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Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
Sunday, 9 Jun, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points

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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]

Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge
Saturday, 8 Jun, 2013 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Wilson’s hopes of repeating as winner of the Firestone 550 suffered a serious setback Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Englishman and veteran engineer Bill Pappas suddenly are stuck in 2004.
Dario Franchitti qualified on-pole for the Bombardier Learjet 500k night race here in June [...]

America’s Andretti Clan Holds Court In Texas
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 20:13 | Comments Off
America’s Andretti Clan Holds Court In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ There is a legacy – or is it a burden? – that comes gift-wrapped with the surname Andretti, a fact of life realized over the past 30 years by Michael, Jeff and now Marco.
Family scion Mario Gabriele Andretti says sons Michael and Jeff caught the racing [...]

Will Power P1 In Texas
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Will Power P1 In Texas

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Will Power drove the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet, recorded a two-lap average speed of 219.182 mph on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
That speed was more than 3.5 mph faster than Alex Tagliani’s 2012 pole-winning speed in the first year of the new chassis-engine package. Power had a [...]

Sato Talks About Racing In The Boss’s House
Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013 – 19:57 | One Comment
Sato Talks About Racing In The Boss’s House

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – When he joined A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team this year, Takuma Sato’s first sponsor “obligation” was a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean aboard Holland-America’s “Eurodam” charter in January. While at sea, the ex-Formula 1 driver sat down for an interview that covered a wide range [...]

Kanaan Giving IndyCar Lessons In Team Building
Wednesday, 5 Jun, 2013 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Kanaan Giving IndyCar Lessons In Team Building

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas  – In a season that has seen “little guy” teams stand tall on IZOD IndyCar Series podiums, KV Racing Technology, Tony Kanaan and his prominent proboscis definitely fit the profile.
Kanaan ended 11 years of frustration with his victory in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 last [...]

Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle

It was a day of firsts on the second day of the Indy Dual in Detroit IZOD IndyCar Series event at the Belle Isle street circuit. The first first belonged to driver Simon Pagenaud who won the crash-filled race Sunday, while the second first belonged to Sam Schmidt and Davey Hamilton, who won their first [...]

INDYCAR Charts Its Future
Sunday, 2 Jun, 2013 – 13:11 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Charts Its Future

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INDYCAR on Sunday laid out its long-term IZOD IndyCar Series competition strategy. The timeline begins immediately and runs through the 2021 season.
Immediate initiatives include INDYCAR and Dallara looking to reduce the surface area of the underbody of the current chassis to reduce the potential for lift in preparation for the addition of various aerodynamic [...]

Mike Conway Out-Duals Field At Belle Isle
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Mike Conway Out-Duals Field At Belle Isle

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Mike Conway on Sunday earned his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory and is poised to receive a $50,000 bonus if he can sweep the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit.
Conway, who started second in the Honda-powered No. 18 Sonny’s car for Dale Coyne Racing, overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead on Lap 44 of 70 on [...]

Franchitti On Pole At Belle Isle
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Franchitti On Pole At Belle Isle

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Dario Franchitti earned his 31st Indy car pole, setting the pace in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying for the first race of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on June 1.
Franchitti, driving the No. 10 Suave car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 19.3311 seconds [...]