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Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
Thursday, 22 Nov, 2012 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Rahal To Race For Rahal In 2013 IndyCar Series
Wednesday, 14 Nov, 2012 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Rahal To Race For Rahal In 2013 IndyCar Series

Graham Rahal, 23, has signed a multi-year contract to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) – a team his father, 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and three-time Indy car champion Bobby Rahal co-owns with “CBS Late Show” host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Michael Lanigan.
TBC Retail Group, who has sponsored [...]

Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR

Randy Bernard is out as CEO of the INDYCAR Series.
The board of directors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation convened a special meeting Sunday and afterward announced that Bernard will relinquish his position effective immediately.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and CEO Jeff Belskus was appointed as interim CEO of INDYCAR.
“We are very grateful for the [...]

INDYCAR Says Bernard Has Not Been Fired
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 16:44 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Says Bernard Has Not Been Fired

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The INDYCAR Series on Friday denied reports that CEO Randy Bernard has been fired.
“Randy has not been fired,” INDYCAR spokesperson Amy Konrath told RacinToday.com on Friday afternoon. “His employment status has not changed.”
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported earlier in the day that “sources familiar with the situation” said that Bernard [...]

Resignation Adds To INDYCAR Ownership Saga
Monday, 22 Oct, 2012 – 13:48 | One Comment
Resignation Adds To INDYCAR Ownership Saga

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Speculation surrounding Tony George’s ownership pursuit of INDYCAR was rekindled over the weekend following his resignation from the board of directors of Hulman & Company.
The board issued a statement accepting George’s resignation, effective Friday, from his family’s Terre Haute, Ind.-based business.
“Tony George has made the difficult decision to resign from [...]

2013 IndyCar Schedule Packed With Doubleheaders; Pocono Returns
Monday, 1 Oct, 2012 – 7:24 | One Comment
2013 IndyCar Schedule Packed With Doubleheaders; Pocono Returns

An expanded 19-event lineup featuring three doubleheader weekends, and the return of open-wheel racing to Pocono Raceway, highlight the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule released Sunday night.
With a 400-mile race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., joining the 500-mile events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, sanctioning body INDYCAR [...]

Hunter-Reay Wins Third Quarter DOTY Award
Monday, 24 Sep, 2012 – 15:50 | One Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Third Quarter DOTY Award

Recently crowned 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has been named recipient of the Driver of the Year Award for the third quarter of the 2012 season.
Hunter-Reay, who drives for Andretti Autosport, beat NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski in the voting.
The panel of 21 broadcasters and journalists gave 10 first-place votes to Hunter-Reay, who totaled 138-points. Keselowski received [...]

Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]

With Power Down, Hunter-Reay Becomes Champ
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 5:31 | Comments Off
With Power Down, Hunter-Reay Becomes Champ

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His Saturday dawned with a contract extension and ended with a late-night championship. It was the 500 miles of racing in-between that were a blur for Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s champion.
“I have no idea (how I won this championship),” Hunter-Reay said after his fourth-place finish in [...]

Rules Force Massive Shake-up Of Fontana Grid
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Rules Force Massive Shake-up Of Fontana Grid

With the exception of front-row starters Marco Andretti and Ryan Briscoe, INDYCAR’s “fresh engine rule” will re-shape the starting grid for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-ending MAVTV 500, almost to the point of confusion.
Fourteen drivers – including championship leader Will Power and runnerup Ryan Hunter-Reay – will incur 10 grid-spot penalties from the sanctioning [...]