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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

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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 [...]

Power, Course Woes Are Big News In Baltimore
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Power, Course Woes Are Big News In Baltimore

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Defending race winner and IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Will Power led shortened opening day of practice for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Power turned a lap of 1 minute, 21.4572 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car during a 30-minute practice after course issues shortened morning practice and forced series officials to [...]

Briscoe Uncorks IndyCar Victory In Wine Country
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 23:38 | Comments Off
Briscoe Uncorks IndyCar Victory In Wine Country

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Ryan Briscoe, who started next to teammate and pole sitter Will Power, held off Power on a pair of late restarts and won the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma by 0.4408 of a second for his first victory since Texas in 2010.
Briscoe became the seventh different winner in 13 IndyCar Series races this season.

“We [...]

Power On Sonoma Pole
Saturday, 25 Aug, 2012 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Power On Sonoma Pole

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Will Power won the pole for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma for the third consecutive year Saturday.
Power, who has won the past two races at Sonoma from the pole, set an IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying record for the 2.385-mile, 12-turn layout with a lap of 1 minute, 17.2709 seconds in the Firestone Fast [...]

IndyCar To Return To Texas
Tuesday, 21 Aug, 2012 – 10:03 | Comments Off
IndyCar To Return To Texas

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Texas Motor Speedway officials announced the Fort Worth track’s 2013 season schedule Tuesday and it includes an IndyCar Series event.
Despite speculation about its future at Texas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series will return for its 17th season with the Firestone 550 on Saturday, June 8. The event will be an INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader weekend as [...]

Driver Jerry Grant Was One Of A Racing Kind
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2012 – 9:21 | One Comment
Driver Jerry Grant Was One Of A Racing Kind

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When word came that Jerry Grant was dead, the first thing I thought about was a moment in downtown Detroit during one of the Grand Prix weekends of the ’80s.
Grant, driving a very visible gold and black Jeep, found himself caught in a huge throng of Detroit Pistons fans moment [...]