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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 [...]

Advantage Power As Final Weekend Begins
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Advantage Power As Final Weekend Begins

Championship leader Will Power exited a day-long practice at Auto Club Speedway with a pronounced psychological advantage over runnerup Ryan Hunter-Reay, as preparations continue for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships season-finale.
Team Penske’s Power emerged as third-fastest of 22 cars testing during an eight-hour private session Wednesday around the D-shaped, 2-mile [...]

Hunter-Reay Victory Puts Him Back Into Championship Fight
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Victory Puts Him Back Into Championship Fight

Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport made a late-race charge to get the IndyCar Series victory in the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday.
The victory for Hunter-Reay, combined with a sixth-place finish by points leader Will Power of Team Penske, sends the series to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the final race of the [...]

Power On Pole In Baltimore
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Power On Pole In Baltimore

RacinToday.com
IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power earned the pole for the Grand Prix of Baltimore for the second consecutive year, and with the bonus point takes a 37-point lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay into the penultimate race of the season.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, posted a series track-qualifying record lap of [...]