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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Forgiving Racers Put Patch On Belle Isle’s Image
Monday, 4 Jun, 2012 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
Forgiving Racers Put Patch On Belle Isle’s Image

Fueled by Frosted Flakes during an unexpected mid-race break, Scott Dixon won Sunday’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and then implored IZOD IndyCar Series fans and critics to give the mean Streets of Detroit a break.
“It was a fun day. Fun day. Pretty crazy,” Dixon said after waiting-out a near two-hour red flag stoppage [...]

Dixon Survives Torn-Up Track To Win At Belle Isle
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Dixon Survives Torn-Up Track To Win At Belle Isle

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The IndyCar Series’ return Sunday to the Belle Isle street course in Detroit will be memorable, but probably not in the way promoters had hoped.
The race was won by Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who led flag to flag. But in between flags, Dixon and the rest of the drivers had to sit and [...]

Motown Is A Smash Hit With IndyCar Drivers
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Motown Is A Smash Hit With IndyCar Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Street-course ace Will Power topped the combined practice time/speed chart Friday for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, where the Raceway at Belle Isle Park left at least one IZOD IndyCar Series driver breathless.
“I have no more air left in my lungs. That is good fun,” Simon Pagenaud said [...]

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

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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 [...]