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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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

INDYCAR To Hear GM Protest
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 17:46 | Comments Off
INDYCAR To Hear GM Protest

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INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, has scheduled a hearing for a protest filed by General Motors (GM) regarding INDYCAR’s April 18 decision to approve use of a 0.74 A/R compressor cover for the single turbocharger.
The hearing will take place Thursday in Indianapolis.
Honda and Lotus have been invited to participate in the hearing [...]

Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Power Wins First-Quarter Driver Of The Year Award

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The IndyCar Series’ Will Power was named winner of the Driver of the Year panel’s first-quarter award, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Power edged NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight by a single point to earn the award, which goes to the top driver in United States-based racing series. It is voted upon by a panel [...]

Loaded Indianapolis 500 Schedule Released
Tuesday, 24 Apr, 2012 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Loaded Indianapolis 500 Schedule Released

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The 96th Indianapolis 500 will offer 12 days of varied on-track action featuring the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, and two special days of fan-friendly activities during the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Opening Day is Saturday, May 12. Pole Day is Saturday, May 19, followed by Bump Day, Sunday, May 20. [...]

Entry List For Indy 500 Loaded With Good Stories
Friday, 20 Apr, 2012 – 10:34 | One Comment
Entry List For Indy 500 Loaded With Good Stories

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three former winners and seven rookies – including Indiana boy Bryan Clauson living his “surreal dream” – bracket the list of drivers named to 34 entries filed for the 2012 Indianapolis 500.
The 96th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis [...]

It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically
Wednesday, 18 Apr, 2012 – 7:00 | Comments Off
It Was A Good Weekend To Watch Electronically

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts about a rather large weekend of racing and many hours in front of the flat screen (LCD, not that plasma crap):
– Robert Hight’s Funny Car season is shaping up to be one of those special jobs that seems to come along every decade or so in the NHRA. [...]