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Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 10:20 | 2 Comments
Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain

Want to waste a good 15 minutes some day? Try telling a stick-and-ball loser that racing is as big of a team sport as is basketball or football. More of a team sport than baseball. Then get ready for some really comical indignation.
Fact is, of course, team work is more important to success in racing [...]

INDYCAR Names Barfield To Be New Race Director
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012 – 11:11 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Names Barfield To Be New Race Director

RacinToday.com
The INDYCAR Series named Beaux Barfield as its new race director and president of competition on Wednesday.
Barfield was introduced at a press conference at Indianapolis Motor speedway.
He comes into a series that had numerous complaints about race officiating and rules during the 2011 season.
“I certainly come in here and think I can make a difference,” [...]

Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team
Monday, 2 Jan, 2012 – 13:12 | One Comment
Stewart Heads RacinToday.com 2011 All Pro Team

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It wasn’t so much that Tony Stewart won the 2011 Sprint Cup championship which made his season so remarkable. It was how he did it – with a walk-off victory over second-place Carl Edwards in the final race of the year.
Dramatic much?
For both what and how he won his third [...]

Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season
Sunday, 1 Jan, 2012 – 10:28 | One Comment
Sturbin: Ten Big Memories From 2011 Season

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Completely sober when the ball in New York City’s Times Square dropped – and failed to land anywhere close to Lady Gaga – I admit to immediately clicking over to ESPN to watch extreme sports dudes Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee ring-in 2012 via record-setting ramp-to-ramp jumps on a motorcycle [...]

Pedley: Off Season Means Too Much Time To Think
Friday, 30 Dec, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Pedley: Off Season Means Too Much Time To Think

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some thoughts on a couple of off-season burgers that may have fallen through the grate:
– The SPEED television network’s series of pieces on the drivers who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in January has been very good. They have been of the type of quality that [...]

2012 IndyCar Schedule Released
Thursday, 22 Dec, 2011 – 8:34 | Comments Off
2012 IndyCar Schedule Released

RacinToday.com
A first-ever event in China and two venues that return after multi-year absences highlight the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule for 2012 announced Thursday.
The 2012 season, which will feature the return of engine manufacturer competition and a new universal chassis produced by Dallara Automobili, kicks off Sunday, March 25, with the eighth Honda Grand Prix of [...]

Pedley: Championship Party Has Been Subdued
Wednesday, 21 Dec, 2011 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Pedley: Championship Party Has Been Subdued

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The timing of Tuesday’ media teleconference with Dario Franchitti and Chip Ganassi offered the first reminder that 2011 was anything but a business-as-usual racing season for the IndyCar Series: It was a presser with the championship winners and was held two months after the season ended.
Then there was the tone [...]

Conway To Drive For Foyt Racing
Tuesday, 20 Dec, 2011 – 13:06 | Comments Off
Conway To Drive For Foyt Racing

Mike C
RacinToday.com
AJ Foyt Racing has hired Long Beach Grand Prix winner Mike Conway to drive the No. 14 ABC Supply Honda in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Conway, who won the Long Beach Grand Prix in his 26th IndyCar start, brings strength on the road courses to the team. In 2011, he qualified in the [...]

Pedley: INDYCAR Made Correct Call On Vegas 2012
Monday, 19 Dec, 2011 – 11:15 | One Comment
Pedley: INDYCAR Made Correct Call On Vegas 2012

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR, after one of the most darkly bizarre seasons which American auto racing has ever witnessed, finally made a good call. It did so earlier this month when it took the Las Vegas IndyCar Series race off of its 2012 schedule.
Yes, it took the death of one of its most [...]

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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]