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Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 9:14 | One Comment
Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar

Lotus Motorsport, a direct descendant of the company founded by Englishman Colin Chapman over 60 years ago, will partner as engine supplier to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport and HVM Racing for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The partnership agreements announced Thursday during the Los Angeles Auto Show will enable the teams to [...]

Panther To Bring Back Hildebrand
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2011 – 11:48 | Comments Off
Panther To Bring Back Hildebrand

Star-crossed JR Hildebrand – whose rookie IZOD IndyCar Series season featured an infamous crash and “battle scar” in the Indianapolis 500 and a less-publicized knee injury suffered during a media event in Texas – will continue to drive Panther Racing’s No. 4 National Guard entry in 2012 and 2013.
“I’m super-stoked that I’m going to be [...]

INDYCAR Heading To China
Thursday, 10 Nov, 2011 – 17:06 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Heading To China

A culturally and economically historic summertime IZOD IndyCar Series race in China is among four international destinations announced Thursday by INDYCAR officials for the 2012 season.
The IndyCar Series will race on a 3.87-mile street circuit in Qingdao, China – the Yellow Sea coastal city of 8.7-million between Beijing and Shanghai that played host to the [...]

IMS’s York Wins Jim Chapman Award
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 10:28 | One Comment
IMS’s York Wins Jim Chapman Award

RacinToday.com
Bill York, whose half-century of work in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center earned him the respect and friendship of journalists from around the world, today was announced as winner of the 2011 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor [...]

Woody: Copying NASCAR Is A Bad Idea
Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2011 – 7:43 | 5 Comments
Woody: Copying NASCAR Is A Bad Idea

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In recent years the IndyCar Series has been trying to pattern itself more and more after NASCAR.
That’s OK in areas of marketing and promotion, but on the track it’s asking for trouble – as evidenced by the 15-car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that claimed the life of Dan [...]

Wheldon Remembered At Public Service
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Wheldon Remembered At Public Service

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was remembered at a public memorial service Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday.
A large crowd, including Wheldon’s wife, Susie, and family, gathered to honor Wheldon, who suffered fatal injuries in a racing accident Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Speakers shared thoughts, memories, laughter and [...]

Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Pedley: Wheldon Will Be On Minds At Talladega

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today, from a NASCAR track located in small town in central Alabama, we are going to hear a lot about a man from England who drove Indycars. It will be kind of odd, but also very understandable.
Why will Dan Wheldon and his death during the season-ending IndyCar Series race at [...]

Wheldon Services Set
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Wheldon Services Set

RacinToday.com
Funeral services for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon will be held at 10 a.m. (EDT), Saturday, Oct. 22, at First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, 701 Beach Drive N.E. in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wheldon’s wife, Susie, released the following statement on behalf of the family, inviting members of the community to attend the service:
“Although the [...]

Questions Must Be Raised About Vegas Race
Thursday, 20 Oct, 2011 – 10:54 | 2 Comments
Questions Must Be Raised About Vegas Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s not precisely clear what happened in the big wreck that claimed the life of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in terms of who caused it.
And that is OK. No one individual should be singled out for what happened. No good can come from fingering a “guilty [...]

Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas
Thursday, 20 Oct, 2011 – 7:27 | One Comment
Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas

In the wake of Dan Wheldon’s death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday, Darrell Waltrip says he hesitates to “second-guess” the IndyCar Series’ decision to race there – but that it was probably a bad idea.
“I know those guys were apprehensive going into that race,” says Waltrip, a retired three-time NASCAR champion who early [...]