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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

RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Pedley: Thanks And Best Of Luck, Little Al
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2011 – 10:28 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Thanks And Best Of Luck, Little Al

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The story of the guy who may very well have been the best-ever American race car driver took another disappointing turn last week.
Al Unser Jr., it was reported, was in trouble again with the law and with alcohol. Seems he was caught while allegedly drag racing in his SUV near his [...]

Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2011 – 6:28 | Comments Off
Pedley: KuBu Gets A Monster Victory In Dover

The Second Day Lede:
Kurt Busch was in anything but a win it or wreck it mood the middle of last week. In fact, light and laid back, he was barely in a Kurt Busch mood.
Perhaps it was the hunting trip he had been on at a private farm in central Kansas. Or maybe the thick, [...]

Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Carpenter Wins Kentucky; Dario Grabs Points Lead

Dario Franchitti moved to the points lead in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings Sunday when he finished second at Kentucky Speedway. Will Power, who had the lead with the race started and who led the first 48 laps at Kentucky, finished 19th.
Franchitti, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, heads to the season finale at Las Vegas [...]

Power Earns Eight Pole of Season
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Power Earns Eight Pole of Season

RacinToday.com
Will Power earned his series record-tying eighth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season and set a two-lap track qualifying record in the process at 219.283 mph (48.5948 seconds).
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon – the others eligible for the driver championship – will start 11th and seventh, respectively. Franchitti’s crew changed [...]

Unser Jr. Arrested, Suspended
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 15:47 | One Comment
Unser Jr. Arrested, Suspended

RacinToday.com
Al Unser Jr. is in trouble with the law again and because of that has been suspended by INDYCAR officials.
Unser, a former winner of the Indianapolis 500 as a driver, was arrested near his home in New Mexico early Thursday morning on reckless driving and alcohol-related charges.
According to reports, Unser was clocked by sherriff’s deputies [...]

Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts
Wednesday, 28 Sep, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Wheldon Returns; New Dallara Debuts

Two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon insists the six-week testing program he has undertaken for the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 prototype chassis has made him “a more complete race car driver.”
Idle competitively since winning the 100th anniversary edition of the Indy 500 on May 29, Wheldon will return to the series this weekend [...]