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Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 19:42 | Comments Off
Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis

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The rains departed and the cars took to the track at Indianapolis on Thursday.
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break.
With 12 minutes left in the six-hour session, Verizon Team Penske’s Power unseated Alex Tagliani atop the speed [...]

Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis

Another day of practice was gut punched by the weather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Conway shook down the No. 27 Hire Heroes car after some tweaks were made overnight, and Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti got in five laps “to get the feel of a different setup.”
That was the extent of on-track action – save [...]

Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues

Alex Tagliani topped the speed chart with a best lap of 225.878 mph to earn top honors in Monday’s practice for the 100 running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seven different teams were represented in the top 10 of speeds as 39 drivers recorded 1,379 laps in a stiff, cool breeze.
“It was the [...]

Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap
Saturday, 14 May, 2011 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Carpenter Kicks Off 100th Indy 500 With Fastest Lap

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Practice got under way Saturday for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500 and it was an unlikely driver and team that led the way.
Ed Carpenter, driving for Sarah Fisher Racing, posted the top speed on a day that was cut short by rain.
Sunday’s second day of practice was completely washed out by rain.
Carpenter [...]

Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Californian Scott Speed’s star-crossed Formula One and NASCAR careers have featured an attitude that politely can be classified as “edgy.”
That apparently won’t be the case this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Speed exited the opening session of the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Thursday with a revised game plan.
“The [...]

Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own

The Penske surname is synonymous with “firsts” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a testament to the record-setting open-wheel organization founded by Roger Penske.
Cars owned and entered by “The Captain” have scored a record 15 victories at IMS since 1969, when Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish earned him Rookie of the Year honors. Donohue gave Penske his first Indy [...]

Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
Thursday, 5 May, 2011 – 9:56 | Comments Off
Memo: It’s All For One and All For One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Goodyear held a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week (Better three years late than never, I guess) and drivers participating apparently left with thumbs pointing upward.
One, Paul Menard, kind of mentioned, sarcastically, I think, that the test is being [...]

Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
Monday, 2 May, 2011 – 8:27 | Comments Off
Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo

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Will Power fought his way over a still-wet track and won the rain-delayed IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday.
Power, who started the race on Sunday from the pole and survived a series of early-event crashes caused by rain and standing water on the track, led the race on [...]

IndyCar Race Postponed
Sunday, 1 May, 2011 – 18:07 | One Comment
IndyCar Race Postponed

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Heavy rain and standing water forced the postponement of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, scheduled for Sunday  until 8 a.m. (ET) Monday.
The IZOD IndyCar Series race will be televised live on VERSUS at 8 a.m. (ET). It will resume at the point of Sunday’s postponement on Lap 15 with approximately 1 [...]

Power Stays Pole Perfect
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2011 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Power Stays Pole Perfect

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Will Power  remained pole perfect on the season Saturday.
For the fourth time in four races, Power was fastest in qualifying for an IZOD IndyCar Series race as he earned P 1 during qualifications for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, set the track [...]