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Briscoe Uncorks IndyCar Victory In Wine Country
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 23:38 | Comments Off
Briscoe Uncorks IndyCar Victory In Wine Country

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Ryan Briscoe, who started next to teammate and pole sitter Will Power, held off Power on a pair of late restarts and won the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma by 0.4408 of a second for his first victory since Texas in 2010.
Briscoe became the seventh different winner in 13 IndyCar Series races this season.

“We [...]

Power On Sonoma Pole
Saturday, 25 Aug, 2012 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Power On Sonoma Pole

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Will Power won the pole for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma for the third consecutive year Saturday.
Power, who has won the past two races at Sonoma from the pole, set an IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying record for the 2.385-mile, 12-turn layout with a lap of 1 minute, 17.2709 seconds in the Firestone Fast [...]

IndyCar To Return To Texas
Tuesday, 21 Aug, 2012 – 10:03 | Comments Off
IndyCar To Return To Texas

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Texas Motor Speedway officials announced the Fort Worth track’s 2013 season schedule Tuesday and it includes an IndyCar Series event.
Despite speculation about its future at Texas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series will return for its 17th season with the Firestone 550 on Saturday, June 8. The event will be an INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader weekend as [...]

Driver Jerry Grant Was One Of A Racing Kind
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2012 – 9:21 | One Comment
Driver Jerry Grant Was One Of A Racing Kind

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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When word came that Jerry Grant was dead, the first thing I thought about was a moment in downtown Detroit during one of the Grand Prix weekends of the ’80s.
Grant, driving a very visible gold and black Jeep, found himself caught in a huge throng of Detroit Pistons fans moment [...]

Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]

Dixon Rules Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Dixon Rules Mid-Ohio

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Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sunday afternoon.
It was the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s fourth win in the past six years at the road course and was his 29th victory in the series – it tied Rick Mears for 10th all time.
Dixon, starting fourth, beat race leader and pole sitter Will Power [...]

Flat Spot On: Sweaty Mid-Ohio Slippery When Wet
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sweaty Mid-Ohio Slippery When Wet

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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STREAM CORNERS, Ohio – Top ten tweets from the combined ALMS and IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. The fifth straight victory by the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing over Dyson Racing in the LMP1 class was a tribute to one of the leading motor racing indicators – financial health. (And we’re not referring [...]

Power Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 13:37 | Comments Off
Power Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio

Will Power recorded the quickest lap time of 1:05.6662 – only three-tenths of a second off the Indy car circuit record set by Dario Franchitti in 1999 and matched by Gil de Ferran in 2000 – on his final lap of the 10-minute session Firestone Fast Six session to win the pole for Honda Indy [...]

Injury To Interrupt Charlie Kimball’s Season Of Growth
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Injury To Interrupt Charlie Kimball’s Season Of Growth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A broken bone in his right hand will prevent IZOD IndyCar Series regular Charlie Kimball from participating in this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Kimball, driver of the No. 83 NovoLog Flex Pen Dallara/Honda, fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand while testing at Mid-Ohio on [...]

New-Look Course Will Greet INDY In Baltimore
Monday, 30 Jul, 2012 – 17:53 | Comments Off
New-Look Course Will Greet INDY In Baltimore

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three key alterations to the 2-mile, 12-turn temporary street circuit that will host the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore over Labor Day Weekend will be incorporated into its construction, which was scheduled to begin overnight.
The track will run through downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area with a southern loop [...]