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Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride

J.R. Hildebrand crashed-out of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 as a rising IZOD IndyCar Series star. On Thursday, his latest Turn 4 wall-banger at Indianapolis Motor Speedway cost Hildebrand his job.
Panther Racing and Hildebrand announced “a mutual agreement” to immediately terminate the Californian’s contract, which was scheduled to continue through the end of the 2013 season. [...]

500-Winner Kanaan Cashes In, Ponders Future
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 – 7:21 | Comments Off
500-Winner Kanaan Cashes In, Ponders Future

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan ended 11 years of frustration – and silenced perhaps his most personal critic – with his record-setting victory in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Kanaan earned $2,353,355 from an overall purse of $12,020,065, a windfall for the popular Brazilian, team co-owner Jimmy Vasser and KV Racing Technology.
“I’m [...]

Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan was so excited he forgot to slow down.
After years of frustration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kanaan passed Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart three laps from the finish of the 97th Indy 500. Moments later, three-time Indy winner Dario Franchitti slid into the wall, bringing out a caution flag and assuring [...]

Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory

RacinToday.com
Tony Kanaan, the fun-loving and popular veteran driver from Brazil, won his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday when a yellow flag came out with Kanaan leading and three laps to go in the 200-lap race.
The victory in the 97th running of the big race came in Kanaan’s 12th start. It came after several painfully frustrating close [...]

Today’s Indianapolis 500 Favorite Is: The Field
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Today’s Indianapolis 500 Favorite Is: The Field

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – The favorite for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 depends on who you ask, but the consensus of the 33 drivers is that the 97th running of the big race is going to be ultra competitive.
The 2012 race was about as competitive as it gets, with 10 drivers leading laps and [...]

Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach

To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

Zanardi Finally Gets What He’s Owed At Indy
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Zanardi Finally Gets What He’s Owed At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Zanardi finally got the bonus he negotiated with team owner Chip Ganassi nearly two decades ago.
The two-time Champ Car champion, who survived the loss of both legs in a race crash in Germany in 2001 and has gone on to even greater triumphs in his life, was [...]

Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Notes: Honda Feeling The Power At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Simon Pagenaud is that Honda Performance Development apparently has closed the horsepower gap on rival Chevrolet heading into Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud, who will start from the outside of the seventh row, topped [...]

Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy
Thursday, 23 May, 2013 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Castroneves Thinks No. 4 Is Within Reach At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – There was a time when Helio Castroneves thought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an easy place to figure out.
The colorful Brazilian driver came to Indy for the first time in 2001 and surprised everyone, including himself, by winning the race.
A year later, he returned to Victory Lane, the [...]

The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
Wednesday, 22 May, 2013 – 9:45 | Comments Off
The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti becoming the event’s fourth four-time winner.
Both popular drivers are bidding to join A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears [...]