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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

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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 [...]

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

Mike C
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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

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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 [...]

INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 12:28 | Comments Off
INDYCAR: Blow From Fence Post Killed Wheldon

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR  on Thursday released the findings of its investigation into the wreck that took the life of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 11 laps into the final race of the 2011 season.
Those findings include the conclusion that a catch fence support pole hit by Wheldon’s airborne car [...]

Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era

It was a few days ago when a short, unemotional press release popped up on my computer screen and brought my browsing to a jarring halt.
It was hard for my brain to wrap itself around the news that Newman/Haas Racing, one of the long-time fixtures in American open-wheel racing, is closing its doors after [...]

Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns
Monday, 12 Dec, 2011 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: Time To Describe Some Nouns

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Race fans, it’s an Adjective Day…
Curious – A lot of signs point to the hiring of David Ragan by Penske Racing. The job, of course, being to take the place of Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Dodge.
And a good job it is: The previous driver was in the Chase [...]