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Texas Two Step: A Double Shot Of IndyCar
Wednesday, 2 Mar, 2011 – 23:37 | One Comment
Texas Two Step: A Double Shot Of IndyCar

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Sake flowed freely over the Pacific Ocean on the long flight from Japan back to the United States in celebration of Danica Patrick’s breakthrough IZOD IndyCar Series victory at Twin Ring Motegi in April 2008.
That won’t be the case for whomever wins Race 1 of the [...]

Kanaan’s Career Left In Limbo
Monday, 28 Feb, 2011 – 8:23 | One Comment
Kanaan’s Career Left In Limbo

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Like job-seekers everywhere, former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan awoke this morning having to adjust to his “new normal.”
Kanaan is a free-agent for the second time this open-wheel offseason, the result of a sponsorship shortfall at de Ferran Dragon Racing. Fellow-Brazilian Gil de Ferran, president of the team co-owned [...]

IndyCar Series Vegas Bound
Monday, 21 Feb, 2011 – 22:09 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series Vegas Bound

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Open-wheel racing will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season, when the IZOD IndyCar Series stages its 2011 finale on the 1.5-mile quad-oval.
The finale will be staged on Oct. 16, previously listed as TBA on the schedule. And to make things more interesting, a $5 million bonus will be [...]

Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 12:15 | One Comment
Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart is an Indiana native who grew up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drove cars in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at IMS, winning the latter in 2005 and 2007.
Stewart spoke for a lot of people Friday when he commented on the sad news that Tom [...]

Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured
Wednesday, 9 Feb, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Phoenix To Be Reconfigured

In racin’ news today, Wednesday, Feb. 9.:
Phoenix International Raceway will be getting a major facelift, track officials have announced.
PIR president Bryan R. Sperber offered details related to the NASCAR facility’s first major track paving project since 1990 on Wednesday.
Construction will begin in March with the removal of the facility’s current surface and the subsequent installation [...]

Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
Sunday, 6 Feb, 2011 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers [...]

Racers Get Into Super Spirit
Saturday, 5 Feb, 2011 – 18:26 | Comments Off
Racers Get Into Super Spirit

Fort Worth, Texas – Cheeseheads, Terrible Towels and seemingly every anchor/analyst drawing a paycheck from ESPN have descended upon Sundance Square in downtown Cowtown in anticipation of Super Bowl XLV.
Diehard fans of the NFC champion Green Bay Packers and AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers will be joined by a contingent of 10 motorsports stars Sunday at [...]

Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms
Thursday, 3 Feb, 2011 – 11:42 | Comments Off
Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A little over a month still remains before the one-and-only Open Test leading into the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener.
Hot laps scheduled for March 14-15 around the Barber Motorsports Park road-course in Birmingham, Ala., will begin to define the preseason favorites. But there’s little debate as to which organization won [...]

Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011
Tuesday, 1 Feb, 2011 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011

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In Racin’ News today, Feb. 1:
Andretti Autosport announced that it is has signed Englishman Mike Conway to a full-season drive in one of the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series entries for 2011.
Conway, who launched his IZOD IndyCar Series career in 2009, is returning to competition after sustaining serious and season-ending injuries in last year’s Indianapolis [...]

De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
Wednesday, 26 Jan, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear

Simona de Silvestro’s future in the IZOD IndyCar Series is set for the next three seasons, theoretically at a pace that promises to be nuclear.
Keith Wiggins’ HVM Racing and Entergy Nuclear have entered into a three-year partnership as primary sponsor for de Silvestro, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
“It’s a really special feeling, and [...]