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New-Look Course Will Greet INDY In Baltimore
Monday, 30 Jul, 2012 – 17:53 | Comments Off
New-Look Course Will Greet INDY In Baltimore

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three key alterations to the 2-mile, 12-turn temporary street circuit that will host the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore over Labor Day Weekend will be incorporated into its construction, which was scheduled to begin overnight.
The track will run through downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area with a southern loop [...]

Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?
Tuesday, 24 Jul, 2012 – 9:30 | One Comment
Has The Time Come For The NHRA To Get SAFER?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some final thoughts about a final relatively quiet weekend of racing before the fan blades become soiled by things like chases to Chases, countdowns to Countdowns and other playoff-like runs to championships:
– After watching a particularly scary crash at Bandimere Speedway over the weekend, you have to wonder if the [...]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Castroneves Climbs To Victory In Edmonton

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves held off Takuma Sato by .8367 of a second to win the caution-free IZOD IndyCar Series’ Edmonton Indy on the 13-turn, 2.224-mile temporary airport circuit on Sunday afternoon.
Will Power, who started 17th because of a 10-grid spot penalty for an unapproved engine change, charged to third and Graham Rahal tied his [...]

Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s celebration of his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole of the season was muted Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, when INDYCAR officials served him with a 10 grid-spot penalty for an unapproved engine change.
Hunter-Reay, winner of the last three races and the series championship leader, was one of five drivers slapped with grid-spot penalties by [...]

HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 14:06 | Comments Off
HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Depsite the series of wrecks which took a number of drivers’ lives in recent years, and despite the fact that hardly a weekend goes by during which other high-profile drivers credit their ability to walk away from horrifying wrecks to the effectiveness of head-and-neck restraint systems, large numbers of drivers [...]

Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY

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Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday was named the Driver of  The Year Award winner for the second quarter of 2012 racing season.
The award, which was voted upon by an elite panel of 18 broadcasters and journalists, covered racing in American-based series during the period running from April 22nd to July 1st.
Johnson, the five-time Sprint Cup Series [...]

Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Not since the glory days of Sam Hornish Jr. have fans of domestic open-wheel racing seen an American driver emerge with championship credentials.
But three consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series victories have propelled Floridian Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport into the point lead with only five races remaining. And while it’s a [...]

INDYCAR Considering ‘Canadian Triple Crown’
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 7:46 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Considering ‘Canadian Triple Crown’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The “Black Hole/Black Eye” created in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule by loss of an ambitious street race in China might be filled next season by a third event in Canada.
In the wake of another successful running of last weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard confirmed that [...]

Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s best to let the AJ Allmendinger situation resolve itself before getting too carried away with righteous indignation, scorn or sympathy. But it’s not too early to say this: The hope here is that Sam Hornish Jr. makes the most of the opportunity which has been regrettably made his.
Hornish got [...]

Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory

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The IZOD IndyCar Series has a new points leader and a new top team as Ryan Hunter -Reay of Andretti Autosport won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday to give him three straight victories and a sizable lead in the season standings.
Hunter-Reay inherited the lead on lap 57 at the Exhibition Place street circuit when [...]