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Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 – 9:49 | One Comment
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So [...]

Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops

Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car [...]

Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Longtime open-wheel rivals A.J. Foyt Jr. and Michael Andretti have struck a corporate deal that will see Ryan Hunter-Reay replace Bruno Junqueira in the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Hunter-Reay, who was knocked out of the 33-car field by Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti in the final minute of [...]

Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 13:26 | One Comment
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race [...]

‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The pistol shot that ended Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway left Andretti Autosport bruised and confused, despite having qualified three drivers for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Last-minute qualifier Marco Andretti bumped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from a 33-car field that includes Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick, an earlier [...]

Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 17:03 | One Comment
Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field

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The field for next Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was filled out on Sunday and despite some tense moments, the field will include Danica Patrick.
Other big names who got in as a result of Bump Day runs were Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske, Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport, Paul Tracey of Dreyer & [...]

Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 23:19 | Comments Off
Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Native Canadian Alex Tagliani is fluent in English, French and Italian. And any way he prefers to say it – fast, vite or veloce – Tags was the class of the field during Pole Day qualifications for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Backing up his impressive speed numbers from practice, Tagliani, [...]

Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race [...]

Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the [...]

Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 6:58 | 4 Comments
Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick isn’t wink-winking that her seventh Indianapolis 500 will be her last just yet.
But ask her after the checkered flag falls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29. Because a victory by open-wheel racing’s most successful and popular woman driver in the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle [...]