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Kanaan To Take Green Flag Sans Stress At Indy
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 17:39 | One Comment
Kanaan To Take Green Flag Sans Stress At Indy

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tony Kanaan knows what it feels like to be the favorite to win the Indianapolis 500. It’s happened more than once.
The 37-year-old Brazilian driver also knows what it’s like to fail to meet those expectations each time.
This year, heading into Sunday’s 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, [...]

INDYCAR Gives Thumbs Down To A Boost For Lotus
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 7:35 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Gives Thumbs Down To A Boost For Lotus

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Lotus’ underpowered IZOD IndyCar Series engine program will have to compete “as-is” during Sunday’s 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the open-wheel series, announced Tuesday that all three engine manufacturers would run the scheduled 200-lapper around Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a boost level of 130 kilopascals (kPa) [...]

Under-Powered Lotus In Over Its Head At Indy?
Monday, 21 May, 2012 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Under-Powered Lotus In Over Its Head At Indy?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Lotus-powered Dallaras qualified by Simona de Silvestro and Jean Alesi in Row 11 for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 are re-defining the concept of “field-fillers” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On a Bump Day when a lack of new Dallara DW12 chassis and available 2.2-liter, turbocharged V-6 engines from corporate [...]

Briscoe Drives Out Of The Shadows At Penske
Monday, 21 May, 2012 – 8:38 | Comments Off
Briscoe Drives Out Of The Shadows At Penske

Ryan Briscoe’s pole-winning run for the 96th Indianapolis 500 looms as the perfect vehicle to alter the Australian’s image as “third-wheelman” at Team Penske.
Largely overshadowed by Helio Castroneves and Will Power during his four-plus-year tenure at Penske, Briscoe figures to spend much of the week leading up to Sunday’s green flag eloquently chatting-up “The Greatest [...]

Carpenter Fills Out Indy Field On Bumpless Day
Sunday, 20 May, 2012 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Carpenter Fills Out Indy Field On Bumpless Day

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There was no bumping on Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but IndyCar Series officials did avoid a public relations setback when the field for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 was filled out to its capacity of 33 cars and drivers.
Ed Carpenter, who suffered through a horrible Pole Day on Saturday [...]

Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500

Ryan Briscoe went out early in the Fast Nine portion of Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, set a surprisingly-fast four-lap speed and then sat nervously in the cockpit of his Chevrolet powered Dallara for the remainder of the 1.5-hour qualifying segment.
When the gun sounded to signal the end of the session, Briscoe had [...]

Marco Andretti Fastest Of The Fast On Fast Friday
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 21:57 | Comments Off
Marco Andretti Fastest Of The Fast On Fast Friday

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Marco Andretti is poised to rock his world, and add to his family’s star-crossed history at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, during Pole Day qualifications Saturday for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Aided by an increase in turbocharger boost pressure, Andretti topped the speed chart on Fast Friday with a lap [...]

Indy Girds For Fast Friday
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Indy Girds For Fast Friday

A change in turbocharger boost pressure promises to increase speeds, engineering data and perhaps anxiety levels for IZOD IndyCar Series teams during Fast Friday practice today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Setup data collected during six days/35 hours of practice this week for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27 largely will be shelved [...]

Wheldon To Be Honored During Pre-500 Festivities
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Wheldon To Be Honored During Pre-500 Festivities

The life of two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon will be honored during a variety of activities leading into the 96th running of the race on May 27.
Wheldon earned his second Indy 500 victory in dramatic fashion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last May 29, taking the lead for the first and only time on the [...]

Dragon Racing Switches Over To Chevrolet Power
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 10:47 | Comments Off

RacinToday.com
Two more IndyCar Series drivers have defected from Lotus and moved to Chevrolet power.
INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, confirmed today that it has approved an engine partner change for Dragon Racing.
The team will transfer from Lotus to Chevrolet power for the entries driven by Sebastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge. The [...]