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Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 23:19 | Comments Off
Tags Bags Pole For 100th Indianapolis 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Native Canadian Alex Tagliani is fluent in English, French and Italian. And any way he prefers to say it – fast, vite or veloce – Tags was the class of the field during Pole Day qualifications for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500.
Backing up his impressive speed numbers from practice, Tagliani, [...]

Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race [...]

Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Very Fast Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves laid down a lap of 228.611 mph that roused the sun-soaked crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and raised a few competitors’ eyebrows on Fast Friday, the six-hour session in which 39 drivers prepared for Pole Day by recording 2,254 laps on the 2.5-mile oval.
Alex Tagliani (228.327) remained strong in the [...]

Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 6:58 | 4 Comments
Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Danica Patrick isn’t wink-winking that her seventh Indianapolis 500 will be her last just yet.
But ask her after the checkered flag falls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29. Because a victory by open-wheel racing’s most successful and popular woman driver in the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]