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John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution
Wednesday, 21 Mar, 2012 – 9:46 | One Comment
John Sturbin: IndyCar Heads To St. Pete Facing A Revolution

Josef Newgarden’s march to the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights championship began on the Streets of St. Pete, where the 21-year-old returns this weekend with a “big car” and revised expectations.
Newgarden is scheduled to make his IZOD IndyCar Series debut with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, lapping the [...]

New Cars Getting Good Reviews From Drivers
Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2012 – 12:55 | Comments Off
New Cars Getting Good Reviews From Drivers

Graham Rahal says the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Open Test at Sebring international Raceway has confirmed there are more sweet-than-weak spots in the revolutionary Dallara DW12 chassis.
“It’s a good chassis,” said Rahal, among series regulars who tested on the bumpy 1.67-mile, 11-turn circuit last week. “When the car first came out there was a lot of [...]

This Formula 1 Invasion Should Be More Pleasant
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 16:09 | One Comment
This Formula 1 Invasion Should Be More Pleasant

Some quick, random early season thoughts:
The storm warnings were out for the media during the months leading up to the return of Formula 1 racing to the United States in 2000. Do not, the old F1 hands were telling their newbie-to-the-series American peers who would cover the race in Indianapolis, expect much from the foreign [...]

Past Teammates On Andretti Drivers’ Minds
Thursday, 8 Mar, 2012 – 12:56 | One Comment
Past Teammates On Andretti Drivers’ Minds

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The revamped Andretti Autosport team assembled in St. Petersburg, Fla. this week to take part in Wednesday’s pre-season media day. The way it sounded, one former teammate will not be missed all that much this season while another will never be forgotten; ever.
The former is Danica Patrick, who has decided [...]

Texas’ Gossage Reacts To ‘Threat’ From Drivers
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Texas’ Gossage Reacts To ‘Threat’ From Drivers

FORT WORTH, Texas – Eddie Gossage has termed the buzz about a possible boycott by IZOD IndyCar Series drivers after a recent test at Texas Motor Speedway as “a threat” that could have been avoided.
“If you have an issue, pick up the phone and call,” Gossage, TMS’ president and promoter, said during the track’s annual [...]

IndyCar Moves Test, Angers TMS President
Friday, 2 Mar, 2012 – 20:08 | Comments Off
IndyCar Moves Test, Angers TMS President

By John Sturbin  | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – IZOD IndyCar Series officials have rescheduled a critical oval Open Test at Texas Motor Speedway from mid-March to May 7.
“With our teams in the midst of preparations for the first four road/street events of the season, it is more beneficial to move the oval Open Test [...]

Barrichello Feeling Super About New Job At KVRT
Friday, 2 Mar, 2012 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Barrichello Feeling Super About New Job At KVRT

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Thanks to some bi-lingual doubletalk by his Brazilian “brother,” Rubens Barrichello has found a new home in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
A 19-year veteran of Formula 1, Barrichello was introduced in Indianapolis Thursday as 2012 teammate to Kanaan and E.J. Viso at KV Racing Technology, the organization co-owned by former CART [...]

Barrichello To Race IndyCar
Thursday, 1 Mar, 2012 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Barrichello To Race IndyCar

The IZOD IndyCar Series has added a major marquee name as KV Racing Technology announced that Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello will compete in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series as the driver of the No. 8 BMC | Embrase – KV Racing Technology car.
Barrichello, 39, whose Formula One career spanned from 1993-2011, is the most [...]

Texas IndyCar Test Sparks Rumors
Monday, 27 Feb, 2012 – 15:49 | One Comment
Texas IndyCar Test Sparks Rumors

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Testing of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ new Dallara DW12 chassis at Texas Motor Speedway has re-ignited long-standing concerns over the inherent dangers of pack racing.
And while rumors of a possible boycott by series drivers created buzz on several websites, former champion Tony Kanaan said he is confident team engineers and [...]

INDYCAR Boss Touts Series, Slams Critics
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 8:17 | One Comment
INDYCAR Boss Touts Series, Slams Critics

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Addressing what he termed the “many critics” of the IZOD IndyCar Series, CEO Randy Bernard promised the 2012 season will provide “one helluva ride” when it hits the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., next month.
“It’s time for everyone to put its faith back in INDYCAR,” Bernard said during a State [...]