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Hunter-Reay Stuns Kanaan In Iowa IndyCar Race
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stuns Kanaan In Iowa IndyCar Race

If somebody was going to beat Tony Kanaan in Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 300, he was going to have to do something bold in the late going. That somebody turned out to be Michael Andretti.
Andretti, the owner of Andretti Autosport, ordered driver Ryan Hunter-Reay – who was running 10th – into the pits during [...]

Ganassi Cars Dominate Iowa Qualifying
Saturday, 12 Jul, 2014 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Ganassi Cars Dominate Iowa Qualifying

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Scott Dixon earned the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway by setting a two-lap qualifying track record of 186.256 mph.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan, the 2010 race winner on the .894-mile, variably-banked oval while with Andretti Autosport, recorded a two-lap average speed of 185.891 mph in the No. 10 entry to [...]

Hawksworth Cleared To Drive In Iowa
Wednesday, 9 Jul, 2014 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Hawksworth Cleared To Drive In Iowa

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British rookie Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger to compete in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on July 11-12.

Hawksworth was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion (head injury) suffered in a crash during practice on July 5 for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by [...]

Montoya Returns To Victory Lane
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 14:56 | Comments Off
Montoya Returns To Victory Lane

Juan Pablo Montoya won his first IndyCar Series race since 2000 on Sunday when he got the victory at Pocono Raceway.
Pole-sitter Montoya, brought back to IndyCar by team owner Roger Penske after a nine-year break to drive in NASCAR, edge teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line.
“It’s huge,” Montoya said. “I was overly excited coming [...]

Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono

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British rookie Jack Hawksworth will not compete in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway because of a head injury.
INDYCAR announced that Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500.
Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR [...]

Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This [...]

Houston Weekend Was Big For The Little Guys
Monday, 30 Jun, 2014 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Houston Weekend Was Big For The Little Guys

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Small teams are suddenly coming up big in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
On Sunday, a day after rookie Carlos Huertas of Dale Coyne Racing won the opening race of a two-day double-header on the Houston street circuit, drivers from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports place first and second.
Simon Pagenaud won Sunday’s Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix [...]

Huertas Wins In Houston
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Huertas Wins In Houston

Columbian Carlos Huertas won Race 1 of the IndyCar Series event in Houston on Saturday. It was his first victory in the series.
Fellow Columbian Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and rookie Carlos Munoz placed third.
Huertas’ previous best finish was eighth in the opening round of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit a month ago. He is the [...]

Carpenter Hammers Out Big Win In Fort Worth
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014 – 0:52 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers Out Big Win In Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas – Owner/driver Ed Carpenter added the title “winner” to his 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series resume Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off an inspired Will Power in what amounted to an unintentional green-white-checkered flag finish to the Firestone 600.
“I’ve loved this racetrack for a long time but had a lot of [...]

Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power qualified on-pole for the Firestone 600 Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway and almost immediately began channeling his inner Helio.
That would be Castroneves, Power’s Team Penske teammate and defending event champion of what is billed as “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race.”
Power posted a cumulative [...]