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Las Vegas Removed From IndyCar Schedule
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Las Vegas Removed From IndyCar Schedule

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INDYCAR announced today that the IZOD IndyCar Series will not race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2012.
The series was scheduled to close its 2012 season at the speedway on Oct. 14, but INDYCAR and speedway officials said considerable testing with the new car is needed prior to returning to the facility.
“We feel we need [...]

Pagenaud To Drive IndyCars For Sam Schmidt
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 13:30 | Comments Off
Pagenaud To Drive IndyCars For Sam Schmidt

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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud will be the driver of the Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) Honda-powered Dallara in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series, team owner Sam Schmidt announced today during a press conference in Indianapolis.
SSM team manager Rob Edwards and Pagenaud joined Schmidt at the press conference in the Indiana Convention Center during the International Motorsports Industry [...]

Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2011 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Newman/Haas To Skip 2012 IndyCar Season

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Newman/Haas Racing announced today that it will not enter cars in the 2012 IndyCar Series.
“The economic climate no longer enables Newman/Haas Racing to participate in open wheel racing at this time,” said Carl Haas, owner and co-founder of Newman/Haas Racing.
Newman/Haas Racing was formed when actor Paul Newman and long-time racer Carl Haas, competitors in the [...]

INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Shakes Up Management

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard announced organizational changes in the commercial and operations/competition divisions of the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights effective Jan. 1.
Terry Angstadt has resigned as Commercial Division President and will be succeeded by Marc Koretzky, who joined INDYCAR in May as Director of Corporate Business Development. Angstadt [...]

Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Black Friday Dawns Brightly For Race Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when normally rational Americans whip out their credit cards and spend like a drunken sailor. Or, maybe the rush to the nearest mall has more to do with escaping assorted family members who conveniently have confused your home with Extended Stay America.
Anyone for [...]

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

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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 [...]