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IndyCar’s Panther, Dreyer & Reinbold Form Alliance
Monday, 7 May, 2012 – 15:09 | Comments Off
IndyCar’s Panther, Dreyer & Reinbold Form Alliance

RacinToday.com
Two-time IndyCar Series champion Panther Racing announced Monday it has formed a strategic alliance with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing on Oriol Servia’s entry for the remainder of the 2012 IndyCar Series season.
The No. 22 Panther/DRR team will utilize Panther’s second Chevrolet engine lease and work in conjunction with the No. 4 National Guard team anddriver [...]

Bell To Make Indy Run For Schmidt Pelfrey
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Bell To Make Indy Run For Schmidt Pelfrey

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Townsend Bell will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in a car prepared by the team owned by former driver Sam Schmidt. In 2012, Bell will drive the No. 99 BraunAbility/Schmidt Pelfrey Motorsports Dallara/Honda/Firestone car.
Bell will be a teammate to Frenchman Simon Pagenaud who drives the No. 77 Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports car [...]

Judge To Hear GM Appeal To INDYCAR
Thursday, 3 May, 2012 – 15:28 | Comments Off

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INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, has scheduled a hearing for an appeal filed by General Motors (GM) regarding use of a 0.74 A/R compressor cover for the single turbocharger.
INDYCAR approved use of the compressor cover used by Honda on its 2.2-liter V-6 engine on April 18. GM protested INDYCAR’s decision and a [...]

IndyCar Series To Hold Critical Test At Texas
Thursday, 3 May, 2012 – 7:52 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series To Hold Critical Test At Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Championship leader Will Power and oval-track rookie Rubens Barrichello headline IZOD IndyCar Series drivers scheduled to participate in a critical Open Test at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, May 7.
Originally scheduled for mid-March, the split morning/afternoon sessions in Fort Worth featuring Power, Barrichello and four-time/reigning series champion Dario Franchitti testing [...]

Power Surges To Win In Brazil
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Power Surges To Win In Brazil

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The Will Power Show headed on down to Brazil for the weekend and it was a good down there as it has been up here: Power got the pole and the IZOD IndyCar Series victory.
The victory in the streets of Sao Paulo was the third straight for the Team Penske driver.
The victory was the fourth [...]

Power Wins Another Pole
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:04 | Comments Off
Power Wins Another Pole

Will Power gave Team Penske its fourth consecutive pole of the season Saturday when he was fastest in qualifying for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle in Brazil.
Power set an event qualifying record in the process.
Power posted a lap of 1 minute, 21.4045 seconds with about 3 minutes left in the Firestone [...]

INDYCAR Slams Panther Boss
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 9:25 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Slams Panther Boss

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INDYCAR has fined and placed Panther Racing CEO and managing partner John Barnes on probation through Dec. 31 for posting a comment using improper or disparaging language in reference to INDYCAR on his Twitter account. The amount of the fine is $25,000.
Pursuant to Rule 9.3.1.8 of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook: Using improper, profane [...]

INDYCAR Rules Against GM
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 6:55 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Rules Against GM

INDYCAR’s decision to permit a modification to the turbocharger on Honda-powered V-6 engines in the IZOD IndyCar Series was upheld by a three-member committee Thursday night, denying a protest filed by General Motors.
Honda-powered teams will be allowed to change compressor covers on all of its 2.2-liter, single-turbo engines beginning with this weekend’s Itaipava São Paulo [...]

Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 10:43 | One Comment
Thoughts On Asphalt, Streaks And Turbos

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A couple of random useless thoughts and opinions on racing:
Can’t remember a time when asphalt was making a big buzz the way it has been this year. No kidding, pave jobs are making headlines.
And, stirring debate: My aggregate is better than yours. Oh yeah, well my substrata is less prone [...]

Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus

When Michel Jourdain Jr. begins “scraping off the rust” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month, he might need a sandblaster.
Sixteen years after competing in his first Indianapolis 500, Jourdain will attempt to qualify for the 96th edition of the race on May 27 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Team co-owner Bobby Rahal, the 1986 [...]