to be desired, the...

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Thoughts on the Firestone 550

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 9:24 AM

This year's Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway was not one of the best shows put on by the DW-12 chassis, and that is saying a lot because the DW-12 has made some of the best racing out there since it was introduced at St. Petersburg last year.

The downforce...

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Simona Uses Her Feet a Little Differently

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 12:20 AM

FORT WORTH--Simona de Silvestro pulled a Hélio Castroneves Thursday night taking dancing lessons at Billy Bob's Texas in downtown Fort Worth.

Billy Bob's Texas is a staple of Downtown Fort Worth culture nestled in the historic Stockyards since it's opening in 1981. It bills itself as "The World's Largest Honky...

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Post Doubleheader Thoughts

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 5:31 PM

When Doubleheader Races were proposed and subsequently adopted, there was skepticism thoughout the fans and the IndyCar paddock on the reasons why. The doubleheaders at Detroit worked great as far as I'm concerned and should be further used.

The fact that the races were treated as two separate races unlike...

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Just Say No to the Green White Checkered

(1) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 3:34 PM

Being robbed of a great finish in a race is a bummer, especially when it is shaping up to be a battle all the way to the end. Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was a case and point in that. With its record setting number of leaders and lead changes, the race...

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Another Indy 500 for the Ages

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 10:22 AM

Last year's Indy 500 was a great race. The lead changed hands a record 34 times and provided a classic duel between Takuma Sato and Dario Franchitti. Sato spun trying to pass Franchitti, but when it's the Indy 500, you can't blame him for going for it.

I wasn't sure...

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Driver Spotlight: Zach Veach

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 2:11 PM

This weekend, Zach Veach will be making his first start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Firestone Indy Lights Freedom 100 driving for Andretti Autosport In Indy Lights testing a few weeks ago, Veach set the fastest lap of the session and was the only driver to top 190...

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Ed Carpenter's Indy 500 Chances

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 10:41 AM

Ed Carpenter is a rare breed in Indycar today being an owner/driver in a series dominated by multicar teams and rich team owners. This weekend, however, he shut out the field and won the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

A testament to what Carpenter had to overcome to win this...

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IndyCar: What to Watch in May

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 3:38 PM

The Indianapolis 500 is more than just another race and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is more than just another racetrack. It has a rich and deep history that spans the last century. It has brought us some of the finest finishes, the fastest laps, the greatest heroes and some of...

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Derrick Walker Hired as President of Operations and Competition of INDYCAR

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 11:36 AM

Derrick Walker's 43 years experience in motorsport makes him a perfect fit for INDYCAR's President of Operations and Competition.

"So we made the decision that we really want to strengthen this organization," said Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles. "It's a good organization, but we've got a lot...
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Sunday's Sao Paulo Indy 300 One to Remember

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 9:29 AM

Good races on street courses are hit or miss in any racing series. A number of them are extremely tight with little room to pass which results in a race seeming like a parade.

As with any rule, there are exceptions and this year's edition of the Sao Paulo...

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Marco Andretti Off to Strong Start in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 8:54 AM

For the first time in his career, Marco Andretti has posted three consecutive top 10 finishes in the first three races of the season and sits within reach of the points lead heading into this weekend's Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.

In Andretti's first seven seasons driving in the IZOD...

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All It Takes Is a Win

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 3:09 PM

Takuma Sato may be on the road to stardom. In his first season in IndyCar, he was known more for crashing than finishing races. Last season, Sato came close to victory with second place runs at Sao Paulo and Edmonton and pulled as he calls it a "No Attack, No...

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Thoughts on Audi in Indycar

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 10:24 AM

German automaker Audi announced that the company is exploring the idea of increasing their involvement in racing in North America. Among the options are running Daytona Prototypes in the 2014 United SportsCar Racing Championship and the newly proposed DTM America series.

Also rumored is an entry into the IZOD IndyCar...

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Simona Proves Her Worth at St. Petersburg

(5) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 11:34 AM

The IZOD IndyCar Series season opener may have been about James Hinchcliffe getting his first career win, but finishing in sixth is a driver that is long overdue for a good run -- Simona de Silvestro.

De Silvestro is a warrior and a survivor through and through. Whether it being...

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Indycar 2013: What to Watch for

(4) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 11:12 AM

On the heels of a season filled with great racing, new cars/engines and a new champion, the 2013 IZOD Indycar Series season gets underway in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 24. Despite Randy Bernard's departure, marketing firms and management shakeups; when you come down to it, the racing is what...

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My Two Cents on BCGs Suggestions for Indycar

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Indycar is in a tight spot right now. Last season gave us some of the best racing of any series, but it was ultimately overshadowed by politics in the board room and a few bitter car owners unhappy with Randy Bernard. Bernard was then voted out by the Hulman and...

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Owner Spotlight: Bryan Herta

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Bryan Herta is a former driver and current team owner in the IZOD Indycar Series. He owns the #98 Barracuda Networks car driven by Alex Tagliani. Bryan Herta Autosport has come from its humble beginnings as a Firestone Indy Lights Team to a contender in the IZOD Indycar Series.

Herta...

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Danica Patrick Finishes 8th in Daytona: Good Start, But She Still Has a Lot to Prove

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 7:16 PM

The 55th Daytona 500 is in the history books, and Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500. The story of all of Speedweeks, Danica Patrick led five laps and finished eighth, the highest finish by a woman in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

In my post about a week...

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