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Chevy ‘Issue’ Heats Up Long Beach Paddock
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 7:16 | Comments Off
Chevy ‘Issue’ Heats Up Long Beach Paddock

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Chevrolet Racing and team personnel spent a busy afternoon spinning wrenches in the IZOD IndyCar Series paddock in Southern California on Thursday, methodically trading-out all 11 V-6 engines in cars entered for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The decision was made following the tear-down and inspection of [...]

Chevy To Replace All IndyCar Engines
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Chevy To Replace All IndyCar Engines

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Chevrolet will replace the engines in all 11 of its V-6-powered IZOD IndyCar Series entries prior to the start of on-track activities this weekend for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The decision was made following the tear-down and inspection of an engine that experienced an issue during an IndyCar-sanctioned test Monday [...]

INDYCAR Issues Penalties
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 7:13 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Issues Penalties

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INDYCAR officials have announced that the No. 7 Lotus Dragon Racing entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais and the No. 27 Andretti Autosport car driven by James Hinchcliffe have been slapped with 10-grid position penalties for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the result of unapproved engine changes pursuant to rules 15.3.1 and [...]

INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules
Tuesday, 10 Apr, 2012 – 7:13 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rules revisions relevant to pit road and lapped traffic during IZOD IndyCar Series road and street-course races will go into effect beginning with Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR president of competition, announced Monday that pit road will be open from the outset of non-emergency full-course [...]

The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

Clauson Flexible Enough To Survive Twists Of Fate
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 7:40 | One Comment
Clauson Flexible Enough To Survive Twists Of Fate

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As far a dreams and aspirations go, Bryan Clauson’s were pretty general. “I just wanted to race for a living,” he says. After that, all options would be considered.
Which is good. Because in these times of an economy in tatters and of automobile racing in a state of flux, all [...]

Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon says target lap speeds in the 225 mile per hour range with the IZOD IndyCar Series’ new chassis/engine package aren’t necessarily a lock for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next month – nor should they be.
“I think you got to stick to the important [...]

INDYCAR Tests Dallara Oval Package At Indy
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 17:04 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Tests Dallara Oval Package At Indy

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A big question surrounding the new DW 12 Dallara IndyCar chassis centered on its performance on ovals. On Wednesday, the Dallara’s new aerodynamic package was tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Driver Tony Tony Kanaan described the new as “slick.” He said the Dallara chassis tested Wednesday was better than the chassis prototype he and Dario Franchitti drove [...]

Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012 – 16:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It’s not surprising to hear that IndyCar is angling to extend its current contract with the Barber Motorsports Park beyond the 2013 season. The combination of the Indycars, the Grand-Am series and springtime at the beautiful Alabama facility built by George Barber are clearly a winning
combination.
So which is most decisive: the racing [...]

Power Gets Victory In Alabama
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Power Gets Victory In Alabama

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Will Power gave Team Penske its second victory of the two-race-old IZOD IndyCar Series season Sunday when he won the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Power beat Scott Dixon on a restart with 16 laps left to get the victory.
Power’s victory comes one week after teammate Helio Castroneves opened the [...]