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Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own
Friday, 29 Apr, 2011 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Brit Conway Looking For Crown Of His Own

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Shoved off the pages of London’s racy tabloids by William and Catherine and the royal wedding, Mike Conway quietly has reassumed the role of loyal British subject…in search of his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory.
Conway snapped an 0-for-25 winless streak dating to 2009 by winning the 37th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope
Thursday, 28 Apr, 2011 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Castroneves Heads To Brazil Under Microscope

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Helio Castroneves will be on double-secret probation this weekend, when the IZOD IndyCar Series  travels to his native Brazil for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300.
Castroneves’ No. 3 Dallara/Honda was involved in two separate incidents within five laps of each other during the series’ most recent event, the 37th annual [...]

TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 10:29 | Comments Off
TGIM: Nice Long Beach Story Nearly Didn’t Happen

Thank God It’s Monday:
Had things gone just minutely differently on the last lap of last year’s Indianapolis 500, the look of Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in Long Beach would have been radically different.
Sunday’s winner might not have won because he might be dead, and a most crucial moment of the race might not have [...]

Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass
Sunday, 17 Apr, 2011 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Conway Wins Long Beach On Late Pass

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Mike Conway passed Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 13 laps to go and went on  to win Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
The pass came just two laps after Conway’s Andretti Autosport teammate, slowed and left the track with a mechanical problem while battling Briscoe [...]

Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Power Powers On In Streets Of Long Beach

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Will Power of Team Penske on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Power will start along side of Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport on the front row.
“I was up on the lap by a half-a-10th coming into the last three corners and I knew the [...]

Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach
Saturday, 16 Apr, 2011 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Penske Crew Running Strong In Long Beach

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Team Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power topped the combined practice (two sessions) time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series drivers prepared for three rounds of qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Briscoe, whose top-five starts in the first two races have been negated by contact, turned a lap of 1 minute, 10.7403 [...]

TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, [...]

Power Trims Field At Barber
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2011 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power [...]

Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Team Penske Tough In IndyCar Qualifying

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Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will start with a Team Penske front row.
Will Power won the pole for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on Saturday while Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe was second fastest.
“It was very tiring but we saved it until the end and put a good lap together,” [...]

Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Will Make Best Of An Awkward Situation

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s the old “not the best of circumstances” circumstance for veteran road racer Simon Pagenaud, but he’ll take it.
Pagenaud, a Frenchman who is a reigning American Le Mans Series champion, will make is IZOD IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Honda Grand Peix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park [...]