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Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Michael Andretti Has Eyes On Formula One

Already a championship team-owner and successful promoter in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Michael Andretti’s next order of business could be labeled – us against the world.
“(I’m) always looking at expanding our racing, and, yeah, I would love to one day be in Formula One in some way,” Andretti said during a teleconference promoting this weekend’s [...]

INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 19:21 | One Comment
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 6:42 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]