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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 [...]

Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This has been a season of high-profile firsts for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Almost a complete rebirthing season in terms of people, places and things. And while some of the newly launched nouns have to be considered success stories, there have been some that have caused rebirthing issues.
One thing that [...]

Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto

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Dario Franchitti will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series even in Toronto from the pole.
The Target Chip Ganassi driver, who won this year’s Indianapolis 500, edged Will Power of Team Penske to get the pole. The pole was the 29th of Franchitti’s career and third in a row.
“That was a really hard-earned pole,” Franchitti said. “Track [...]

INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week
Thursday, 5 Jul, 2012 – 9:20 | Comments Off
INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Push-to -pass returns to the IZOD IndyCar Series with this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, and defending event champion Dario Franchitti can’t wait to hit-the-switch on the Streets of Exhibition Place.
“It’s going to be very interesting, you know, with that push-to-pass, how much power are we actually going to get,” Franchitti [...]

IndyCar Series Says It Will Go With Just 15 Races
Monday, 25 Jun, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Says It Will Go With Just 15 Races

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule will remain at 15 races, with the season-finale at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., to be expanded by 50-laps/100 miles to a 500-miler.
INDYCAR, the series ‘ Indianapolis-based sanctioning body, has been looking for a potential replacement event since June 13, when [...]

Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race

Andretti Autosport had a big – and late – night at Iowa Speedway Saturday as driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate Marco Andretti finished first and second respectively there in the Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Series Race.
Hunter-Reay’s second consecutive short track victory was reason enough to celebrate. Closing to three points of IZOD IndyCar Series [...]

Franchitti Fastest At Iowa
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Franchitti Fastest At Iowa

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Dario Franchitti, who qualified for the Fast Eight heat race during the final seconds of practice, passed Marco Andretti on Lap 8 of 30 to claim pole position for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250.
Franchitti’s pole on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton followed his P1 effort at The Milwaukee Mile [...]