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NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Despite auto racing’s worldwide existence, it is a small community and when tragedy strikes, as it did with Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon’s death in Sunday’s IndyCar Series season finale, it is felt by every series competitor and sanctioning body.
“Those of us walking around the garage today, [...]

Pedley: Piecing Together A Lousy Sunday
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 11:05 | One Comment
Pedley: Piecing Together A Lousy Sunday

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some random, rambling thoughts after having a day and a night to think about the death of driver Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday:
– The uh-oh response in the gut hit me as I watched the IndyCar field come out of Turn 2 at LVMS on the [...]

Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones

Just when you think the worst is in the past, the sport rears up and shows you it’s never going to be truly safe.
SAFER Barriers, head and neck restraints, crushable panels, Kevlar construction, none of that technology is enough to keep race drivers completely safe.
Now the open-wheel division of the sport has claimed the [...]

Dan Wheldon Killed In IndyCar Wreck In Las Vegas
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Dan Wheldon Killed In IndyCar Wreck In Las Vegas

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Driver Dan Wheldon was killed in a horrific wreck that occurred just after the start of Sunday’s season-ending IndyCar Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Fifteen cars were involved in the wreck. Several launched high into the air and some burst into flames during the wreck, which occurred [...]

Championship, Rulebook On Line In Vegas
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Championship, Rulebook On Line In Vegas

Rival IZOD IndyCar Series team principals Mike Hull and Tim Cindric will spend Sunday afternoon trying to outwit one another as Dario Franchitti and Will Power decide the 2011 driver’s championship during the Las Vegas Indy 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hull, managing director of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, hopes to guide Franchitti to his [...]

Kanaan On Pole In Vegas
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 20:18 | Comments Off
Kanaan On Pole In Vegas

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Tony Kanaan won the pole for Sunday’s season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series race in Las Vegas on Friday.
The two drivers competing for the series championship – Will Power and Dario Franchitti – qualified 17th and 18th respectively at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“It feels awesome,” Kanaan said. “It has been awhile. I guess I’ve got to do [...]

Danica Setting Self Up For Big Finish In Vegas?
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Danica Setting Self Up For Big Finish In Vegas?

Quite used to generating headlines by merely showing up at a “friggin’^” racetrack, Danica Patrick let her numbers do some meaningful talking during the opening practice for Sunday’s season-ending IZOD INDYCAR World Championships presented by Honda.
Patrick – making what will be her 116th and final IndyCar start as a series regular for the forseeable future [...]

Vegas Race Puts IndyCar Friendship On Hold
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 21:05 | Comments Off
Vegas Race Puts IndyCar Friendship On Hold

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If they weren’t so singularly focused on beating the snot out of each other on-track over the last two seasons, Dario Franchitti and Will Power might be BFFs.
As it is, Franchitti and Power will head into Sunday’s IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway separated [...]

INDYCAR, GRAND-AM To Race In Detroit
Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off
INDYCAR, GRAND-AM To Race In Detroit

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The IZOD IndyCar Series announced Wednesday that it will return to Detroit next season for the first time in four years.
The first Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be held June 1-3, 2012 at the picturesque 2.1-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course.
“Chevrolet has a long, storied history in Indy car racing,” said [...]

IndyCar Championship To Be Decided Vegas Style
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 13:04 | Comments Off
IndyCar Championship To Be Decided Vegas Style

By John Sturbin| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A record 34 cars have been entered for Sunday’s IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the ongoing on-track battle between Dario Franchitti and Will Power will be preceded by a well-orchestrated war of words.
Franchitti leads Power by 18 points after regaining the lead at [...]