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Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Danica Emphatically Denies NASCAR Reports

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Open-wheel star Danica Patrick has flat-out denied a report that she has a tentative deal to go fulltime racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next year.
The report of her move to NASCAR was posted on ESPN.com late Tuesday, as well as
ESPN’s “Bottom Line” crawl on its various network [...]

Indy Drivers Say Restarts Could Be Disastrous
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 18:50 | One Comment
Indy Drivers Say Restarts Could Be Disastrous

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Here’s a scene that could very well play out in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500:
The cars line up for a double-file restart with five laps to go in a very competitive race. Pole-winner Alex Tagliani is on the inside at the front, with two-time 500 winner and defending champion Dario [...]

Harris: 500 Miles, 41 Years, A Million Memories
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 15:51 | One Comment
Harris: 500 Miles, 41 Years, A Million Memories

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Driving through the credential gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time each year brings back a flood of memories.
Today, as I drove through Gate 9a off Georgetown Road, I thought back to my first time here, in 1970. That day, I drove onto the massive speedway grounds [...]

Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
Thursday, 26 May, 2011 – 13:06 | Comments Off
Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani’s Week of Fame as Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter may have peaked Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he met the media for the final time before the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Tagliani became the first Canadian to qualify on-pole for the Indy 500 [...]

Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 – 9:49 | One Comment
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So [...]

Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops

Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car [...]

Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Longtime open-wheel rivals A.J. Foyt Jr. and Michael Andretti have struck a corporate deal that will see Ryan Hunter-Reay replace Bruno Junqueira in the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Hunter-Reay, who was knocked out of the 33-car field by Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti in the final minute of [...]

Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 13:26 | One Comment
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race [...]

‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day
Monday, 23 May, 2011 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The pistol shot that ended Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway left Andretti Autosport bruised and confused, despite having qualified three drivers for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Last-minute qualifier Marco Andretti bumped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from a 33-car field that includes Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick, an earlier [...]

Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 17:03 | One Comment
Danica Survives Scare, Bumps Way Into 500 Field

RacinToday.com
The field for next Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was filled out on Sunday and despite some tense moments, the field will include Danica Patrick.
Other big names who got in as a result of Bump Day runs were Ryan Briscoe of Team Penske, Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport, Paul Tracey of Dreyer & [...]