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Pedley: Thanks And Best Of Luck, Little Al
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 10:28 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Thanks And Best Of Luck, Little Al

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The story of the guy who may very well have been the best-ever American race car driver took another disappointing turn last week.
Al Unser Jr., it was reported, was in trouble again with the law and with alcohol. Seems he was caught while allegedly drag racing in his SUV near his [...]

Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover

The Second Day Lede:
Kurt Busch was in anything but a win it or wreck it mood the middle of last week. In fact, light and laid back, he was barely in a Kurt Busch mood.
Perhaps it was the hunting trip he had been on at a private farm in central Kansas. Or maybe the thick, [...]

Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead

Dario Franchitti moved to the points lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings Sunday when he finished second at Kentucky Speedway. Will Power, who had the lead with the race started and who led the first 48 laps at Kentucky, finished 19th.
Franchitti, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, heads to the season finale at Las Vegas [...]

Power Earns Eight Pole of Season
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Power Earns Eight Pole of Season

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Will Power earned his series record-tying eighth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season and set a two-lap track qualifying record in the process at 219.283 mph (48.5948 seconds).
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon – the others eligible for the driver championship – will start 11th and seventh, respectively. Franchitti’s crew changed [...]

Unser Jr. Arrested, Suspended
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 15:47 | One Comment
Unser Jr. Arrested, Suspended

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Al Unser Jr. is in trouble with the law again and because of that has been suspended by INDYCAR officials.
Unser, a former winner of the Indianapolis 500 as a driver, was arrested near his home in New Mexico early Thursday morning on reckless driving and alcohol-related charges.
According to reports, Unser was clocked by sherriff’s deputies [...]

Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts

Two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon insists the six-week testing program he has undertaken for the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 prototype chassis has made him “a more complete race car driver.”
Idle competitively since winning the 100th anniversary edition of the Indy 500 on May 29, Wheldon will return to the series this weekend [...]

INDYCAR To Roll Out New Chassis Today
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 – 7:42 | Comments Off
INDYCAR To Roll Out New Chassis Today

Following a series of private tests and an undisclosed amount of laps, the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series prototype chassis is scheduled to go public today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dan Wheldon, two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, will wheel the Dallara chassis powered by a twin-turbocharged Honda V-6 engine around the 2.5-mile IMS layout during the car’s first [...]

Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 19:54 | Comments Off
Andretti, Chevy To Team Up In 2012

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Andretti Autosport and Chevrolet announced today that the auto manufacturer will provide the Andretti Autosport entries with its new Chevy IndyCar V-6 racing engine for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Andretti Autosport, led by team owner and CEO Michael Andretti, has recorded 39 victories in the IZOD IndyCar Series dating back to the team’s entry into [...]

Test Could Play Part In Determining Champion
Friday, 23 Sep, 2011 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Test Could Play Part In Determining Champion

Championship contenders Will Power, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon are scheduled to punch the clock for a full, eight-hour day of IZOD IndyCar Series testing today at Kentucky Speedway.
The 1.5-mile oval in Sparta, Ken., will play host to the series’ penultimate race – the Kentucky Indy 300 – on Oct. 2, with the season-ending IZOD [...]

Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins In Japan; Power Takes Point Lead

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon held off the relentless Will Power on a restart with two laps left to win Sunday’s Indy Japan: The Final and remain a factor in a revised IZOD IndyCar Series championship chase.
A self-described “stupid move” and the resulting avoidable contact penalty levied against three-time/reigning series champion Dario Franchitti just before halfway [...]