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Baltimore Circuit Features Bumps and Landmarks
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Baltimore Circuit Features Bumps and Landmarks

By Venkat G. Gopalakrishnan
Special to RacinToday.com
When you think of Baltimore, you think of crab cakes, Inner Harbor, the aquarium, the Orioles, the Ravens…and IndyCars? This Labor Day weekend the IZOD IndyCar Series is making its debut on the Streets of Baltimore for the Baltimore Grand Prix.
The 2.04-mile temporary street circuit winds through downtown, passing such [...]

Power On Baltimore Pole
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 13:57 | Comments Off
Power On Baltimore Pole

Will Power on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s inaugural IndyCar race through the streets of Baltimore.
The Team Penske driver had a fast lap of 1:20.2447 on the circuit.
Power is coming off a victory last weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., where he had started from the pole.
Second fastest was Graham Rahal of Ganassi [...]

Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 6:51 | Comments Off
Track Problems Slow IndyCars At Baltimore

Predictable new track blues prompted a four-hour delay before Friday’s opening practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
After crews addressed potential safety issues relating to fencing lining the 2-mile, 12-turn street circuit, the tight, bumpy and freshly paved temporary layout played to generally positive reviews.
“Obviously, the fans and drivers are disappointed with [...]

Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)
Wednesday, 31 Aug, 2011 – 7:05 | 10 Comments
Is There IndyCar Life A.D. (After Danica)

Danica Patrick’s announcement about jilting the IndyCar Series for NASCAR started tongues wagging and keyboards clicking last week as pundits pondered the impact Ms. Patrick will have on stock car racing.
Frankly, nobody knows how she’ll do on the track. She’s reasonably talented and will have reasonably good equipment. Other than that all we know for [...]

Power Cruises At Infineon
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2011 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Power Cruises At Infineon

Will Power of Team Penske started Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway from the pole, led every lap and got back to Victory Lane for the fifth time of the season.
The only time that Power was challenged during the race was on a restart – the lone restart of the race – with [...]

Power On Pole At Infineon
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Power On Pole At Infineon

Will Power earned his sixth pole of the season as Team Penske swept the top-three spots in qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway.
Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe will start second and third, respectively.
Power, who won the race in 2010 to wrap up the first Mario Andretti Road Trophy, is the [...]

INDYCAR Fires Back At Will Power
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2011 – 6:52 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Fires Back At Will Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Will Power’s “flippant” behavior at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has earned the IZOD IndyCar Series championship contender a $30,000 fine from INDYCAR officials, who also placed the Team Penske star on probation for the season’s remaining five races.
Power flipped-off Race Control officials with both hands after crashing out of [...]

Pedley: Danicamania Is A Troubling Sign For Auto Racing
Friday, 26 Aug, 2011 – 7:37 | 13 Comments
Pedley: Danicamania Is A Troubling Sign For Auto Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
There is zero doubt that Danica Patrick’s announcement of her future plans on Thursday morning was mega-huge American auto racing news. It’s just kind of sad that it was mega-huge news.
It gives a clear barometric reading about the state of American auto racing and that reading is depressing.
Depressing in that [...]

Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks
Thursday, 25 Aug, 2011 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Danica: Hello Fenders, Good-Bye Paddocks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick’s plans for the future are now officially set and it translates into good news for NASCAR and bad news for the IndyCar Series.
At a press/teleconference held in Patrick’s current hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz. on Thursday morning, Patrick said she would exit the IndyCar Series that she has been [...]

Panel Upholds New Hampshire IndyCar Finish
Wednesday, 24 Aug, 2011 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Panel Upholds New Hampshire IndyCar Finish

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR announced today that the top three finishing positions of the Aug. 14 MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would stand as ruled on race day.  As a result, Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport will go down as winner of the event.
The announcement came after a ruling Wednesday [...]