Tony Johns

  • joined Nov 09, 2009
  • last login Oct 09, 2012
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I have been a freelance writer, reporter, PR guy, and photographer in the motorsports industry for 14 years.

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Josef Newgarden goes incognito at Long Beach to see if he gets recognized by the fans. Even more...

Josef Newgarden goes incognito at Long Beach to see if he gets recognized by the fans. Even more funny after the first lap shenanigans with Dario Franchitti, who makes a couple of appearances in the video.

RIGHT DAMN NOW: Defending Josef Newgarden at Long Beach

Josef Newgarden's bold move at the start of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday did not pay off - but it was a sign that the young rookie has come to the series to race, not just to drive.

The Paddock Pulse: April 11 Edition

An off-week in INDYCAR results in some interesting variety from the blogosphere - check out the results in this week's Paddock Pulse!

Pessimism is our birthright: Coping with IndyCar fan skepticism

IndyCar fans of the current generation can sometimes sound like characters from "Great Expectations," thanks to decades of uncertainty and the series' waning popularity.

The Paddock Pulse: April 4 Edition

Want to know what the IndyCar bloggers think about this weekend's IZOD IndyCar Series race? Check out the Paddock Pulse for the scoop!

A tale of two networks: Two similar INDYCAR races with wildly different perceptions

Two IZOD IndyCar Series events are in the books, but perception of them vary significantly because of the way they were presented on television.

Texas Three-Step: Lone Star State could be on brink of INDYCAR triple crown

Texas has provided a spark for INDYCAR in one way or another since 1973. Now, the state could end up being home to a "triple crown" of INDYCAR events in 2013.

The Paddock Pulse: March 28 Edition

The first IZOD IndyCar Series race of 2012 is in the books and wouldn't you know it, the blogosphere took notice! Check out this week's INDYCAR blog links with the Paddock Pulse!

St. Petersburg race was exactly what we should have expected

People aren't quite sure what to think about the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IZOD IndyCar Series race on Sunday. We explain why the race was what everyone should have expected.

Best and worst of 2012 INDYCAR paint schemes (so far)

It's a new year and the IZOD IndyCar Series teams are all sporting new looks on their race cars. We tell you which are fine art and which are the lazy doodles of the field.

Sometimes distance is a salve for the soul

The INDYCAR world will pay tribute to St. Petersburg resident Dan Wheldon during the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend, but his widow will not be in attendance.

Bringing the pioneering spirit back to the Brickyard

If America loves the new and unexpected, it may be time to bring it back to the nation's most storied motorsports tradition - the Indianapolis 500.

The Paddock Pulse: March 21 Edition

The first race of the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 season is in a matter of days - check out the blogosphere frenzy that is leading up to the big day!


Purchase US-RACING photo calendar for Japan tsunami relief

Japan's only media outlet focused on American motorsports is selling a photo calendar to help benefit victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake. and tsunamis.

PressBox: Baltimore Going Another Lap With The Grand Prix

The checkered flag will again drop in Baltimore when the IZOD IndyCar series returns for the 2012 Labor Day weekend. Charm City entered into a five-year agreement with Downforce Racing to run the Baltimore Grand Prix. The partners in the new group are Indianapolis-based contractor Dale Dillon, as well as Felix Dawson and Daniel Reck of Wilkes Lane Capital in Baltimore.

Delta Wing story playing out exactly how it should have

The revolutionary Delta Wing is getting an avalanche of world press. Here's why it's a good thing INDYCAR is not part of it.

Elephants in the room: the two great unknowns for INDYCAR in 2012

As the IZOD IndyCar Series prepares for its 2012 campaign, two great unknowns still remain about how the season will pan out - pack racing, and the Lotus enigma.

The Paddock Pulse: March 14 Edition

The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season is fast approaching, and so are the links from the INDYCAR blogosphere!

A time and a season

Is there such a thing as over-memorializing the fallen? Pop Off Valve examines the ongoing tributes to Dan Wheldon and asks, "Is it time to move forward?"

The Paddock Pulse: March 7 Edition

INDYCAR Spring Training is upon us, and the cars are not the only thing revving up - the blogosphere is full throttle! Check out this week's Paddock Pulse for the latest links!

The healing power of INDYCAR Spring Training

A desperately long INDYCAR off-season is finally drawing to a close, and the sights and sounds of cars on track is bringing healing and relief to the series' fans.

"Stunt casting" at its finest: What Rubens Barrichello will mean for IndyCar

The biggest news of the INDYCAR offseason was made official today as F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello was confirmed to a ride with KV Racing alongside his friend Tony Kanaan.

INDYCAR aero kit delay blessing for fans, series

The delay in opening aero kit development in the IZOD IndyCar Series to 2013 is turning out to be a blessing for a sanction under deadline pressure for the upcoming season.

The Paddock Pulse: February 29 Edition

The IndyCar season creeps closer and closer, and to whet your appetite, the Paddock Pulse returns with more IndyCar blog goodness!

Outcome of Danica's Duel wreck should be cause for celebration, not debate

IndyCar fans got their noses out of shape when Danica Patrick appeared to credit NASCAR for the SAFER barriers which saved her from injury after a wreck in the Gatorade Duels.

The Paddock Pulse: February 22 Edition

The racing season is getting underway, but for some of us we never had an offseason! Check out the continuing greatness from the IndyCar blogosphere via the Paddock Pulse!

"Just business" an inescapable reality of racing

Sometimes the bad things that happen in racing can be chalked up to the simple fact that business is business.

Why INDYCAR drivers aren't mourning loss of double-file restarts on ovals

The elimination of double-file restarts at INDYCAR's high speed ovals has fans up in arms... and drivers breathing a sigh of relief.

The Paddock Pulse: February 15 Edition

The perfect follow-up confection after Valentine's Day - the weekly Paddock Pulse, all the IndyCar blogosphere that is fit to (re)print!

It's never too early to plan for the future for driver safety

Driver safety is a paramount concern in motorsports, and although INDYCAR is debuting a new, safer car in 2012, it is never too early to think about the next generation.

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