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Power On Pole At Infineon
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Power On Pole At Infineon

Will Power earned his sixth pole of the season as Team Penske swept the top-three spots in qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway.
Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe will start second and third, respectively.
Power, who won the race in 2010 to wrap up the first Mario Andretti Road Trophy, is the [...]

INDYCAR Fires Back At Will Power
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 6:52 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Fires Back At Will Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Will Power’s “flippant” behavior at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has earned the IZOD IndyCar Series championship contender a $30,000 fine from INDYCAR officials, who also placed the Team Penske star on probation for the season’s remaining five races.
Power flipped-off Race Control officials with both hands after crashing out of [...]

Pedley: Danicamania Is A Troubling Sign For Auto Racing
Friday, 26 Aug, 2011 – 7:37 | 13 Comments
Pedley: Danicamania Is A Troubling Sign For Auto Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is zero doubt that Danica Patrick’s announcement of her future plans on Thursday morning was mega-huge American auto racing news. It’s just kind of sad that it was mega-huge news.
It gives a clear barometric reading about the state of American auto racing and that reading is depressing.
Depressing in that [...]

Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]

Panel Upholds New Hampshire IndyCar Finish
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Panel Upholds New Hampshire IndyCar Finish

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR announced today that the top three finishing positions of the Aug. 14 MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would stand as ruled on race day.  As a result, Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport will go down as winner of the event.
The announcement came after a ruling Wednesday [...]

Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2011 – 7:14 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Danica Cuts Her Own NASCAR Path

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Shortly we’ll hear all the details – team owners, the schedule, etc. – in the case of Danica Patrick moving from IndyCar to NASCAR as a full-time driver.
Which type of NASCAR convert will her case turn out to be? Will it turn out like Dario [...]

Woody: Empty-Seat Syndrome Haunts IndyCar
Friday, 19 Aug, 2011 – 9:45 | 4 Comments
Woody: Empty-Seat Syndrome Haunts IndyCar

I saw an estimate that put the crowd at New Hampshire Speedway at 30,000 for last Sunday’s IndyCar race.
As my old sports editor once said about an obviously-inflated attendance figure at a Vanderbilt football game, a lot of those fans came disguised as empty seats.
When the TV cameras panned the gaping New Hampshire grandstands, a [...]

INDYCAR Appoints Panel To Hear Protests
Wednesday, 17 Aug, 2011 – 17:53 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Appoints Panel To Hear Protests

RacinToday.com
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and operations, named Jerry Gappens, Rollie Helmling and Jeff Stoops to serve as the three-person panel that will hear the protests regarding the results of the IZOD IndyCar Series MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The protest hearing will take place Aug. 23 in Indianapolis, and the [...]

Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?
Monday, 15 Aug, 2011 – 10:48 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Why Not Race In The Wet at Glen?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I wish NASCAR’s Sprint Cup would start racing in the rain at Watkins Glen. While the disastrous IndyCar finish in New Hampshire confirmed the obvious that it’s impossible to race in the rain on an oval, it can be done by the Sprint Cup competitors at places like the Glen.
The [...]

Future Of INDYCAR In Loudon In Doubt
Sunday, 14 Aug, 2011 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Future Of INDYCAR In Loudon In Doubt

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, N.H. – The first IndyCar race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 12 years could also be the last.
Race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes that is not the case.
“This is a very challenging and fun racetrack and I hope we come back here for many years to come,’’ he said [...]