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Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]

Dixon Rules Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Dixon Rules Mid-Ohio

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Scott Dixon won the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sunday afternoon.
It was the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s fourth win in the past six years at the road course and was his 29th victory in the series – it tied Rick Mears for 10th all time.
Dixon, starting fourth, beat race leader and pole sitter Will Power [...]

Flat Spot On: Sweaty Mid-Ohio Slippery When Wet
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sweaty Mid-Ohio Slippery When Wet

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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STREAM CORNERS, Ohio – Top ten tweets from the combined ALMS and IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. The fifth straight victory by the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing over Dyson Racing in the LMP1 class was a tribute to one of the leading motor racing indicators – financial health. (And we’re not referring [...]

Power Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 13:37 | Comments Off
Power Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio

Will Power recorded the quickest lap time of 1:05.6662 – only three-tenths of a second off the Indy car circuit record set by Dario Franchitti in 1999 and matched by Gil de Ferran in 2000 – on his final lap of the 10-minute session Firestone Fast Six session to win the pole for Honda Indy [...]

Injury To Interrupt Charlie Kimball’s Season Of Growth
Friday, 3 Aug, 2012 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Injury To Interrupt Charlie Kimball’s Season Of Growth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A broken bone in his right hand will prevent IZOD IndyCar Series regular Charlie Kimball from participating in this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Kimball, driver of the No. 83 NovoLog Flex Pen Dallara/Honda, fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand while testing at Mid-Ohio on [...]

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
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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 [...]