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Oriol Servia To Drive For Dreyer & Reinbold
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2012 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Oriol Servia To Drive For Dreyer & Reinbold

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Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced Tuesday that Spanish driver Oriol Servia will join the team full-time for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
Servia will be joining the Indianapolis-based squad for the first time.
The Spanish driver is coming off of a 2011 season in which he qualified third for the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, [...]

Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2012 – 9:07 | One Comment
Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday that it has signed Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe to a multi-year IZOD IndyCar Series deal. Hinchcliffe will drive the Andretti  GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for 2012.
In his first year in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Hinchcliffe took three top-five and seven top-10 finishes to earn the series’ Rookie of the Year title despite missing [...]

Tagliani To Drive Herta Lotus In 2012
Monday, 9 Jan, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Tagliani To Drive Herta Lotus In 2012

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Bryan Herta Autosport has announced that Alex Tagliani will drive the team’s entry in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
In 2011, the veteran Canadian driver earned back-to-back pole positions; first during the 95th running of the historic Indy 500 and then at Texas Motor Speedway.
Last week, the team announced a joint venture with Bowen & Bowers [...]

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

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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
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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

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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 [...]