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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 [...]

New Guy Newgarden Takes A Spin At Indy
Thursday, 17 May, 2012 – 7:04 | Comments Off
New Guy Newgarden Takes A Spin At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rookie Josef Newgarden added a pair of experiences to his Indianapolis 500 notebook Wednesday, when a spin in Turn 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway resulted in a visit to the track’s medical center.
“You don’t get many lucky breaks around this place, and I think I just got one,” Newgarden said [...]

Indy Speeds Climb As Teams Get Serious
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Indy Speeds Climb As Teams Get Serious

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
After three days of working primarily on race day setups for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, Team Penske got serious about qualifying Tuesday. The results produced the team’s fastest laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with all three Penske drivers exceeding 220 mph.
Three-time Indy 500 champion Helio [...]

Things Get Racy During Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Things Get Racy During Practice At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti picked up the pace for Andretti Autosport during practice Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where speeds for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 aren’t always what they seem.
With a number of IZOD IndyCar Series teams admittedly using the final hour of the six-hour [...]