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Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto

RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series even in Toronto from the pole.
The Target Chip Ganassi driver, who won this year’s Indianapolis 500, edged Will Power of Team Penske to get the pole. The pole was the 29th of Franchitti’s career and third in a row.
“That was a really hard-earned pole,” Franchitti said. “Track [...]

INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week
Thursday, 5 Jul, 2012 – 9:20 | Comments Off
INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Push-to -pass returns to the IZOD IndyCar Series with this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, and defending event champion Dario Franchitti can’t wait to hit-the-switch on the Streets of Exhibition Place.
“It’s going to be very interesting, you know, with that push-to-pass, how much power are we actually going to get,” Franchitti [...]

IndyCar Series Says It Will Go With Just 15 Races
Monday, 25 Jun, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Says It Will Go With Just 15 Races

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule will remain at 15 races, with the season-finale at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., to be expanded by 50-laps/100 miles to a 500-miler.
INDYCAR, the series ‘ Indianapolis-based sanctioning body, has been looking for a potential replacement event since June 13, when [...]

Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race

Andretti Autosport had a big – and late – night at Iowa Speedway Saturday as driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate Marco Andretti finished first and second respectively there in the Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Series Race.
Hunter-Reay’s second consecutive short track victory was reason enough to celebrate. Closing to three points of IZOD IndyCar Series [...]

Franchitti Fastest At Iowa
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Franchitti Fastest At Iowa

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Dario Franchitti, who qualified for the Fast Eight heat race during the final seconds of practice, passed Marco Andretti on Lap 8 of 30 to claim pole position for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250.
Franchitti’s pole on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton followed his P1 effort at The Milwaukee Mile [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 7:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s top cop has acknowledged that the sanctioning body erred when it issued a drive-through penalty to Scott Dixon during the Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ at The Milwaukee Mile.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished 11th in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series event won by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport [...]

Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee

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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport took control late in the race and went on to win the Milwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon.
It was Hunter-Reay’s  his first victory since he won the race at New Hampshire last year. It came by over five seconds over Tony Kanaan of KV [...]

Franchitti Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile

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Dario Franchitti will start from the pole for the second consecutive year at the Milwaukee Mile after recording a two-lap average speed of 168.737 mph (43.3100 seconds) for the Milwaukee IndyFest on Friday.
Franchitti, driver of the No. 10 Cottonelle car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, tied Al Unser for seventh on the all-time list with [...]

Texas Turns Down INDYCAR
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Texas Turns Down INDYCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has declined an invitation from INDYCAR officials to host the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series finale in Fort Worth.
The opportunity arose Wednesday following cancellation of an IndyCar race scheduled for Aug. 19 in Qingdao, China, which left the sanctioning body and Randy Bernard, INDYCAR president/CEO, seeking [...]