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Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Power Solves New Downforce Rule; Wins TMS Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Will Power qualified on-pole for the Firestone 600 Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway and almost immediately began channeling his inner Helio.
That would be Castroneves, Power’s Team Penske teammate and defending event champion of what is billed as “America’s Original Nighttime IndyCar Race.”
Power posted a cumulative [...]

No ‘Magic Pill’ Yet For IndyCar At Texas Oval
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 14:18 | Comments Off
No ‘Magic Pill’ Yet For IndyCar At Texas Oval

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – An additional 300 pounds of downforce may not be the “magic pill” Verizon IndyCar Series teams are seeking in the never-ending aerodynamic conundrum surrounding open-wheel racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced Thursday that teams competing in Saturday night’s Firestone 600 here will have the [...]

Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2014 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit

Helio Castroneves finished off an all-Penske weekend in Detroit by winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Belle Isle road course.
Castroneves’ victory comes one day after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the first race of the Detroit weekend double header.
That double header is promoted by team owner Roger Penske, who calls Detroit his home [...]

Power Holds Off Rahal In Race 1 At Belle Isle
Saturday, 31 May, 2014 – 18:09 | Comments Off
Power Holds Off Rahal In Race 1 At Belle Isle

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Will Power barely held off Graham Rahal over the final laps at the Belle Isle road course on Saturday to get the victory in the first of two weekend Verizon IndyCar Series races in Detroit.
The series will race again at Belle Isle on Sunday.
Power took over the lead with 10 to go in the race [...]

With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 – 7:10 | Comments Off
With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Disneyland is not on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this season. So at the end of what figures to be the busiest week of his racing life, Ryan Hunter-Reay has booked the next-best-thing.
“I just won the Indy 500 – and I’m going to Detroit!” Hunter-Reay declared after accepting [...]

Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
Monday, 26 May, 2014 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]

Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle [...]

Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy

By John Sturbin and Mike Harris | Senior Writers
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on Dario Franchitti’s racing resume, but the popular Scotsman led a few more laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Franchitti came out of his injury-induced retirement to drive the Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, as well as spend [...]

ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 10:15 | One Comment
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today

INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin [...]

Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please
Sunday, 25 May, 2014 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – After you have swigged the milk and donned the laurel wreath and had your likeness engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, it’s difficult to not think about winning another Indianapolis 500. That is the delightful dilemma facing Tony Kanaan this morning during the final hours of his reign as [...]