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Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Wins Street Fight

Simon Pagenaud became a two-time IZOD IndyCar Series race-winner Sunday when he won the Grand Prix of Baltimore street race.
In picking up the victory, and because many of the series’ top points earners ran into trouble in Baltimore, Pagenaud moved up to third in the season standings.
“The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very [...]

Dixon On Pole In Baltimore
Saturday, 31 Aug, 2013 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Dixon On Pole In Baltimore

RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon earned the pole position for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in the streets of Baltimore by blitzing the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds on his final lap.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s pole was his 19th.  It broke a tie with Danny Sullivan and Dixon is now tied with [...]

Kanaan Ironing Out The Details Of His Future
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Kanaan Ironing Out The Details Of His Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
With his 212th consecutive start on Sunday, Tony Kanaan officially will take his place as “Ironman” of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Coincidentally, the guy Kanaan will replace is working to make sure that Ripkenesque streak continues.
“I know there’s a lot of speculation out there about Tony’s status with KV, his [...]

Franchitti Hoping To End 2013 Slide In Sonoma
Sunday, 25 Aug, 2013 – 12:16 | Comments Off
Franchitti Hoping To End 2013 Slide In Sonoma

Nine different drivers have won IZOD IndyCar Series races through the first 14 events of 2013. With the season rapidly winding down, four-time series champion Dario Franchitti is aiming to become the 10th today at Sonoma Raceway.
Franchitti will chase career victory No. 32 from pole position during the 85-lap GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma after [...]

Power Hopes That Sonoma Is Win Country
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Power Hopes That Sonoma Is Win Country

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Will Power says his winless IZOD IndyCar Series season is the product of a number of factors that have relegated him to wing-man for Team Penske teammate/point-leader Helio Castroneves.
Power sits 11th in the standings and 148 points behind Castroneves heading into Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in California’s wine [...]

New Guy Luhr Takes First Laps In An Indy Car
Wednesday, 14 Aug, 2013 – 17:57 | Comments Off
New Guy Luhr Takes First Laps In An Indy Car

Fifteen drivers, including a pair making their IZOD IndyCar Series debuts, completed a one-day manufacturer/team test at Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday in preparation for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Aug. 23-25.
Five-time American Le Mans Series champion Lucas Luhr, who will drive for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in Sonoma, completed 10 laps around the 12-turn, [...]

Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart
Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2013 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart

A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]

Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win

Charlie Kimball is no longer known just for being a race car driver who is competing at the top level of the sport while battling with diabetes. He now is known as a winner.
Kimball, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, won Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His first victory was by [...]

The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
Sunday, 4 Aug, 2013 – 6:40 | Comments Off
The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the [...]

Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 3 Aug, 2013 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio

Road-racing ace Will Power, admittedly baffled by the balance of his Dallara/Chevrolet all season, rallied to post the fastest lap of the day as time expired during Friday’s second IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power, fastest among 24 drivers participating in the session, toured the 2.258-mile/13-turn [...]