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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 [...]

Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Progress Is ‘Slow’ During New-Car Test At Indy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon says target lap speeds in the 225 mile per hour range with the IZOD IndyCar Series’ new chassis/engine package aren’t necessarily a lock for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next month – nor should they be.
“I think you got to stick to the important [...]

INDYCAR Tests Dallara Oval Package At Indy
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 17:04 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Tests Dallara Oval Package At Indy

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A big question surrounding the new DW 12 Dallara IndyCar chassis centered on its performance on ovals. On Wednesday, the Dallara’s new aerodynamic package was tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Driver Tony Tony Kanaan described the new as “slick.” He said the Dallara chassis tested Wednesday was better than the chassis prototype he and Dario Franchitti drove [...]

Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012 – 16:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It’s not surprising to hear that IndyCar is angling to extend its current contract with the Barber Motorsports Park beyond the 2013 season. The combination of the Indycars, the Grand-Am series and springtime at the beautiful Alabama facility built by George Barber are clearly a winning
combination.
So which is most decisive: the racing [...]

Power Gets Victory In Alabama
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Power Gets Victory In Alabama

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Will Power gave Team Penske its second victory of the two-race-old IZOD IndyCar Series season Sunday when he won the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Power beat Scott Dixon on a restart with 16 laps left to get the victory.
Power’s victory comes one week after teammate Helio Castroneves opened the [...]

Castroneves Stays Hot, Wins Barber Pole
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Castroneves Stays Hot, Wins Barber Pole

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Helio Castroneves followed up his victory in the season-opening IndyCar Series race at St. Petersburg, Fla. last weekend with a pole victory Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
The Team Penske driver covered the 2.3-mile road course at an average speed of 117.485 mph in his Chevrolet-powered Dallara.
James Hinchcliffe, driving the No. 27 Team GoDaddy.com [...]

Penske Fast At Barber Practice
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 18:51 | Comments Off
Penske Fast At Barber Practice

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Following up on a successful season-opening IZOD IndyCar Series weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla., Team Penske led the way as practice began for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on a weather-challenged Friday at Barber Motorsports Park.
After Team Penske topped the charts during the first practice, the afternoon session was cut short when heavy [...]

The Bristol Ball Will Be Placed In The Fans’ Fannys
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 9:25 | Comments Off
The Bristol Ball Will Be Placed In The Fans’ Fannys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hey, I’m just sayin’…
The fans who hate the new Bristol Motor Speedway got what they wanted as owner O.Bruton Smith announced he will attempt to change the high-banked short track back to its former self.
The interesting aspect will be the thing about the dog chasing the Mack truck: Now that [...]

IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Houston
Thursday, 29 Mar, 2012 – 6:59 | Comments Off
IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Houston

Open-wheel racing will return to Houston on a familiar street course beginning in October 2013.
Randy Bernard, INDYCAR’s chief executive officer, announced Wednesday the IZOD IndyCar Series has scheduled the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on a 1.7-mile circuit at Reliant Park for Oct. 4-6, 2013. Bernard was joined by Mike Lanigan, Mi-Jack Promotions [...]