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Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem
Thursday, 23 Jun, 2011 – 7:23 | One Comment
Franchitti Says Pit Problem Was A Penske Problem

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti says pit road etiquette prevailed over “gamesmanship” Sunday afternoon at The Milwaukee Mile, where the Scotsman’s 29th career victory drew him into a tie with Will Power for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
When Franchitti entered pit road on Lap 125 of Sunday’s Milwaukee 225, his left rear [...]

Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?
Monday, 20 Jun, 2011 – 7:47 | One Comment
Ingram: Hamlin, JGR Hitting Stride Just In Time?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Were I tweeting, this would be my top 10 on Sunday (with footnotes):
1. Hamlin, M. Ford back on track at Michigan. Denny: “We made a magic adjustment and the car just took off.”
( No. 11 Crew Chief Mike Ford and his driver are on their [...]

Franchitti Gets The Victory At Milwaukee
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti Gets The Victory At Milwaukee

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Dario Franchitti won the Milwaukee 225 IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis. on Sunday afternoon.
Franchitti led much of the race but got the lead for the final time when leader Helio Castroneves had to pit with a bum tire with just over 20 laps to go.
Once in the lead, Franchitti checked [...]

Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2011 – 18:51 | Comments Off
Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile

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Dario Franchitti on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.
Joining him on the front row Sunday will be Helio Castroneves.
“It was a combination of the car and the setup was really close to being perfect and I just hung on to it,” said Franchitti, whose [...]

Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Monday, 13 Jun, 2011 – 5:28 | Comments Off
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed [...]

Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 4:43 | Comments Off
Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – An animated Will Power leaped out of his car in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, putting a proper exclamation point on the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
The series points-leader as the night began, Power scored his third victory this season and [...]

Tags Is It Again In Qualifying
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 19:43 | One Comment
Tags Is It Again In Qualifying

Fort Worth, Texas – Alex Tagliani celebrated his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon with a shout-out to his team, and a not-so-subtle message aimed squarely at one of his rivals.
“Being on the pole on an oval is great,” said Tagliani, who bagged P1 for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s with a [...]

When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 15:59 | Comments Off
When It Comes To Turns, Danica Is A Leftist

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Danica Patrick has made it no secret that she digs the ovals, meaning the “exhibition” format for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway could play right into her wheelhouse.
A TMS open-wheel record 30 entries began practicing Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s pair [...]

JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas
Wednesday, 8 Jun, 2011 – 22:01 | Comments Off
JR Hildebrand Stumbles Into More Trouble In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Rookie JR Hildebrand’s star-crossed fortunes took another bizarre twist Wednesday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where the 2011 Indianapolis 500 runnerup suffered what has been described as “an injury to his left knee” during a promotion for the inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
Hildebrand was competing against IZOD [...]

Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header
Tuesday, 7 Jun, 2011 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Big Texas Field Set For IndyCar Double-Header

Fort Worth, Texas – A track-record 30 entries will compete in the Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, eclipsing the previous high car-count of 28.
The last time an IZOD IndyCar Series race outside the Indianapolis 500 featured more than 30 cars occurred during the season-finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. [...]