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INDYCAR Penalizes Rahal
Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2012 – 14:35 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Penalizes Rahal

INDYCAR has placed IZOD IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal on probation through the next six race for blocking and initiating avoidable contact during the race on the Long Beach temporary street circuit April 15.
On Lap 22 of 85-lap race, Rahal made contact with the No. 26 car driven by Marco Andretti in Turn 8, which [...]

Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP
Sunday, 15 Apr, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Power Survives Penalty To Win Long Beach GP

RacinToday.com
Not even being penalized 10 spots on the starting grid could slow street-racing monster Will Power as the Team Penske driver overcame his 12th-place starting position to win Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The victory was the second of the season and second in a row for Power, who won [...]

Briscoe Leads Long Beach Qualifying, But…
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Briscoe Leads Long Beach Qualifying, But…

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Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske was the fastest qualifier on Saturday for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, but he will not start from the front row of the grid.
That’s because Briscoe drives a Chevrolet-powered Dallara and earlier this week, INDYCAR officials penalized all teams using the GM engines. The penalties  – 10 spots [...]

Long Beach An American Racing Institution
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Long Beach An American Racing Institution

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not many people along the Front Range of Colorado seemed to know what to expect when plans came together for a street-circuit event in Denver in the late 1980s. The big question – in the street and in the media – seemed to be, like, “So, 200 mph cars through [...]

Chevy ‘Issue’ Heats Up Long Beach Paddock
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 7:16 | Comments Off
Chevy ‘Issue’ Heats Up Long Beach Paddock

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Chevrolet Racing and team personnel spent a busy afternoon spinning wrenches in the IZOD IndyCar Series paddock in Southern California on Thursday, methodically trading-out all 11 V-6 engines in cars entered for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The decision was made following the tear-down and inspection of [...]

Chevy To Replace All IndyCar Engines
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Chevy To Replace All IndyCar Engines

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Chevrolet will replace the engines in all 11 of its V-6-powered IZOD IndyCar Series entries prior to the start of on-track activities this weekend for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The decision was made following the tear-down and inspection of an engine that experienced an issue during an IndyCar-sanctioned test Monday [...]

INDYCAR Issues Penalties
Thursday, 12 Apr, 2012 – 7:13 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Issues Penalties

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INDYCAR officials have announced that the No. 7 Lotus Dragon Racing entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais and the No. 27 Andretti Autosport car driven by James Hinchcliffe have been slapped with 10-grid position penalties for Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the result of unapproved engine changes pursuant to rules 15.3.1 and [...]

INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules
Tuesday, 10 Apr, 2012 – 7:13 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Revises Pit Road, Lapped Car Rules

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rules revisions relevant to pit road and lapped traffic during IZOD IndyCar Series road and street-course races will go into effect beginning with Sunday’s 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR president of competition, announced Monday that pit road will be open from the outset of non-emergency full-course [...]

The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

Clauson Flexible Enough To Survive Twists Of Fate
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 7:40 | One Comment
Clauson Flexible Enough To Survive Twists Of Fate

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As far a dreams and aspirations go, Bryan Clauson’s were pretty general. “I just wanted to race for a living,” he says. After that, all options would be considered.
Which is good. Because in these times of an economy in tatters and of automobile racing in a state of flux, all [...]