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Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 17:59 | Comments Off on Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton
Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s celebration of his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole of the season was muted Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, when INDYCAR officials served him with a 10 grid-spot penalty for an unapproved engine change.
Hunter-Reay, winner of the last three races and the series championship leader, was one of five drivers slapped with grid-spot penalties by […]

HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 14:06 | Comments Off on HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives
HANS Hopes New Device Will Save More Drivers’ Lives

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Depsite the series of wrecks which took a number of drivers’ lives in recent years, and despite the fact that hardly a weekend goes by during which other high-profile drivers credit their ability to walk away from horrifying wrecks to the effectiveness of head-and-neck restraint systems, large numbers of drivers […]

Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY
Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY
Sprint Cup’s Jimmie Johnson Wins Second-Quarter DOTY

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Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday was named the Driver of  The Year Award winner for the second quarter of 2012 racing season.
The award, which was voted upon by an elite panel of 18 broadcasters and journalists, covered racing in American-based series during the period running from April 22nd to July 1st.
Johnson, the five-time Sprint Cup Series […]

Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top
Hunter-Reay, Andretti Put America Back On Top

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Not since the glory days of Sam Hornish Jr. have fans of domestic open-wheel racing seen an American driver emerge with championship credentials.
But three consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series victories have propelled Floridian Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport into the point lead with only five races remaining. And while it’s a […]

INDYCAR Considering ‘Canadian Triple Crown’
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 7:46 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Considering ‘Canadian Triple Crown’
INDYCAR Considering ‘Canadian Triple Crown’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The “Black Hole/Black Eye” created in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule by loss of an ambitious street race in China might be filled next season by a third event in Canada.
In the wake of another successful running of last weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard confirmed that […]

Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot
Tuesday, 10 Jul, 2012 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot
Sudden Opening Gives Sudden Sam Another Shot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s best to let the AJ Allmendinger situation resolve itself before getting too carried away with righteous indignation, scorn or sympathy. But it’s not too early to say this: The hope here is that Sam Hornish Jr. makes the most of the opportunity which has been regrettably made his.
Hornish got […]

Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 17:55 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory
Hunter-Reay Bags A Third Straight IndyCar Victory

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The IZOD IndyCar Series has a new points leader and a new top team as Ryan Hunter -Reay of Andretti Autosport won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday to give him three straight victories and a sizable lead in the season standings.
Hunter-Reay inherited the lead on lap 57 at the Exhibition Place street circuit when […]

Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers
Stressed Engines Put Stress On IndyCar Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
This has been a season of high-profile firsts for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Almost a complete rebirthing season in terms of people, places and things. And while some of the newly launched nouns have to be considered success stories, there have been some that have caused rebirthing issues.
One thing that […]

Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto
Franchitti Rolls To Pole In Toronto

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Dario Franchitti will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series even in Toronto from the pole.
The Target Chip Ganassi driver, who won this year’s Indianapolis 500, edged Will Power of Team Penske to get the pole. The pole was the 29th of Franchitti’s career and third in a row.
“That was a really hard-earned pole,” Franchitti said. “Track […]

INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week
Thursday, 5 Jul, 2012 – 9:20 | Comments Off on INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week
INDYCAR To Allow Drivers To Get Pushy This Week

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Push-to -pass returns to the IZOD IndyCar Series with this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto, and defending event champion Dario Franchitti can’t wait to hit-the-switch on the Streets of Exhibition Place.
“It’s going to be very interesting, you know, with that push-to-pass, how much power are we actually going to get,” Franchitti […]