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Transcript of Wheldon-Death Probe Teleconference
Friday, 16 Dec, 2011 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Transcript of Wheldon-Death Probe Teleconference

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INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR officials released a report Thursday on the multiple-car accident that killed two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16.
Wheldon, 33, was killed during the series’ season-finale when his open-wheel Dallara/Honda sailed 325-feet through the air after unavoidable contact with another car and hit a catch-fence. Wheldon’s [...]

INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 12:28 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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INDYCAR  on Thursday released the findings of its investigation into the wreck that took the life of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 11 laps into the final race of the 2011 season.
Those findings include the conclusion that a catch fence support pole hit by Wheldon’s airborne car [...]

Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era

It was a few days ago when a short, unemotional press release popped up on my computer screen and brought my browsing to a jarring halt.
It was hard for my brain to wrap itself around the news that Newman/Haas Racing, one of the long-time fixtures in American open-wheel racing, is closing its doors after [...]

Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Monday, 12 Dec, 2011 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Race fans, it’s an Adjective Day…
Curious – A lot of signs point to the hiring of David Ragan by Penske Racing. The job, of course, being to take the place of Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Dodge.
And a good job it is: The previous driver was in the Chase [...]

Las Vegas Removed From IndyCar Schedule
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Las Vegas Removed From IndyCar Schedule

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INDYCAR announced today that the IZOD IndyCar Series will not race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2012.
The series was scheduled to close its 2012 season at the speedway on Oct. 14, but INDYCAR and speedway officials said considerable testing with the new car is needed prior to returning to the facility.
“We feel we need [...]

Pagenaud To Drive IndyCars For Sam Schmidt
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Pagenaud To Drive IndyCars For Sam Schmidt

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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud will be the driver of the Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) Honda-powered Dallara in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series, team owner Sam Schmidt announced today during a press conference in Indianapolis.
SSM team manager Rob Edwards and Pagenaud joined Schmidt at the press conference in the Indiana Convention Center during the International Motorsports Industry [...]

Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2011 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season

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Newman/Haas Racing announced today that it will not enter cars in the 2012 IndyCar Series.
“The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time,” said Carl Haas, owner and co-founder of Newman/Haas Racing.
Newman/Haas Racing was formed when actor Paul Newman and long-time racer Carl Haas, competitors in the [...]

INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Shakes Up Management

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard announced organizational changes in the commercial and operations/competition divisions of the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights effective Jan. 1.
Terry Angstadt has resigned as Commercial Division President and will be succeeded by Marc Koretzky, who joined INDYCAR in May as Director of Corporate Business Development. Angstadt [...]

Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when normally rational Americans whip out their credit cards and spend like a drunken sailor. Or, maybe the rush to the nearest mall has more to do with escaping assorted family members who conveniently have confused your home with Extended Stay America.
Anyone for [...]

Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 9:14 | One Comment
Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar

Lotus Motorsport, a direct descendant of the company founded by Englishman Colin Chapman over 60 years ago, will partner as engine supplier to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport and HVM Racing for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The partnership agreements announced Thursday during the Los Angeles Auto Show will enable the teams to [...]