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Erik Schelzig
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Nashville-based journalist with a taste for motorcycles, punk rock and beer.

Those “ plain old yellow and black plates” are actually the exception in the European Union, especially after that whole Brexit thing. Most plates are white with black lettering.

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The Nissan plant is about 25 miles from downtown (the company’s U.S. headquarters is about 15 miles south, in Franklin). Perhaps more relevantly to IndyCar, General Motors has a plant — formerly Saturn — about 35 miles away, in Spring Hill. Also, most of the course will likely be visible from tire supplier Bridgestone Read more

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Not just the little guys. Nissan is making face shields at its US plants in Tennessee and Mississippi. And Volkswagen and a supplier are making masks and gowns in Mexico. Read more

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Slap some solar panels on the roof and you’re in business! Read more

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Fanboost is dumb. The attack mode would be more interesting if it gave the chasing cars more of an advantage (there’s been a little bit of an increase in power this year, but it’s still not enough).  Read more

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Wish they’d race on, you know, race tracks. The jersey barrier road courses make it hard for a TV viewer to keep up with where they are on a lap. And the lack of runoff areas just means all that bodywork falls to pieces when someone goes into the wall, causing a boring full-course caution. Read more

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No, it’s the crash I was talking about in my comment, the one where he broke he collarbone and then returned to race two days later.  Read more

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This is the guy who broke his collarbone in Thursday practice in Assen in 2013, flew to Spain later that day to have a titanium plate and eight screws inserted, and then returned to Holland to race on Saturday. He finished fifth.

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Riding in the rain may not be much fun, but it certainly isn’t “death in an instant.” Read more

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Not exactly Mods vs. Rockers, is it?

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Nope, took it at the Petersen in Los Angeles a couple years back. Read more

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Make something like this again, Harley!

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