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Tony Kanaan’s debut with KV Racing Technology-Lotus on the Streets of St. Pete featured unexpected challenges from Simona de Silvestro, and a key piece of cockpit equipment.
Kanaan held off a determined, late-race charge from de Silvestro to finish third in the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Kanaan’s unlikely podium finish [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
One day after the unintended consequences of double-file restarts dominated post-race discussion on the Streets of St. Pete, the IZOD IndyCar Series celebrated its highest overnight TV ratings in four years.
And therein lies the rub – or in this case, the bump-and-shove – between the balancing act matching the integrity [...]
A weekend wrapup:
That little crawl they run along the top of the television screen during NASCAR races which gives running order provided more than just the intended information on Sunday. And I’m not talking here about Fox’s decision to regularly blend advertising into it.
It provided a constant reminder about how competitive the racing in the [...]
Dario Franchitti took his first step toward repeating as IZOD IndyCar Series champion Sunday when he won the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Franchitti took the lead four laps into the race and relinquished it for just two laps during a pittings equence.
The victory was the first for the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver [...]
Team Penske’s Will Power will start Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from the pole.
Power, who was finished second to Dario Franchitti in last year’s championship battle, had a qualifying speed of 104.579 mph. over the St. Pete street course.
“It was a good session,” said Power, who won his second [...]
In racin’ news today, Saturday, March 26:
(In this package – A.J. Foyt to miss St. Pete; Davey Hamilton to driver for Dreyer & Reinbold; Dan Wheldon gets ride for the 500; Marcus Gronholm flying high. This package will be updated as news develops today.)
Larry Foyt will be calling the shots this weekend for the ABC [...]
Team Penske’s Will Power pace the first day of practice for Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday.
Power, the defending champion in St. Petersburg, topped the speed chart with a lap of 1 minute, 3.3759 seconds late in the hour-long afternoon session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course.
“I was very surprised to be P1, [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The talking points of Graham Rahal’s on-again/off-again IZOD IndyCar Series career neatly have been notched on the Streets of St. Pete.
Rahal recorded his first win in his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2008, becoming the youngest series winner at 19 years, 93-days-old. One year later, the [...]
With the addition of Tony Kanaan to his IZOD IndyCar Series roster, Jimmy Vasser believes KV Racing Technology has signed “the sport’s best teammate” – and the driver who can break the Ganassi-Penske open-wheel monopoly in 2011.
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, saw a tumultuous offseason end on Monday when he was introduced as driver [...]
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t [...]