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Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio

By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steam Corners, Ohio –  Scott Dixon won the pole for the Honday Indy 200, which means he’s in the best position to avoid the BumperCar Series that has emerged in place of the IZOD IndyCar series during the recent Canadian swing.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course layout has always been a tight [...]

INDYCAR Puts Three On Probation
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 18:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Puts Three On Probation

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INDYCAR officials have placed drivers Mike Conway, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alex Tagliani on probation through Dec. 31, 2011 for multiple instances of initiating avoidable contact during IZOD IndyCar Series events this season.
“We are disappointed in these actions, which have exhibited a pattern of driving that endangers on-track safety and adversely affects competition,” said Brian Barnhart, [...]

Helio’s Mission Is to Dump The Funk
Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2011 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Helio’s Mission Is to Dump The Funk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
His current winless streak is at 12-and-counting, a modest figure for most IZOD IndyCar Series mortals. It only feels like forever to three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, who showed signs of driving out of a puzzling, season-long funk during Sunday’s Edmonton Indy.
Castroneves’ runnerup result to Team Penske teammate Will [...]

Will Power Wins In Edmonton
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 15:50 | Comments Off
Will Power Wins In Edmonton

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Will Power held off Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to get the victory in the IndyCar Series race in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday.
Finishing third on the revamped road course at the city’s airport, was points leader Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Power.
Tony Kanaan of KV [...]

Sato on Pole In Edmonton
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Sato on Pole In Edmonton

Takuma Sata won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race in Edmonton, Alberta.
The pole was Sato’s second as he won the pole for the race at Iowa Speedway earlier this summer.
Sato, driving the No. 5 KV Racing Technology-Lotus car, set a quick lap of 1 minute, 18.5165 seconds with about 2:30 left in [...]

IndyCar Practice Washed Out In Edmonton
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 17:54 | Comments Off
IndyCar Practice Washed Out In Edmonton

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Rain washed out all IndyCar Series practice at the Edmonton, Alberta circuit where this weekend’s race is scheduled to be held.
Practice and qualifying has been rescheduled for Saturday.
The postponement is particularly troublesome in that the series is making its debut on the revamped City Center Airport 2.24-mile, 13-turn course.
“If this happened at any other street [...]

Power Still PO’d As IndyCar Series Heads To Edmonton
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Power Still PO’d As IndyCar Series Heads To Edmonton

Two weeks have done little to defuse Will Power’s frustration with IZOD IndyCar Series points-leader Dario Franchitti, whose controversial victory in the Honda Indy Toronto has the potential to spill over into practice and qualifying heading into Sunday’s Edmonton Indy.
Franchitti, the three-time and reigning series champion, scored his fourth victory of the season, third on [...]

Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots
Thursday, 14 Jul, 2011 – 8:46 | One Comment
Pedley: The First Half’s Haves And Have-Nots

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup season poked its nose over its half way point last Saturday night with the conclusion of race No. 18 on its 36-race schedule. The other major racing series in North America are roughly at their midway points.
You are correct; a half way-through-the-season piece coming up.
The following are [...]

Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. [...]

Franchitti Leads Ganassi Charge In Toronto
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 18:22 | One Comment
Franchitti Leads Ganassi Charge In Toronto

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Dario Franchitti won Sunday’s crash-marred Honda Indy Toronto IZOD IndyCar Series race, beating his Target Chip Ganassi Racing treammate Scott Dixon to the finish line by .73 seconds.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport finished third and his teammate, Marco Andretti, was fourth.
Vitor Meira of A.J. Foyt Racing was fifth.
Numerous wrecks on the Toronto street course took [...]