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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 [...]

Dixon To Start On Pole At Motegi
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 8:31 | Comments Off
Dixon To Start On Pole At Motegi

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Dixon is the one-and-only IZOD IndyCar Series pole-winner on Twin Ring Motegi’s oval and road course, and the two-time driver’s champion will attempt to become the lone race-winner on both during Sunday’s Indy Japan: The Final.
Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda, posted a hot [...]

INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan
Friday, 16 Sep, 2011 – 9:32 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Report Warns Teams Of Risks In Japan

A comprehensive report prepared by Dr. Terry Trammell for members of the IZOD IndyCar Series traveling to Twin Ring Motegi for this weekend’s road-race concluded that the trip to Japan may expose participants to an increased level of radiation “unlikely to pose a long-term health risk.”
But the report also noted that “numerous aftershocks continue throughout [...]

INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Boss: Danica’s Fears Are Unfounded

Randy Bernard is confident the IZOD IndyCar Series’ final scheduled race at Twin Ring Motegi this weekend will be contested in a safe environment, despite concerns voiced by superstar Danica Patrick over lingering radiation levels and earthquake aftershocks in Japan.
“If I did (have concerns), I wouldn’t be sending everyone,” Bernard said during a teleconference from [...]

Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge
Wednesday, 14 Sep, 2011 – 10:48 | Comments Off
Bernard Revises INDYCAR Vegas Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The $5 million carrot INDYCAR boss Randy Bernard has been dangling in front of the world motorsports community since March will be chased solely by Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Wheldon, the two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, was introduced Tuesday as the lone non- regular series driver approved to compete [...]

Power Surges In Baltimore, Points
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Power Surges In Baltimore, Points

By Venkat G. Gopalakrishnan
Special to RacinToday.com
BALTIMORE , Md.– The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix may have gone off script with a largely uneventful race, but it stayed true to form with Will Power getting a victory.
Polesitter Power finished ahead of second-place Oriol Servia of Newman/Haas Racing by 10.209 seconds to get the victory, which was Power’s sixth of [...]

Baltimore Circuit Features Bumps and Landmarks
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Baltimore Circuit Features Bumps and Landmarks

By Venkat G. Gopalakrishnan
Special to RacinToday.com
When you think of Baltimore, you think of crab cakes, Inner Harbor, the aquarium, the Orioles, the Ravens…and IndyCars? This Labor Day weekend the IZOD IndyCar Series is making its debut on the Streets of Baltimore for the Baltimore Grand Prix.
The 2.04-mile temporary street circuit winds through downtown, passing such [...]

Power On Baltimore Pole
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off
Power On Baltimore Pole

Will Power on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s inaugural IndyCar race through the streets of Baltimore.
The Team Penske driver had a fast lap of 1:20.2447 on the circuit.
Power is coming off a victory last weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., where he had started from the pole.
Second fastest was Graham Rahal of Ganassi [...]

Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 6:51 | Comments Off
Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore

Predictable new track blues prompted a four-hour delay before Friday’s opening practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
After crews addressed potential safety issues relating to fencing lining the 2-mile, 12-turn street circuit, the tight, bumpy and freshly paved temporary layout played to generally positive reviews.
“Obviously, the fans and drivers are disappointed with [...]

Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)
Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2011 – 7:05 | 10 Comments
Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)

Danica Patrick’s announcement about jilting the IndyCar Series for NASCAR started tongues wagging and keyboards clicking last week as pundits pondered the impact Ms. Patrick will have on stock car racing.
Frankly, nobody knows how she’ll do on the track. She’s reasonably talented and will have reasonably good equipment. Other than that all we know for [...]