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Franchitti Tames Track, Gets Pole In Loudon
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Franchitti Tames Track, Gets Pole In Loudon

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LOUDON, NH – Dario Franchitti won his second pole of the season Saturday, taking the top qualifying spot for MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225, the first IZOD IndyCar Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 1998.
But the star of the show at Loudon so far this week as definitely been the [...]

Kanaan, IndyCar Return To New Hampshire
Thursday, 11 Aug, 2011 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Kanaan, IndyCar Return To New Hampshire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tony Kanaan vividly recalls the excitement of fellow Brazilian and then-teammate Andre Ribeiro after he took the checkered flag in 1995 at the last CART race at what was then New Hampshire International Speedway.
That was a year before Kanaan came to the U.S. to race, but he enjoyed the aftermath of what [...]

New 2012 Indycar Taken For A Test Drive
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 7:16 | Comments Off
New 2012 Indycar Taken For A Test Drive

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s next generation chassis logged its historic initial shakedown laps Monday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the first of 12 days of an itemized evaluation scheduled for three road-course and three oval layouts.
As is his custom, two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon patted the black and red-striped Dallara [...]

Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 7:02 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Steam Corners, Ohio – Top Ten from the ALMS/IZOD IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 racing seasons since I drove my new Honda Accord into the pasture adjacent to Les Griebling’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (after dropping off my $10 bill to the family [...]

Wheldon Getting Testy For IndyCar
Monday, 8 Aug, 2011 – 14:06 | Comments Off
Wheldon Getting Testy For IndyCar

Two-time and reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon will return to an IZOD IndyCar Series cockpit on Monday in a role not listed on the typical job board.
“Test dummy – that’s a good one. I like that,” Wheldon said during a teleconference addressing his latest contract gig with Bryan Herta Autosport. “That’s what I’m going [...]

Dixon Dominates, Franchitti Stretches Points Lead
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2011 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Dixon Dominates, Franchitti Stretches Points Lead

Steam Corners, Ohio – But for a brief scoring technicality that put teammate Dario Franchitti in front and a rookie’s out-of-kilter pit strategy, pole winner Scott Dixon dominated the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The New Zealander claimed his third victory at the 2.4-mile circuit since 2007 and championship points leader [...]

Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins ‘BumperCar’ Pole at Mid-Ohio

By  Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Steam Corners, Ohio –  Scott Dixon won the pole for the Honday Indy 200, which means he’s in the best position to avoid the BumperCar Series that has emerged in place of the IZOD IndyCar series during the recent Canadian swing.
The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course layout has always been a tight [...]

INDYCAR Puts Three On Probation
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 18:21 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Puts Three On Probation

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INDYCAR officials have placed drivers Mike Conway, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alex Tagliani on probation through Dec. 31, 2011 for multiple instances of initiating avoidable contact during IZOD IndyCar Series events this season.
“We are disappointed in these actions, which have exhibited a pattern of driving that endangers on-track safety and adversely affects competition,” said Brian Barnhart, [...]

Helio’s Mission Is to Dump The Funk
Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2011 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Helio’s Mission Is to Dump The Funk

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His current winless streak is at 12-and-counting, a modest figure for most IZOD IndyCar Series mortals. It only feels like forever to three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, who showed signs of driving out of a puzzling, season-long funk during Sunday’s Edmonton Indy.
Castroneves’ runnerup result to Team Penske teammate Will [...]

Will Power Wins In Edmonton
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 15:50 | Comments Off
Will Power Wins In Edmonton

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Will Power held off Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to get the victory in the IndyCar Series race in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday.
Finishing third on the revamped road course at the city’s airport, was points leader Dario Franchitti of Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Power.
Tony Kanaan of KV [...]