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Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
IndyCar points-leader Will Power exited Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last Sunday as winner of the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, and with the knowledge that Dario Franchitti is lurking.
Always lurking.
Franchitti, the two-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, put his considerable road-racing skills on display en route to winning [...]

Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues
Tuesday, 10 Aug, 2010 – 7:44 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues

NASCAR’s mid-summer burst of news will continue today with press conferences about racing in Kansas City, Southern California and Kentucky.
Also in the wind is possible word on where driver Kasey Kahne will land for the 2011 Sprint Cup season.
Barring a nuclear surprise, the only drama surrounding the Kentucky and Kansas City announcements are the dates [...]

The Fight For 12th Heats Up
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 8:50 | Comments Off
The Fight For 12th Heats Up

The cry of  ‘We’re number 12” isn’t real rich in panache, but a large handful of Sprint Cup teams are clawing like crazy for the right to issue it these days.
The chase to the Chase – that is, the pursuit of the 12th and final playoff berth – was down to five races when the [...]

IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar
Sunday, 8 Aug, 2010 – 7:26 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: Honda To Stay With IndyCar

Any engine supplier ramping-up plans for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ next generation of power plants in 2012 will be competing against the power of Honda.
Honda Performance Development became the first manufacturer to commit to the new engine package Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Erik Berkman, HPD president, announced before qualifications for [...]

Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 15:13 | 4 Comments
Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life

In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott [...]

Racin’ News Today: Sadler Gets His First Truck Victory
Saturday, 31 Jul, 2010 – 10:28 | Comments Off
Racin’ News Today: Sadler Gets His First Truck Victory

In racin’ news today:
Elliott Sadler held off Kasey Kahne after the second of two green-white-checkered restarts to win the Pocono Mountains 125 Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was Sadler’s first in the truck series.
Kahne finished second and Matt Crafton was third.
Sadler has now won races in all three of [...]

Hamlin Talks About Fines
Friday, 30 Jul, 2010 – 15:07 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Talks About Fines

On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin met with the media for the first time since  it was reported that NASCAR was issuing secret fines to drivers who say things that the racing series feels are harmful to its brand.
Hamlin acknowledged that he was one of the two drivers issued fines – reportedly for $50,000 [...]

IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 14:10 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: Power In, Duno In Trouble

Points-leader Will Power led a Team Penske front-row sweep during qualifications Saturday for the Honda Indy Edmonton, as IZOD IndyCar Series officials took the virtually unprecedented step of placing Milka Duno on probation for being a moving chicane.
Power, the defending event champion, earned his sixth pole of the season via a lap of 1:00.7126/116.991 mph [...]

Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard
Saturday, 24 Jul, 2010 – 10:56 | Comments Off
Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 on Saturday afternoon. He won it with a qualifying lap at 182.278 mph.
Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 at the same Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circled the 2.5-mile track in 49.375 seconds.
Montoya appeared to be headed for a victory in last year’s [...]

Harvick Powers To Gateway Victory
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 14:45 | One Comment
Harvick Powers To Gateway Victory

There was no power outage for Kevin Harvick at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday afternoon as he ran away from the field to win the Gateway 200 Camping World Truck Series.
Harvick was starting for just the fourth time in the series this season but the victory was his third.  He has finished in the top [...]