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Franchitti Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile

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Dario Franchitti will start from the pole for the second consecutive year at the Milwaukee Mile after recording a two-lap average speed of 168.737 mph (43.3100 seconds) for the Milwaukee IndyFest on Friday.
Franchitti, driver of the No. 10 Cottonelle car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, tied Al Unser for seventh on the all-time list with [...]

Texas Turns Down INDYCAR
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Texas Turns Down INDYCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has declined an invitation from INDYCAR officials to host the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series finale in Fort Worth.
The opportunity arose Wednesday following cancellation of an IndyCar race scheduled for Aug. 19 in Qingdao, China, which left the sanctioning body and Randy Bernard, INDYCAR president/CEO, seeking [...]

Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2012 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Michigan Paves The Way In Big Weekend Of Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The big stories in the big events in pro racing this weekend will be:
Sprint Cup – Another week, another race at a newly paved race track. This week, it’s Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn.
As with Pocono, site of last weekend’s race, Michigan was fast before the repave. With a smoother [...]

Texas Racing Was Clean, But Was It Texas-y?
Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2012 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Texas Racing Was Clean, But Was It Texas-y?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
After Saturday’s Firestone 550k IndyCar Series race, a seemingly intractable principle of auto racing went on display at Texas Motor Speedway: The principle which says that what is good for competitors is not always good for the ticket-buying fans.
It went on display when happy driver after relieved driver emerged from [...]

INDYCAR Cancels China, Talks To Texas About Filling In
Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2012 – 10:07 | One Comment
INDYCAR Cancels China, Talks To Texas About Filling In

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INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced Wednesday morning its scheduled Aug. 19 race in Qingdao, China, has been cancelled.
Wednesday afternoon, Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, said that the series has talked to him about hosting the cancelled race at TMS.
A in a statement issued by TMS, Gossage said:
“The thought [...]

Q & A: Foyt Discusses All Things IndyCar
Tuesday, 12 Jun, 2012 – 9:17 | 4 Comments
Q & A: Foyt Discusses All Things IndyCar

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – One of his many hired drivers, Eddie Cheever Jr., perhaps said it most eloquently about the man, the myth, the legend that is Super Tex: “If A.J. Foyt didn’t exist, we would have to invent him.”
An open-wheel staple for over 50 years, Foyt’s legacy is linked [...]

Justin Wilson Comes Up Big At Texas Oval
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 22:04 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Comes Up Big At Texas Oval

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Justin Wilson took the lead when leader Graham Wilson scraped the wall with less than two laps to go and went on to win the Firestone 550k IZOD IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday evening.
The victory was the first of the year for the Dale Coyne Racing driver and second of his career.
“It’s [...]

Tagliani, Aero Revisions Are Big Texas Stories
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Tagliani, Aero Revisions Are Big Texas Stories

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s search for the perfect aero sweet spot at Texas Motor Speedway continued after qualifying for the Firestone 550k late Friday afternoon, when the sanctioning body tweaked its aero package for the 1.5-mile quadoval for a third time.
Will Phillips, INDYCAR’s vice president of technology, confirmed that [...]

INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole
Thursday, 7 Jun, 2012 – 9:30 | 4 Comments
INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole

The engines of the cars in this year’s darn-good Indianapolis 500 had barely cooled – well, except for the Lotus engines, which were thoroughly cooled after being black flagged for being, basically, lousy – when talk of an INDYCAR revolt began to surface.
A revolt against the series’ leader, president and CEO Randy Bernard.
It was a [...]

IndyCar Drivers Nervous On Eve Of Texas Race
Wednesday, 6 Jun, 2012 – 7:24 | Comments Off
IndyCar Drivers Nervous On Eve Of Texas Race

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Anxiety levels among open-wheel racing’s bravest drivers are revving-up for Saturday night’s Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway, the first high-banked oval to play host to the IZOD IndyCar Series since the tragic death of Dan Wheldon eight months ago.
“I’m not very comfortable with it,” Dario [...]