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Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. [...]

Franchitti Leads Ganassi Charge In Toronto
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 18:22 | One Comment
Franchitti Leads Ganassi Charge In Toronto

RacinToday.com
Dario Franchitti won Sunday’s crash-marred Honda Indy Toronto IZOD IndyCar Series race, beating his Target Chip Ganassi Racing treammate Scott Dixon to the finish line by .73 seconds.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport finished third and his teammate, Marco Andretti, was fourth.
Vitor Meira of A.J. Foyt Racing was fifth.
Numerous wrecks on the Toronto street course took [...]

Power Fast Qualifier In Toronto
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Power Fast Qualifier In Toronto

The IZOD IndyCar Series returned to road racing this weekend and Team Penske’s Will Power returned to the top of the speed charts.
Power, on Saturday, won the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto race on the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street course.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, has swept the pole in [...]

IndyCar Back To Fontana, But Will Bernard Be Back To IndyCar?
Tuesday, 5 Jul, 2011 – 10:58 | One Comment
IndyCar Back To Fontana, But Will Bernard Be Back To IndyCar?

The INDYCAR Series has announced that it will return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. in 2012.
But unless this year’s season-ending race is a Nielsen Ratings success, the man who negotiated the open-wheel series’ return to Auto Club may not be around to see the race as Randy Bernard, the chief executive officer of INDYCAR, [...]

Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio

Cleared to drive by INDYCAR’s medical staff following a “mild concussion” suffered Saturday night, Will Power spent Wednesday road-course testing in pursuit of IZOD IndyCar Series nemesis Dario Franchitti.
Power joined Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe for a test on the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his first seat time since crashing into the [...]

INDYCAR Supends Team, Owner
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 14:33 | One Comment

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INDYCAR, the governing body of Firestone Indy Lights, has suspended one of the teams which competes in the Firestone Indy Lights Series.
The entrant license/membership of O2 Racing Technology and the individual membership of team owner Mark Olson until December 31, 2012, for actions during The Milwaukee Mile event June 18-19.
Olson was suspended for attempting to [...]

Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 12:07 | Comments Off
Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit

Nearly five years have passed since Marco Andretti, then 19-years-old, won his first IZOD IndyCar Series race, flirted with the allure of Formula One and began to shave.
The ensuing 78-race eternity that began for the Family Andretti at Infineon Raceway on Aug. 27, 2006 mercifully ended Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, where Marco outbattled former [...]

Andretti Harvests A Win In Iowa
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2011 – 7:48 | Comments Off
Andretti Harvests A Win In Iowa

Marco Andretti overtook former Andretti Autosport teammate Tony Kanaan on Lap 232 of 250 and went on to a 0.7932-of-a-second victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway.
“We were down a little bit on the bigger ovals but we know when it comes down to handling we’d be alright,” Andretti [...]

Sato Has Up-And-Down Day At Iowa Speedway
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Sato Has Up-And-Down Day At Iowa Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Takuma Sato earned his first career IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon at Iowa Speedway, where the buzz accompanying the Japanese native’s historic two-lap run was muted by a crash during the final practice for Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 250.
Sato became the first Japanese driver to qualify on-pole for [...]

Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
Friday, 24 Jun, 2011 – 18:23 | Comments Off
Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole

Takuma Sato on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway.
It was the Japanese driver’s first IndyCar pole.
Sato posted a two-lap average speed of 180.375 mph on the .875-mile oval, which is located in Newton, Iowa.
“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the [...]