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A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 – 10:13 | One Comment
A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend It Was

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In no particular order, one person’s list of top racing-related moments from what is one person’s favorite week of racing of the year:
– Pre-race at Indianapolis. There is no debate about which is the biggest, most important and most spectacular auto race in America. It’s Indy and it’s not even [...]

Numbers Say Victory Was Big One For Franchitti
Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Numbers Say Victory Was Big One For Franchitti

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti earned $2,474,280 from an overall purse of $13,285,815 for his victory Sunday in the 96th Indianapolis 500, the Scotsman’s third win in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Franchitti is just the 10th driver to win the crown jewel of open-wheel racing at least three times, having previously prevailed at [...]

And The Beating Goes On For Andretti Family At Indy
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 17:15 | One Comment
And The Beating Goes On For Andretti Family At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes the racing gods simply want to have a good laugh.
On Sunday, they gave the Andretti family hope that its 43-year-old Indianapolis 500 curse was about to end.
Marco Andretti, the 26-year-old third-generation driver, went into the race confident that he had a car to give his family its [...]

Wheldon On The Minds Of His Friends At Indy
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 15:43 | Comments Off
Wheldon On The Minds Of His Friends At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – In the record books, the 96th Indianapolis 500 will show that Dario Franchitti won the race, giving him three victories in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
But those who spent the hot, sultry afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or watched the very competitive race on TV now know that Franchitti was not alone in the cockpit of [...]

Franchitti Wins The 96th Indianapolis 500
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 14:21 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins The 96th Indianapolis 500

RacinToday.com
The big questions during the month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway were: Where’s Ganassi and where’s Honda? After Sunday’s 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, the answer was: Victory Circle.
Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi won the race, his teammate Scott Dixon was second and both cars were powered by Honda.
The win [...]

Keselowski Gets Penske Ball Rolling With NNS Win
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 11:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Gets Penske Ball Rolling With NNS Win

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – After winning Saturday’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide race Brad Keselowski wasn’t concerned about the 600-miles and 90-degree heat facing him Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, he was headed to Concord Motorsports Park to enjoy a night of short-track racing.
“I’ve got a couple of Late Models running up [...]

Hinchcliffe Driving His Way Out Of Two Shadows
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Driving His Way Out Of Two Shadows

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The man who replaced Danica Patrick at Andretti Autosport is not too proud to get in touch with his feminine side, right down to the long, black hair of the wig gracing his official INDYCAR credential.
That wig is the hairpiece James Hinchcliffe wore during driver introductions for the IZOD IndyCar [...]

Castroneves Looking To Become Mr. Four Time
Sunday, 27 May, 2012 – 5:38 | Comments Off
Castroneves Looking To Become Mr. Four Time

INDIANAPOLIS –  Helio Castroneves has another chance on Sunday to join a very elite group at the Indianapolis 500.
A victory for Castroneves, who will start sixth in the 33-car field, would be his fourth, putting him in a class with only A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.
Castroneves figures he has a secret weapon [...]

Young Dudes Out To Add To Families’ 500 Fortunes
Saturday, 26 May, 2012 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Young Dudes Out To Add To Families’ 500 Fortunes

INDIANAPOLIS – Graham Rahal has a picture in his mind’s-eye of the final few laps of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
In his vision, he and Marco Andretti are racing for what would be a historic and much-talked-about victory, no matter which way it turned out.
“I think that it would do incredible things for this sport,’’ Graham said. [...]

Carb Day Notes: Ganassi Guys On Target For 500
Saturday, 26 May, 2012 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Carb Day Notes: Ganassi Guys On Target For 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is for sending messages, and the word from Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon is that Target Chip Ganassi Racing is good to go for Sunday’s 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti, the Indy 500 champion in 2007 and 2010, topped the speed chart during [...]