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Hunter-Reay on Barber Pole
Saturday, 6 Apr, 2013 – 12:31 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay on Barber Pole

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Defending IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole for Sunday’s race at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Hunter-Reay, who DNF’d in the season opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., said, “You know this team has done so well this weekend – we just kept progressing. We knew where we needed to work on it, and [...]

Allmendinger Savoring A Trip To The Barber
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Savoring A Trip To The Barber

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske has won all three IZOD IndyCar Series races run at Barber Motorsports Park, with Will Power (2011 and ‘12) and Helio Castroneves (2010) prevailing. That brief history has given A.J. Allmendinger the confidence
that the car he’ll drive in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is fully capable [...]

Hinchcliffe Gets First IndyCar Victory Of Career
Sunday, 24 Mar, 2013 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Gets First IndyCar Victory Of Career

James Hinchcliffe opened the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season with a victory at the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg. The victory was the first of his career and it came in his 32nd start.
“I don’t think you can get much better than winning the first one because as soon as I crossed the line [...]

Power Wins Pole For IndyCar Season-Opener
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Power Wins Pole For IndyCar Season-Opener

Will Power will start his 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season from the pole at St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sundayt.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole with a qualifying lap of 105.870 mph at the 1.8-mile street circuit.
Takuma Sato of A.J. Foyt Racing will start second and Simona de Silvestro of KV Racing Technology will start third.
“Yeah,” [...]

De Silvestro Provides Surprise In St. Petersburg
Friday, 22 Mar, 2013 – 16:33 | Comments Off
De Silvestro Provides Surprise In St. Petersburg

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Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay were at the top of the time chart on the opening day of preparations for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. No big surprise.
The driver who ranked third, Simona de Silvestro, the first-year KV Racing Technology driver, was a bit of a surprise.
Power, who has [...]

Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2013 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup
Sunday, 10 Feb, 2013 – 9:03 | 2 Comments
Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In what rates as an open-wheel marriage of convenience, Andretti Autosport’s championship-winning organization has signed IZOD IndyCar Series veteran E.J. Viso to drive a fourth fulltime entry for the 2013 season.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Viso will drive the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA Dallara/Chevrolet during his sixth IndyCar season [...]

INDYCAR Unmuddles The Doubles
Wednesday, 23 Jan, 2013 – 17:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Unmuddles The Doubles

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INDYCAR has announced a unique set of event procedures for its inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series 2013 doubleheader weekends at Belle Isle in Detroit, the Streets of Toronto and Houston’s Reliant Park.
“Doubleheaders are something we wanted to introduce this year to improve the fan experience on a given race weekend. With two races, there certainly is [...]

2013 INDYCAR Schedule Includes Big Changes
Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2013 – 14:50 | Comments Off
2013 INDYCAR Schedule Includes Big Changes

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INDYCAR and its television partners on Monday released 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series television windows for network coverage, as well as new race distances at selected events.
Live coverage of all 19 events, including ABC’s first primetime race and three doubleheaders – one on ABC and two on NBC Sports Network – highlight the 2013 programming. Additonally, [...]

Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti

When it comes to doubleheaders, Michael Andretti is no Ernie Banks.
Owner of the car driven by reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti acknowledged he has serious misgivings about the unique doubleheader weekend formats booked for three street circuits in 2013.
“It’s putting a big, big demand on the drivers, in my opinion, and the [...]