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Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk
Sunday, 12 May, 2013 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Native son Ed Carpenter topped the speed chart on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his second-year IZOD IndyCar Series team is looking to bolster its history in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Carpenter, winner of the most recent IndyCar Series race on a superspeedway, [...]

Kurt Busch Completes Rookie Test At Indianapolis
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Completes Rookie Test At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program during a test Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion reached a top speed of 218.210 mph in a car without fenders.
“Pinch me, I am like a kid in a candy store,” Busch said after [...]

Entries For Indy 500 Announced
Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Entries For Indy 500 Announced

Three-time winners Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among drivers named to 33 entries filed for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti and Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Castroneves of Team Penske are former winners assigned [...]

Hinchcliffe Wins With Late Pass In Brazil
Sunday, 5 May, 2013 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Wins With Late Pass In Brazil

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James Hinchcliffe overtook Takuma Sato in the final turn of the final lap to win the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 by .3463 of a second.
Hinchcliffe, who won the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., and did not finish the past two races because of contact in the No. 27 GoDaddy.com car, earned his second career victory [...]

Andretti Cars On Front Row In Brazil
Saturday, 4 May, 2013 – 17:41 | Comments Off
Andretti Cars On Front Row In Brazil

Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second pole of 2013 by setting a track-record lap of 1 minute, 20.4312 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six for the fourth Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
“I gave it everything I had and it’s great to get the DHL Chevrolet up front again and on pole,” said Hunter-Reay, [...]

Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch To Test Indy Car

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Kurt Busch will test a Chevrolet-powered Andretti Autosport Indy car Thursday morning, May 9, just two days before IMS officially opens for practice for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Andretti Autosport team owner and IMS legend Michael Andretti will be on hand to provide driver coaching and assist in getting Busch up to speed [...]

Money Woes To Force Panther DRR To Cut IndyCar Season Short
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 7:45 | Comments Off
Money Woes To Force Panther DRR To Cut IndyCar Season Short

One of open-wheel racing’s longest-tenured organizations is planning to hit the pause button because of economics.
Panther DRR – formerly Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – announced Wednesday it will scale back its participation in the IZOD IndyCar Series following the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Panther DRR announced it is committed to competing [...]

Victory Reinvigorates Foyt Just In Time For Indy
Wednesday, 24 Apr, 2013 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Victory Reinvigorates Foyt Just In Time For Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful back surgery Tuesday in an effort to rejoin new first-time IZOD IndyCar Series winner Takuma Sato and the No. 14 team for the only race that really matters to “Super Tex,” the Indianapolis 500.
While A.J. recuperates, Sato’s victory in Sunday’s 39th annual [...]

Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 19:56 | Comments Off
Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach

Hours after scoring his first IZOD IndyCar Series win, Takuma Sato paused long enough to allow his rapid-fire Victory Lane celebration, photo shoot, press conference, one-on-one interviews and satellite media tour to sink in.
“Winning is very busy!” said Sato, summing-up a flawless performance for himself and A.J. Foyt Racing during Sunday’s 39th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Franchitti To Have Head Start In Race No. 250

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti will start his landmark 250th Indy-car race in style Sunday after claiming the Verizon P1 Award for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
A four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion, Franchitti posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.2379-seconds at 105.369 mph during the waning seconds of [...]