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Justin Wilson Comes Up Big At Texas Oval
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 22:04 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Comes Up Big At Texas Oval

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Justin Wilson took the lead when leader Graham Wilson scraped the wall with less than two laps to go and went on to win the Firestone 550k IZOD IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday evening.
The victory was the first of the year for the Dale Coyne Racing driver and second of his career.
“It’s [...]

Tagliani, Aero Revisions Are Big Texas Stories
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Tagliani, Aero Revisions Are Big Texas Stories

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s search for the perfect aero sweet spot at Texas Motor Speedway continued after qualifying for the Firestone 550k late Friday afternoon, when the sanctioning body tweaked its aero package for the 1.5-mile quadoval for a third time.
Will Phillips, INDYCAR’s vice president of technology, confirmed that [...]

INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole
Thursday, 7 Jun, 2012 – 9:30 | 4 Comments
INDYCAR Again Digs Self Into A Dark Hole

The engines of the cars in this year’s darn-good Indianapolis 500 had barely cooled – well, except for the Lotus engines, which were thoroughly cooled after being black flagged for being, basically, lousy – when talk of an INDYCAR revolt began to surface.
A revolt against the series’ leader, president and CEO Randy Bernard.
It was a [...]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 [...]