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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 [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty
Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2012 – 7:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: ‘Glitch’ At Fault In Dixon Penalty

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s top cop has acknowledged that the sanctioning body erred when it issued a drive-through penalty to Scott Dixon during the Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ at The Milwaukee Mile.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished 11th in Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series event won by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport [...]

Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Gets The IndyCar Victory In Milwaukee

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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport took control late in the race and went on to win the Milwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon.
It was Hunter-Reay’s  his first victory since he won the race at New Hampshire last year. It came by over five seconds over Tony Kanaan of KV [...]

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
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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
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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 [...]